Kirk M. Welker, M.D.



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Kirk M. Welker, M.D., is an Associate Professor of Radiology and leads the MRI section within the Division of Neuroradiology. His main areas of clinical and research interest are:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging of neurological diseases
  • Functional MRI for presurgical mapping of the brain
  • Ultrahigh field MRI
  • Epilepsy imaging
  • Head and neck imaging

In addition to the above interests, Dr. Welker enjoys teaching radiology residents and fellows. He is has served on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology since 2010 where he has worked to define national clinical standards for the performance of advanced MRI techniques. He is also a frequent lecturer on functional MRI and epilepsy imaging.

  • Functional MRI
  • 7 Tesla MRI
  • Brain Perfusion Imaging
  • Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Skull Base Anomalies
  1. 2001
    Fellow - NeuroradiologyUniversity of Utah
  2. 1997
    Resident - Diagnostic RadiologyNaval Medical Center San Diego
  3. 1991
    Transitional InternshipNaval Medical Center San Diego
  4. 1990
    MDGeorge Washington University
  5. 1986
    BS - Major: Computer Science
    Minor: MathematicsBrigham Young University


  1. 2001
    NeuroradiologyAmerican Board of Radiology
  2. 1997
    Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican Board of Radiology

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2010
    Carman Award for Clinical PracticeDepartment of Radiology
  2. 2003
    Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalUnited States Navy
  3. 1990
    MD Degree Awarded with Academic DistinctionGeorge Washington University
  4. 1990
    H.S. Lawson Academic Award RecipientGeorge Washington University
  5. 1980
    President Spencer W. Kimball ScholarBrigham Young University

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2018 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Society of Functional Neuroradiology; Program Committee
  2. 2017 - 2018
    PresidentAmerican Society of Functional Neuroradiology
  3. 2010 - 2015
    ChairClinical Practice Committee, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology
  4. 2010 - present
    MemberHealth Policy Committee, American Society of Neuroradiology
  5. 2010 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  6. 2008 - present
    ChairMagnetic Resonance Imaging Committee, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  7. 2004 - present
    ChairFunctional MRI Group, Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
  8. 2003 - present
    Senior MemberAmerican Society of Neuroradiology
  9. 1997 - present
    MemberRadiological Society of North America
  10. 1990 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  11. 1988
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Actividades de investigación

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