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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

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
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

Is it time to reassess the role of myocardial metabolic modulation for the treatment of heart failure?
Bois JP, Gropler RJ
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Oct 3; doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-1068-8.

PMID:
    28975499
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Joint SNMMI-ASNC expert consensus document on the role of <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT in cardiac sarcoid detection and therapy monitoring.
Chareonthaitawee P, Beanlands RS, Chen W, Dorbala S, Miller EJ, Murthy VL, Birnie DH, Chen ES, Cooper LT, Tung RH, White ES, Borges-Neto S, Di Carli MF, Gropler RJ, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Blankstein R
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Aug 2; doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-0978-9.

PMID:
    28770463
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Joint SNMMI-ASNC Expert Consensus Document on the Role of <sup>18</sup>F-FDG PET/CT in Cardiac Sarcoid Detection and Therapy Monitoring.
Chareonthaitawee P, Beanlands RS, Chen W, Dorbala S, Miller EJ, Murthy VL, Birnie DH, Chen ES, Cooper LT, Tung RH, White ES, Borges-Neto S, Di Carli MF, Gropler RJ, Ruddy TD, Schindler TH, Blankstein R, NAME OF COLLAB GROUP.
J Nucl Med. 2017 Aug; 58(8)1341-1353. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.117.196287.

PMID:
    28765228
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cardiac Applications of PET/MR Imaging.
Lau JM, Laforest R, Nensa F, Zheng J, Gropler RJ, Woodard PK
Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2017 May; 25(2)325-333. doi: 10.1016/j.mric.2016.12.007.

PMID:
    28390532
    [PubMed - in process]
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The EXERRT trial: "EXErcise to Regadenoson in Recovery Trial": A phase 3b, open-label, parallel group, randomized, multicenter study to assess regadenoson administration following an inadequate exercise stress test as compared to regadenoson without exercise for myocardial perfusion imaging using a SPECT protocol.
Thomas GS, Cullom SJ, Kitt TM, Feaheny KM, Ananthasubramaniam K, Gropler RJ, Jain D, Thompson RC
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Jun; 24(3)788-802. doi: 10.1007/s12350-017-0813-3.

PMID:
    28224449
    [PubMed - in process]
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PET-based Imaging of Chemokine Receptor 2 in Experimental and Disease-related Lung Inflammation.
Liu Y, Gunsten SP, Sultan DH, Luehmann HP, Zhao Y, Blackwell TS, Bollermann-Nowlis Z, Pan JH, Byers DE, Atkinson JJ, Kreisel D, Holtzman MJ, Gropler RJ, Combadiere C, Brody SL
Radiology. 2017 Jun; 283(3)758-768. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2016161409.

PMID:
    28045644
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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ASNC imaging guidelines/SNMMI procedure standard for positron emission tomography (PET) nuclear cardiology procedures.
Dilsizian V, Bacharach SL, Beanlands RS, Bergmann SR, Delbeke D, Dorbala S, Gropler RJ, Knuuti J, Schelbert HR, Travin MI
J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 Oct; 23(5)1187-1226. doi: 10.1007/s12350-016-0522-3.

PMID:
    27392702
    [PubMed - in process]
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Imaging of hypoxia in mouse atherosclerotic plaques with (64)Cu-ATSM.
Nie X, Randolph GJ, Elvington A, Bandara N, Zheleznyak A, Gropler RJ, Woodard PK, Lapi SE
Nucl Med Biol. 2016 Sep; 43(9)534-42. doi: 10.1016/j.nucmedbio.2016.05.011.

PMID:
    27372286
    [PubMed - in process]
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Design and Modular Construction of a Polymeric Nanoparticle for Targeted Atherosclerosis Positron Emission Tomography Imaging: A Story of 25% (64)Cu-CANF-Comb.
Woodard PK, Liu Y, Pressly ED, Luehmann HP, Detering L, Sultan DE, Laforest R, McGrath AJ, Gropler RJ, Hawker CJ
Pharm Res. 2016 Oct; 33(10)2400-10. doi: 10.1007/s11095-016-1963-8.

