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R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD, FACR

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Emeritus Professor of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Department of Radiology
Perelman School of Medicine
3700 Hamilton Walk, Richards Building 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-746-4062
Johns Hopkins University, 1965.
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1969.
Intership (Radiology)
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas, 1970.
Post Doc (Neuroscience)
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston Texas, 1971.
Ph.D. (Anatomy)
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, 1973.
Fellow (NIH Neuroradiology)
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, 1974.
Post-Graduate Training
Internship: Rotating/Radiology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1969-1970.
Fellowship in Neuroanatomy: NIH Postdoctoral with Dr. W.D. Willis, Marine Biomedical Institute, 1970-1971.
Radiology Residency, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, 1971-1973.
NIH Special Fellow (Neuroradiology), Neurological Institute of New York, NYC , 1973-1974.
Diagnostic Radiology (Neuroradiology, 1995), 1974.
American Board of Radiology Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) - Neuroradiology, 1995.
American Board of Radiology (MOC) - Neuroradiology, 2004.
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Description of Research Expertise

Cerebral MRI findings and cognitive functioning; applications of perfusion MRI for neurological studies; development of spatially-oriented databases for digital brain images; nuclear magnetic resonance evaluation of stroke; physiologic imaging of human brain tumors.

Description of Clinical Expertise


Selected Publications

Murray AM1,2, Hsu FC3, Williamson JD4, Bryan RN5, Gerstein HC6,7, Sullivan MD8, Miller ME3, Leng I3, Lovato LL3, Launer LJ9; Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes Follow-On Memory in Diabetes (ACCORDION MIND) Investigators.: ACCORDION MIND: results of the observational extension of the ACCORD MIND randomised trial. Diabetolgia 2017 Jan;60(1):69-80. Epub 2016 Oct 20. 1(69-80): 69-80, Jan 2017.

R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD : Science to Practice: Can Focused Ultrasound Disruption of the Blood-Brain Barrier Improve Malignant Brain Tumor Treatment Outcomes?,” Radiology October 2016.

Freedman BI1, Gadegbeku CA2, Bryan RN3, Palmer ND4, Hicks PJ5, Ma L6, Rocco MV6, Smith SC5, Xu J5, Whitlow CT7, Wagner BC7, Langefeld CD8, Hawfield AT6, Bates JT9, Lerner AJ10, Raj DS11, Sadaghiani MS3, Toto RD12, Wright JT Jr13, Bowden DW4, Williamson JD14, Sink KM14, Maldjian JA15, Pajewski NM8, Divers J8; African American–Diabetes Heart Study MIND (AA-DHS MIND) and Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) Research Groups.: APOL1 renal-risk variants associate with reduced cerebral white matter lesion volume and increased gray matter volume. Kidney Int 90(2): 440-9, Aug 2016.

Dolui S, Wang Z, Wang DJ, Mattay R, Finkel M, Elliott M, Desiderio L, Inglis B, Mueller B, Stafford RB, Launer LJ, Jacobs DR Jr, Bryan RN, Detre JA.: Comparison of Noninvasive MRI Measurements of Cerebral Blood Flow in a large Multisite Cohort, has been reviewed by two external referees. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism 36(7): 1244-56, July 2016 Notes: Manuscript should be accepted for publication after minor revision.

Barzilay JI1, Morgan TM2, Murray AM3, Bryan RN4, Williamson JD5, Schnall A6, Launer LJ7: Brain MRI Volume Findings in Diabetic Adults With Albuminuria: The ACCORD-MIND Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 71(6): 803-10, Jun 2016.

Espeland MA1, Erickson K2, Neiberg RH3, Jakicic JM4, Wadden TA5, Wing RR6, Desiderio L5, Erus G5, Hsieh MK5, Davatzikos C5, Maschak-Carey BJ5, Laurienti PJ7, Demos-McDermott K6, Bryan RN5; Action for Health in Diabetes Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Look AHEAD Brain) Ancillary Study : Brain and White Matter Hyperintensity Volumes After Ten Years of Random Assignment to Lifestyle Intervention. Diabetes Care 39(5): 764-71, May 2016.

Mohammad Salehi Sadaghiani, MD, MPH; Meng-Kang Hsieh, MS; Ilya Nasrallah, MD, PhD; Ragini Verma; PhD; Drew Parker, Sc.B; Guray Erus, PhD, Mohan Suyash; MD, Emmanuel Botzolakis, MD, PhD; R. Nick Bryan, MD, PhD: Brain white matter lesions; new insights in our understanding of leukoaraiosis. ASNR 54th Annual Meeting May 2016 Notes: Control #: 2128.

Botzolakis E., Nasrallah, I., Kundel, H., Herskovits, E., Bryan, R., Mohan, S.: Validation of an Expert-based Bayesian Network for Discriminating Disease Affecting the Basal Ganglia and Thalamus. ASNR 54th Annual Meeting May 2016 Notes: Abstract No: 0-316 Submission Number 2956.

I Nasrallah, M Hsieh, H Battapady, G Erus, L Launer, C Davatzikos, R Bryan: White matter lesion penumbra shows abnormalities on structural and functional MRI in CARDIA study. ASNR 54th Annual Meeting May 2016 Notes: Presentation#: O-230.

A Al Yassin, M Salehi Sadaghiani, S Mohan, E Botzolakis, R Bryan, I Nasrallah: It's about time: A Time-Activity Study in Neuroradiology ASNR 54th Annual Meeting and Symposium May 2016 Notes: Presentation#: O-326.

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