I received my BS in Industrial Electronics from the University of Poona, India and my PhD from the joint doctoral program in Functional Imaging between the Biophysics department at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and the department of Biomedical Engineering at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During which time I was the recipient of a Whitaker Predoctoral Fellowship. Next, I completed my postdoctoral fellowship in the Molecular Imaging Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. I am currently Associate Professor of Radiology, Oncology and Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. Our research on cancer imaging has been recognized by several awards and journal covers. These include the Bill Negendank Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) given to “outstanding young investigators in the field of cancer MR”, the Susan Komen Career Catalyst Award and the ISMRM's Outstanding Teacher Award.
E-mail: pathak AT mri DOT jhu DOT edu
PHILOSOPHY: I practice Plutarch’s maxim that “the mind is not a vessel that needs filling, but wood that needs igniting”. I engage and galvanize my students to think for themselves. I believe that knowledge unaccompanied by action is merely ‘information’ and strive to impress upon students that they are uniquely positioned to make an impact on society-at-large. As a result, several have gone on to become physicians, researchers, educators, work for non-profits and start companies. My students contribute to my growth as a mentor and continue to be my greatest source of pride and joy.