Jeff Duerk, PhD

Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Radiology

Jeff Duerk, PhD, is a professor of radiology at the School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in biomedical engineering and is the Director of the Case Center for Imaging. He joined the faculty in 1988 after completing his doctoral degree. Dr. Duerk earned his PhD from Case Western Reserve University, and also holds an MS in electrical engineering from Ohio State University and a BS, also in electrical engineering, from Purdue University.

Dr. Duerk came to Case Western Reserve University from Picker International (now a part of Philips Medical Systems), one of the leading MRI OEM vendors. While at Picker, he specialized in the development of MRI image acquisition techniques, with special emphasis on the effects of motion within or during the MRI scan.

Dr. Duerk has published more than 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 15 chapters and invited papers and over 150 peer-reviewed abstracts, primarily related to the physics and technology of magnetic resonance imaging. He currently holds 13 patents.