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Franz J. Wippold II, MD

Franz J. Wippold II, MD, is professor of radiology and chief of the neuroradiology section at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR). He is known for his extensive expertise in head and neck anatomy and is often called upon by colleagues to help interpret ambiguous results from imaging scans of this complex part of the body.

Wippold earned his M.D. at Saint Louis University in 1977 and spent two years in neurology training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He then completed his radiology residency at Walter Reed, where he served as chief resident. After a neuroradiology fellowship at MIR, he returned to Walter Reed to serve as its chief of neuroradiology for two years. He rejoined Washington University in 1989 and became a professor in 2004. He was named chief of neuroradiology in 2000. Retiring from the U.S. Army with more than 20 years of combined active duty and reserve service, Wippold also holds the appointment of adjunct professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.

Wippold’s clinical efforts focus on correlating complex information from cross-sectional imaging of the head and neck with the actual anatomic abnormalities confronted during surgeries. Through research and teaching, Wippold hopes to improve and expand the clinical ability to analyze disorders such as cancer prior to and during treatment.

Best Doctors in America has selected Wippold for inclusion three times, and in 2007 he was elected to America’s Top Radiologists. Wippold has also been recognized several times for his teaching, and in 1991 he was teacher of the year at MIR. In 1997, he was elected fellow of the American College of Radiology. Wippold has lectured widely and also has held several national advisory positions with the American Society of Neuroradiology and the American College of Radiology.

Published: 03/23/2008