Leadership and Members
Priti Balchandani, PhD
CEPM Director – Mount Sinai
Professor, Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology; Neuroscience; Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dr. Balchandani is Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology; Neuroscience; and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is the Director of the Advanced Neuroimaging Research Program and Associate Director of the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute.
Her research has been focused on bridging the gap between advanced electrical engineering techniques and medical imaging applications. She applies signals and systems principles to image the human brain in unprecedented detail and with new sources of signal and contrast. She develops novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques to visualize detailed anatomy as well as vasculature, neuronal fiber tracts, and metabolic characteristics to obtain a more complete understanding of the effects of disease on the brain. She has applied these methods to improve epilepsy treatment, guide skull base tumor surgery, and study the biological mechanisms underlying psychiatric illness. Her work on overcoming some of the main limitations of operating at high magnetic fields has resulted in several innovative tools with wide applicability for human brain imaging and spectroscopy. These techniques have been applied to improve diagnosis, treatment, and surgical planning for a range of neurological diseases and disorders. She is PI on multiple National Institutes of Health-funded projects focused on using 7T imaging to help guide mechanistic understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological diseases.
Dr. Balchandani received her BASc in computer engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada and her PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University.
Coming together to advance a new
kind of medical research