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Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, FACR

Division Chief, Pediatric Radiology
  • About

    Dr. Kimberly Applegate is a leader in radiology, and passionate about improving the health care we provide to patients. She is the immediate past speaker of the council for the American College of Radiology Speaker of the Council and president of the Association for University Radiologists (AUR) Research and Education Foundation. She is also the past president of the AUR, the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR), and the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research. She is a member of both the National and International Councils for Radiation Protection and of the Steering Committee for the Image Gently Campaign to improve safe and effective imaging care of children. More recently, she joined the executive committees of both the Image Wisely Campaign for adults and the World Federation for Paediatric Imaging. Applegate lectures nationally and internationally and has published more than 200 papers.

    Applegate’s research interests focus on health services and policy, evidence-based summaries of imaging appropriateness, and radiation safety. Research projects include appropriate use of imaging in abdominal pain in children; technology assessment; quality improvement; and CT safety, especially radiation dose reduction techniques.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics


    George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC


    Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, N.H.


    Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital (Harvard), Boston

    Pediatric Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

    American Board of Radiology, Pediatric Radiology

    Fellow of the American College of Radiology

  • Awards

    2015, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, the highest honor of the American Association for Women in Radiology

    2015, Gold Medal, Association for University Radiologists. The Gold Medal is awarded in recognition of unusually distinguished service or contributions to the Association of University Radiologists, academic radiology, or the field of radiology in general.

    2010, Gold Medal, Indiana Radiological Society

    2010, American Board of Radiology Lifetime Service Award

    2009, Elected member, Ray Helfer Honorary Society of physicians contributing to the education, research, and practice of child abuse diagnosis, treatment, and prevention (