Maria Rosana Ponisio, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Fellowship Director, Nuclear Medicine

Clinical Expertise:
Nuclear Medicine

Maria Rosana Ponisio, MD, is an assistant professor of radiology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Ponisio also serves program director of the nuclear medicine residency program director and oversees the combined diagnostic radiology/nuclear medicine residency track. An alumnus, she completed a nuclear medicine residency and fellowships in pediatric radiology and neuroradiology at MIR. Ponisio’s research interests include integrating anatomic and functional imaging using simultaneous PET/MR and developing neurologic and body applications using PET radiopharmaceuticals in pediatric and adult patients.

Ponisio is a member of several professional organizations and starts her role as a director for the American Board of Nuclear Medicine in 2021. She completed her radiology residency and earned her medical degree in the La Plata province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Clinical Interest

pediatric and adult nuclear medicine studies, PET/CT and PET/MR studies, neuroimaging studies using PET tracers

Research Interests

integrating anatomic and functional imaging through the application of novel techniques, PET tracers for neuroimaging, combined methodologies such as simultaneous PET/MR

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Education History

Fellowship

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

Residency

Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; Radiology, Children’s Hospital Sor Maria Ludovica

Medical Degree

Universidad Nacional de La Plata Instituto Universitario de Ciencias Biomédicas

Associations

Director, American Board of Nuclear Medicine
Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
American College of Radiology
Radiological Society of North America
Sociedad Argentina de Radiologia

Awards

2018 Summa Cum Laude, Education Exhibit Award, Radiological Society of North America
2018 Certificate of Merit Award, Radiological Society of North America
2016 Cum Laude Award, Electronic Education Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America