Richard Dortch, Ph.D.

Richard Dortch, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science 1161 21st Avenue South Nashville TN 37232

Research Description

Richard Dortch, Ph.D., earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and completed postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt University. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2012; he is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering. His research is focused on developing and validating quantitative MRI methods (e.g., magnetization transfer, diffusion, relaxometry) for the human spinal cord, optic nerve, and peripheral nerves. These methods are applied in patient populations (e.g., nerve trauma, inherited neuropathies, multiple sclerosis) to aid clinical decision-making and/or our ability to monitor disease progression.

Section: Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science

Selected Publications