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Robert C McKinstry, MD, PhD

Dr. McKinstry specializes in neuroradiology for adults and children, with clinical interest in magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance imaging of brain development, diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion magnetic resonance imaging and functional magnetic resonance imaging, and functional neuro imaging with magnetic resonance. You must have a referral from you primary care physician when you make your appointment with Dr. McKinstry. Dr. McKinstry is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Radiology
Male
Pediatric Radiology - certified
Neuroradiology - certified
Radiology - certified
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

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510 South Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.454.6229
  
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Education

Medical School: Harvard Medical School Cambridge Massachusetts
Residency: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Fellowship: Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

Silent cerebral infarcts occur despite regular blood transfusion therapy after first strokes in children with sickle cell disease.Hulbert ML, McKinstry RC, Lacey JL, Moran CJ, Panepinto JA, Thompson AA, Sarnaik SA, Woods GM, Casella JF, Inusa B, Howard J, Kirkham FJ, Anie KA, Mullin JE, Ichord R, Noetzel M, Yan Y, Rodeghier M, Debaun MR.Blood. 2011 Jan 20;117(3):772-9. Epub 2010 Oct 12.

PMID:
20940417
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUnbiased average age-appropriate atlases for pediatric studies.Fonov V, Evans AC, Botteron K, Almli CR, McKinstry RC, Collins DL; Brain Development Cooperative Group.Neuroimage. 2011 Jan 1;54(1):313-27. Epub 2010 Jul 23.

PMID:
20656036
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsIncidental findings on brain magnetic resonance imaging of children with sickle cell disease.Jordan LC, McKinstry RC 3rd, Kraut MA, Ball WS, Vendt BA, Casella JF, DeBaun MR, Strouse JJ; Silent Infarct Transfusion Trial Investigators.Pediatrics. 2010 Jul;126(1):53-61. Epub 2010 Jun 14.

PMID:
20547639
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsDesign of the silent cerebral infarct transfusion (SIT) trial.Casella JF, King AA, Barton B, White DA, Noetzel MJ, Ichord RN, Terrill C, Hirtz D, McKinstry RC, Strouse JJ, Howard TH, Coates TD, Minniti CP, Campbell AD, Vendt BA, Lehmann H, Debaun MR.Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Mar;27(2):69-89.

PMID:
20201689
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAge-related decline in the microstructural integrity of white matter in children with early- and continuously-treated PKU: a DTI study of the corpus callosum.White DA, Connor LT, Nardos B, Shimony JS, Archer R, Snyder AZ, Moinuddin A, Grange DK, Steiner RD, McKinstry RC.Mol Genet Metab. 2010;99 Suppl 1:S41-6.

PMID:
20123469
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSupport for the vascular depression hypothesis in late-life depression: results of a 2-site, prospective, antidepressant treatment trial.Sheline YI, Pieper CF, Barch DM, Welsh-Bohmer K, McKinstry RC, MacFall JR, D'Angelo G, Garcia KS, Gersing K, Wilkins C, Taylor W, Steffens DC, Krishnan RR, Doraiswamy PM.Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Mar;67(3):277-85. Erratum in: Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Oct;67(10):1043. Welsh-Boehmer, Kathleen [corrected to Welsh-Bohmer, Kathleen].

PMID:
20194828
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsBrainstem glioma presenting as pruritus in children with neurofibromatosis-1.Darken RS, Bogitch R, Leonard J, Perry A, McKinstry RC, Gutmann DH, Rubin JB.J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Dec;31(12):972-6.

PMID:
19935099
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsMRI diffusion tensor tracking of a new amygdalo-fusiform and hippocampo-fusiform pathway system in humans.Smith CD, Lori NF, Akbudak E, Sorar E, Gultepe E, Shimony JS, McKinstry RC, Conturo TE.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Jun;29(6):1248-61.

PMID:
19418556
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsDiffuse microstructural abnormalities of normal-appearing white matter in late life depression: a diffusion tensor imaging study.Shimony JS, Sheline YI, D'Angelo G, Epstein AA, Benzinger TL, Mintun MA, McKinstry RC, Snyder AZ.Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Aug 1;66(3):245-52. Epub 2009 Apr 17.

PMID:
19375071
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsResponse monitoring in children with phenylketonuria.Araujo GC, Christ SE, Steiner RD, Grange DK, Nardos B, McKinstry RC, White DA.Neuropsychology. 2009 Jan;23(1):130-4.

PMID:
19210041
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsT(2) relaxometry of normal pediatric brain development.Leppert IR, Almli CR, McKinstry RC, Mulkern RV, Pierpaoli C, Rivkin MJ, Pike GB; Brain Development Cooperative Group.J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Feb;29(2):258-67.

PMID:
19161173
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsDiffusion-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging as markers of clinical behavior in children with optic pathway glioma.Jost SC, Ackerman JW, Garbow JR, Manwaring LP, Gutmann DH, McKinstry RC.Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Dec;38(12):1293-9. Epub 2008 Oct 10.

PMID:
18846370
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUse of thalidomide to diminish growth velocity in a life-threatening congenital intracranial hemangioma.Frei-Jones M, McKinstry RC, Perry A, Leonard JR, Park TS, Rubin JB.J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Aug;2(2):125-9.

PMID:
18671617
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsMRI abnormalities of the brain in one-year-old children with sickle cell anemia.Wang WC, Pavlakis SG, Helton KJ, McKinstry RC, Casella JF, Adams RJ, Rees RC; BABY HUG Investigators.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Nov;51(5):643-6.

PMID:
18478575
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSilent Cerebral Infarct Transfusion (SIT) trial imaging core: application of novel imaging information technology for rapid and central review of MRI of the brain.Vendt BA, McKinstry RC, Ball WS, Kraut MA, Prior FW, Barton B, Casella JF, DeBaun MR.J Digit Imaging. 2009 Jun;22(3):326-43. Epub 2008 Apr 9.

PMID:
18398653
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsRegional white matter hyperintensity burden in automated segmentation distinguishes late-life depressed subjects from comparison subjects matched for vascular risk factors.Sheline YI, Price JL, Vaishnavi SN, Mintun MA, Barch DM, Epstein AA, Wilkins CH, Snyder AZ, Couture L, Schechtman K, McKinstry RC.Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Apr;165(4):524-32. Epub 2008 Feb 15.

PMID:
18281408
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsTransport, monitoring, and successful brain MR imaging in unsedated neonates.Mathur AM, Neil JJ, McKinstry RC, Inder TE.Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Mar;38(3):260-4. Epub 2007 Dec 19.

PMID:
18175110
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsBlood transfusion therapy is feasible in a clinical trial setting in children with sickle cell disease and silent cerebral infarcts.King AA, Noetzel M, White DA, McKinstry RC, Debaun MR.Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Mar;50(3):599-602.

PMID:
17985350
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsInhibitory control in children with frontal infarcts related to sickle cell disease.Christ SE, Moinuddin A, McKinstry RC, DeBaun M, White DA.Child Neuropsychol. 2007 Mar;13(2):132-41.

PMID:
17364570
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsEtiology of strokes in children with sickle cell anemia.Debaun MR, Derdeyn CP, McKinstry RC 3rd.Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev. 2006;12(3):192-9. Review.

PMID:
17061288
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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