Christopher Whitlow, MD, PhD, MHA, is Director of the Translational Imaging Program of the Clinical Translational Sciences Institute at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He has cross-disciplinary appointments as a professor in the Departments of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Biostatistics and Data Science. He specializes in clinical and translational neuroimaging, using innovative imaging modalities to study the longitudinal effects of aging, trauma and disease on brain development and cognition. In his collaborations with industry, he uses a range of structural and functional imaging capabilities in animal and human models to explore and analyze normal brain development, aging and disease pathophysiology, as well as the effects of interventions on imaging and cognitive biomarkers.
Whitlow’s current National Institutes of Health-funded initiatives examine the effects of traumatic brain injury and subconcussive head impact in youth and high school football players, using imaging, biomechanics and cognitive data to analyze how cumulative head impact exposure affects cognitive performance and function over time.
Dr. Whitlow earned his medical degree and doctorate from Wake Forest School of Medicine. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and a fellowship in neuroradiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology.