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Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MHBA

Professor for Clinical and Experimental Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Vice-Chair Institute of Clinical Radiology, Section Chief Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Birgit Ertl-Wagner is professor of radiology and section chief for magnetic resonance imaging at the Institute of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich – Grosshadern Campus. She attended medical school at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, with an academic year at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, and elective rotations in Boston, Los Angeles, London, Edinburgh and Zurich. She completed her doctoral thesis on an experimental neuroimmunological topic at the Max-Planck Institute of Neuroimmunology, Munich-Martinsried, with summa cum laude.

Prof. Ertl-Wagner performed her residency training for radiology and a fellowship in neuroradiology at the University Hospitals Heidelberg, Marburg and Munich. In 2001, she was a fellow of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network on a research and education grant of the Radiological Society of North America. In 2004, she completed her habilitation at the Institute of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich, Germany, and received the Venia legendi at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (associate professorship). She received a Master of Health Business Administration (MHBA) from the University of Nuremberg-Erlangen in 2010. In 2011, she was appointed full professor at the Medical Faculty of the University of Munich. In November 2012 she was appointed Professor for clinical and experimental Magnetic Resonance Imaging at the Medical Faculty of the University of Munich.

Prof. Ertl-Wagner has authored or co-authored more than 75 original peer-reviewed articles with a cumulative impact factor of more than 250, over 25 review articles and book chapters, 5 textbooks (4 now in second edition) and over 100 scientific abstracts.

Prof. Ertl-Wagner is associate international editor for the Journal of the American College of Radiology and a regular reviewer for numerous national and international journals including European Radiology, Neuroradiology and Investigative Radiology.

She is also chairperson of the Education Committee of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and member of the Executive Council of the ESR.

Her main clinical and research interests are magnetic resonance imaging, pediatric neuroimaging and head and neck imaging.

Prof. Ertl-Wagner is married and the mother of three daughters.


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