About

Chuan Huang, PhD

Chuan Huang, Ph.D. currently is an Associate Professor in Radiology and Psychiatry (with Tenure), Director of PET/MR Clinical Research at Stony Brook Medicine.

Before joining Stony Brook, Dr. Huang was an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Physics at Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his doctoral degree in Mathematics (minor in Optical Sciences) on Medical Imaging at The University of Arizona. His research focused on image analysis/reconstruction and parametric MRI. 

In 2012, Dr. Chuan Huang extended his research interest into simultaneous PET-MR. In 2013, one year after extending his research into PET-MR, Dr. Huang was awarded Honorable Mention in the Young Investigator Award Symposium of the SNMMI annual meeting. He received the same award in 2014 SNMMI annual meeting. In 2016, he received Young Investigator Award of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation. Dr. Huang was selected as Distinguished Reviewer for Magnetic Resonance Imaging from 2014 to 2019 and Distinguished Reviewer for Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging for 2016 and 2017. He also received Outstanding Reviewer Award for Physics in Medicine and Biology in 2017 where only 50 reviewers in total received this award. He received the same award from Biological Psychiatry in 2018. In 2020, Dr. Huang received the faculty Award from Parkinson's Foundation in 2020.

Recent Awards

Contact Information

Email: chuan.huang@Emory.edu

Twitter: @Chuan_PETMRI

Professional Appointments

Associate Professor of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Director, PET/MRI Research

Emory University

2022 - 


Associate Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry (Tenured)

Director, PET/MR Clinical Research

Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA

2022 - 2022


Adjunct Assosicate Professor of Computer Sciences

Program Faculty Member of Biomedical Engineering

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

2022 - 2022


Assistant Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry (Tenure-Track)

Director, PET/MR Clinical Research

Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, USA

2014 - 2022


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences

Program Faculty Member of Biomedical Engineering

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA

2014 - 2022


Instructor in Radiology

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2014.6 - 2014.9

Led the MR effort of the simultaneous PET-MRI research projects in the Center for Advanced Medical Imaging Sciences


Assistant in Physics

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

2014.6 - 2014.9

Education and Training

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

2012.1 - 2014.5

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

2012.1 - 2014.5


Ph.D. in Mathematics (Minor in Optical Sciences)

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

2006 - 2012

Dissertation: Novel Methods for T2 Estimation Using Highly Undersampled Radial MRI Data


B.S. in Mathematics (Information and Computational Sciences)

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P.R. China

2002 - 2006