Franz J. "Jay" Wippold, MD, announced his decision to step down as chief of neuroradiology effective July 1, 2017. He joined Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in 1989 as an assistant professor. "Jay and I met at MIR as trainees in 1982," says MIR director Richard L. Wahl, MD. "His multidimensional skills were apparent then and have grown over the decades."
Wippold earned his medical degree from Saint Louis University, finished residencies at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and, in 1983, completed his neuroradiology fellowship at MIR.
He has served as an outstanding neuroradiologist and is thoroughly respected by our residents and referring physicians for his expertise in neuro and head and neck imaging," Wahl says.
In 2000, following a national search, Wippold was appointed section chief. In addition to being a multiple recipient of MIR's teaching award, in 2008 he received the Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Clinician Award. Wippold became a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1997 and has served as President for the Center of Bioethics and Culture of Missouri from 2012 to 2013. He is credited for developing an ambitious curriculum for neuroradiology training. Under his leadership, MIR's endovascular neuroradiology program was the first in the country to be accredited.
"Jay will be leaving an outstanding section for the next chief to build upon," Wahl says. "Fortunately, he will remain engaged with the clinical, research and teaching missions of section."