Joseph Maldjian, MD
Joseph Maldjian, MD received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Princeton University. He earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He completed his residency training in diagnostic radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, and then completed a 2-year neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held faculty appointments at New Jersey Medical School and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern, he served as a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
He is currently Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and holds the Lee R. and Charlene B. Raymond Distinguished Chair in Brain Research. He is Chief of Neuroradiology, and Director of the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Lab. His lab is known for clinical translation of advanced neuroimaging techniques, and is a premier image analysis group providing unique image analysis expertise and capabilities, including fully automated pipelines for MRI, PET, and MEG data. His pickatlas paper has been recently recognized as among the 100 most cited articles in the imaging literature, and in the top 10 in the neuroimaging literature. In 2017 he received the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research Distinguished Investigator Award. Dr. Maldjian represents one of a handful of neuroradiologists with multiple active R01s. The main focus of his research is in sports-related mild traumatic injury, including several NIH-funded studies looking at subconcussive impacts in youth and high school football players using MRI, MEG, cognitive measures, and detailed head impact data.
He has directly trained over 100 medical students, residents, and neuroradiology fellows towards careers in academic Radiology. He has also mentored numerous post-doctoral trainees and junior faculty toward successful academic careers as imaging scientists.