William Torres, MD, FACR


Titles and Roles

Emeritus Professor, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


William Torres, MD, FACR, is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. A well-known abdominal radiologist with research focuses in gastrointestinal diseases and their diagnoses, Dr. Torres has clinical interests in lymphomas, liver tumors, and radiofrequency ablation. He began practicing with Emory Healthcare in 1977 and retired from practice in 2021.

Dr. Torres is a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. He is also a member of the Radiological Society of North America.


Dr. Torres earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine and remained to complete his internship and residency at Emory University Hospital.


Dr. Torres participated in the examination of several mummies obtained by the Carlos Museum of Emory University. In the course of the examinations, one of the mummies was discovered to be that of Rameses the First; this mummy was subsequently returned to Egypt where it resides with others of their dynasty. The CT techniques used during the examination allowed examination of the mummified remains without harming the specimens themselves. In clinical research, Dr. Torres focuses on gastrointestinal diseases and their diagnoses.


Dr. Torres has been widely published and has worked to influence the future of radiology at Emory and nationally.

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Dr. Torres is the recipient of Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award with Distinction (2004-2013) and RadioGraphics Editor’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding service (1995-2003).

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