Christopher J. Moran, MD

Professor of Radiology

Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinical Expertise:
Neurointerventional Radiology

Christopher J. Moran, MD, is a professor of radiology in the neurointerventional radiology section for WashU Medicine’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR). Moran has published more than 175 peer-reviewed papers, earned seven patents, and has spent his more than 45-year career mastering lifesaving neuroradiological interventions. He is especially known for his mastery of flow diverters for intercranial aneurysms. He was part of the landmark PUFS (Pipeline for Uncoilable or Failed Aneurysms) study, published in 2013 in Radiology, which proved the safety and efficacy of the pipeline embolization device.

In 2020, Moran was named a fellow of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, the most prestigious honor granted to members in recognition of professional achievement in the field. For the past 25 years, he has served as a scientific advisor for grants issued by the Radiological Society of North America research and education fund. Serving for a decade as chairman of MIR’s Continuous Quality Improvement Committee, he worked to greatly reduce “door to needle” time — the time that elapses from when a patient arrives to when an intervention is started. In 2017, those standardization efforts won the Team Award for Quality for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Endovascular Acute Stroke Committee. 

Clinical Interests

interventional neuroradiology, INR, intracranial aneurysms, cerebrovascular disease, malformations, aneurysm, dural arteriovenous fistulas, ischemic stroke, stenosis, venous thrombosis, and atherosclerotic stenoses of vessels of the head and neck, endovascular therapy, embolization, GDC therapy, angioplasty and stenting, thrombolysis, detachable balloons, embolic materials, cerebrovascular disorder hemodynamic and metabolic effects, intraoperative digital subtraction angiography, doppler ultrasound, carotid atherosclerotic disease

Link to Publications

Education History


Neuroradiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Medical Degree

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


University of Notre Dame


Senior Member, American Society of Neuroradiology
Fellow, American College of Radiology
Scientific Advisor, Research and Education Fund Grants, Radiological Society of North America
Stroke Council Member, American Heart Association
Missouri Radiological Society
American Roentgen Ray Society
Society for Neurointerventional Surgery


2017 Quality Improvement Team Award, Endovascular Acute Stroke Committee, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
2017 Top Paper of the Year, Congress of Neurological Surgeons
America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly