Department of Radiology

 

RESEARCH LEADERSHIP


Peter T. Fox M.D.

Peter T. Fox, M.D.
Professor and Director, Research Imaging Institute

Malcolm Jones Professor, and Vice Chair for Research and Research Education, Department of Radiology

Professor, Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Physiology

Professor, Honors College, University of Texas, San Antonio

Clinical Investigator, Neurology, VA Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas


Research Interest
My research focuses on the development of software tools and strategies for modeling human neural systems, emphasizing detection of disease-related and treatment-induced alterations in inter-regional connectivity.
I am NIH funded to develop tools for coordinate-based meta-analysis of the neuroimaging literature, with the goal of developing "starting models" which serve to improve model fit and enhance the discriminant power of the models. I am DOD funded to apply these imaging/modeling strategies to study post-traumatic stress disorder. RII web link http://ric.uthscsa.edu/


Geoffrey D. Clarke, Ph. D., FAAPM, FACMP

Geoffrey D. Clarke, Ph. D., FAAPM, FACMP
Professor/Research
Chief, Radiological Sciences Graduate Program


Research Interest
Medical imaging physics, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and metabolism.
Personal Link:http://radsci.uthscsa.edu/index.php/Geoffrey_Clarke
Graduate Program Link:http://radsci.uthscsa.edu


RESEARCH FACULTY


N. Carol Dornbluth, M.D.

N. Carol Dornbluth, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical, Mammography Section


Research Interest
I am interested in improving methods of detecting, diagnosing and treating breast cancer. My particular interest lies in the area of imaging breast disease and differentiating benign from malignant disease. Phone 210-567-5600.


Beth A. Goins, Ph.D.

Beth A. Goins, Ph.D.
Professor/Research


Research Interest
Nanotechnology platforms for drug carriers and imaging agents; Preparation and testing of liposomes; Hemoglobin-based liposome oxygen carriers; Translational imaging for pharmaceutical testing and molecular imaging.


Paul A. Jerabek, PhD

Venkata S.Katabathina, M.D.
Associate Professor/Clinical


Research Interest
3D CT reformations and application of diffusion weighted sequences in body MRI.
Web link: http://radiology.uthscsa.edu/DIAGRAD/Katabathinabio.htm


>Kenneth A. Kist, M.D.

Kenneth A. Kist, M.D.
Associate Professor/Clinical
Breast Imaging and Intervention


Research Interest
My primary interests lie in improving the efficiency and acceptability of breast imaging and related procedures. In addition, I am interested in the perceived barriers to breast imaging and techniques to lower or eliminate these impediments.


Jack Lancaster, Ph.D.

Jack L. Lancaster, Ph.D.
Professor/Research
Associate Director Research Imaging Institute


Research Interest
Research focus is in image processing primarily for MR and PET images. Designer of the freely distributed image processing software 'Mango' (http://ric.uthscsa.edu/mango/) that is used by many researchers at the RII and and other universities and labs. Recently, I've worked on improving research tools for resting state fMRI studies and developing better models of brain connectivity. Actively involved in the BrainMap database research for over 15 years.
Web link http://ric.uthscsa.edu/lancasterj.php


Jorge E. Lopera, M.D., FSIR

Jorge E. Lopera, M.D.
Professor/Clinical


Research Interest
Design of new devices for interventional Radiology applications

New therapies for Primary and Metastasic liver cancer

New therapies for Endovascular Interventions in Peripheral vascular disease

Web link https://expertise.uthscsa.edu/editprofile.php?pid=412&onlyview=1


Pamela M. Otto, M.D.

Pamela M. Otto, M.D.
Interim Chairman of Radiology, Professor


Research Interest
My research interests are primarily in the area of breast cancer, breast imaging and intervention. I am also interested in research in the area of quality process improvement.


Kedar Chintapalli, M.D.

Kedar Chintapalli, M.D.
Professor/Section Chief Abdominal Imaging


Research Interest
Program Director Body Imaging and Intervention Fellowship Program

Program Director Body MR Imaging Fellowship Program

 


William Phillips, M.D.

William T. Phillips, M.D.
Clinical Professor


Research Interest
I am a Nuclear Medicine physician with research interests in translational and clinical medicine. In translation research, I have had a long interest in nanoparticle drug delivery and have developed new ways to label nanoparticles with diagnostic and therapeutic radionuclides. Imaging of nanoparticles has lead to the development of novel nanoparticle-based methods of delivery drugs. Nanoparticles composed of lipids, known as liposomes, have been my greatest focus. In clinical research, I have had a long interest in gastric emptying as investigated with the gold standard technique of nuclear imaging. I have found that the rate of gastric emptying is an important controlling factor for postprandial glucose levels and that patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension frequently have excessive rapid gastric emptying.
Web link Nanoimaging and Theranostic Laboratory

www.researcherid.com


Alampady K. Shanbhogue M.D.

Carlos S. Restrepo, M.D.
Professor/Clinical


Research Interest
Thoracic Radiology and Cardiac CT- Thoracic and Cardiovascular diseases Radiology, and Cardiac CT Angiography.

 


Abhijit G Sunnapwar, M.D.

Abhijit G. Sunnapwar, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical


Research Interest
I am intereted in doing research on duodenal MRI, especially in developing an optimum protocol.


Rajeev Suri, M.D.

Rajeev Suri, M.D.
Associate Professor/Clinical
Residency Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology


Research Interest
Interventional Oncology - Interstitial Ablation

Peripheral arterial disease endovascular interventions


Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, M.D.

Bundhit Tantiwongkosi, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical Neuroradiology Division


Research Interest
Head and Neck cancer, application of gadolinium contrast media for CNS application, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI).

 

 


Amol Katkar, M.D.

Amol S. Katkar, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Abdominal Imaging


Clinical Interest
Abdominal Imaging, Cardiovascular Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Cancer Imaging.

Research Interest
Pancreatic Imaging, Hepatobiliary Imaging, Nanoparticles Contrast MRI, Atherosclerotic Plaques Imaging, Development of New Devices


Wilson Altmeyer, M.D.

Wilson Altmeyer, M.D.
Assistant Professor/Neuroradiology


Research Interest
Functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and perfusion MRI