Affiliated Faculty

Ervin Sejdic, PhD

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Sejdic, Ervin
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Swanson School of Engineering, UPitt
Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine
Intelligent Systems Program, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Director, RFID Center of Excellence

Ashok Panigrahy, MD

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Panigrahy, Ashok
4401 Penn Avenue, Floor 2
Radiologist-In-Chief, Department of Pediatric Radiology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Imaging Research and Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, MR/CT Imaging

Bruce L. Rollman, MD, MPH

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Rollman, Bruce
230 McKee Place, Suite 600
Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Clinical and Translational Science

Rafael Ceschin, MS

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Ceschin, Rafael
5607 Baum Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Professor, Radiology
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Informatics

N. Paquette, J. Shi, Y. Wang, Y. Lao, R. Ceschin, M. D. Nelson, A. Panigrahy, and N. Lepore, “Ventricular shape and relative position abnormalities in preterm neonates,” NeuroImage Clin., vol. 15, pp. 483–493, 2017. PMID: 28649491 PMCID: PMC547057 DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.05.025

A. D. Furtado, R. Ceschin, S. Blüml, G. Mason, R. I. Jakacki, H. Okada, I. F. Pollack, and A. Panigrahy, “Neuroimaging of Peptide-based Vaccine Therapy in Pediatric Brain Tumors,” Neuroimaging Clin. N. Am., vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 155–166, Feb. 2017.PMID: 27889021 PMCID: PMC5127439 [Available on 2018-02-01] DOI: 10.1016/j.nic.2016.09.002

A. Panigrahy, V. Lee, R. Ceschin, G. Zuccoli, N. Beluk, O. Khalifa, J. K. Votava-Smith, M. DeBrunner, R. Munoz, Y. Domnina, V. Morell, P. Wearden, J. Sanchez De Toledo, W. Devine, M. Zahid, and C. W. Lo, “Brain Dysplasia Associated with Ciliary Dysfunction in Infants with Congenital Heart Disease.,” J. Pediatr., Aug. 2016. PMID: 2757499 PMCID: PMC5085835 [Available on 2017-11-01] DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.07.041

R. Ceschin, B. F. Kurland, S. R. Abberbock, B. M. Ellingson, H. Okada, R. I. Jakacki, I. F. Pollack, and A. Panigrahy, “Parametric Response Mapping of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient as an Imaging Biomarker to Distinguish Pseudoprogression from True Tumor Progression in Peptide-Based Vaccine Therapy for Pediatric Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.,” AJNR. Am. J. Neuroradiol., Sep. 2015. PMID: 26338910 PMCID: PMC4644687 DOI: 10.3174/ajnr.A4428

R. Ceschin, V. K. Lee, V. Schmithorst, and A. Panigrahy, “Regional vulnerability of longitudinal cortical association connectivity: Associated with structural network topology alterations in preterm children with cerebral palsy.,” NeuroImage. Clin., vol. 9, pp. 322–37, Jan. 2015. PMID: 26509119 PMCID PMC4588423 DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2015.08.021

R. Ceschin, J. L. Wisnowski, S. G. Erberich, L. B. Paquette, M. D. Nelson, S. Blüml, and A. Panigrahy, “Developmental synergy between thalamic structure and interhemispheric connectivity in the visual system of preterm infants,” NeuroImage Clin., vol. 8, pp. 462–472, Jan. 2015.  PMCID: PMC4474422   DOI :  10.1016/j.nicl.2015.05.014

J. L. Wisnowski, R. C. Ceschin, S. Y. Choi, V. J. Schmithorst, M. J. Painter, M. D. Nelson, S. Blüml, and A. Panigrahy, “Reduced thalamic volume in preterm infants is associated with abnormal white matter metabolism independent of injury.,” Neuroradiology, Feb. 2015. PMID: 25666231 PMCID: PMC4405472 DOI: 10.1007/s00234-015-1495-7

R. Ceschin, A. Panigrahy, and V. Gopalakrishnan, “Sfdm: Open-source software for temporal analysis and visualization of brain tumor diffusion mr using serial functional diffusion mapping,” Cancer Inform., vol. 14, pp. 1–9, 2015. PMID: 25673970 PMCID: PMC4315050 DOI: 10.4137/CIN.S17293

B. Paquette, J. K. Votava-Smith, R. Ceschin, A. C. Nagasunder, H. A. Jackson, S. Blüml, J. L. Wisnowski, and A. Panigrahy, “Abnormal Development of Thalamic Microstructure in Premature Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease.,” Pediatr. Cardiol., Jan. 2015. PMID: 25608695 PMCID: PMC4433609 DOI: 10.1007/s00246-015-1106-8


BS (2011, Microbiology) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

MS (2014, Biomedical Informatics) University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Liron Pantanowitz, MD

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Pantanowitz, Liron
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Associate Professor of Pathology Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics
UPMC Cancer Pavilion Suite 201
5150 Center Avenue
Professor of Pathology & Biomedical Informatics
Director of Pathology Informatics at UPMC
Director of Cytology UPMC Shadyside
Director Pathology Informatics Fellowship

William R. Hogan MD, MS

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Hogan, William
University of Florida
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Biomedical Informatics
Professor, Health Outcomes & Policy
Faculty, Institute for Child Health Policy

Joseph T. Hanlon PharmD, MS

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Hanlon, Joseph
University of Pittsburgh
Kaufmann Building, Suite 500
3471 Fifth Ave.
Professor, Department of Medicine (Geriatrics), University of Pittsburgh
Health Scientist, Pittsburgh VAHS

Thankam Thyvalikakath, MDS, MS, DMD, PhD

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Thyvalikakath, Thankam
1121 W Michigan St

Associate Professor, Dental Informatics/Restorative Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Heiko Spallek, PhD, DMD, MSBA

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Associate Professor
Sydney, Australia
+61 2 88214364
Professor, Pro-Dean Faculty of Dentistry
Westmead Hospital
The University of Sydney

Stein CD, Eisenberg ES, O'Donnell JA, Spallek H. What dental educators need to understand about emerging technologies to incorporate them effectively into the educational process. J Dent Educ. 2014 Apr;78(4):520-9. PubMed PMID: 24706681

Song MO’Donnell JABekhuis TSpallek H, Are dentists interested in the oral-systemic disease connection? A qualitative study of an online community of 450 practitioners.BMC Oral Health. 2013 Nov 21;13:65. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-13-65.

Bekhuis TKreinacke MSpallek HSong MO’Donnell JA. Using natural language processing to enable in-depth analysis of clinical messages posted to an Internet mailing list: a feasibility study. J Med Internet Res. 2011 Nov 23;13(4):e98. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1799.


Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD

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Schleyer, Titus
410 W 10th St.
(317) 423-5522
Research Scientist, Clem McDonald Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine