Rod Pettigrew

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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institute for Health

Roderic I. Pettigrew, PhD, MD, serves as CEO of Engineering Health (EnHealth) and executive dean for Engineering Medicine (EnMed) at Texas A&M. Dr. Pettigrew also holds the endowed Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry. Before joining Texas A&M, Dr. Pettigrew was the founding director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Under Pettigrew’s guidance, NIBIB is internationally recognized for its global leadership in developing and accelerating the application of transformative health care technologies. Prior to his appointment at the NIH, Pettigrew was a professor of radiology at Emory University, professor of bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Emory Center for Magnetic Resonance Research at the Emory University School of Medicine. Known internationally for his pioneering work involving four-dimensional imaging of the cardiovascular system using magnetic resonance (MRI), Dr. Pettigrew’s current research focuses on integrated imaging and predictive biomechanical modeling of coronary atherosclerotic disease.

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