Reyhaneh Nosrati

Reyhaneh Nosrati

Biomedical Physics ‘19 (MSc, PhD)
Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Banting Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital

“Never underestimate yourself through comparisons with others. Be the best of yourself and success will follow you.”

Not long after completing her PhD at TMU and heading to Harvard for diagnostic imaging medical physics residency, Reyhaneh Nosrati became one of two Faculty of Science alumni ever to be awarded a prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. She’s now an


American Board of Radiology

-certified medical physicist dividing her time between research at Harvard teaching hospitals and instructing on radiology at Harvard Medical School.

What motivates you to pursue a research career?

Many medical physicists work at hospitals treating patients, but I really enjoy exploring and learning new things. The knowledge and experience I’ve gained in the past three years have completely exceeded my expectations and made me very confident as an imaging scientist. I’m currently developing an advanced magnetic resonance image acquisition and reconstruction algorithm for free breathing super resolution abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and robust water/fat separation.

What lies ahead on your career path?

In the past three years I have gained a great teaching experience by teaching different topics such as MRI physics, fluoroscopy and

interventional radiology

medical specialty involving minimally-invasive procedures guided by medical imaging

, physics, safety and hands on training to the radiology residents and fellows at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital. I’ll also submit a


National Institutes of Health

grant proposal for my research in abdominal


magnetic resonance

imaging. These make me eligible for appointment as an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. I’m still exploring different career paths and open to exciting, new possibilities, but I do love working as an imaging and data scientist!

How did your time at TMU equip you?

TMU is where it all started for me from scratch. I arrived in Canada in 2012 with limited knowledge in medical physics, but the faculty took me under their wings for six years through my master’s and PhD. The academic program helped me build an extremely solid foundation in Medical Physics which was essential to succeed and stand out in my field. Support from the department and my supervisors, including Dr. Greg Stanisz, Dr. Ana Pejović-Milić and Dr. Vladislav Toronov were incomparable to any other graduate program that I know of. I’m forever thankful for that!

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