Meet the Team

At BMEII, our team of medical experts research and develop the most advanced methods available to treat a wide range of patients.

Our Directors

Zahi A. Fayad, PhD

Zahi A. Fayad, PhD

Director, BMEII

Director, Cardiovascular Imaging

Priti Balchandani, PhD

Priti Balchandani, PhD

Associate Director, BMEII

Director, Neuroimaging

Christopher Cannistraci, MS

Christopher Cannistraci, MS

Director, Research Operations

Director, Core Staff

Bachir Taouli, MD

Bachir Taouli, MD

Director, Cancer and Body Imaging

Abraham Teunissen, PhD

Abraham Teunissen, PhD

Co-Director, Nanomedicine

Mandy Van Leent, MD, PhD

Mandy Van Leent, MD, PhD

Co-Director, Nanomedicine

Hayit Greenspan, PhD

Hayit Greenspan, PhD

Director, Artificial Intelligence in Imaging

Catherine Ma, MPH

Catherine Ma, MPH

Director, Administration

Our Teams

BMEII Affiliated and Adjunct Faculty

BMEII Affiliated Faculty

Fadi Akar, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Adam Bernheim, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology 

Michael Chung, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Kevin Costa, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Bradley N. Delman, MD, MS
Professor of Radiology
Vice-Chairman for Quality, Performance & Clinical Research
Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health

Angelo Gaitas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology 

Somali Gavane, MD
Nuclear Medicine
Assistant Professor
Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Munir Ghesani, MD
Chief, Nuclear Medicine
Senior Faculty
Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Nasrin Ghesani, MBBS
Nuclear Medicine
Senior Faculty
Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Julius “Trey” Hedden, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroimaging and Biomarker Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease

James Iatridis, PhD
Director, Spine Research Program
Professor & Vice Chair of Research of Orthopedics

Yael Jacob, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Adam H. Jacobi, MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

David S. Mendelson, MD
Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
Associate Chief Medical Information Officer-Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
Vice Chair Radiology IT | Mount Sinai Health System

 Laurel Morris, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

James W. Murrough, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program 

David Putrino, PhD
Director, Rehabilitation Innovation
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Eric Sobie, PhD
Sr. Associate Dean for Programmatic Development
Professor of Pharmacological Science

Maria Giovanna Trivieri, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine | Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Medical Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute

 

 

Adjunct Faculty

Rebecca Feldman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics
University of British Columbia – Okanagan Campus

Stefanie Hectors, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College 

Christoph Juchem, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Columbia University in the City of New York
 

Nikolaos Karakatsanis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College 

Mehmet Kurt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology 

Christoph Lippert, PhD
Chair of Digital Health and Machine Learning
Hasso Plattner Institute 

Kambiz Nael, MD
Professor of Radiological Sciences
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA 

Carlos Perez-Medina, PhD
Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging
Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research 

Junqian (Gordon) Xu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Baylor College of Medicine

 

External Collaborators

Anthony Costa, PhD
Senior Alliance Manager
Healthcare Analytics, NVIDIA

Eric Oermann, MD
Director, AISINAI
Instructor of Neurosurgery 

James H.F. Rudd MD PhD FRCP
Senior Lecturer and Cardiologist
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Cambridge, U.K. 

Gustav Strijkers, PhD
Professor, Preclinical and Translational MRI
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam 

Charalampos “Harry” Tsoumpas, PhD FInstP FIPEM FHEA SrM’IEEE
Professor, Quantification in Molecular Diagnostics & Radionuclide Therapy
University of Groningen 

 

 

 

 

 

News

Latest Publications

Artificial intelligence–enabled rapid diagnosis of patients with COVID-19

Xueyan Mei, Hao-Chih Lee, […] Yang Yang
Nat Med (2020).

Probing myeloid cell dynamics in ischaemic heart disease by nanotracer hot-spot imaging

Max L. Senders, Anu E. Meerwaldt, ... Willem J. M. Mulder
Nat. Nanotechnol. 15, 398–405 (2020).

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