Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Advanced Neuroradiology MRI Techniques, Neuroradiology, Radiology

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Department: 336-716-7849


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Education & Training

  • B.A., East Carolina University, 1997
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2004
  • Ph.D., WFU School of Medicine, 2004
  • Internship, Medicine, Moses H Cone Mem Hosp, 2005
  • Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2009
  • Fellowship, Diagnostic Radiology, Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr, 2010

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology

NPI Number

  • 1063696557
Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.

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Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiology

Research Interests

atherosclerosis/thrombosis, cognition/learning, computer science, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, diabetes, engineering/bioengineering, epidemiology, growth & development, neurosciences/behavior, radiology imaging/nuclear medi, rare diseases, substance abuse, vascular diseases

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7849 | Department: 336-716-7849


Recent Publications

Sink KM, Divers J, Whitlow CT, Palmer ND, Smith SC, Xu J, Hugenschmidt CE, Wagner BC, Williamson JD, Bowden DW, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI. Cerebral structural changes in diabetic kidney disease: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Diabetes Care. 2015;38(2):206-212.

Wintermark M, Sanelli PC, Anzai Y, Tsiouris AJ, Whitlow CT. Imaging evidence and recommendations for traumatic brain injury: conventional neuroimaging techniques. J Am Coll Radiol. 2015;12(2):e1-e14.

Wintermark M, Sanelli PC, Anzai Y, Tsiouris AJ, Whitlow CT. Imaging evidence and recommendations for traumatic brain injury: advanced neuro- and neurovascular imaging techniques. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015;36(2):E1-E11.

Wintermark M, Coombs L, Druzgal TJ, Field AS, Filippi CG, Hicks R, Horton R, Lui YW, Law M, Mukherjee P, Norbash A, Riedy G, Sanelli PC, Stone JR, Sze G, Tilkin M, Whitlow CT, Wilde EA, York G, Provenzale JM. Traumatic brain injury imaging research roadmap. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015;36(3):E12-E23.

Murea M, Hsu FC, Cox AJ, Hugenschmidt CE, Xu J, Adams JN, Raffield LM, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA, Bowden DW, Freedman BI. Structural and functional assessment of the brain in European Americans with mild-to-moderate kidney disease: Diabetes Heart Study-MIND. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015;30(8):1322-1329.

Liu A, Powers AK, Whigham AS, Whitlow CT, Shetty AK. A child with fever and swelling of the forehead. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015;54(8):803-805.

Urban J, Lynch S, Lowther E, Whitlow C, Dunn A, Stitzel JD. Combining clinical neuroimaging and real-world mechanical impact data to investigate motor vehicle crash-related subarachnoid hemorrhage [abstract]. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2015;30(3):E108-E109.

Marcus S, Whitlow CT, Koonce J, Zapadka ME, Chen MY, Williams DW III, Lewis M, Evans AK. Computed tomography demonstrates abnormalities of contralateral ear in subjects with unilateral sensorineural hearing loss. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78(2):268-271.

Davenport EM, Whitlow CT, Urban JE, Espeland MA, Jung Y, Rosenbaum DA, Gioia G, Powers AK, Stitzel JD, Maldjian JA. Abnormal white matter integrity related to head impact exposure in a season of high school varsity football. J Neurotrauma. 2014;31(19):1617-1624.

Maldjian JA, Daunais JB, Friedman DP, Whitlow CT. Vervet MRI atlas and label map for fully automated morphometric analyses. Neuroinformatics. 2014;12(4):543-550.

Stitzel J, Urban J, Davenport E, Maldjian J, Whitlow C, Powers A. Development of a risk weighted cumulative exposure metric for the analysis of head impact data [abstract]. Brain Inj. 2014;28(5-6):802.

Maldjian JA, Davenport EM, Whitlow CT. Graph theoretical analysis of resting-state MEG data: identifying interhemispheric connectivity and the default mode. Neuroimage. 2014;96():88-94.

Oblak AL, Hagen MC, Sweadner KJ, Haq I, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA, Epperson F, Cook JF, Stacy M, Murrell JR, Ozelius LJ, Brashear A, Ghetti B. Rapid-onset dystonia-parkinsonism associated with the I758S mutation of the ATP1A3 gene: a neuropathologic and neuroanatomical study of four siblings. Acta Neuropathol. 2014;128(1):81-98.

Lucas JT, DiNotto J, Dolesh W, Jung Y, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA, Chan MD, Bourland J. Safety assessment, artifact reduction, and description of geometric distortion associated with diffusion imaging (DWI) with rigid head frame immobilization for stereotactic radiosurgery [abstract]. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2014;90(1 Suppl):S903.

Palmer ND, Sink KM, Smith SC, Xu J, Bowden DW, Hugenschmidt CE, Whitlow CT, Williamson JD, Maldjian JA, Divers J, Freedman BI. Kidney disease and cognitive function: African American-Diabetes Heart Study MIND. Am J Nephrol. 2014;40(3):200-207.

Lesser G, Harmon M, Khan I, Whitlow C, Brown W. Cellular microparticles as blood-borne endothelial biomarkers in patients with malignant gliomas [abstract]. Neuro Oncol. 2014;16(Suppl 5):v27.

Tate J, Brashear A, Whitlow C, Snively B, Ozelius L, Sweadner K, Stacy M, Haq I. Rapid-onset dystonia-Parkinsonism presenting as tremor-dominant Parkinson's disease (PO4.161) [abstract]. Neurology. 2013;80(1 Meeting Abstracts):P04.

