Joseph E. Ippolito, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Medical Director, Center for Clinical Imaging Research
Co-Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Research Track

Clinical Expertise:
Abdominal
Research Centers:
Biomedical MR Center

Joseph E. Ippolito, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Ippolito also serves as the MRI medical director for MIR’s Center for Clinical Imaging Research and co-director for the diagnostic radiology research track. He is an MIR alumnus, having completed the research track as part of his diagnostic residency training and a fellowship in body MRI. His clinical areas of interest include PET/MR hybrid imaging, prostate imaging and neuroendocrine tumor imaging.

Ippolito’s research focuses on cancer metabolism and aims to establish a workflow that merges clinical metabolic imaging, metabolomics and metabolically-driven therapeutics to develop new paradigms in precision medicine. His goal is to identify key metabolic pathways that support metabolic compartments in tumors, understand how nutrients are shared among these compartments, and develop and repurpose imaging methods and therapeutics that can target these compartments. Ippolito received both his medical degree and doctorate in molecular biophysics from Washington University’s medical scientist training program.

Clinical Interest

body MRI, PET/MR hybrid imaging, prostate imaging, neuroendocrine cancer imaging

Research Interests

cancer metabolism with an emphasis on castrate resistant prostate cancer and neuroendocrine cancers, metabolic imaging with PET, MRI, and optical imaging, metabolism-directed cancer therapeutics

Link to Publications

Education History

Fellowship

Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Residency

Diagnostic Radiology (Research Track), Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Medical Degree

Washington University School of Medicine

Undergraduate

Cornell University

Associations

American Board of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Society of Abdominal Radiology
Society of Advanced Body Imaging
Society of Neuro-Oncology
Grant reviewer, Prostate Cancer Research Centre
Member, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Prostate Cancer Panel
Grant Reviewer, Prostate Cancer Foundation

Awards

2017 Academic Council of Early Career Investigators in Imaging, Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
2017 K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, National Cancer Institute
2015 Young Investigator Award, Prostate Cancer Foundation
2013 Research Seed Award, Radiological Society of North America
2011 Roentgen Resident Research Award, MIR/Radiological Society of North America
2010 Resident Research Grant, Radiological Society of North America
2010 Alpha Omega Alpha, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2007 Philip Needleman Prize in Pharmacology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2006 Olin Medical Science Fellow for Biomedical Research, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2001 Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2000 American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine Award for Excellence in Clinical Diagnosis, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis