Robert Bretz, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Radiology

University of Louisville Hospital, 530 S. Jackson St. 502-852-5875



1964-1966    Aeronautical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

1966-1968    Pre-Medicine, A.B. Chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

1968-1972    M.D. Degree, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

1972-1973    Rotating O Internship, UCLA Affiliated Hospitals, West Los Angeles, California

1973-1976    General Radiology Residency, University of California, Irvine Affiliated Hospitals, Long Beach, California

1974-1974    Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Bethesda, Maryland

1976            Certification in Radiology, American Board of Radiology

2001-2002    Chest Radiology and Mammography, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

Academic Appointments


2015    Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky


1992    Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

1988-1992    Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky

Other Positions and Employment

2011-2013    Staff Radiologist – Diagnostic Xray Physicians, Norton Audubon and Norton Suburban Hospitals, Louisville, Kentucky

2010-2013    Diagnostic Xray Physicians, PSC, Scott Memorial Hospital, Scottsburg, Indiana

1996-1998    Director of Radiology, CARITAS Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky

1992-2010    Staff Radiologist – Diagnostic Xray Physicians, CARITAS Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky

1988-1992    Assistant Director - Radiology Residency Program, Chief - Plain Films Section, Humana Hospital – University of Louisville Department of Radiology,  Louisville, Kentucky

1977-1988    Chief, Department of Radiology, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Huntingburg, Indiana


Certification and Licensure


1988    Kentucky Medical License

1976    Board Certification, American Board of Radiology

1973    Indiana Medical License

Professional Memberships and Activities


Continuing Medical Education

30 Year Member - American College of Radiology

Member - Greater Louisville Medical Society

Past President - Dubois County Medical Society, Jasper, Indiana

Retired Member Medical Staff, Norton Audubon and Norton Suburban Hospitals

Scott Memorial Hospital Retired Member

St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital Meidcal Staff

Past President, TriState Radiologic Society, Evansville, Indiana

Past President, St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Staff, Huntingburg, Indiana

Past President, Kiwanis Club of Huntingburg, Indiana

Honors and Awards

1980   Jaycees Distinguished Service Award

Huntingburg, Indiana



St. Joseph’s Hospital, Huntingburg, IN.

Transformed two rooms of dated equipment into a modern department featuring:

  • Xeromammography Linear Tomography Acuson Computed Sonography LFOV Camera and Computer for General Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology Angiography and Interventional Radiology C-arm fluoroscopy AMX III Portable Radiography Fluoroscopy and General Radiology using Rare Earth System
  • Philips CX Computed Tomography
  • Mobile Xray Services
  • Breast Cancer Screening Project: Combining Radiology and Primary Care physicians to offer discounted screening along the guidelines of the American Cancer Society.

Humana Hospital- University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

  • Medical Records Committee
  • Solved major film misplacement problem
  • Worked closely with Orthopedics Department

CARITAS Medical Center, Louisville, KY

  • Credentials Committee 1992-1993, 1997
  • Emergency Room Committee 1994-1996
  • Worked closely with Emergency Department
  • Physician Recruitment
  • Board Planning/Building Committee 1996-1998
  • Chief, In-Hospital Services 1997
  • Radiation Safety Officer 1997
  • Lead Interpreting Mammographer 1996-2001, 2002-2009



H. Winer-Muram, M.D., M. Tann, M.D., A. Aisen, M.D., L. Ford, M.D., S. Jennings, M.D., R. Bretz, M.D., Computed Tomography Demonstration of Lipomatous Metaplasia of the Left Ventricle Following Myocardial Infarction: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 28(4):455-458, July/August 2004.

S. Willing, M.D., L. Collins, M.D., R. Bretz, M.D.,High Resolution CT of the Lungs in Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis, et al, American Roentgen Ray Society, May 1990, Radiologic Society of North Am