Dr. Edward "Ted" Fogarty is a Radiologist at Medcenter One in Bismarck. His role as Chairman of Radiology at the University of North Dakota is primarily one of teaching and curriculum development for the medical students and physician assistant students in the university. He was identified by the medical school administration as a gifted visual communicator and technology savvy physician of the 21st century. Under his leadership, UND's medical education curriculum will incorporate the latest medical imaging exams from the first day of Gross Anatomy into student learning. His goal for all students is to acquire the visual understanding of basic imaging studies at an early point in the education process so that this applied knowledge is more easily incorporated as the learning process progresses from clinical student rotations through internship and residency.
His philosophy of thought in education was formed at the University of Chicago as an undergraduate. His medical knowledge was chiseled at the University of Nebraska Medical Center with clinical skills honed at Meritcare Hospital in Fargo as a UND Transitional Year Resident and specialization of diagnostic imaging expertise occurring at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. In an ironic twist of extremes, North Dakota climate-so oft blamed for "out" migration of the youth actually helped lead to at least one newcomer. His favorite outdoor activity is kitesailing, preferably on snowy and icy surfaces. Of their new life in North Dakota, his wife Carolyn remarks "we love everything about North Dakota; and now that we have HDTV, I can finally understand hockey!"