Advances in Pulmonary Functional Imaging Research Personnel

Laboratory for Pulmonary MRI, Low Field Imaging Laboratory - Core Personnel

Samuel Patz, PhD
Professor of Radiology, HMS
MRI Physicist, Director, Laboratory for Pulmonary MRI
Director, Low Field Imaging Laboratory, BWH

Ritu R. Gill, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS
Thoracic Radiology, BWH

George R. Washko, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS
Attending Pulmonologist, BWH

Ravi Seethamraju, PhD
Dr. Seethamraju is a MRI physicist and engineer with Siemens Healthcare. He is a strong collaborator, especially on our work with Siemens MRI scanners.

Charles Corey Hardin, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine at HMS and a physician in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts. Dr. Hardin is actively engaged in the care of patients with the full spectrum of medical critical illness, with a particular focus on the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and septic shock.


Mirko I. Hrovat, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiology, HMS
President and CEO, Mirtech, Inc., Brockton, MA.
Dr. Hrovat is a longstanding collaborator who is a key person in the development of our portable MR devices.

Mikayel Dabaghyan, PhD
Research Scientist, Mirtech, Inc., Brockton, MA.
Dr. Dabaghyan has been an important co-investigator on our portable MR devices research.

David Nathan, MD
Professor of Medicine HMS
Director Emeritus of Dana Farber Cancer Institute
He is supporting us in developing a MR Lung Density Monitor to evaluate sickle cell disease patients.

Dmitriy Yablonskiy, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Washington University.
We have collaborated in studying lung regeneration with hyperpolarized gas ADC MRI.

Ralph Sinkus, PhD
Chair of Biomedical Imaging, Kings College London
Dr. Sinkus is providing expert guidance and collaboration for our brain Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) research program at BWH.

Steven Mentzer, MD
Professor of Medicine, HMS
thoracic surgery, BWH
Collaboration in studying lung regeneration.

Bruce Levy, MD
Chairman, Dept. of Pulmonary and Critical Care, BWH
Collaboration in using hyperpolarized 129Xe gas MRI to study animal models of pulmonary disease.

Aaron Waxman, MD, PhD
Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, BWH
Collaboration in developing proton MRI methods for pulmonary vascular health.

N. Stuart Harris, MD
Director of Wilderness Medicine, MGH
Dr. Stuart is collaborating with our group on various versions of our portable MRI devices to evaluate Acute Mountain Sickness and High Altitude Pulmonary Edema.

Alix Ashare, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Associate Director, New Hampshire Cystic Fibrosis Center.
Dr. Ashare is the PI of a grant that has our group listed as a subcontract to provide hyperpolarized gas 129Xe pAO2 maps for her subjects.

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