Faculty

Meet the Faculty

CWRU Center for Imaging Research (CCIR) faculty come from diverse fields, have a rich, collaborative culture and encourage serendipity of discovery. This long history of teamwork exists between researchers from broad scientific areas, including: pharmacology, cancer biology, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and material engineering, as well as physicians (including radiologists, surgeons, urologists, and oncologists).

  • Salim Abboud, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: salim-tamuz.abboud@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3363

  • Kianoush Ansari-Gilani, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: kianoush.ansarigilani@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.5330

  • Norbert Avril, MD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    Division of Nuclear Medicine
    School of Medicine
    Research Scholar
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: norbert.avril@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3363

  • Nami Azar, MD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: nami.azar@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3363

  • Chaitra Badve, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    School of Medicine

    Email: chaitra.badve@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.8140

  • James P. Basilion, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Radiology
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Co-Leader
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: james.basilion@case.edu

    Phone: 216.983.3264

  • Ari Blitz, MD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: Ari.Blitz@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.8140

  • Susann M. Brady-Kalnay, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Neurosciences
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: smb4@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0330

  • Yong Chen, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Co-Director
    Imaging Research Core
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: yong.chen2@case.edu

  • Jon Davidson, MS, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: jon.davidson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3363

  • Agata A. Exner, PhD

    Vice Chair of Basic Research
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Co-Leader
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Associate Director
    Medical Scientist Training Program
    School of Medicine
    Director
    CWRU Center for Imaging Research

    Email: agata.exner@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6727

  • Navid Faraji, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Anatomy
    Associate Program Director
    Diagnostic Radiology Residency
    UH Cleveland Medical Center

    Email: navid.faraji@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.1542

  • Chris A. Flask, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    Pediatrics
    Biomedical Engineering
    School of Medicine
    Co-Director
    Imaging Research Core
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: christopher.flask@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.4963

  • Robert Gilkeson, BA, MD

    Vice Chair of Clinical Research
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: robert.gilkeson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.5330

  • William Grissom, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: wag57@case.edu

  • Mark Griswold, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mark.griswold@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.8085

  • Bianca Guedes Ribeiro, MD, MSc

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: Bianca.GuedesRibeiro@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.3363

  • Amit Gupta, MBBS, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: amit.gupta@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.5330

  • Daniel Herzka, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: dah189@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.8171

  • Michael Jenkins, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: michael.jenkins@case.edu

  • David Jordan, BS, MS, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: david.w.jordan@case.edu

  • Efstathios (Stathis) Karathanasis, PhD

    Associate Chair
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: efstathios.karathanasis@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4617

  • Leonardo Kayat Bittencourt, MD, PhD

    Vice Chair of Innovation
    Department of Radiology
    UH Cleveland Medical Center
    Radiologist
    Abdominal Imaging
    UH Cleveland Medical Center
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    Case Western Reserve University
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: Leonardo.KayatBittencourt@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.286.3249

  • Juhwan Lee

    Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering

    Email: juhwan.lee@case.edu

    Phone: 216.258.3527

  • Zhenghong Lee, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Co-Leader
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: zhenghong.lee@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.7920

  • Shuo Li, PhD

    Professor
    Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Professor
    Computer Data Science
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: shuo.li11@case.edu

  • Zheng-Rong Lu, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    M. Frank Rudy and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: zheng-rong.lu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0187

  • Dan Ma, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: dan.ma@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.5935

  • Holly Marshall, BS, MD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: holly.marshall@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.5330

  • Douglas Martin, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: Douglas.Martin@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844-8140

  • Debra McGivney, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine

    Email: debra.mcgivney@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.6248

  • Raymond F. Muzic, Jr., PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Scientific Director
    Quantitative Imaging Laboratory
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: raymond.muzic@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.0727

  • Ameya Nayate, MD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: ameya.nayate@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.8140

  • Donna Plecha, MD, FSBI

    Chair
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Theodore J. Castele Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Pathology
    School of Medicine

    Email: donna.plecha@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216-983-4829

  • Nikhil Ramaiya, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: nikhil.ramaiya@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.8140

  • Andrew Rollins, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: andrew.rollins@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.1917

  • Anirban Sen Gupta, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: anirban.sengupta@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4564

  • Anuj Sharma, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering

    Email: axs3147@case.edu

  • Jeffrey Sunshine, MD, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurological Surgery
    School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Neurology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: jeffrey.sunshine@uhhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.8140

  • Sree Harsha Tirumani, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    Case Western Reserve University
    School of Medicine
    Director
    Abdominal Imaging Fellowship
    UH Cleveland Medical Center
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: SreeHarsha.Tirumani@UHhospitals.org

    Phone: 216.844.8140

  • Satish E. Viswanath, PhD

    Associate Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Associate Professor
    Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Co-Leader
    CCCC Machine Learning Working Group
    Co-Director
    Center for AI Enabling Discovery in Disease Biology (AID2B)
    School of Medicine

    Email: satish.viswanath@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3888

  • Yanming Wang, PhD

    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Secondary Faculty
    Department of Chemistry
    College of Arts and Sciences
    Director
    Department of Radiopharmaceutical Division
    CWRU Center for Imaging Research
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: yanming.wang@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3288

  • Xinning Wang, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: xinning.wang@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.4848

  • David L. Wilson, PhD

    Robert J. Herbold Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine
    Member
    Cancer Imaging Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: david.wilson@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.4099

  • Chunying Wu, BA, PhD

    Instructor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: chunying.wu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.983.4235

  • Xin Yu, ScD

    F. Alex Nason Professor II of Biomedical Engineering
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics
    School of Medicine
    Professor
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine

    Email: xin.yu@case.edu

    Phone: 216.368.3918

  • Mei Zhang, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Case School of Engineering
    Member
    Immune Oncology Program
    Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Email: mei.zhang2@case.edu

    Phone: 216.844.3098