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Robert J. Gropler, MD

Professor, Radiology
Division of Nuclear Medicine

Specialty Areas

Nuclear Medicine
Radiology

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
Nuclear Cardiology

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Nuclear medicine, cardiovascular imaging, coronary artery disease, PET imaging

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Location(s)

Location(s)

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology

510 South Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-747-3878
Fax: 314-747-3882

Education

Education

Fellowship: Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1988
Fellowship: Cardiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois 1988
Chief Resident: McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 1985
Residency: Internal Medicine, McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 1984
Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 1981
B.S.: Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania 1977

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Appropriate Use Criteria for PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging.
Schindler TH, Bateman TM, Berman DS, Chareonthaitawee P, De Blanche LE, Dilsizian V, Dorbala S, Gropler RJ, Shaw L, Soman P, Winchester DE, Verberne H, Ahuja S, Beanlands RS, Di Carli MF, Murthy VL, Ruddy TD, Schwartz RG
J Nucl Med. 2020 Aug; 61(8)1221-1265. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.120.246280.

PMID:
    32747510
    [PubMed - in process]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Jul; 13(7)e011449. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.011449.

PMID:
    32683887
    [PubMed - in process]
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Chemokine Receptor 2-targeted Molecular Imaging in Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Brody SL, Gunsten SP, Luehmann HP, Sultan DH, Hoelscher M, Heo GS, Pan J, Koenitzer JR, Lee EC, Huang T, Mpoy C, Guo S, Laforest R, Salter A, Russell TD, Shifren A, Combadiere C, Lavine KJ, Kreisel D, Humphreys BD, Rogers BE, Gierada DS, Byers DE, Gropler RJ, Chen DL, Atkinson JJ, Liu Y
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Jul 16; doi: 10.1164/rccm.202004-1132OC.

PMID:
    32673071
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Obesity is Associated with Increased Basal and Postprandial β-Cell Insulin Secretion Even in the Absence of Insulin Resistance.
van Vliet S, Koh HE, Patterson BW, Yoshino M, LaForest R, Gropler RJ, Klein S, Mittendorfer B
Diabetes. 2020 Jul 10; pii: db200377. doi: 10.2337/db20-0377.

PMID:
    32651241
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In vivo Characterization of Four 18F-Labeled S1PR1 Tracers for Neuroinflammation.
Liu H, Luo Z, Gu J, Jiang H, Joshi S, Shoghi KI, Zhou Y, Gropler RJ, Benzinger TLS, Tu Z
Mol Imaging Biol. 2020 Jun 29; doi: 10.1007/s11307-020-01514-8.

PMID:
    32602083
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Jun; 13(6)e011203. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.011203.

PMID:
    32513023
    [PubMed - in process]
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Targeted PET Imaging of Chemokine Receptor 2+ Monocytes and Macrophages in the Injured Heart.
Heo GS, Bajpai G, Li W, Luehmann HP, Sultan DH, Dun H, Leuschner F, Brody SL, Gropler RJ, Kreisel D, Lavine KJ, Liu Y
J Nucl Med. 2020 May 22; pii: jnumed.120.244673. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.120.244673.

PMID:
    32444372
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Metabolic and Molecular Imaging of the Diabetic Cardiomyopathy.
Peterson LR, Gropler RJ
Circ Res. 2020 May 22; 126(11)1628-1645. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.315899.

PMID:
    32437305
    [PubMed - in process]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 May; 13(5)e011018. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.011018.

PMID:
    32408827
    [PubMed - in process]
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Update on COVID-19 From the Journal.
Gropler RJ, Davila-Roman VG
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Apr; 13(4)e010822. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.010822.

PMID:
    32312113
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Apr; 13(4)e010860. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.010860.

PMID:
    32299223
    [PubMed - in process]
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CCR2 Positron Emission Tomography for the Assessment of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Inflammation and Rupture Prediction.
English SJ, Sastriques SE, Detering L, Sultan D, Luehmann H, Arif B, Heo GS, Zhang X, Laforest R, Zheng J, Lin CY, Gropler RJ, Liu Y
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Mar; 13(3)e009889. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009889.

PMID:
    32164451
    [PubMed - in process]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Mar; 13(3)e010652. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.010652.

PMID:
    32160788
    [PubMed - in process]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Feb; 13(2)e010515. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.120.010515.

PMID:
    32063054
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cardiac PET/CT-Determined Amyloid Light Chain Depositions: A New Risk Biomarker?
Schindler TH, Gropler RJ, Lenihan DJ
J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 Feb 4; 75(4)391-394. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.11.038.

PMID:
    32000950
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Jan; 13(1)e010410. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.010410.

PMID:
    31959006
    [PubMed - in process]
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64Cu-ATSM Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Hypoxia in Human Atherosclerosis.
Nie X, Elvington A, Laforest R, Zheng J, Voller TF, Zayed MA, Abendschein DR, Bandara N, Xu J, Li R, Randolph GJ, Gropler RJ, Lapi SE, Woodard PK
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 Jan; 13(1)e009791. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.009791.

PMID:
    31910670
    [PubMed - in process]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Dec; 12(12)e010231. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.010231.

PMID:
    31838883
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In This Issue of the Journal.
Gropler RJ
Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Nov; 12(11)e010117. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.119.010117.

PMID:
    31735066
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Myocardial glucose and fatty acid metabolism is altered and associated with lower cardiac function in young adults with Barth syndrome.
Cade WT, Laforest R, Bohnert KL, Reeds DN, Bittel AJ, de Las Fuentes L, Bashir A, Woodard PK, Pacak CA, Byrne BJ, Gropler RJ, Peterson LR
J Nucl Cardiol. 2019 Nov 8; doi: 10.1007/s12350-019-01933-3.

PMID:
    31705425
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2019:

Company Name: Biomedical Systems

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $40,000 - $59,999

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2020