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Vo named chief of neuroradiology

Also director of advanced stroke and cerebrovascular imaging, Vo had served as interim chief

October 30, 2018

Washington University

Katie D. Vo, MD, a professor of radiology, has been named chief of neuroradiology for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Vo served as the interim chief for the past year and a half.

Vo came to the School of Medicine in 1999 as a neuroradiology fellow with MIR, and then joined the faculty. She also is director of advanced stroke and cerebrovascular imaging at MIR.

“She successfully recruited three outstanding neuroradiology faculty while interim chief,” said Richard L. Wahl, MD, the Elizabeth E. Mallinckrodt Professor and head of radiology, and director of MIR. “I am confident that Dr. Vo will be highly successful in this section chief role based on her great success as interim section chief.

“Dr. Vo is recognized among radiology residents, fellows, faculty and our referring physicians as an outstanding neuroradiologist and leader,” Wahl added.

Vo also has been the program director for MIR’s highly ranked diagnostic neuroradiology fellowship program for more than a decade. She has written extensively about acute ischemic stroke and is regularly invited to speak by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and the American Roentgen Ray Society, among others. She treats patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Vo earned her medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College, and bachelor’s degrees from Wellesley College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Washington University School of Medicine’s 1,500 faculty physicians also are the medical staff of Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals. The School of Medicine is a leader in medical research, teaching and patient care, ranking among the top 10 medical schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Through its affiliations with Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals, the School of Medicine is linked to BJC HealthCare.