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Why Mallinckrodt?

Mallinckrodt Physicians Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology serves as the Department of Radiology for Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Our training programs offer a comprehensive learning experience based on diverse clinical investigation and strong biomedical research. For more than seven decades, the residency and clinical fellowship training programs at Mallinckrodt have been among the highest-rated in the country.

Our faculty, fellows, and residents provide radiological services to a growing community of hospitals affiliated with BJC HealthCare, a regional integrated health care delivery system in Missouri and southern Illinois and one of the largest academically linked health care providers in the nation. The affiliation between Washington University School of Medicine and BJC HealthCare provides for a wellspring of cases from which residents can learn more about the detection and healing of disease.

Mallinckrodt welcomes residents and fellows with keen minds and the ability to perceive and serve their patients’ best interests. Our trainees develop strong analytic approaches to the interpretation of radiographic images, aided by their exposure to a wide variety of procedures and cases provided by the hospitals and clinics within Washington University Medical Center.

As one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary facilities worldwide, Mallinckrodt is dedicated to research in PET, MRI, and related sciences. Its Imaging Center, which opened in 1994, provides centralized resources for the scientific evaluation of imaging technology and for the development and application of advanced imaging systems.

An unparalleled network of former Mallinckrodt residents and clinical fellows exists worldwide, many of whom hold leadership positions in clinical care, research, and teaching. At last tally, more than 50 chairs of academic radiology departments in the United States received their training or taught at Mallinckrodt.

For these reasons and more, our training programs are among the most sought after in the nation. At Mallinckrodt, we remain committed to providing the highest quality education for our residents and fellows — the future leaders in radiology.



2013 Aunt Minnie award

Aunt Minni AwardFor the fourth time in seven years, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology was named the Best Radiologist Training Program by radiology community website AuntMinnie.

“The secret to our success is our commitment to resident education, even as we maintain a strong research program,” says Jennifer E. Gould, MD, assistant professor of radiology and director of Mallinckrodt’s residency program. “People know Mallinckrodt for its research, but the clinical staff is with residents all day, every day, reading at viewboxes. We try to ensure that residents receive immediate feedback on the cases they read, because that’s how they really learn.”

Since its inception in 1999, auntminnie.com has grown into a leading website for residents, fellows, radiologists, and other medical imaging professionals. The site features news and information related to medical imaging, cases to review, career information, hosting forums, and more.

Founded by Phillip Berman, MD, the name auntminnie.com refers to an “Aunt Minnie,” a term coined in the 1940s by University of Cincinnati radiologist Ben Felson, MD, to describe cases that “have findings so specific and compelling that no realistic differential diagnosis exists: "If it looks like your Aunt Minnie, then it’s your Aunt Minnie."

More accolades
In addition to being named as a top radiology training program by AuntMinnie, Mallinckrodt has won the film panel competition by the Association of University Radiologists four times, and was ranked as the 2nd best radiology training program in nuclear medicine and the 3rd best diagnostic radiology program in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report and Doximity.


Mixing art and science

Richard E. Heller III, MD, MBA, is passionate about many things. In a recent interview, he answered questions about his time at Mallinckrodt and its lasting impact, his pediatric radiology practice, his interest in the business aspects of health care, and his love of art.