Choukri Mekkaoui, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Investigator
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Mass General Research Institute
Research Staff
Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Ecole Normale Superieure Medical School of Marseille 2003
adenosine a2 receptor agonists; cardiac diffusion imaging; diffusion tensor imaging; myocardial perfusion imaging; myofibrils; natriuretic peptide c-type; purines; technetium tc 99m sestamibi; thallium radioisotopes; vasodilator agents Choukri Mekkaoui currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School and is a world-renowned expert in cardiac diffusion imaging. Classically trained in France as a physicist and mathematician, Choukri approaches his work in healthcare through the lens of a physicist. His multidisciplinary expertise led to significant breakthroughs in medical imaging methods and technologies including multimodality imaging and diffusion. These are developments that will help us understand chronic diseases and detect them early enough to save lives. Choukri obtained his PhD in Physics from Ecole Normale Superieure and has 12 other degrees in fields ranging from mechanics and physiology to signal processing.