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Andrew J. Bierhals, MD, MPH

Director, Cardiothoraic Imaging Barnes-Jewish West County
Assistant Director, Quality and Safety
Assistant Professor of Radiology
Division of Diagnostic Radiology
Section, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Specialty Areas

Thoracic Radiology
Cardiac Imaging
Radiology

Board Certifications

Radiology

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Chest radiology, thoracic imaging, coronary CTA, cardiac MRI/CT, CT guided biopsy, emergency radiology, valvular heart disease

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

510 South Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-747-2726
Fax: 314-362-2976

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Education

Education

Fellowship: Cardiopulmonary Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, Missouri 2006
Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 2005
Medical Degree: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2000
M.P.H.: Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1996
B.S.: Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1993

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Image-guided Preoperative Localization of Pulmonary Nodules for Video-assisted and Robotically Assisted Surgery.
McDermott S, Fintelmann FJ, Bierhals AJ, Silin DD, Price MC, Ott HC, Shepard JO, Mayo JR, Sharma A
Radiographics. 2019 Sep-Oct; 39(5)1264-1279. doi: 10.1148/rg.2019180183.

PMID:
    31419188
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Resident Preliminary Report: Benefits of a Second Read.
Bruno MA, Duncan JR, Bierhals AJ, Tappouni R, Krupinski EA
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Mar; 16(3)272-274. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.012.

PMID:
    30832827
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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No vascular calcification on cardiac computed tomography spanning asfotase alfa treatment for an elderly woman with hypophosphatasia.
Whyte MP, McAlister WH, Mumm S, Bierhals AJ
Bone. 2019 May; 122231-236. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2019.02.025.

PMID:
    30825650
    [PubMed - in process]
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Chest computed tomography imaging improves potential lung donor assessment.
Gauthier JM, Bierhals AJ, Liu J, Balsara KR, Frederiksen C, Gremminger E, Hachem RR, Witt CA, Trulock EP, Byers DE, Yusen RD, Aguilar PR, Marklin G, Nava RG, Kozower BD, Pasque MK, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Puri V
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr; 157(4)1711-1718.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.11.038.

PMID:
    30772037
    [PubMed - in process]
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Technical Considerations for Lung Transplantation in Kartagener's Syndrome.
Gauthier JM, Takahashi T, Bierhals AJ, Brody SL, Hachem RR, Witt CA, Byers DE, Yusen RD, Trulock EP, Aguilar PR, Nava RG, Kozower BD, Meyers BF, Patterson GA, Kreisel D, Puri V
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May; 107(5)e337-e339. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.08.095.

PMID:
    30612988
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Alternative Access beyond the Femoral Arterial Approach.
Raptis DA, Beal MA, Kraft DC, Maniar HS, Bierhals AJ
Radiographics. 2019 Jan-Feb; 39(1)30-43. doi: 10.1148/rg.2019180059.

PMID:
    30468629
    [PubMed - in process]
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Anomalous Origin of Left Pulmonary Artery From the Aorta: A Rare Entity in Congenital Heart Disease.
Gropler MRF, Dalal AS, Bierhals AJ, Romberg E, Singh GK, Manning PB
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar; 107(3)e181-e182. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.083.

PMID:
    30278169
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Overnight Resident versus 24-hour Attending Radiologist Coverage in Academic Medical Centers.
Bruno MA, Duncan JR, Bierhals AJ, Tappouni R
Radiology. 2018 Dec; 289(3)809-813. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2018180690.

PMID:
    30277849
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transplantation of Lungs Procured From a Donor With an Atrioesophageal Fistula.
Takahashi T, Gauthier JM, Albertin EK, Damiano RJ Jr, Patterson GA, Bierhals AJ, Pasque MK, Hachem RR, Puri V, Kreisel D
Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Feb; 107(2)e121-e122. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.06.049.

PMID:
    30081029
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Aortic arch compliance and idiopathic unilateral vocal fold paralysis.
Behkam R, Roberts KE, Bierhals AJ, Jacobs ME, Edgar JD, Paniello RC, Woodson G, Vande Geest JP, Barkmeier-Kraemer JM
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2017 Aug 1; 123(2)303-309. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00239.2017.

