Matthew S. Parsons, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology

Assistant Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program
Director, Neuroradiology Fellowship
Director of Neuroimaging, Barnes-Jewish West County Hosptial

Clinical Expertise:

Matthew S. Parsons, MD, is an associate professor of radiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In addition to his roles as assistant director of the radiology residency program and co-director of head and neck imaging, Parsons was named director the neuroradiology fellowship in 2023. In 2017, he was named neuroradiology quality and safety officer.

An MIR alumnus, Parsons completed a fellowship in neuradiology, following a diagnostic radiology residency at Saint Louis University. He also served in the United States Army Reserves for 15 years. His research interests include head and neck radiology, brachial plexus imaging, image post-processing and cost-effective imaging. Parsons is a member of several professional organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He also serves on the School of Medicine’s Committee on Admissions.

Clinical Interests


Research Interests

head and neck radiology, neuroradiology applications of PET MR, cost-effective medicine

Link to Publications

Education History


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


Diagnostic Radiology, Saint Louis University

Medical Degree

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


Miami University


Radiological Society of North America
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
Western Neuroradiological Society
American Society of Spine Radiology
American College of Radiology
Committee on Admissions, Washington University School of Medicine
Radiology Enterprise PACS Selection Committee


2015 Diagnostic Radiology Teacher of the Year, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
2014 Distinguished Teacher, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
2004 Chief Resident, Diagnostic Radiology Residency, Saint Louis University
America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly