David Brandon, MD

Associate Professor

Program Director

Nuclear Medicine Residency and Nuclear Radiology Fellowship

Associate Program Director

PET-CT Fellowship

Emory University School of Medicine

1841 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: (404) 712-4843

Dr. Brandon is a Nuclear Medicine physician who is active in nuclear medicine education and clinical quality improvement, serving as Program Director of Emory’s nuclear medicine residency and nuclear radiology fellowship since 2011. He is currently Membership Chair for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in addition to serving on multiple committees, previously chairing the Young Professionals Committee, and coauthoring society clinical guidelines. In addition to speaking nationally, he has organized multiple national meeting sessions.


  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2004


  • Nuclear Medicine Residency, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2007
  • PET-CT Fellowship, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2008


  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine 2007

Dr. Brandon has an interest in PET-CT of head and neck cancers and has received grants for translation into humans of a novel CXCR-4 radiopharmaceutical directed at assessing metastatic potential of head and neck cancers. He also is active in educational research concerning nuclear medicine residency programs. He has recently authored book chapters on PET-CT for dermatologic malignancies and nuclear medicine for a medical student audience.