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, and Director of the Functional Visualization Laboratory in the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Our imaging research 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 continue to contribute to my growth as a mentor and are my greatest source of pride and joy.