Berndt Schmit, MD, MBOE

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging (Clinical Series Track)
Service Chief, Emergency Radiology

Berndt Schmit, MD, MBOE is a clinical associate professor of medical imaging at Banner University Medical Center Tucson. He is board certified in radiology and is fellowship trained in musculoskeletal imaging.

Dr. Schmit graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He then worked two years in the emergency medicine residency at the University of Arizona before returning to Boston for his radiology training. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge Massachusetts and then completed the musculoskeletal fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

In 2014, Dr. Schmit earned a Master in Business Operational Excellence degree from The Ohio State University focusing on Lean health care management and process improvement.  Dr. Schmit is especially interested in change management and cultures which foster the workforce empowerment and engagement that leads to intrinsic and sustainable quality improvement.

He was given ‘Faculty of the Year’ award by the radiology residents at University of Utah in 2000. Dr. Schmit is co-author of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, A Multidisciplinary Review with Case Presentations, 2014. He has extensive experience with sarcoma imaging, 3 tesla musculoskeletal imaging, joint and epidural injections. He has broad experience in private practice radiology including; building 3 successful teleradiology practices, health quality consulting, and imaging center development and management.

Dr. Schmit is passionately committed to radiology global health improvement and holds a senior management position with Rad-Aid International. He has active educational and development projects in Haiti, Guyana and Nicaragua. He frequently travels internationally to lecture, teach residents, consult and oversee initiatives to improve medical imaging in low and middle income countries. 

Research Interests: 

3D cartilage imaging at 3Tesla
Dynamic contrast enhancement of sarcoma tumors

  • MD: Tufts University School of Medicine - Boston, 1991
  • MBOE: Ohio State University, Columbus, 2014
Honors and Awards
  • 2000 Attending Radiologist of the Year, University of Utah
  • Chief Rsident, Mt. Auburn Hospital Radiology Residency
  • University of Arizona, Emergency Medicine, 1991-1993
  • Mt. Auburn Hospital, Diagnostic Radiology, 1993-1997, Chief Resident , 1995-1996
  • University of Arizona, Emergency Medicine, 1991-1993
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Musculoskeletal, 1997-1998
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology, 1997 (lifetime certification)

Select Publications


Schmit, B., "Experience with an Ultrasound Donation Program in a Low-Income Country", Journal of Global Radiology, 2020.
Schmit, B., Experience with an ultrasound donation program in a low-income country, 2020.


Palacio, D., V. Arteaga, and B. Schmit, "Medical image of the week: post-traumatic diaphragmatic rupture", Southwest J Pulm Crit Care, 2018.


Palacio, D., B. Schmit, and V. Arteaga, "Medical image of the week: evolution of low grade adenocarcinoma", Southwest J Pulm Crit Care, 2017.


Verschraegen, C. F., S. Movva, Y. Ji, B. Schmit, R. H. Quinn, B. Liem, T. Bocklage, and M. Shaheen, "A phase I study of the combination of temsirolimus with irinotecan for metastatic sarcoma.", Cancers (Basel), vol. 5, issue 2, pp. 418-29, 2013 Apr 11. PMCID: PMC3730334 


Verschraegen, C. F., H. Arias-Pulido, S-J. Lee, S. Movva, L. A. Cerilli, S. Eberhardt, B. Schmit, R. Quinn, C. Y. Muller, I. Rabinowitz, et al., "Phase IB study of the combination of docetaxel, gemcitabine, and bevacizumab in patients with advanced or recurrent soft tissue sarcoma: the Axtell regimen.", Ann Oncol, vol. 23, issue 3, pp. 785-90, 2012 Mar.


Wright, T., C. Yoon, and B. P. Schmit, "Shoulder MRI refinements: differentiation of rotator cuff tear from artifacts and tendonosis, and reassessment of normal findings.", Semin Ultrasound CT MR, vol. 22, issue 4, pp. 383-95, 2001 Aug.


Schmit, B. P., P. E. Burrows, K. Kuban, L. Goumnerova, and R. M. Scott, "Acquired cerebral arteriovenous malformation in a child with moyamoya disease. Case report.", J Neurosurg, vol. 84, issue 4, pp. 677-80, 1996 Apr.