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A Message from the Chiefs

The diagnostic radiology residency program at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology 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 also abound for those who are interested. MIR is one of the few centers in the U.S. to have a PET/MRI scanner for clinical and research use.

Due to its state-of-the-art Level 1 trauma center, MIR employs a predominantly night float-based call system. 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 practice after residency.

Outside of the work day, residents and attendings bond through social activities such as a softball league, bowling competition and an annual outing to a St. Louis Cardinals game. Several other events are planned throughout the year, providing a friendly atmosphere for making lifelong connections among residents, fellows and attendings.

We appreciate your interest and look forward to your application.


2019-2020 Diagnostic Radiology Chief Residents

2019-2020 Chief Residents

Wesley N. Bryson, MD

Chelsea R. Samson, MD

David H. Ballard, MD

wbryson@wustl.edu c.r.samson@wustl.edu davidballard@wustl.edu