Ona Wu, PhD

Professional Information

Experience: 

Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of Clinical Computational Neuroimaging, Neuroradiology

Education: 

PhD Electrical Engineering, MIT, 2002

Position: 
Martinos Faculty

Contact

Mailing Address

Building 149, Room 2301
13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129 USA

General Contact Information

Phone: 
617 643 3873
Location: 
CNY149-2301

Biosketch

The research goals of my group are to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and management of patients with brain injury as a result of stroke, cardiac arrest or trauma. Predicting a patient's response to different treatment strategies prior to therapeutic intervention can aid clinical decision-making and thereby improve patient outcome. My group's research concentrates on the development of multiparametric algorithms which combine multiple MRI-modalities to assess tissue injury and recovery. In addition to algorithm development, my group's research involves the refinement of advanced MRI data acquisition and analysis techniques, such as diffusion-weighted and perfusion-weighted MRI. I am the Principal Investigator of several NIH-NINDS funded projects such as

MRWITNESS (P50NS051343 Project 1,
a multi-center phase IIa clinical trial of thrombolysis in patients with
unwitnessed stroke, which if successful, will extend therapy to a patient group
for whom currently none exists), Quantitative MRI-based Metrics for Multi-center
Stroke Treatment Assessment (5R01NS059775, the goal of the project is to develop
tools for multi-center stroke assessment), and Sharing canonical human stroke
data (5R01NS063925, the aim of the project is to develop a repository to share
stroke imaging and clinical metadata).<br>