Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
Fellowship Director of MRI
Education and Training
1996 A.B. History with High Honors
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
2000 M.D. Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth), Hanover, NH
2019 Certificate in Clinical Research
The Graduate School at University of Maryland, Baltimore
Post Graduate Training
2000-2001 Internship in Internal Medicine,
National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
2005-2009 Residency in Diagnostic Radiology,
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY
2009-2010 Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging,
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Derik L. Davis, M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Davis is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist who specializes in musculoskeletal imaging for several hospitals and outpatient facilities within the University of Maryland Medical System. His current clinical practice includes diagnostic imaging for musculoskeletal trauma, sports medicine, bone and soft tissue disorders, osteoporosis, musculoskeletal tumors, and arthritis. Dr. Davis also provides direct patient care for image-guided joint procedures, bone and soft tissue tumor biopsy, and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Dr. Davis has primary clinical research interests focusing on (1) the relationship between skeletal muscle quality and shoulder dysfunction in older adults, as well as (2) the association among upper extremity dysfunction, aging and functional outcomes. Dr. Davis also has additional clinical research interests pertaining to musculoskeletal trauma, clinical history for imaging examinations, sports medicine, and musculoskeletal tumors. He has been affiliated with the University of Maryland Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center since 2015 and is a member of the University of Maryland Center for Research on Aging.
Dr. Davis is an active participant in programs for medical student and resident education. He is the Course Director of the Musculoskeletal Radiology Elective for third and fourth year medical students, and he serves also as a faculty member for first and second year medical student courses. He is a member of his department’s Medical Student Education Committee and serves as the MRI Fellowship Director at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Dr. Davis has co-authored over 55 peer-reviewed abstracts and publications. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and the American Roentgen Ray Society Scientific Program Subcommittee-Musculoskeletal Section. Dr. Davis is member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, a premiere journal in the fields of orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Shoulder and Upper Extremity Dysfunction, Skeletal Muscle Quality and Sarcopenia, Aging, Clinical History for Imaging Examinations, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Sports Medicine, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Ropp AM, Davis DL. Scapular Fractures: What Radiologists Need to Know. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2015 205(3):491-501
Davis DL, Faddoul D, Almardawi R. Practice Quality Improvement for Patient Positioning on Shoulder Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Reduce Potential Diagnostic Errors. J Am Coll Radiol 2017 14(8):1058-1061
Davis DL, Mulligan ME, Moszkowicz A, Resnik CS. Clinical History Provided by Referring Clinicians and Patients for Musculoskeletal MRI. J Am Coll Radiol 2017 14(9):1215-121
Davis DL. Hook of the Hamate: The Spectrum of Often Missed Pathologic Findings. AJR Am JRoentgenol 2017 209(5): 1110-1118
Valencia AP, Lai JK, Iyer SR, Mistretta K, Spangenburg EE, Davis DL, Lovering RM, GilotraMN. Fatty Infiltration Is A Prognostic Marker of Muscle Function After Rotator Cuff Tear. Am J Sports Med 2018 Jul;46(9):2161-2169
Davis DL, Kesler T, Gilotra MN, Almardawi R, Hasan SA, Gullapalli R, Zhuo J. Quantification of shoulder muscle intramuscular fatty infiltration on T1-weighted MR images: A viable alternative to the Goutallier classification system. Skeletal Radiol 2019 48: 535-541
Davis DL, Zhuo J, Almardawi R, Mulligan ME, Resnik CS, Abdullah SB, Al Khalifah H, Henn RF 3rd, Gilotra MN, Hasan SA, Gullapalli RP. Association of Patient Self-Reported Shoulder Scores to Quantitative and Semi-Quantitative MRI Measures of Rotator Cuff Intramuscular Fatty Infiltration: A Pilot Study. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2019 213:1307-1314.
Additional Publication Citations
List of publications in PubMed:
Clinical Specialty Details
Expertise in Diagnostic Imaging:
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors
Bone and Soft Tissue Disorders
Expertise in Musculoskeletal Image-Guided Procedures:
Bone and Soft Tissue Biopsy
Therapeutic and Diagnostic Joint Injection