Our research focuses on developing and applying medical imaging (MRI) acquisition and analysis methods (include machine learning) to study health and disease, aiming at early detection, accurate diagnosis, evaluation and prediction of disease courses and treatment responses. More recently, we also study COVID-19 disease and long COVID using a large cohort of EMR data. We collaborate closely with clinicians to solve clinically impactful problems.
Tim Duong, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair for Research, Montefiore-Einstein Radiology
Assoc Director, Integrative Imaging & Data Science, Center for Health & Data Innovation
Director, Biomedical Imaging PhD Program
Overarching research themes:
Imaging (MRI) and analysis methods to detect and diagnose diseases early and accurately,
COVID-19 disease and long COVID,
Modeling using imaging and EMR/EHR data to predict disease courses and treatment responses, and
Applications of these methods to characterize disease pathophysiology and progression to inform patient care.
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Technical expertise: MRI and other imaging methods, neuroimaging methods, big data, informatics, bioinformatics, machine learning, deep learning, artificial intelligence (AI), natural langugage processsing, large language models, image/data analysis, predictive modeling, big data, data sciences, and imaging clinical trials.
Clinical domain expertise: Neuroscience, neurology, physiology, animal models, retinal diseases (glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy), neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and COVID-19.
Group dynamics: Our research is translational and transdisciplinary. We collaborate closely with radiologists, neurologists, ophthalmologists, neuroscientists, engineers, computer scientists, and physicists to solve clinically relevant problems. Trainees learn from a large group of experts based on their projects. Group members include imaging scientists, data analysts, engineers, and a few medical doctors.
Mentoring: We place strong emphasis on mentoring and career development. I have mentored over two dozen predocs, three dozen postdocs and two dozen non-tenure track faculty and tenure-track faculty. Grantsmanship is important part of the training and about half of our graduate-level trainees are funded by individual and/or institutional training grants. Many of our trainees have become leaders in their fields. Most of our trainees end up as tenured faculty, tenure-track faculty, research scientists in academic institutions, research scientists in drug companies, and medical physicists in hospitals.
About Montefiore-Einstein Radiology: Montefiore-Einstein Radiology has over 70 radiologists, 15 PhD or MD/PhD faculty, and a large network of state-of-art, advanced imaging facilities that provide medical care across multiple acute care hospitals, a dedicated children’s hospital, as well as multiple satellite clinics across Montefiore Health System. Our physicians and faculty actively engage in research in all organ systems. In addition, we provide research facilities and expertise to support a wide range of collaborative research projects. Our patient cohort is diverse with a large population of underserved minorities. We also provide research opportunities to fellows, residents, medical, undergraduate and high school students.