Charles Dotter and Me

  • Josef Rösch
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


I will call Charles T. Dotter (1920–1985) simply Charles as he asked me after my arrival in the US. He told me that he wants his friends to call him by his first name, the same way as his mother did. Charles was a great pioneer of cardiovascular radiology. He received his medical degree in 1944 at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After serving with the US Marines, he pursued radiologic residency at Cornell University Medical School where he also served in a staff position from 1950 to 1952. His development into a cardiovascular radiologist and researcher began early during his residency. He worked in depth on intravenous angiocardiography with Israel Steinberg, a cardiologist, and from this collaboration their classic book “Angiocardiography” was published. At the age of 32, Charles moved to Portland and the University of Oregon Medical School as Professor and Chairman of Radiology, a position he held for 33 years until his death.


Superficial Femoral Artery Coaxial Catheter Portacaval Anastomosis Cardiovascular Radiologist Radiologic Residency 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Josef Rösch
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  1. 1.Dotter Interventional InstituteOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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