Dr. Gerd Melkus

Adjunct Research Professor
The Ottawa Hospital
gmelkus at
(613) 798-5555 Ext: 12033

About Dr. Gerd Melkus

The Ottawa Hospital – Department of Medical Imaging
1053 Carling Avenue, Room S52
Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4E9, Canada
Phone: +1-613-798-5555 Ext: 12033

Dr. Melkus received his PhD in Physics, specializing in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), from the University of Würzburg, Germany. Before coming to Ottawa, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Radiology and the director of the 7 Tesla preclinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging facility at the University of California in San Francisco. He holds academic appointments as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Radiology (University of Ottawa), a cross-appointment to the Division of Orthopedic Surgery (University of Ottawa) and as an Adjunct Research Professor at the Department of Physics, Carleton University. He is a member of the Ottawa Medical Physics Institute (OMPI), a member of the Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI, University of Ottawa) and a Clinician Investigator with the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI).

His research interests include technical developments and applications of new medial imaging methods (MRI and PET) and advanced image data processing algorithms. The clinical focus of his work is on musculoskeletal and neurodegenerative diseases. His research fields include non-invasive quantitative characterization of cartilage, tendon and muscle tissues, quantitative susceptibility mapping of the human brain as well as advanced spectral editing spectroscopy methods for brain metabolite detection and quantification in vivo.

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