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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Birgit Ertl-Wagner, MD

The Hospital for Sick Children
Division Chief of Neuroradiology
Diagnostic Imaging

University of Toronto
Department of Medical Imaging

Chair Positions

The Hospital for Sick Children
Diagnostic Imaging
Derek Harwood-Nash Chair

Phone: 416-813-5470
Email: birgitbetina.ertl-wagner@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Suranna Monah
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8677
Alternate Email: suranna.monah@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Ertl-Wagner did her residency and fellowship training in neuroradiology, neurology and radiology at the University Hospitals of Heidelberg, Marburg and Munich. Following Board certification in radiology and a certificate of additional qualification in neuroradiology, she joined the staff at the Department of Radiology of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. She first became section chief of teleradiology and later of magnetic resonance imaging; In addition, she has led the areas of pediatric neuroradiology and head and neck imaging. Dr. Ertl-Wagner´s research is characterized by a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative approach with a focus on translation between basic science and clinical research. She has worked with a broad spectrum of methodological approaches, including phase contrast imaging, functional MR imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, MR spectroscopy and various perfusion techniques. She is deputy editor for the highly renowned journal “Radiology” and reviewer for numerous scientific journals and grant funding agencies. She has received numerous awards including the Therese von Bayern Award for scientific excellence, the Marie-Curie-Ring of the German Radiological Society, the medal of honor of the Finnish Radiological Society and the Felix- and Eugenie-Wachsmann-Award of the German Radiological Society. She is currently the division chief of neuroradiology within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the Hospital for Sick Children and Derek Harwood-Nash Chair for pediatric neuroradiology. She is also Full Professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Medical Imaging.


2016 - Marie Curie Ring, German Radiological Society
2015 - Henry M. Selby Lecture Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
2014 - Mentor of the Year, Medical Faculty of the LMU University of Munich, Germany
2013 - Felix-and Eugenie-Wachsmann-Award, German Radiological Society
2013 - Therese von Bayern Award for Scientific Excellence, Therese von Bayern Foundation
2011 - Medal of Honor, Finnish Radiological Society


For a full list of Dr. Ertl-Wagner's publications, visit PubMed