Reza Nezafat – Next Generation Cardiovascular MRI Technologies for Probing Heart Disease: Innovation through collaboration

Monday, March 28
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Haus Room (36-428)

Non-invasive imaging can facilitate earlier diagnosis and improved phenotyping of patients with cardiovascular disease to better gauge prognosis and enable a personalized approach for treatment. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR), provides a comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular structure, function, flow, perfusion and viability. Recent advances in CMR also provide accurate information about interstitial diffuse fibrosis, inflammation, and scar. In this talk, I will give an overview of research activities in our laboratory and discuss how artificial intelligence is propelling innovation in CMR from data acquisition to diagnosis and prognosis of cardiac disease. 

Dr. Reza Nezafat is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and scientific director of Cardiac MR Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is a faculty member of Cardiovascular Division and Cancer Research Institute at BIDMC.  His research focuses on the development and application of (a) cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and (b) artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions for improving imaging efficiency, quality, image analysis, interpretation, diagnosis, and prognosis of heart disease. He holds a doctorate and master degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tehran. He was a research fellow in Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics at National Heart, Lung and Blood Instittue before joining Harvard University in 2006. He is an Established Investigator of American Heart Assoication and serves on various committees at National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association. Dr. Nezafat served as an editorial board member for various leading MRI journals and currently serve as Deputy Editor of Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Associate Editor of Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance.


  • Date: Monday, March 28
  • Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Location: Haus Room (36-428)