Alexander McKinney, MD, CI/CIIP

Professor, Department of Radiology

Alexander McKinney

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-5566

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street S.E. B226
Mayo Memorial Building MMC 292
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Bibi Husain

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor, Department of Radiology

Vice-Chair Research – Radiology and Informatics Medical Director: CMRR/CCIR Division Director – Neuroradiology Neuroradiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology Medical Informaticist (via M-Health IT & office of the Chief Medial Information Officer)

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, 1998

Diagnostic Radiology, University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Medical School (Neuroradiology)

Internship, Hennepin County Medical Center

Pediatric Neuroradiology Externship, Hospital for Sick Kids, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Dr. McKinney has trained and served as a staff physician for over 10 years in a diverse hospital environment that has included tertiary care (M-Health/UMN), level1 trauma care (Hennepin County Medical Center), pediatric care (Masonic Children’s), and veterans’ care (Minneapolis VA Medical Center). During this time, he became proficient in neuroimaging of those disorders, including stroke imaging/therapy, aneurysm imaging/therapy, catheter angiography, and, since 2008, pediatric neuroimaging. His primary areas of research and clinical interest initially centered on vascular neuroimaging and therapy (primarily aneurysms and stroke), while more recently have focused to a greater degree on pediatric neuroimaging (including development and rare disorders) and encephalopathic syndromes in both children and adults. He currently serves on several societal committees that provide recommendations for radiologic practice standards and safety, as regards MRI and CT. He also serves as an ad hoc reviewer for over 20 journals, has published two books as the sole author, and has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

More recently, Dr. McKinney has been working within the system-wide IT and Medical Informatics’ framework of newly formed M-Health to streamline radiology clinical decision support (CDS), CDS-based contrast allergy remediation/mitigation, and radiology report-based coding and diagnosis generation. His overall goal has been to ultimately determine the effects of both physicians’ ordering of imaging examinations and the radiology reports on eventual outcomes (RADNOSIS project). He has served in this capacity as a part-time informaticist for over 3 years, and has pending certification in Medical Informatics via the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Awards & Recognition

Top Doctor - 2016 - Castle Connelly
Top Doctor for Cancer - 2016 - Castle Connelly
Top Cancer Doctor - 2015 - Newsweek
Top Doctor - 2014 - Castle Connelly

Professional Associations

American College of Radiology
Association of University Radiologists
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology
Radiological Society of North America
American Roentgen Ray Society


Research Summary/Interests

Pediatric Myelination Patterns
Pediatric Congenital Malformations
Toxic Leukoencephalopathy
CT Perfusion
MR perfusion


Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology
American Board of Radiology - Certificate of Added Qualification - Neuroradiology
Clinical Imaging Informatics(CIIP)
American Board of Preventive Medicine- Clinical Informatics

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Neuroimaging - Myelination and Development - Tumor Imaging - Metabolic Disorders: esp. Leukodystrophies and Mucopolysaccharidoses Adult Neuroimaging: - Encephalopathic Syndromes - Tumor Imaging - Neurotologic Imaging Stroke Neuroimaging and Therapy