Carl Winalski, MD
Carl Winalski, MD is on staff in musculoskeletal radiology in the Imaging Institute and Department of Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland Clinic where he is Director of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Lab. He received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1984. Following his Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, he joined the BWH staff. Dr. Winalski became Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and served as Director of Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Director of Imaging at the Cartilage Repair Center. In 2006, he was chosen Lecturer of the Year of the Finnish Radiological Society.
Dr. Winalski came to Cleveland Clinic that year to spearhead the musculoskeletal imaging research efforts. As a clinician and researcher, his primary interest is arthritis, particularly imaging assessment of articular cartilage, surgical cartilage repair and subchondral bone, as well as development of novel MR image contrast agents directed to articular cartilage. He has authored or co-authored over 65 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters. He is on the Editorial Boards of the journals Skeletal Radiology and Osteoarthritis and Cartilage and is a reviewer for several other Radiologic and Orthopaedic journals. He has served on NIH Advisory and Scientific Review Panels and as a Guest Expert for the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee. He is a member of a number of Radiological Societies, a Fellow of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) and co-founded the ICRS Imaging Committee. Through his research efforts and work on the ICRS Imaging Committee, he has helped develop clinical and basic science imaging assessment tools used by industry for development of surgical cartilage repair strategies using cell technologies and scaffolds.