Wash U School of Medicine in St. Louis names new vice chair for community radiology

Michael W. Penney, MD, has been named the vice chair for community radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Penney will work with section chiefs to oversee clinical services provided to MIR clients in the position. He was also look for ways to both expand and improve those clinical services.

After coming to the university in 2004 for an MRI fellowship, Penney was appointed director and chief of radiology at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri, two years later. He also helped MIR offer interventional radiology at Progress West Hospital in O’Fallon, Missouri.

“Michael has introduced state-of-the-art applications and protocols to CT and MRI, and played a key role in establishing the interventional and mammography services at Progress West,” Richard L. Wahl, MD, professor, head of radiology and director of MIR, said in a news release from the school.