Lawrence Wald, Ph.D.

Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Charles and Sara Fabrikant MGH Research Scholar 2015-2020
Mass General Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD UC San Francisco School of Medicine 1992
artifacts; brain; brain mapping; echo-planar imaging; image enhancement; image interpretation computer-assisted; magnetic particle imaging; magnetic resonance imaging; magnetics; transducers

Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, is currently a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division Health Sciences Technology. He received a BA in Physics at Rice University, and a PhD in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 under the direction of Prof. E.L. Hahn with a thesis related to optical detection of NMR.

He obtained further (postdoctoral) training in Physics at Berkeley and then in Radiology and MRI at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He began his academic career as an Instructor at the Harvard Medical School at McLean Hospital and since 1998 has been at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Radiology in the NMR Center (now the A.A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging).

His work has explored the benefits and challenges of highly parallel MRI and its application to highly accelerated image encoding and parallel excitation and ultra-high field MRI (7 Tesla) methodology for brain imaging including improved methods for matrix shimming and gradient coil design. His lab also focuses on motion mitigation methods, portable MRI technology, and is developing a prototype functional Magnetic Particle Imaging scanner.

Research website
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
CNY-Building #149
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129-2000