About ME

Brett Mollard, MD

Brett Mollard, MD

Education, Awards, & Work History
  • MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA)
  • Michigan Medicine (Formerly University of Michigan Health System)
    • Co-Chief Resident of Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
    • Nuclear Medicine Fellowship
    • Radiology Residency Teacher of the Year
    • Medical Student Teacher of the Year
  • The University of California, San Francisco
    • Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
    • Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award
  • TRA Medical Imaging
    • Body Section Co-Chief
    • Board of Directors
    • Practice Development and Outpatient Operations Chair
    • Inaugural Radiologist of the Year Award
  • Nuclear Medicine Section Editor and Co-Author of 4 chapters of Brant and Helms’ Fundamentals of Diagnostic Radiology
  • Presented > 80 radiology lectures to medical students and residents

Welcome to My Blog!

I am a board-certified radiologist with dual fellowships in abdominal imaging and nuclear medicine. I have been fortunate to train at the University of Michigan Health System (radiology residency/nuclear medicine fellowship) and the University of California, San Francisco (abdominal imaging fellowship), two incredible institutions that have helped me succeed both in and outside of radiology. I am passionate about education, mentorship, and leadership and have dedicated much of my last two decades to these endeavors.

Why a Blog?

Simply put, I want to share what I’ve learned from my life experiences (particularly in medicine, radiology, leadership, and retirement planning) and give back to the world – pay it forward.

Mentorship has played an incredibly important role in my life. It has helped me get to where I am today and shape the person I have become. I have been fortunate to have had (and still have) some truly amazing mentors and I want to give each and every person who happens upon this website a similar opportunity. Everyone deserves a helpful hand and a cheerleader in their corner. Just think of me as a virtual mentor! 😊

Virtual Mentor

I have always been passionate about education, both in my personal quest for knowledge/improving myself and teaching others. No subject is difficult to learn if you have the right teacher.

Even before glimpsing the infinite wisdom of my attendings during residency and fellowship, I was inspired to both learn and teach by some of the brightest minds of our time – Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, and Neil de Grasse Tyson – who have all found ways to make complex theoretical physics principles understandable to those of us with simpler minds. (Sadly I haven’t met any of these sages but I have read many of their books.)

Over time, I have gradually accumulated the ingredients for what I have found to be a recipe for success in the realm of teaching. By focusing on understanding the how and why rather than rote memorization makes critical thinking easier. Learning is easier when information is easier to understand!

Mentorship is a wonderful thing, especially when a mentee transcends the mentee-mentor boundary and becomes a mentor themselves. If I can mentor 3 people who then mentor another 3 people and those 3 people each mentor another 3 people… Together, we can build an ever-growing mentorship pyramid (scheme not included)! I thrive on seeing others succeed.

Whether it be how to put together a competitive medical school application, excel during medical school clinical rotations, get into the residency of your choice, learn radiology concepts, become an effective leader, or develop a basic financial IQ, I’m here for you.

Welcome to the community!