Leadership and Members

Zahi Fayad, Ph.D.

Zahi Fayad, PhD

Director, Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute and Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular, and Interventional Radiology: Medicine (Cardiology) and Artificial Intelligence and Human Health,
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Zahi A. Fayad serves as Professor of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and holds the Lucy G. Moses Professorship in Medical Imaging and Bioengineering. He is the founding Director of the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute (BMEII); Vice chair for Research, Department of Radiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Fayad’s interdisciplinary and discipline bridging research – from engineering to biology and from pre-clinical to clinical investigations – has been dedicated to the detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease with many seminal contributions in the field of multimodality biomedical imaging (MR, CT, PET and PET/MR) and nanomedicine. His work has recently expanded in understanding the effect of stress on the immune system and cardiovascular disease, and he oversees an ever-expanding research portfolio as BMEII grows across the fields of precision medicine, artificial intelligence, and wearable devices. He is a co-founder of the Mount Sinai Clinical Intelligence Center (MSCIC), which provides actionable data and predictive modeling solutions to COVID-19 and beyond. He has authored more than 400 peer-reviewed publications, 50 book chapters, and over 500 meeting presentations.

Dr. Fayad is currently the Principal Investigator (PI) of 5 federal grants (4 R01s and 1 P01) funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and National institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. He is also PI on three NIH sub-contracts with UCSD, Columbia and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Moreover, he currently leads four pharmaceutically funded multicenter clinical trials for the evaluation of novel cardiovascular drugs. Dr. Fayad is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, and is an elected Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance In Medicine. He received his engineering training at Bradley University (BS, Electrical Engineering ’89), the Johns Hopkins University (MS, Biomedical Engineering ‘91) and at the University of Pennsylvania (PhD. Bioengineering ’96).


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