PMID:
    28522763
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ANGPTL3 Deficiency and Protection Against Coronary Artery Disease.
Stitziel NO, Khera AV, Wang X, Bierhals AJ, Vourakis AC, Sperry AE, Natarajan P, Klarin D, Emdin CA, Zekavat SM, Nomura A, Erdmann J, Schunkert H, Samani NJ, Kraus WE, Shah SH, Yu B, Boerwinkle E, Rader DJ, Gupta N, Frossard PM, Rasheed A, Danesh J, Lander ES, Gabriel S, Saleheen D, Musunuru K, Kathiresan S, PROMIS and Myocardial Infarction Genetics Consortium Investigators.
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017 Apr 25; 69(16)2054-2063. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2017.02.030.

PMID:
    28385496
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Loss of function mutation in LOX causes thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection in humans.
Lee VS, Halabi CM, Hoffman EP, Carmichael N, Leshchiner I, Lian CG, Bierhals AJ, Vuzman D, Brigham Genomic Medicine., Mecham RP, Frank NY, Stitziel NO
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Aug 2; 113(31)8759-64. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1601442113.

PMID:
    27432961
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A computational study of the role of the aortic arch in idiopathic unilateral vocal-fold paralysis.
Williams MJ, Ayylasomayajula A, Behkam R, Bierhals AJ, Jacobs ME, Edgar JD, Paniello RC, Barkmeier-Kraemer JM, Vande Geest JP
J Appl Physiol (1985). 2015 Feb 15; 118(4)465-74. doi: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00638.2014.

PMID:
    25477351
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Segmental analysis of congenital heart disease: putting the "puzzle" together with computed tomography.
Bierhals AJ, Rossini S, Woodard PK, Javidan-Nejad C, Billadello JJ, Bhalla S, Gutierrez FR
Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Aug; 30(6)1161-72. doi: 10.1007/s10554-014-0443-7.

PMID:
    24816993
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Results of the two incidence screenings in the National Lung Screening Trial.
Aberle DR, DeMello S, Berg CD, Black WC, Brewer B, Church TR, Clingan KL, Duan F, Fagerstrom RM, Gareen IF, Gatsonis CA, Gierada DS, Jain A, Jones GC, Mahon I, Marcus PM, Rathmell JM, Sicks J, National Lung Screening Trial Research Team.
N Engl J Med. 2013 Sep 5; 369(10)920-31. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1208962.

PMID:
    24004119
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effects of phosphate binder therapy on vascular stiffness in early-stage chronic kidney disease.
Seifert ME, de las Fuentes L, Rothstein M, Dietzen DJ, Bierhals AJ, Cheng SC, Ross W, Windus D, Dávila-Román VG, Hruska KA
Am J Nephrol. 2013; 38(2)158-67. doi: 10.1159/000353569.

PMID:
    23941761
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Stereotactic body radiation therapy for the treatment of early-stage minimally invasive adenocarcinoma or adenocarcnioma in situ (formerly bronchioloalveolar carcinoma): a patterns of failure analysis.
Badiyan SN, Bierhals AJ, Olsen JR, Creach KM, Garsa AA, Dewees T, Bradley JD, Robinson CG
Radiat Oncol. 2013 Jan 3; 84. doi: 10.1186/1748-717X-8-4.

PMID:
    23286648
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Equating quantitative emphysema measurements on different CT image reconstructions.
Bartel ST, Bierhals AJ, Pilgram TK, Hong C, Schechtman KB, Conradi SH, Gierada DS
Med Phys. 2011 Aug; 38(8)4894-902.

PMID:
    21928661
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening.
National Lung Screening Trial Research Team., Aberle DR, Adams AM, Berg CD, Black WC, Clapp JD, Fagerstrom RM, Gareen IF, Gatsonis C, Marcus PM, Sicks JD
N Engl J Med. 2011 Aug 4; 365(5)395-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873.

PMID:
    21714641
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The National Lung Screening Trial: overview and study design.
National Lung Screening Trial Research Team., Aberle DR, Berg CD, Black WC, Church TR, Fagerstrom RM, Galen B, Gareen IF, Gatsonis C, Goldin J, Gohagan JK, Hillman B, Jaffe C, Kramer BS, Lynch D, Marcus PM, Schnall M, Sullivan DC, Sullivan D, Zylak CJ
Radiology. 2011 Jan; 258(1)243-53. doi: 10.1148/radiol.10091808.

PMID:
    21045183
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Low radiation dose computed tomographic protocols. Functional cardiac CT. Clinical integration of imaging, outcomes and decision analysis.