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Claudia Francoise-Eve Kirsch, FACR, MD

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Claudia Francoise-Eve Kirsch, FACR, MD

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    330 Cedar Street

    New Haven, CT 06520

    United States

Biography

Dr. Kirsch is Professor of Neuroradiology in the Yale Department of Radiology and Biom and Fellow in the American College of Radiology, and American Society of Functional Radiology, specializing in skull base and head and neck imaging and currently doing a PhD with School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield using 7 Tesla MRI and artificial intelligence analyzing head, neck and skull base pathology from SARs-CoV-2, HPV and EBV viruses with thesis advisors Dr Ali Khurram PhD. FRC Pathologist, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Pathologist, and founder https://www.neopath.org.uk/our-team, utilizing artificial intelligence analyzing oral cavity pathology, and Professor Daniel Lambert Ph.D. School of Clinical Dentistry, Chair in Molecular Cell Biology, Harpreet Hyaare MD, PhD at UCL, and working under Dr. Priti Balchandani, PhD, utilizing 7T MRI, under Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry and Director Advanced Neuroimaging Research Program (ANRP) and Associate Director BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII) at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She received the American Society of Neuroimaging Oldendorf award, with awards for MRI techniques in spinal cord trauma, teaching and international accolades for educational interactive 3-D head and neck anatomy software, primal pictures anatomy.tv former Vice-Chair of the Expert Panel on Neuroimaging for American College of Radiology Appropriateness Use Criteria Committee, and American Society of Neuroradiology Collaborative Committee for Practice Parameters in Computed Tomography of the Head and Neck. She has served and continues to serve on committees including Current Chair of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology Research Committee, Educational, Program and Research Committees of the American Society of Head and Neck Imaging, Radiological Society of North America, North American Skull Base Society, American Society of Functional Imaging, American Association of Woman Radiologists, Association of University Radiologists, and is Past President of the Eastern Neuroradiological Society and is an invited speaker nationally and internationally on skull base and head and neck imaging and pathology.

