Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, MPH
MALLINCKRODT INSTITUTE OF RADIOLOGY
Professor of Radiology, of Pediatrics and of Medicine
Vice Chair, Community Radiology
Vice Chair, Quality and Safety
2023 Dean’s Impact Award Recipient
Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, MPH, worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to develop and update the clinical protocols and safety efforts of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR). While Bierhals is based in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, his efforts extended and impacted the nine hospitals MIR serves and were highly successful in keeping patients and the entire radiology team safe. Bierhals and his office developed radiology workflows, room cleaning, technologist and radiologist protections, and COVID-19 protocols. With his oversight on weekly and sometimes daily calls, protocols were put in place to minimize risks both from patients and to patients, while assuring radiology services were safely delivered in a timely fashion. From N-95 fittings to vaccinations to aerosol procedure risk mitigations to refining workroom setups and imaging protocols, Bierhals led the safety charge with vigor, commitment and wisdom.