David Gierada, MD

David Gierada, MD


Primary Academic Title

Professor of Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Cancer screening and early detection. Primary investigator of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST), which compares spiral CT to standard chest X-ray for early detection of lung cancer.


  • 1988: MD, Wayne State University, Detroit


  • 1988 - 1989: Intern, medicine/pediatrics, University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.
  • 1989 - 1993: Resident, diagnostic radiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • 1993 - 1994: Fellow, chest radiology, Washington University, St. Louis