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William Scott, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


Diagnostic Radiology

Research Interests

Resident and medical student education; Evaluation of diagnostic accuracy, specificity and sensitivity


Dr. William W. Scott, Jr. is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. He specializes in musculoskeletal radiology and medical student education.

Dr. Scott received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1967 and enrolled in medicine at Johns Hopkins. He completed an internship in pathology and a residency in radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. After two years as Chief of Diagnostic Ultrasound at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., he returned to Johns Hopkins in 1978 as an Assistant Professor of Radiology.

Over the course of his distinguished career at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Scott served for nine years as Director of Medical Student Education in the radiology program, and was the Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology for several years, after which he assumed responsibility for Emergency Radiology.

Among his scholarly achievements, he has published more than 85 articles, 16 book chapters, and four complete books. He is certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology.


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    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine ( Baltimore MD ) (1971)


    • The Johns Hopkins Hospital/Radiology ( Baltimore MD ) (1975)


    • Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (1975)
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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Mizelle KV, Scott WW Jr, Gelber AC. “Crohn ankylosis: a destructive elbow and wrist joint arthritis 2 decades following childhood abdominal pain.” J Clin Rheumatol. 2012 Sep;18(6):312-3. doi: 10.1097/RHU.0b013e3182685648.
    2. Shamir L, Ling SM, Scott WW Jr, Bos A, Orlov N, Macura TJ, Eckley DM, Ferrucci L, Goldberg IG. “Knee x-ray image analysis method for automated detection of osteoarthritis.” IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2009 Feb;56(2):407-15. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2008.2006025.
    3. Giles JT, Szklo M, Post W, Petri M, Blumenthal RS, Lam G, Gelber AC, Detrano R, Scott WW Jr, Kronmal RA, Bathon JM. “Coronary arterial calcification in rheumatoid arthritis: comparison with the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.” Arthritis Res Ther. 2009;11(2):R36. doi: 10.1186/ar2641. Epub 2009 Mar 10.
    4. Harris ML, Darrah E, Lam GK, Bartlett SJ, Giles JT, Grant AV, Gao P, Scott WW Jr, El-Gabalawy H, Casciola-Rosen L, Barnes KC, Bathon JM, Rosen A. “Association of autoimmunity to peptidyl arginine deiminase type 4 with genotype and disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis.” Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jul;58(7):1958-67. doi: 10.1002/art.23596.
    5. Scott WW Jr, Beall DP, Eng J, Matthiesen CL, Prater S, Enis J. “Improved demonstration of cartilage narrowing in the knee joint using standing PA flexed radiographs.” J Okla State Med Assoc. 2007 Dec;100(12):469-72.
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    Off-Service Faculty Member of the Year, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2002

    Faculty Teaching Award, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2000

    Award for Service to Residents, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1999

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