Julia C. Kirsten, MD

Diagnostic Radiology Resident

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Hometown: Coral Springs, Florida (elementary and middle school) and Plano, Texas (high school and college)

Describe a teachable med school moment: All of medical school was teachable!

I chose MIR because: MIR has it all — great training, a large class size, and well renowned faculty in a great place to live. The St. Louis area is also a great place to raise kids.

My favorite radiology sign: Cottage loaf sign

My personal interests: My two kids and my spouse, my two ragdoll cats (Finn and Fiona), and my plants. I also like to hike, swim, lift weights, and read history books. We just bought a house so I've been doing a lot of DIY projects which has been a lot of fun.

My favorite go-to meal: Anything Mexican. I'll say fajitas.

I'm excited about living in St. Louis because: STL is very family friendly. There's a free zoo (we went 3x in our first month here), a free history museum, and of course Forest Park. We live in a great house in a great neighborhood. I'm also excited about having four seasons.

Something most people don’t know about me: I lived in Hawaii for 3 years (on Maui) before going to medical school. I also had a completely different career before deciding on a career in medicine.

Clinical Interest

Breast, MSK, body and IR

Research Interests

Breast, MSK, body, IR, quality improvement projects

Link to Publications

Education History

Medical Degree

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


University of Texas at Dallas