Neurographics Editorial Board

Joshua P. Nickerson, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Joshua P. Nickerson, MD is Associate Professor of Radiology at Oregon Health & Sciences University in Portland, OR where he serves as Division Chief of Neuroradiology. He is a former residency Program Director and Vice Chair of Education and currently continues as Associate Program Director at OHSU. He is an active participant in several professional radiology societies, serving as an item writer for the American Board of Radiology, ABR OLA Advisory Committee, co-chairing the Membership Committee of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology, and volunteering with the ASNR as a member of the Operations Committee, Website and Social Media Committee, Education Committee, and Program Committee. He is a passionate educator who loves to travel, having taught neuroradiology and radiology education in multiple international speaking engagements. His publication and abstract records have focused on brain tumor imaging, advanced MR imaging techniques, infectious disease, and curriculum development.


Toshio Moritani, MD, PhD, Associate Editor: Brain
Toshio Moritani, MD, PhD is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Michigan Medical School and serves as the Director of Clinical Neuroradiology Research. He worked for the Department of Radiology at the University of Rochester and the Department of Radiology at the University of Iowa as a neuroradiology faculty member.

Dr. Moritani is the first author of Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain, published by Springer-Verlag. He has received numerous awards and honors. He has been awarded Honored Educator from the Radiological Society of North America and Editor’s Recognition Award from RadioGraphics. He is a recipient of the Krabbenhoft Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Iowa. He has published over 150 articles and 30 book chapters, presented over 400 scientific or educational presentations, received 70 awards at national and international conferences, and given more than 70 invited lectures. He has been a reviewer for 20 different journals in the field of neuroradiology. His scholarly interests include education and neuroradiology, especially pathophysiology of CNS diseases and advanced MRI imaging such as diffusion/perfusion imaging and MR spectroscopy.


Meng Law, MD, Associate Editor: Spine
Dr. Meng Law is a Professor in Radiology, Neurology, Neurological Surgery at USC Keck School of Medicine and Professor in Biomedical Engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He serves as the Director of Neuroradiology at the University of Southern California. He also serves as the Program Fellowship Director of the ACGME Neuroradiology Fellowship Program at USC and the Director of the USC National Institute of Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Neuroimaging Core. He is also the Medical Director of MRI and Center of Image Acquisition, Stevens Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics at USC. His areas of interest are neuroimaging and advanced MRI in neurodegenerative diseases and neurooncology. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and has had over 30 grants as PI or co-investigator, including being the PI on R01s, R21 and primary projects related to Program Projects. He is a Past President of the American Society of Spine Radiology, American Society of Functional Neuroradiology and Eastern Neuroradiology Society.


Edward Escott, MD, Associate Editor: Head & Neck
Dr. Edward Escott is a Professor of Radiology and Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at the University of Kentucky, where he is also the Chief of the Division of Neuroradiology, Director of Faculty Mentoring & Faculty Development, and Assistant Fellowship Director for the Neuroradiology Fellowship. He received his MD from the Albany Medical College of Union University, and completed his Radiology residency at the University of Colorado, as well as Neuroradiology fellowships at the University of Colorado and Thomas Jefferson University. Prior to his joining the University of Kentucky, he worked as a neuroradiologist and had been on the faculty of the University of Colorado and the University of Pittsburgh. His main areas of interest are head and neck and skull base imaging. He also serves/has served as a reviewer for multiple other journals including AJR, AJNR, JCAT, JDI and RadioGraphics, for which he has received multiple Editor’s Recognition Awards.


Katyucia de Macedo Rodrigues, MD, Associate Editor: Interventional
Katyucia de Macedo Rodrigues, MD is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. She is part of the Neurointerventional Radiology division and serves as Assistant Program Director for the Independent and Integrated Interventional Radiology Residency. She is very engaged in medical students’, residents’, and fellows’ education and curriculum development. She is an active member of the Educational Committee for the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Her scholarly interests include endovascular cerebrovascular interventions and percutaneous spine interventions.



