Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD

  • Director, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Rosen is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Laurence Lamson Robbins Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology at the Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He is Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and the Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD in medical physics from MIT and his MD from the Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, and is board certified in radiology.

Dr. Rosen’s research over the past thirty years has focused on the development and application of physiological and functional NMR techniques. His recent work has focused on the fusion of fMRI data with information from other modalities, including very high temporal resolution signals using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and non-invasive optical imaging. By using fMRI tools to evaluate the linkage between neuronal and physiological (metabolic and hemodynamic) events during periods of increased neuronal activity, his studies are allowing researchers to better interpret fMRI signal changes and develop new ways to probe brain function; for instance, through “event related” fMRI studies.

Dr. Rosen leads the activities of several large interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research and training programs that focus on the development of novel biomedical imaging technologies and their application to diverse programs of basic and clinical research. These programs include the NIH/NCRR Regional Resource Center, the Center for Functional Neuroimaging Technologies (CFNT), the Biomedical Informatics Research Network (BIRN), and others.

A Gold Medal winner and Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Dr. Rosen is author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews. He has mentored dozens of graduate students and research fellows through the years.

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