Alexander McKinney, MD


Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I am committed to utilizing cutting-edge research and imaging techniques to deliver excellent patient-centered care. HCMC has been at the forefront in delivering emergency care to patients, and my goal is to bring advanced imaging expertise to increase the understanding of disorders such as traumatic brain injury, stroke, hypoxic-ischemic injury, and other conditions that a patient can present in an acute or critical fashion. Thus, I have been serving HCMC to perform research in tandem with care, in order to improve not only our understanding and interpretation, but hopefully also the patient’s prognosis."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. McKinney has subspecialty training and both clinical and research interests in diagnostic neuroradiology, pediatric neuroradiology, and head and neck imaging. He also works to implement radiology-based informatics algorithms to optimize image ordering and protocoling, the use of x-ray contrast (dye), radiation dosage, and structured reporting. He serves on quality assurance, leadership, and research committees both at HCMC and the University of Minnesota, where he also serves as Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. McKinney has been a strong advocate of combining research with excellent clinical care. He has authored peer-reviewed publications in regards to stroke, aneurysms, post-treatment encephalopathic syndromes, trauma, and pediatric brain development and rare neurological disorders. He has also authored a neuroradiology textbook on normal variations in brain, skull and cerebrovascular imaging.


  • Subspecialty Board Certification of Added Qualifications in Neuroradiology by the American Board of Radiology
  • Board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology
  • Professor of Radiology, University of Minnesota


  • Recognized as a "TopDoctor" by Castle Connolly
  • RSNA Outstanding Resident/Fellow Research Award
  • Outstanding Resident in Neuroradiology
  • Outstanding Resident in Radiology


"I like to travel with family."

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • American College of Radiology
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Association of University Radiologists


Medical School

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Radiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA


Neuroradiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA