Director, Center for Neurological Imaging
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Guttmann is the Director of the Center for Neurological Imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. His main interest is the understanding of normal and pathological states of the brain using measures derived from medical imaging modalities, such as MRI. Among Dr. Guttmann's specific goals are the understanding of the natural course of multiple sclerosis (MS) and ageing-related disorders affecting the brain. The emphasis of his research is on using MRI findings as phenotypic descriptors in the context of other biomarkers, the environment, and clinical outcomes to elucidate brain disorders.
He graduated from the University of Zurich with a Doctorate in Medicine and completed the Post-Graduate Course in Experimental Medicine and Biology at the same Institution. His M.D. thesis on the invasivity of human glioma cell lines in the central nervous system was done under the direction of Dr. Martin E. Schwab at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich. Following his Post-Doctoral training under Dr. Ferenc A. Jolesz at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School) he went on to found the CNI in 2000.