PMID:
    27286872
    [PubMed - in process]
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Noninvasive Imaging of CCR2<sup>+</sup> Cells in Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury After Lung Transplantation.
Liu Y, Li W, Luehmann HP, Zhao Y, Detering L, Sultan DH, Hsiao HM, Krupnick AS, Gelman AE, Combadiere C, Gropler RJ, Brody SL, Kreisel D
Am J Transplant. 2016 Oct; 16(10)3016-3023. doi: 10.1111/ajt.13907.

PMID:
    27273836
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PET imaging of in vivo caspase-3/7 activity following myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury with the radiolabeled isatin sulfonamide analogue [(18)F]WC-4-116.
Thukkani AK, Shoghi KI, Zhou D, Xu J, Chu W, Novak E, Chen DL, Gropler RJ, Mach RH
Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2016; 6(2)110-9.

PMID:
    27186438
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Sexual dimorphism in myocardial acylcarnitine and triglyceride metabolism.
Devanathan S, Whitehead TD, Fettig N, Gropler RJ, Nemanich S, Shoghi KI
Biol Sex Differ. 2016; 725. doi: 10.1186/s13293-016-0077-7.

PMID:
    27182432
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Sex affects myocardial blood flow and fatty acid substrate metabolism in humans with nonischemic heart failure.
Kadkhodayan A, Lin CH, Coggan AR, Kisrieva-Ware Z, Schechtman KB, Novak E, Joseph SM, Dávila-Román VG, Gropler RJ, Dence C, Peterson LR
J Nucl Cardiol. 2016 Apr 5;

PMID:
    27048307
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Effects of the Novel Long-Acting GLP-1 Agonist, Albiglutide, on Cardiac Function, Cardiac Metabolism, and Exercise Capacity in Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction.
Lepore JJ, Olson E, Demopoulos L, Haws T, Fang Z, Barbour AM, Fossler M, Davila-Roman VG, Russell SD, Gropler RJ
JACC Heart Fail. 2016 Jul; 4(7)559-566. doi: 10.1016/j.jchf.2016.01.008.

PMID:
    27039125
    [PubMed - in process]
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Assessing Cardiac Metabolism: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
Taegtmeyer H, Young ME, Lopaschuk GD, Abel ED, Brunengraber H, Darley-Usmar V, Des Rosiers C, Gerszten R, Glatz JF, Griffin JL, Gropler RJ, Holzhuetter HG, Kizer JR, Lewandowski ED, Malloy CR, Neubauer S, Peterson LR, Portman MA, Recchia FA, Van Eyk JE, Wang TJ, American Heart Association Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences.
Circ Res. 2016 May 13; 118(10)1659-701. doi: 10.1161/RES.0000000000000097.

PMID:
    27012580
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Relationship between residual viable myocardium and LV remodeling post-MI: Only part of the story.
Gropler RJ
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Apr; 24(2)668-671. doi: 10.1007/s12350-016-0425-3.

PMID:
    26888373
    [PubMed - in process]
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PET/CT Imaging of Chemokine Receptors in Inflammatory Atherosclerosis Using Targeted Nanoparticles.
Luehmann HP, Detering L, Fors BP, Pressly ED, Woodard PK, Randolph GJ, Gropler RJ, Hawker CJ, Liu Y
J Nucl Med. 2016 Jul; 57(7)1124-9. doi: 10.2967/jnumed.115.166751.

PMID:
    26795285
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cardiovascular PET/MRI: Challenges and Opportunities.
LaForest R, Woodard PK, Gropler RJ
Cardiol Clin. 2016 Feb; 34(1)25-35. doi: 10.1016/j.ccl.2015.08.002.

PMID:
    26590777
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Myocardial Hypoxia in Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Is it Just a Matter of Supply and Demand?
Zheng J, Gropler RJ
Circ Heart Fail. 2015 Nov; 8(6)1011-3. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.115.002677.

PMID:
    26578667
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of attenuation correction in cardiac PET using PET/MR.
Lau JMC, Laforest R, Sotoudeh H, Nie X, Sharma S, McConathy J, Novak E, Priatna A, Gropler RJ, Woodard PK
J Nucl Cardiol. 2017 Jun; 24(3)839-846. doi: 10.1007/s12350-015-0197-1.

PMID:
    26499770
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