William Ball, MD, received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Louisiana State University. He is a graduate of Tulane Medical School, and is board certified in both pediatrics and radiology with added certification in Neuroradiology. He joined the faculty in Radiology at Cincinnati Children's in 1984, and became chief of section in Pediatric Neuroradiology, a position he held from 1988 - 2001.
In 1993, Dr. Ball developed and created the Imaging Research Center (IRC) at Cincinnati Children's, and served as its Director from April 1993 - 2002. As a researcher, Dr. Ball has contributed over 123 scientific contributions to literature, 11 book chapters and was the editor of a complete text Pediatric Neuroradiology that is still in publication today. He is currently a tenured professor in Biomedical Engineering, Radiology and Pediatrics.
Dr. Ball became chair of the newly formed Department of Biomedical Engineering (UCBME) at UC. In 2003, a position he currently holds today. Under his direction, UCBME has grown to 13 full time faculty, over 200 undergraduate students and 45 graduate students. Undergraduate tracks include biomechanics and medical product design. Research programs in UCBME focus on medical imaging, reparative medicine, biomechanics, nanomedicine and bioinformatics. In 2008, Dr. Ball returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as full-time attending staff neuroradiologist.
Education and Training
MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, 1974.
Residency: Pediatrics, Charity Hospital, Tulane Service, New Orleans, LA, 1977; Pediatrics, Oschner Foundation Hospital, Division of Pediatrics, New Orleans, LA, 1977; Radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM.
Fellowships: Pediatric Radiology / Pediatric Neuroradiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1981; Neuroradiology, University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM.
Certification: Certification of Added Qualifications Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology 1999, American Board of Radiology, 1982; American Board of Pediatrics, 1982.