Meet Our Team

At BMEII, our team of medical experts research and develop the most advanced methods available to treat a wide range of patients.


Zahi Fayad, Director, BMEII

Associate Director, BMEII

Priti Balchandani, PhD





  • Willem Mulder, PhD (Director)
  • Carlos Perez-Medina, PhD
  • Abraham Teunissen, PhD
  • Mandy Van Leent, PhD
  • Max Senders, PhD
  • Yohanna Frederico
  • Anu Roine-Meerwaldt
  • Alexandros Marios Sofias
  • Alexandre Berchouchi
  • Francois Fay, PhD


Core Staff

BMEII Affiliated Faculty

Fadi Akar, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Anthony Costa, PhD
Director, Sinai Biodesign
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Kevin Costa, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cardiology

Bradley N. Delman, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Radiology
Vice-Chairman for Quality, Performance & Clinical Research
Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
Chief of the Division of Cardiology
Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
Richard Gorlin, MD/Heart Research Foundation Professor
Director, Mount Sinai Heart
Director, Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
Director, Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health

Angelo Gaitas, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

Julius “Trey” Hedden
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Neuroimaging and Biomarker Research in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease

James Iatridis, PhD
Director, Spine Research Program
Professor & Vice Chair of Research of Orthopedics

Sarah Lewis, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Department of Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology

James W. Murrough, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Director, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program

Kambiz Nael, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Director of Neuro MRI, CT, & Advanced Imaging

Eric Oermann, MD
Director, AISINAI
Instructor of Neurosurgery

David Putrino, PhD
Director, Rehabilitation Innovation
Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine

Eric Sobie, PhD
Sr. Associate Dean for Programmatic Development
Professor of Pharmacological Science

Maria Giovanna Trivieri, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine | Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
Medical Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program
The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute

Adjunct Faculty

Nikolaos Karakatsanis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Radiology
Weill Cornell Medical College

Mehmet Kurt, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stevens Institute of Technology 

Christoph Juchem, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Columbia University in the City of New York

James H.F. Rudd MD PhD FRCP
Senior Lecturer and Cardiologist 
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine 
University of Cambridge, U.K.

Gustav Strijkers, PhD
Professor, Preclinical and Translational MRI
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Physics 
Academic Medical Center (AMC), Amsterdam 

Charalampos “Harry” Tsoumpas, PhD, DIC
Lecturer in Medical Imaging
Quantitative PET-MRI 
University of Leeds