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William S. Ball, MD

Neuroradiologist, Department of Radiology

Research Consultant, Department of Radiology

Professor, UC Department of Radiology

UC Department of Pediatrics, UC Department of Biomedical Engineering

Phone: 513-636-8574

Email: juanita.hunter@cchmc.org

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Specialties

Pediatric neuroradiology

Biography

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 1991, Dr. Ball developed and created the Imaging Research Center (IRC) at Cincinnati Children's, and served as its director from April 1991-2002. 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 circulation 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 2001, a position he held until 2008. In 2008, Dr. Ball returned to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as full-time attending staff neuroradiologist where he continued his research in pediatric cerebrovascular occlusive disease with a focus on Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). He returned to the university in August of 2011 as interim vice-president for research. He retired from the practice of neuroradiology in December of 2012 to become permanent vice-president for research at the University of Cincinnati. He continues his research in pediatric CVD at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital under a multi-institutional grant from NIH in SCD.

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.