A Message from the Chiefs

The diagnostic radiology residency program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) is comprised of a diverse group of people with a common bond: a shared commitment to the specialty of radiology and education. The department offers an open and friendly work environment, encouraging a strong collegiality among residents, fellows and faculty. Attendings, known to all residents on a first-name basis, are available and eager to teach.

Because residents are exposed to a wide variety and a large number of cases, they leave the program knowing they have developed a strong analytic approach to the interpretation of radiographic images, as well as the ability to perform basic interventional procedures. Research opportunities abound for those who are interested. Unique opportunities among the research being conducted at MIR include a 3-D printing lab developing new methods in 3-D printing for healthcare and a PET/MRI both for research and clinical use.

MIR employs a predominantly night float-based call system with residents covering the Barnes Jewish Hospital Level 1 trauma center as well as the adjoining St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Residents participate in independent overnight call with subsequent attending readout in the morning. This is a unique strength of the program that enables our residents to develop autonomy and confidence in preparation for successful independent practice after residency.

Outside of the workday, residents and attendings bond through various social activities including recreational sports leagues, impromptu after-work and weekend get-togethers, and several department sponsored events throughout the year, such as attending a St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball game. These events provide a friendly atmosphere for making lifelong connections among residents, fellows and attendings.


We appreciate your interest and look forward to your application.



2021-2022 Diagnostic Radiology Chief Residents

2019-2020 Chief Residents

Cameron M. Koch, MD

Kaitlin Marquis, MD

Krishna H. Patel, MD

kochm@wustl.edu kmarquis@wustl.edu khpatel@wustl.edu