Roller named chair of SMHS Department of Radiology

Luke Benedict Roller, a physician at Bismarck Radiology Associates, has been selected as the new chair of the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) Department of Radiology.

After earning his M.D. degree from the SMHS in 2012, Dr. Roller went on to complete residencies in both diagnostic and interventional radiology at the University of Minnesota. An accomplished clinician and clinical instructor, he is certified by the American Board of Radiology and a member of the American College of Radiology, Radiological Society of North America, and Society of Interventional Radiology.

“I love North Dakota,” said Dr. Roller, who has served as a Bismarck-based clinical faculty member with the SMHS since 2018. “The School of Medicine & Health Sciences has a sacred duty to help ensure that high quality affordable health care is readily available locally to the residents of this state. As chair of the Department of Radiology, I am humbled by this responsibility, and I am eager to do my part to fulfill this duty to the people of North Dakota.”

As Radiology chair, Dr. Roller will be tasked with not only advising and mentoring medical students on radiology careers, but teaching pre-clinical and clinical UND students; advising faculty in integrating radiology into the evolving medical school curriculum; recruiting and retaining clinical faculty in radiology and managing the affairs of the Department; and encouraging scholarship in radiology by departmental faculty and associated learners.

“We’re excited to have Dr. Roller on board in a more formal, administrative way,” added SMHS Dean and UND’s Interim President Dr. Joshua Wynne. “I’ve known Luke for years and am excited about the skill set he brings to our School in this role and what those skills will mean for our students.”