Ronald O. Bude

Profile Updated: November 9, 2019
Residing In: Plymouth, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Lois Otte Bude
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Occupation: Physician; Professor of Radiology at U. Mich.
Children: Two daughters: Tekla Bude Ph.D. (11/13/83), currently an assistant professor of early English Literature More…at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, and Thea Bude, M.S., currently the coordinator of graduate student affairs, non-academic, in the department of English at the University of Michigan.
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I have been married to my wonderful wife Lois since 1979. I am currently a Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center. I greatly enjoy teaching residents and fellows how to interpret ultrasound images and to do biopsies and abscess drainages using ultrasound or computed tomography to do the procedures effectively and hopefully safely. (I've been doing it for so long that I can say "in my experience..." and it might actually mean something to them.) I also enjoy doing research in diagnostic ultrasound and interventional cross-sectional radiology during work-time and doing research on late Roman coins ca. 300 AD and Anglo-Saxon coins ca. 750 AD (chiefly using metallurgical analyses and electron microscopy as well as comparative analyses) at night and on the weekends when I am not on call or working. I am also an avid cyclist where my type A personality takes over so that I exhaust myself trying to catch people ahead of me, and where my stupidity caused me to wreck several Februaries ago, breaking my hip, when I hit a patch of unexpected ice. I still enjoy working but am at 80% effort now which means I get 8 more weeks vacation than I used to. I have no idea when I will stop working - it is fun - and leave that to the Lord who I pray will let me know when I should quit.

School Story:

Sadly I did not really enjoy my high school time except for Chem-O and the rifle team, where I lettered but was kidded afterwards by the jocks for not being an "athlete". I was teased early and by high school was sure I was too fat and ugly to be appreciated by any girl. So I did not even appreciate opportunities open to me. Lois saved me in 1977 and has been my wonderful wife since 1979.

The 50th reunion turned out to be very enjoyable since I could re-acquaint myself with old friends, and now not being so self-conscious, could actually enjoy myself around those there.

I wish all of you the best and hope you believe in Christ so that I can see you all again some day.

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2019 at 10:05 PM

Hey Ron --
We did not know each other in HS unless it was in Chem or Bio or Math class; maybe because I was a shy kid too. My "safe room" was with the track and CC teams, but I grew out of that once I started at the U of Mo. And I'm sorry we didn't cross paths at the reunion this past September. It was a blast and I wish I'd had another 2 nights to catch up with old friends and new ones. One of my best friends in Colorado is a radiologist who I've shamelessly shared my digital images with.
Your cycling "adventure" hooked me. I too have done "endos" over the handle bars, but never into WET concrete (I hope the pavers were gone for the day when that happened so the proof of your biff lives on in cured concrete). And I've ridden across wet asphalt on my hip and elbow (wheels up) too. Cycling is definitley easier on the knees than running.
But since you live in Michigan, may I suggest an even more joint friendly activity you might be inclined to try if you haven't already? Nordic skiing. I tell folks it can be aproached just like cycling: Touring at a nice easy pace, taking in the scenery. Or pushing hard on a pair of skinny skis (like you do on your road bike), getting a total body workout. You can even combine your experience as a marksman with XC skiing in biathlon (we have a biathlon club in Colorado open to all levels). I've XC skied in Michigan a couple of times and already skied here in Colorado this fall with our early snowfall. I'm a volunteer guide for blind XC skiers about 10 days every winter, and that is very gratifying.
Be well and keep up your great work mentoring the next generation and assisting those less well off than those of us.
-- Johnny Elliott

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I have added two photos from my bicycle mishap 11/2/19. I was riding my bicycle and failed to notice that a section of new concrete road shoulder had just been poured. I rode into it, my front wheel stopped dead, and I flew over the handlebars, doing a face plant in the concrete. The concrete clearly shows the impression made by my helmet (far left) and my face just next to it, as well as my torso and knees. It was incredibly embarrassing for the first few seconds, but I decided to just go with it. A passerby posted a link to a video he made of the aftermath (no video of the actual accident) on barstoolsports.com and it now has over two million views. So this is my Warhol ten minutes, and is probably the lasting impression I will leave with anybody who recognizes me.

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I only remember that I used to see you in high school, we were never friends. But it's interesting you are a retired medical sonographer. I am a radiologist, and am a professor of radiology at the University of Michigan. And I specialize in ultrasound and ultrasound research. It's a small world. Ron

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Posted on: Nov 23, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Dear John,

I don't pay much attention to high school things, but noticed you joined up. Welcome to a brother in the profession. I wonder how many of us came from the '69 class. I am a professor of radiology at the University of Michigan, still going strong. Are you still in practice, or have you hung up your stethoscope by now? Ron

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