A photo of Carl Merrow.

Corning Benton Chair for Radiology Education, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology


My Biography & Research


Carl Merrow spent two years in fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. While the first fellowship year was focused on general pediatric radiology, the second year was split between pediatric musculoskeletal MRI and pediatric neuroimaging. After spending the next two years in a pediatric radiology private practice, Dr. Merrow returned to Cincinnati Children's where he fostered new interests in fetal imaging, vascular anomalies and fellow education. Since his return in 2010, Dr. Merrow has received the Corning Benton Outstanding Educator Award from four graduating classes of pediatric radiology fellows. He was also selected for the first annual Faculty Educational Achievement Award from amongst all junior faculty of Cincinnati Children's in 2011.

In addition to publishing many scientific and educational papers and book chapters, he has lectured at numerous national meetings and helped develop educational content for many online resources. In 2016, he served as editor of the radiology reference textbook Diagnostic Imaging, Pediatrics, 3rd edition, the online content of which is widely used in radiology training programs across the country. In 2017, he co-edited a radiology textbook specifically for pediatricians (Imaging in Pediatrics). As the Corning Benton Chair for Radiology Education, Dr. Merrow currently oversees the vast teaching endeavors for which the Cincinnati Children's Department of Radiology has long been recognized.

Clinical Interests

Musculoskeletal and fetal imaging; imaging of vascular anomalies including neoplasms and malformations

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Radiology and Medical Imaging, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations, Cincinnati Fetal Center, Radiology

My Education

MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL, 2001.

Internship: Transitional, Baptist Health Systems, Birmingham, AL, 2002.

Residency: Diagnostic Radiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, 2006.

Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cinicinnati, OH, 2007.

Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2006; Certificate of Added Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2008; Maintenance of Certification, Diplomat, American Board of Radiology, 2017.

My Publications

Larson DB, Donnelly LF, Podberesky DJ, Merrow AC, Sharpe RE Jr, Kruskal JB. Peer Feedback, Learning, and Improvement: Answering the Call of the Institute of Medicine Report on Diagnostic Error. Radiology. 2017 Apr;283(1):231-241.

Merrow AC, Gupta A, Patel MN, Adams DM. 2014 Revised Classification of Vascular Lesions from the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies: Radiologic-Pathologic Update. Radiographics. 2016 Sep-Oct;36(5):1494-516.

Salloum R, Fox CE, Alvarez-Allende CR, Hammill AM, Dasgupta R, Dickie BH, Mobberley-Schuman P, Wentzel MS, Chute C, Kaul A, Patel M, Merrow AC, Gupta A, Whitworth JR, Adams DM. Response of Blue Rubber Bleb Nevus Syndrome to Sirolimus Treatment. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Nov;63(11):1911-4.

Adams DM, Trenor CC 3rd, Hammill AM, Vinks AA, Patel MN, Chaudry G, Wentzel MS, Mobberley-Schuman PS, Campbell LM, Brookbank C, Gupta A, Chute C, Eile J, McKenna J, Merrow AC, Fei L, Hornung L, Seid M, Dasgupta AR, Dickie BH, Elluru RG, Lucky AW, Weiss B, Azizkhan RG. Efficacy and Safety of Sirolimus in the Treatment of Complicated Vascular Anomalies. Pediatrics. 2016 Feb;137(2):e20153257.

Kim HK, Serai S, Lindquist D, Merrow AC, Horn PS, Kim DH, Wong BL. Quantitative Skeletal Muscle MRI: Part 2, MR Spectroscopy and T2 Relaxation Time Mapping-Comparison Between Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Healthy Boys. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):W216-23.

Johnston JH, Kim HK, Merrow AC, Laor T, Serai S, Horn PS, Kim DH, Wong BL. Quantitative Skeletal Muscle MRI: Part 1, Derived T2 Fat Map in Differentiation Between Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Healthy Boys. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):W207-15.

Merrow AC, Reiter MP, Zbojniewicz AM, Laor T. Avulsion fractures of the pediatric knee. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Nov;44(11):1436-45; quiz 1433-6.

Jeng MR, Fuh B, Blatt J, Gupta A, Merrow AC, Hammill A, Adams D. Malignant transformation of infantile hemangioma to angiosarcoma: response to chemotherapy with bevacizumab. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Nov;61(11):2115-7.

Githu T, Merrow AC, Lee JK, Garrison AP, Brown RL. Fetal MRI of hereditary multiple intestinal atresia with postnatal correlation. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Mar;44(3):349-54.

Merrow AC, Frischer JS, Lucky AW. Pyloric atresia with epidermolysis bullosa: fetal MRI diagnosis with postnatal correlation. Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Dec;43(12):1656-61.