Kimberly E. Applegate, MD, MS, FACR


Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Pediatrics


Professional Quality Improvement

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: (404) 712-4882


Dr. Applegate is a leader in radiology—she is the American College of Radiology Speaker of the Council, President of the Association for University Radiologists (AUR) Research and Education Foundation, and Past President of the AUR, the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR), and the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research. She is a member of both the National and International Councils for Radiation Protection, and the Steering Committee for the Image Gently Campaign to reduce radiation exposure in children.

  • MD, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • M.S. Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • B.A., Chemistry, U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Applegate’s research interests focus on health services and policy, evidence-based summaries of imaging appropriateness, and radiation safety. Research projects include appropriate use of imaging in abdominal pain in children, technology assessment, quality improvement, and CT safety, especially radiation dose reduction techniques.