Max Wintermark

Max Wintermark

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Max Wintermark, M.D., M.A.S

Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering
Chief of Neuroradiology

M.D., Medical School of Lausanne University, Switzerland 1998
Residency, University Hospital Of Lausanne, Switzerland 2003
Fellowship, Emergency Radiology, University Hospital Of Lausanne, Switzerland 2004
Fellowship, Neuroradiology, University of California, San Francisco 2005

University of Virginia Hospital Medical Center
Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
Box 800170
Charlottesville, VA 22908

(434) 243-9312

Research Interests

Dr. Wintermark's research program is focused on imaging of cerebrovascular disorders, such as stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, aneurysms, vasospasm and atherosclerosis. Dr. Wintermark is applying advanced neuroimaging techniques, such as perfusion imaging, susceptibility-weighted imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, spectroscopy and functional MRI, in an effort to improve the understanding of the conditions listed above. His goal is to develop these imaging techniques in biomarkers for cerebrovascular disorders, which can be used to select patients for a specific treatment, or to monitor the efficacy of this treatment. Ultimately, Dr. Wintermark aims at individualizing the care for patients with a cerebrovascular condition, and improving their outcome.

Other areas of research interest include:

  1. Standardization of Stroke Perfusion-CT for Reperfusion Therapy
  2. CAPRISK Study - Carotid Plaque imaging to Predict Ischemic Stroke
  3. VIPs study - Vascular Effects of Infection in Pediatric Stroke
  4. MR- Guided focused Ultrasound


Publication Highlights

A Pictorial Essay of Brain Perfusion-CT: Not Every Abnormality Is a Stroke! Keedy A, Soares B, Wintermark M. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00716.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Evolution of CT Imaging Features of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques in a 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study. Adraktas DD, Tong E, Furtado AD, Cheng SC, Wintermark M. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00705.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Validation of FDG Uptake in the Arterial Wall as an Imaging Biomarker of Atherosclerotic Plaques with (18) F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (FDG-PET/CT). Bucci M, Aparici CM, Hawkins R, Bacharach S, Schrek C, Cheng S, Tong E, Arora S, Parati E, Wintermark M. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Aug 28. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00740.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Clinical Risk Factors and CT Imaging Features of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques as Predictors of New Incident Carotid Ischemic Stroke: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Magge R, Lau BC, Soares BP, Fischette S, Arora S, Tong E, Cheng S, Wintermark M. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Carotid plaque computed tomography imaging in stroke and nonstroke patients. Wintermark M, Arora S, Tong E, Vittinghoff E, Lau BC, Chien JD, Dillon WP, Saloner D. Ann Neurol. 2008 Aug;64(2):149-57.

Optimal carotid artery coverage for carotid plaque CT-imaging in predicting ischemic stroke. Arora S, Chien JD, Cheng SC, Chun KA, Wintermark M. J Neuroradiol. 2010 May;37(2):98-103. Epub 2009 Jul 1.

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