MRM Editor-in-Chief Announcement
Posted 20 December 2010

The Board of Trustees of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) is extremely honored to announce the appointment of

Matt A. Bernstein, Ph.D., as Editor-in-Chief

of our journal Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Bernstein will begin his new role on 1 February 2011. He will replace Jeffrey L. Duerk, Ph.D., who has served as the interim Editor-in-Chief since August 2010, succeeding Michael B. Smith, Ph.D.

In 1985, Dr. Bernstein received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Theoretical Nuclear Physics. Since then, Dr. Bernstein has accumulated over 25 years of experience in the field of Magnetic Resonance. After a post-doctoral fellowship at Madison, he spent 11 years working in industry, focusing on R&D at GE’s Applied Science Laboratory. Since 1998, Dr. Bernstein has been at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, where he is a Professor of Radiologic Physics, and holds appointments in the Department of Radiology and the Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Bernstein has been an active member of the ISMRM, and is a Fellow of the Society. He served as a Study Group Chair, and has been invited as faculty for 15 presentations at courses and Study Groups during our Annual Meetings, as well as at Society workshops and Outreach programs in Asia. For many years, he has served as a valued reviewer for the Society’s journals and Annual Meetings. Dr. Bernstein has been a member of the Editorial Board of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine since 2005.

Matt A. Bernstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Bernstein has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles, 4 book chapters, and 140 abstracts. His research has covered a range of areas in Magnetic Resonance, including angiography, pulse sequence design, safety, and methods for multi-center trials, especially for the study of Alzheimer’s disease.   He has been granted 33 U.S. patents, and is certified by the American Board of Medical Physics, for which he currently serves as co-Director of its MRI program. Dr. Bernstein has co-authored two books: Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences, and Thinking About Equations, A Practical Guide for Developing Mathematical Intuition in the Physical Sciences and Engineering. 

The ISMRM Board of Trustees is very pleased that Dr. Bernstein has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and looks forward to his leadership in the coming years.