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Bruce A. Wasserman, MD

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):

Neurosurgery, Surgery

Administrative Title:

VIce Chair of Clinical Research - Department of Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

Education and Training

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS, Biomedical Engineering
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine, Internship, Internal Medicine
  • Mount Auburn Hospital in Harvard Medical School, Residency
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Fellowship, Neuroradiology
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD, Neuroradiology


Dr. Wasserman has focused much of his work on using MRI to evaluate the carotid artery in order to prevent stroke. Many of his publications have focused on understanding the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis through MR imaging. He is also actively involved in the Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, a multicenter trial exploring the progression of subclinical atherosclerotic disease, in addition to several other multicenter studies of carotid atherosclerosis. Although Dr. Wasserman’s clinical work spans all areas of neuroradiology, he is frequently consulted for his work on the spine in both research and clinical settings.

Research/Clinical Keywords

mri, carotid artery, atherosclerotic disease

Research Interests

Stroke prevention, pathophysiology of atherosclerosis through MR imaging