Paul Weatherall, M.D., FACR, is a Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a member of its Musculoskeletal Radiology Division. His clinical interests include the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) evaluation of joints, extremities, spine, and musculoskeletal tumors.

Dr. Weatherall earned his bachelor’s degree in biology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in radiology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He received advanced training in MRI through a fellowship at UT Southwestern, and in musculoskeletal imaging through a fellowship at the University of California–San Diego.

His research interest in the MRI evaluation of joints, extremities, spine, and musculoskeletal tumors has resulted in more than 40 original research articles and editorials. Early in his career as a research assistant, he helped to install the nation's fifth MRI magnet for human imaging. His ongoing commitment to research is demonstrated by his membership on the Radiology Research Committee.

Dr. Weatherall is currently the supervising physician for the American College of Radiology Program for MRI systems at three UT Southwestern facilities. 

He is a member of several national and international professional organizations, including the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Radiological Society of North America, the American Medical Association, the Society of Skeletal Radiologists, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Dallas County Medical Society. He is also a member of the American College of Radiology, which inducted him as a Fellow in 2016, and the Texas Radiological Society, for which he served two terms on the Board of Governors and which he now serves as 2nd Vice President.

Dr. Weatherall serves as an editor for the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Newsletter, ECHOES; and as a reviewer for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, for which he received a "Distinguished Service" citation.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1982)
Baylor College of Medicine (1986), Diagnostic Radiology
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1987), Mri

Research Interest

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Water-saturated three-dimensional balanced steady-state free precession for fast abdominal fat quantification.
Peng Q, McColl RW, Wang J, Chia JM, Weatherall PT J Magn Reson Imaging 2005 Mar 21 3 263-71
Regional body fat distribution in HIV-infected patients with lipodystrophy.
Dinges WL, Chen D, Snell PG, Weatherall PT, Peterson DM, Garg A J. Investig. Med. 2005 Jan 53 1 15-25
Magnetic resonance imaging of the breast prior to biopsy.
Bluemke DA, Gatsonis CA, Chen MH, DeAngelis GA, DeBruhl N, Harms S, Heywang-Köbrunner SH, Hylton N, Kuhl CK, Lehman C, Pisano ED, Causer P, Schnitt SJ, Smazal SF, Stelling CB, Weatherall PT, Schnall MD JAMA 2004 Dec 292 22 2735-42
Interventional MR imaging with an endospinal imaging coil: preliminary results with anatomic imaging of the canine and cadaver spinal cord.
Rappard G, Metzger GJ, Weatherall PT, Purdy PD AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2004 May 25 5 835-9
MR-guided catheter navigation of the intracranial subarachnoid space.
Rappard G, Metzger GJ, Fleckenstein JL, Babcock EE, Weatherall PT, Replogle RE, Pride GL, Miller SL, Adams CE, Purdy PD AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2003 Apr 24 4 626-9
Cardiac atrophy after bed rest and spaceflight.
Perhonen MA, Franco F, Lane LD, Buckey JC, Blomqvist CG, Zerwekh JE, Peshock RM, Weatherall PT, Levine BD J. Appl. Physiol. 2001 Aug 91 2 645-53
MRI vs. histologic measurement of breast cancer following chemotherapy: comparison with x-ray mammography and palpation.
Weatherall PT, Evans GF, Metzger GJ, Saborrian MH, Leitch AM J Magn Reson Imaging 2001 Jun 13 6 868-75
Phenotypic heterogeneity in patients with familial partial lipodystrophy (dunnigan variety) related to the site of missense mutations in lamin a/c gene.
Garg A, Vinaitheerthan M, Weatherall PT, Bowcock AM J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. 2001 Jan 86 1 59-65
Practical considerations in the imaging of soft tissue tumors.
Marcantonio DR, Weatherall PT, Berrey BH Orthop. Clin. North Am. 1998 Jan 29 1 1-17
Musculotendinous injury.
Weatherall PT, Crues JV Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 1995 Nov 3 4 753-72


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

MRI Thoracic Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT, Madewell JE.. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

Abdominal Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT, Madewell JE. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

Musculoskeletal Anatomy. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT, Madewell JE. (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

MRI Artifacts. In Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Weatherall PT (1988). Maryland Heights, Missouri, Mosby Publishing

Neoplasms and mass lesions involving muscle. In Imaging Skeletal Muscle in Health and Disease

Weatherall PT, Maale GE. (1996). New York City, New York, Springer-Verlag

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of American College of Radiology
    Recognition Contributions to Radiology Profession (2016)
  • Magna Cum Laude
    SMU College of Humanities and Sciences (1979)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    SMU College of Humanities and Sciences (1978)
  • Best Doctors 2005-2017

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Roentgen Ray Society (2012)
  • Society of Skeletal Radiology (2012)
  • Texas Medical Association (2012)
  • Texas Radiology Society (2012)
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (1988)
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Radiological Society of North America