Her PhD research and publications are focused on skull base pathology including in Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension, Human Papilloma virus (HPV), Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) and more recently SARs-CoV-2 COVID19 pathology. She was co-investigator on a Foundation Government Clinical Trial assessing the imaging in Phase III trials, and a Primary Investigator Grant recipient, analyzing radiographic features of Pseudotumor Cerebri. Prior grants and research led to national and international presentations, including a TEDx talk on imaging how cancer “hitchhikes” via perineural invasion through the skull base. As a PhD researcher she believes in fostering collaborative and inspiring environments, especially in AI and head and neck pathology, that leads to innovative research, scientific advancement, and ideally improved patient outcomes.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Sheffield, School of Clinical Dentistry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, BMEII (2024)
  • Fellowship
    Beth Israel Medical Center (1998)
  • Fellowship
    George Washington University (1997)
  • Residency
    University of California, San Francisco (1996)
  • Medicine Internship
    California Pacific Medical Center (1992)
  • MD
    The University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha (1991)
  • BA
    Amherst College, Neuroscience and Fine Arts, Cum Laude (1986)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Core Curriculum Educational Fund Grant - https://ashnr.org/core-curriculum-research-seed-grant/American Society of Head and Neck Radiology- https://ashnr.org/core-curriculum-research-seed-grant/2022
Fellowship The American College of Radiology2022
Fellowship The American Society of Functional Neuroradiology 2021
Radiology- Editor’s Recognition With Special Distinction 1/21/21 - https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2021204408Radiological Society of North America -https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.20212044082021
Recipient 2019 Editor’s Recognition Distinction Award - https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2019192134Radiological Society of North America2019
Radiological Society of North America Resident Research Award Towhid Ali MD, Resident MenteeRadiological Society of North America2018
Bennett Medical Student Research Scholarship Award for paper with Medical Student Robert Macielak, Influence of Posterior Fossa Morphology on Clinical Outcomes after Vestibular Schwannoma Resection.Department of Otolaryngology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine2015
Roessler Summer Scholarship -R. Macielak MS II Influence of Posterior Fossa Morphology on Clinical Outcomes Vestibular Schwannomas - Co-investigatorThe Ohio State University Medical Center 2015
Certificate of Merit, Educational Exhibit “Non-Metallic Foreign Bodies in the Head and Neck”.Radiological Society of North America2012
Second Place – Scientific Exhibit “The Protective Pharyngobasilar Fascia” How the Fascia Prevents Perineural Tumoral Spread” The American Society of Head and Neck Radiology, 98th Annual Meeting, 2012
Medical Student Teaching Award, Department of Radiology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Radiology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine2012
Enterprise and Innovation, outstanding achievement – Primal Pictures 3D Interactive Head and Neck Anatomy , now Pharma Intelligence The Queen’s Awards, for Enterprise and Innovation, offered for outstanding achievement by the United Kingdom government2012
Medical Student Teaching AwardDepartment of Radiology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine2011
Faculty Teacher of the Year, Department of Radiology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Department of Radiology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University College of Medicine2011
Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine The Ohio State University College of Medicine2011
Certificate of Merit, Educational Exhibit “Multifaceted Manifestations of C-ANCA Granulomatosis with PolyangitiisRadiological Society of North America2010
The Gabriel H. Wilson Award Western Society of Neuroradiology 2009
Roessler Summer Scholarship – Medical Student M. Ratti MS II Smart Sinonasal ImagingThe Ohio State University Medical Center 2009
Roessler Summer Scholarship -T. Tan MS II Critical Skull Base FindingsThe Ohio State University Medical Center 2009
The International Health & Medical Education Media Award –FREDDIES First Prize Electronic Book Category 3D Head and Neck Anatomy with Special Senses and Basic NeuroanatomyInternational Health and Medical Media Award – FREDDIES – for Best Multimedia in Health Series category – Interactive Head and Neck2008
The Michael E. Debakey Award for Outstanding Educational Entry – Most Prestigious Award from Internal Health and Medical Education Media British Medical Association – 3D Head and Neck Anatomy with Special Senses and Basic Neuroanatomy Most Prestigious Award from Internal Health and Medical Education Media British Medical Association – 3D Head &Neck Anatomy with Special Senses & Basic Neuroanatomy2008
Grant Award - Assessment of Perineural Invasion of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) versus 3.0 Tesla MRI Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation2008
2007 First Prize British Medical Association Book Awards Electronic Books Category 3D Head and Neck Anatomy with Special Senses and Basic NeuroanatomyBritish Medical Association Medical Book Competition 2007
Co-investigator - NIH #1956006143-A1, UCLA Hepatic Encephalopathy: Neuropsychology and Neurochemistry NIH #1956006143-A12007
2003 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition Commendation Award Electronic Media Category Interactive Head and NeckBritish Medical Association Medical Book Competition 2003
International Health and Medical Media Award – FREDDIES – for Best Multimedia in Health Series category – Interactive Head and NeckInternational Health and Medical Media Award – FREDDIES – for Best Multimedia in Health Series category – Interactive Head and Neck2002
American Roentgen Ray Society – President’s Award - Best Manuscript American Roentgen Ray Society 2001
Europrix Multimedia Prize for Primal Pictures Interactive 3-D Anatomy of the Head and Neck – the European Union award for best e-learning and Education Product for 3D interactive seriesEuroprix Multimedia Prize for Primal Pictures Interactive 3-D Anatomy of the Head and Neck – the European Union award for best e-learning and Education Product for 3D interactive series2001
Neuroradiology Fellowship Teaching Award Department of Radiology , David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles2001
Excellence in Teaching University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Graduating Otolaryngology Residents 2000
Steven Kieffer Award for Best Scientific Presentation Eastern Society of Neuroradiology1996
Neuroscience Subspecialty Award – Best Abstract and Presentation “400 MHz (9.4 T) Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Microscopy of Normal and Pathologic Rat Spinal CordWestern Federation of Clinical Research1990
First Place Research Award – University of New Mexico Medical School Medical Student Research Day University of New Mexico Medical School1989
Western Federation of Clinical Research, Neuroscience Subspecialty Award - Advanced MRI Imaging of Neural RegenerationWestern Federation of Clinical Research1988
Western Federation of Clinical Research, Neuroscience Travel Award - Advanced MRI Imaging of Neural Regeneration Best Abstract from University Colorado School of MedicineWestern Federation of Clinical Research, Neuroscience Travel Award - Best Abstract from University Colorado School of Medicine1988
Oldendorf Award - Best Manuscript 2D NMR Spectroscopy of Sciatic Nerve InjuryAmerican Society of Neuroimaging 1987

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