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William Simpson, Jr.

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  • Diagnostic Radiology


  • MD, Medical Univ of South Carolina

  • Residency, Transitional
    Emory University Hospital

  • Residency, Radiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Fellowship, Radiology
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    William L Simpson, Jr, MD is an Associate Professor in the Body Imaging section of the department of radiology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He graduated from medical school in his home state at the Medical University of South Carolina. After a transitional internship at Emory University in Atlanta he began his career at Mount Sinai by completing radiology residency and a body imaging/mammography fellowship at this institution. He then joined the faculty in 2000 as an Assistant Professor. From 2003-2010 he served as the Director of Medical Student Education for the radiology department. In that role he developed and initiated the required 4th year radiology clerkship. His research interests are varied. However, he is very involved in the lysosomal storage disease program at the medical center having been involved in international trials for Gaucher Disease as well as the development of an enzyme treatment for Niemann-Pick Disease. Other interests include imaging of liver disease and in particular hepatocelluar carcinoma. He is a member of the Tisch Cancer Institute as well as its Liver Disease Focus Group


  • - 2009
    Elected a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine

  • - 2009
    Agfa Radiology management Award
    Association of University Radilogist

  • - 2014
    Distinguished Radiologist Award, New York Roentgen Society

  • - 2010
    President of the New York Roentgen Society


Simpson WL, Lee KM, Sosa N, Cooper N, Scigliano E, Brody JD, Doucette JT, Kostakoglu L. Lymph nodes can accurately be measured on PET-CT for lymphoma staging/restaging without a concomitant contrast enhanced CT scan. Leukemia & lymphoma 2015 Nov;.

Simpson WL, Hermann G, Balwani M. Imaging of Gaucher disease. World journal of radiology 2014 Sep; 6(9).

Joshi V, Hermann G, Balwani M, Simpson WL. Painless transient bone marrow edema syndrome in a pediatric patient. Skeletal radiology 2014 Nov; 43(11).

Patil VV, Delman BN, Wilck EJ, Simpson WL. Implementation and evaluation of a performance improvement intervention to address physician documentation deficiencies in abdominal ultrasound. Ultrasound quarterly 2014 Jun; 30(2).

Simpson WL, Beitia L. Multimodality imaging of the Essure tubal occlusion device. Clinical radiology 2012 Dec; 67(12).

Simpson WL, Krakowsi DM. Prevalence of lower extremity venous duplication. The Indian journal of radiology & imaging 2010 Aug; 20(3).

Simpson WL, Mendelson D, Wasserstein MP, McGovern MM. Imaging manifestations of Niemann-Pick disease type B. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2010 Jan; 194(1).

Simpson WL, Rausch DR. Imaging of male infertility: pictorial review. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2009 Jun; 192(6 Suppl).

Simpson WL, Beitia LG, Mester J. Hysterosalpingography: a reemerging study. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc; 26(2).

Shapiro RS, Simpson WL, Rausch DL, Yeh HC. Compound spatial sonography of the thyroid gland: evaluation of freedom from artifacts and of nodule conspicuity. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2001 Nov; 177(5).

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Dr. Simpson, Jr. did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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