Our Research Center

Center for Precision Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital is at the forefront of innovation in translatable precision imaging approaches that improves patient outcomes.

The Team

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Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD

Director

Dr. Umar Mahmood is Director of the Center for Precision Imaging, Chief of Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging at MGH, Associate Chair for Imaging Sciences at MGH Radiology and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He serves on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the RSNA, the Board of Directors and Chair of the Scientific Program Committee of SNMMI, the Executive Committee of the International Society of Radiology, the Board of Directors of the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research.

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Shadi Abdar Esfahani, MD, MPH

Investigator

Dr. Shadi Abdar Esfahani is a dual board certified nuclear radiologist at MGH radiology with subspecialty training in nuclear medicine and abdominal radiology and Member of Faculty of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Her research is focused on basic and translational applications of receptor and extracellular matrix imaging using PET imaging as well as metabolic imaging using hyper polarized MR.

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Pedram Heidari, MD

Associate Director

Dr. Pedram Heidari is Associate Director of the Center for Precision Imaging and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as the Service Chief and Director of Clinical Research at Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging of the Department of Radiology at MGH.

 

 

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Eric Wehrenberg-Klee, MD

Investigator

Dr. Eric Wehrenberg-Klee is Director of Director of Center for Image-guided Cancer Therapy at the Division of Interventional Radiology at MGH and Instructor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. His research is focused in the use of minimally invasive local therapies to improve response to immunotherapy in cancer.

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Onofrio Catalano, MD

Investigator

Dr. Onofrio Catalano is an abdominal radiologist at MGH radiology and  Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He serves as the Director of PET/MR at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. His research is focused on the application of PET/MR in oncology.

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Bahar Ataeinia, MD, MPH

Researcher

Dr. Bahar Ataeinia has an MD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her research is focused on the applications of novel radiotheranostics in cancer. 

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Lital Ben Naim, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Lital Ben Naim has received a Masters of Medical Sciences from Tel-Aviv University and PhD of Biotechnology Engineering from Ben-Gurion University. She is developing nanobodies for cancer imaging and targeted radiotherapies.

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Asier Marcos Vidal, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Asier Marcos Vidal has a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Automation from Universidad Carlos III De Madrid. He is developing optical molecular imaging devices for minimally invasive interventions. 

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Alyssa Granito

Undergraduate Student

Alyssa Granito is a candidate for B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University.

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Caitlin Deffler

Undergraduate Student

Caitlin Deffler is a candidate for B.S.of Biochemistry with Minor in Psychology from Northeastern University. Her research interests are in oncology, immunotherapy and Neurology.

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Aleksandra Baran

Undergraduate Student

Aleksandra Baran is a candidate for B.S. of Biochemistry with Minor in Psychology from Northeastern University.

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Hritik Kumar

Undergraduate Student

Hritik Kumar is candidate for B.S. in Biochemistry,

Northeastern University.