Robert C. McKinstry, MD, PhD

Senior Vice Chair and Division Director, Diagnostic Imaging

William R. Orthwein Jr. and Laura Rand Orthwein Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics

Robert C. McKinstry, MD, PhD, is the Orthwein Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. McKinstry served as chief of pediatric radiology for 10 years and was named senior vice chair and division director of diagnostic imaging in 2017. He is an alumnus of MIR’s diagnostic radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship programs, and he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Neuroimaging Lab. His research interests include leveraging advanced MR imaging methods for the study of normal brain development and newborn baby injury.

McKinstry serves as the executive champion for the MIR Diversity, Equity and Justice Executive Committee, and he is a founding member of the BJC HealthCare Clinical Imaging IT Steering Committee. McKinstry is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and served as President of the Society of Chairs of Radiology Departments at Children’s Hospitals, in addition to being an active member of several other organizations and societies. McKinstry earned his medical degree from Harvard University, his doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his bachelor’s degree from Boston University in Massachusetts.

Clinical Interest

magnetic resonance imaging, brain development, diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion MR imaging and functional MR imaging, functional neuroimaging with magnetic resonance

Research Interests

MR imaging of brain development, MR imaging of newborn baby injury

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Education History

Fellowship

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

Residency

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

Medical Degree

Harvard Medical School

Doctorate

Radiological Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Undergraduate

Boston University

Associations

American College of Radiology
American Roentgen Ray Society
American Society of Neuroradiology, Senior Member
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Radiological Society of North America
Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society
Society for Pediatric Radiology
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Awards

2017 ASNR International Outreach Professor to South Africa
2017 William R. Orthwein Jr.& Laura Rand Orthwein Professor of Radiology & Pediatrics
2016 Outstanding Teacher Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2016 Faculty Honoree, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
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