Bioactive 3D printing: leveraging additive manufacturing techniques to incorporate drugs into medical implants and instruments
Radiology Resident, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
Dr. David Ballard is a radiology resident and T32 research fellow at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) in St. Louis, MO. He is a member of the 3D printing research lab at MIR and has several publications with imbedding antibiotics, chemotherapeutics, hormones, and other substances into 3D printed medical implants and instruments. He is a member of the Radiological Society of North America’s 3D Printing Special Interest Group as well as the 2017 Association of University Radiologists Radiology Research Alliance’s 3D Printing Task Force. Dr. Ballard’s other research interests include using 3D printed negative mold for pathologic sectioning of surgically resected tumors as well as gastrointestinal and genitourinary computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging applications.