Susan Palasis, MD, Associate Editor: Pediatrics
Dr. Susan Palasis is the Division Chief of Pediatric Neuroradiology and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and an Associate Professor of Radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Palasis is a past president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (ASPNR) and was the Program Chair for the 1st Annual ASPNR Scientific Meeting held in New Orleans. Dr. Palasis is fellowship trained in neuroradiology, pediatric neuroradiology, and pediatric radiology. She has conducted research and published on the neuroimaging evaluation of pediatric disease and application of advanced techniques.


Scott A. Faro, MD, Associate Editor: Functional
Dr. Faro has been an academic neuroradiologist for more than 25 years. He is currently Professor of Radiology and Neurology and Director of Neuroradiology and ENT, Neuroradiology Research, and Functional Neuroradiology at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Faro came from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a professor of radiology in the division of neuroradiology. At Hopkins, he was a mentor to younger faculty and was focused on the clinical translation of functional neuroimaging techniques as a tool for characterizing brain and spine pathology. Prior to that, Dr. Faro was a professor of radiology and biomedical, electrical and computer science engineering at both Drexel and Temple Universities. He began his academic career at Drexel University, where he was Director of Radiology of the Medical College of Pennsylvania and the MR physics laboratory. He then joined the faculty at Temple University, where he was Vice-Chair of Radiology Research, Director of Neuroradiology, and the director and founder of the MR physics laboratory and MRI Core. The Temple University MRI Core facilitated more than 10 RO1 awards. Dr. Faro’s primary research focus is in the clinical translation of MR neuroimaging of BOLD and DTI. His research laboratories have trained medical students, residents, and fellows in these MRI techniques and trained MS and PhD students from biomedical, electrical and computer science engineering to become the next generation of MR physicists.

Dr. Faro has an international reputation as an expert neuroradiologist and pioneer in clinical functional neuroradiology. He was a founder and past president of the American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR). Dr. Faro maintains an active role in both the ASFNR and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). He was the chair of the ASFNR CPT committee that was instrumental in proposing and directing a 3-year-long CPT approval process for 3 new national CPT codes that allow all US centers to perform and get reimbursed for clinical fMRI. For these societies, he developed and continues to run a highly regarded clinical workshop on the acquisition, data processing, and interpretation of clinical BOLD fMRI. This workshop draws MDs and PhDs from all over the world.

He is on the editorial board and serves as a reviewer for many prestigious scientific journals. Dr. Faro has been a PI or co-investigator in 18 research grants and has produced 370 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He has 6 textbooks including a comprehensive text, entitled Functional Neuroradiology: Principles and Clinical Applications, that is considered a gold standard text in this field by the American Journal of Neuroradiology and will soon be in its second edition, and a new book in press: Vertebroplasty – Principles and Advanced Applications.


Robert M. Quencer, MD, Consulting Editor
Robert M. Quencer, M.D. is the Robert Shapiro Professor of Radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Quencer completed his medical degree from Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse and his residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He completed an NIH-sponsored fellowship in neuroradiology at the Neurological Institute of New York. He was an Assistant/Associate Professor of Radiology at the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn New York before joining the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1976 as Chief of Neuroradiology. He later became Director of MR Imaging and Chair of Radiology.

In addition to his clinical, academic and leadership roles, he has published over 150 articles and book chapters in many areas of neuroimaging and has authored two books in neuroradiology. His research interest has centered mainly on spine imaging, intraoperative neurosonography, MR studies of CFS flow and spinal cord injury. Dr. Quencer was PI on one of the sections of a Program Project Grant sponsored by the NIH on the imaging/ histology correlates of spinal cord injury. He is one of the founding members and former President of the Southeastern Neurological Society. Dr. Quencer was President of the American Society of Neuroradiology and served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Neuroradiology. He chaired the Scientific Program Committee of the RSNA 2008-2010. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology in 1994 and was the recipient of the Gold Medal from the Florida Radiology Society in 2008. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal from the American Society of Neuroradiology.


Adam E. Flanders, MD, Deputy Editor