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Surgical Planning Laboratory

Brian D. Ross M.D.

Brian D. Ross MD,DPhil(Oxon),FRCS Path Surg, is a lecturer in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Center for Clinical Spectroscopy. He is the Director of the Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Unit at the Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, California. He earned his D. Phil degree in biochemistry at Trinity College, University of Oxford, and M.D. at University College Hospital in London and University of Southern California. Dr Ross, an accredited surgeon, pathologist, radiologist and neurologist, has authored numerous publications and teaching chapters. He instituted the first comprehensive clinical MRS service in the United States, and is the inventor of the magnetic resonance spectral analysis of the brain for diagnosis of clinical applications. He has also trained hundreds of physicians, scientists and technologists in the acquisition and interpretation of data in this essential diagnostic technique. He was awarded a Gold Medal by the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 1995 for recognition of his work in this field. His role at SPL will be to provide his expertise and experience at developing a world-class MR spectroscopy research program with Dr. Alexander Lin. Specifically, he is involved in the mild traumatic brain injury studies.

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