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Hugh Michael Dainer, M.D., Ph.D.

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Expertise: Abdominal Imaging, Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology


Suburban Hospital

8600 Old Georgetown Road
Bethesda, MD 20814 map
Phone: 301-896-3497
Fax: 301-896-7399


Hugh M. Dainer, M.D., Ph.D., is a diagnostic radiologist at Suburban Hospital. Dr. Dainer is also affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology. 

Dr. Dainer has expertise in diagnostic radiology, abdominal imaging and gastrointestinal imaging. 

Dr. Dainer earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in body imaging at the National Capital Consortium. 

Dr. Dainer is a member of the American College of Radiology, the American Roentgen Ray Society and the Radiological Society of North America. 

Dr. Dainer has contributed to numerous publications on diagnostic radiology topics. more

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (2002)


  • National Capital Consortium / Diagnostic Radiology (2010)


  • National Capital Consortium / Body Imaging (2011)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2010)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Dainer HM, Kao S, Feigin DS. "Asthmatic Woman With Shortness of Breath." Mil Med. 2016 Sep;181(9):949-50. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-16-00071.

Graff AE, Lewis SL, Bear JR, Van Echo DC, Dainer HM. "Gallbladder Carcinoma, the Difficulty of Early Detection: A Case Report." Cureus. 2016 Feb 12;8(2):e493. doi: 10.7759/cureus.493.

Petersen K, Soutiere SE, Tucker KE, Dainer HM, Mahon RT. "Oxygen breathing accelerates decompression from saturation at 40 msw in 70-kg swine." Aviat Space Environ Med. 2010 Jul;81(7):639-45.

Dainer HM, Smirniotopoulos JG. "Neuroimaging of hemorrhage and vascular malformations." Semin Neurol. 2008 Sep;28(4):533-47. doi: 10.1055/s-0028-1083691. Epub 2008 Oct 8. Review.

Mahon RT, Dainer HM, Nelson JW. "Decompression sickness in a swine model: isobaric denitrogenation and perfluorocarbon at depth." Aviat Space Environ Med. 2006 Jan;77(1):8-12.

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Radiology


  • American Roentgen Ray Society


  • Radiological Society of North America


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