Cedars Sinai Medical Center
United States of America
Cedars-Sinai Affiliations Biomedical Imaging Research Institute Department of Biomedical Sciences Awards & Activities NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00), 2014 American Heart Association Scientist Development Award (SDG), 2014 Early Career Award in Basic Science, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2013 Regional Scholarship, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2012 American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, 2011 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowship at University of Illinois, Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation, 2008 Lemelson-MIT Illinois Innovation Prize Finalist, University of Illinois, 2007
Research Profile The research of Behzad Sharif, PhD, involves developing MRI-based biomarkers that accurately characterize myocardial blood flow abnormalities and applying them in diagnostic/mechanistic studies of ischemic heart disease with a focus on coronary microvascular/endothelial dysfunction. Broadly, Sharif’s work uses a multi-disciplinary approach for development of innovative MRI data acquisition and reconstruction techniques involving imaging physics, signal processing, and computational sciences to devise methods that achieve optimal precision for visualization/quantification of underlying dynamics in the cardiovascular system, all geared towards addressing ongoing challenges in cardiology.