Lillie EM, Urban JE, Lynch SK, Whitlow CT, Stitzel JD. Evaluation of the extent and distribution of diffuse axonal injury from real world motor vehicle crashes--biomed 2013. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2013;49():297-304.

Vishwas MS, Whitlow CT, Ihtsham ul Haq. An unusual aetiology for internuclear ophthalmoplegia. BMJ Case Rep. 2013;2013():.

Watts JM, Whitlow CT, Maldjian JA. Clinical applications of arterial spin labeling. NMR Biomed. 2013;26(8):892-900.

Marcus S, Whitlow CT, Koonce J, Zapadka ME, Chen MY, Williams DW 3rd, Lewis M, Evans AK. Computed tomography supports histopathologic evidence of vestibulocochlear sexual dimorphism. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2013;77(7):1118-1122.

Divers J, Hugenschmidt C, Sink KM, Williamson JD, Ge Y, Smith SC, Bowden DW, Whitlow CT, Lyders E, Maldjian JA, Freedman BI. Cerebral white matter hyperintensity in African Americans and European Americans with type 2 diabetes. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;22(7):e46-52.

Reis JP, Launer LJ, Terry JG, Loria CM, Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Sidney S, Yaffe K, Jacobs DR Jr, Whitlow CT, Zhu N, Carr JJ. Subclinical atherosclerotic calcification and cognitive functioning in middle-aged adults: the CARDIA study. Atherosclerosis. 2013;231(1):72-77.

Johnston ME, Zheng Z, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Morykwas MJ, Jung Y. Cerebral blood flow quantification in swine using pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013;38(5):1111-1118.

Cobb BR, Urban JE, Davenport EM, Rowson S, Duma SM, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Head impact exposure in youth football: elementary school ages 9-12 years and the effect of practice structure. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013;41(12):2463-2473.

Urban JE, Davenport EM, Golman AJ, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Powers AK, Stitzel JD. Head impact exposure in youth football: high school ages 14 to 18 years and cumulative impact analysis. Ann Biomed Eng. 2013;41(12):2474-2487.

Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Saha BN, Kota G, Vandergriff C, Davenport EM, Divers J, Freedman BI, Bowden DW. Automated white matter total lesion volume segmentation in diabetes. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013;34(12):2265-2270.

Casanova R, Whitlow CT, Wagner B, Espeland MA, Maldjian JA. Combining graph and machine learning methods to analyze differences in functional connectivity across sex. Open Neuroimag J. 2012;6():1-9.

Singh J, Baker MD, Morris PP, Whitlow CT. Percutaneous pediculoplasty for traumatic pedicle fracture. A technical case report. Interv Neuroradiol. 2012;18(2):221-226.

Urban JE, Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT, Stitzel JD. A method to investigate the size and shape variation of the lateral ventricles with age. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012;48():447-453.

Maldjian JA, Whitlow CT. Whither the hippocampus? FDG-PET hippocampal hypometabolism in Alzheimer disease revisited. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012;33(10):1975-1982.

Urban JE, Whitlow CT, Edgerton CA, Powers AK, Maldjian JA, Stitzel JD. Motor vehicle crash-related subdural hematoma from real-world head impact data. J Neurotrauma. 2012;29(18):2774-2781.

Chen MYM, Whitlow CT. Scope of diagnostic imaging In: Chen MYM, Pope TL, Ott DJ, eds. Basic radiology. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical;2011: 1-14.

Dixon RL, Whitlow CT. The physical basis of diagnostic imaging In: Chen MYM, Pope TL, Ott DJ, eds. Basic radiology. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw Hill Medical;2011: 15-23.

Pollock JM, Whitlow CT, Simonds J, Stevens EA, Kraft RA, Burdette JH, Maldjian JA. Response of arteriovenous malformations to gamma knife therapy evaluated with pulsed arterial spin-labeling MRI perfusion. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011;196(1):15-22.

Simonds JS, Whitlow CT, Chen MYM, Williams DW III. Isolated fractures of the posterior maxillary sinus: CT appearance and proposed mechanism. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011;32(3):468-470.

Whitlow CT, Casanova R, Maldjian JA. Effect of resting-state functional MR imaging duration on stability of graph theory metrics of brain network connectivity. Radiology. 2011;259(2):516-524.

Casanova R, Whitlow CT, Wagner B, Williamson J, Shumaker SA, Maldjian JA, Espeland MA. High dimensional classification of structural MRI Alzheimer's disease data based on large scale regularization. Front Neuroinform. 2011;5():article 22.

Lyders EM, Whitlow CT, Baker MD, Morris PP. Imaging and treatment of sacral insufficiency fractures. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010;31(2):201-210.

Whitlow CT, Geer CP, Mattern CWT, Mussat-Whitlow BJ, Yazdani SK, Berry JL, Lalli JH, Claus RO, Challa VR, Morris PP. Endovascular histologic effects of ultrathin gold- or vitronectin-coated platinum aneurysm coils in a rodent arterial occlusion model: a preliminary investigation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009;30(1):85-90.

Whitlow CT, Yazdani SK, Reedy ML, Kaminsky SE, Berry JL, Morris PP. Investigating sacroplasty: technical considerations and finite element analysis of polymethylmethacrylate infusion into cadaveric sacrum. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2007;28(6):1036-1041.

Whitlow CT, Mussat-Whitlow BJ, Mattern CW, Baker MD, Morris PP. Sacroplasty versus vertebroplasty: comparable clinical outcomes for the treatment of fracture-related pain. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2007;28(7):1266-1270.

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Associate Professor, Radiology

Clinical Interests

Advanced Neuroradiology MRI Techniques, Neuroradiology, Radiology
Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.

Christopher T. Whitlow, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Radiology

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