Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.
31 Center Drive
Room 1C-14, MSC 2281
Bethesda, MD 20892-2281
Roderic I. Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., is the first Director of the National Institute
of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the NIH. Prior to his appointment at
the NIH, he was Professor of Radiology, Medicine (Cardiology) at Emory University
and Bioengineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Director of the Emory
Center for MR Research, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Pettigrew is known for his pioneering work at Emory University involving four-dimensional
imaging of the cardiovascular system using magnetic resonance (MRI). Dr. Pettigrew
graduated cum laude from Morehouse College with a B.S. in Physics, where he was
a Merrill Scholar; has an M.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Rennselear
Polytechnic Institute; and a Ph.D. in Applied Radiation Physics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he was a Whitaker Harvard-MIT Health Sciences Scholar.
Subsequently, he received an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine
in an accelerated two-year program, did an internship and residency in internal
medicine at Emory University and completed a residency in nuclear medicine at the
University of California, San Diego. Dr. Pettigrew then spent a year as a clinical
research scientist with Picker International, the first manufacturer of MRI equipment,
where he helped develop their first cardiac imaging technology. In 1985, he joined
Emory as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow with an interest in non-invasive
cardiac imaging. His current research focuses on integrated imaging and predictive
biomechanical modeling of coronary atherosclerotic disease.
Dr. Pettigrew's awards include membership in Phi Beta Kappa, the Bennie Award
(Benjamin E. Mays) for Achievement, and being named the Most Distinguished Alumnus
of the University of Miami (1990). He was the Radiological Society of North America's
75th Diamond Jubilee Eugene P. Pendergrass New Horizons Lecturer. He is also the
recipient of the Herbert Nickens Award of the ABC, the Pritzker Distinguished Achievement
Award of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and the Distinguished Service Award
of the National Medical Association. He has been elected to membership in two components
of the US National Academies: the Institute of Medicine, and the National Academy
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Gharib AM, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Pettigrew RI, Hadigan C.
Noninvasive coronary imaging for atherosclerosis in human immunodeficiency virus
infection. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2011 Nov-Dec;40(6):262-7.
Gharib AM, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Herzka DA, Ho VB, Locklin J, Tzatha E, Stuber M, Pettigrew
of coronary whole-heart MRA free-breathing technique at 3 Tesla. Magn
Reson Imaging. 2011 Oct;29(8):1125-30. Epub 2011 Aug 25
Ohayon J, Gharib AM, Garcia A, Heroux J, Yazdani SK, Malvè M, Tracqui P,
Martinez MA, Doblare M, Finet G, Pettigrew RI.
Is arterial wall-strain stiffening an additional process responsible for atherosclerosis
in coronary bifurcations?: an in vivo study based on dynamic CT and MRI.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2011 Sep;301(3):H1097-106. Epub 2011 Jun 17.
Mikhail IJ, Purdy JB, Dimock DS, Thomas VM, Muldoon NA, Clauss SB, Cross RR, Pettigrew
RI, Hazra R, Hadigan C, Gharib AM.
High rate of coronary artery abnormalities in adolescents and young adults infected
with human immunodeficiency virus early in life. Pediatr Infect Dis
J. 2011 Aug;30(8):710-2.
Freeman AF, Avila EM, Shaw PA, Davis J, Hsu AP, Welch P, Matta JR, Hadigan C, Pettigrew
RI, Holland SM, Gharib AM.
Coronary artery abnormalities in Hyper-IgE syndrome. J Clin Immunol.
2011 Jun;31(3):338-45. Epub 2011 Apr 15
Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Obele CC, Sibley CT, Matta JR, Pettigrew RI, Gharib AM.
single navigator gated cine cardiac magnetic resonance at 3 T: feasibility study
in patients. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 May-Jun;35(3):382-6.
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Oshinski JN, Delfino JG, Sharma P, Gharib AM, Pettigrew RI. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance
at 3.0 T: current state of the art. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010 Oct 7;12:55.
Le Floc'h S, Cloutier G, Finet G, Tracqui P, Pettigrew RI, Ohayon J.
On the potential
of a new IVUS elasticity modulus imaging approach for detecting vulnerable atherosclerotic
coronary plaques: in vitro vessel phantom study. Phys Med Biol. 2010 Oct
7;55(19):5701-21. Epub 2010 Sep 8.
Heroux J, Gharib AM, Danthi NS, Cecchini S, Ohayon J, Pettigrew RI. High-affinity alphavbeta3 integrin
targeted optical probe as a new imaging biomarker for early atherosclerosis: initial
studies in Watanabe rabbits. Mol Imaging Biol. 2010 Jan-Feb;12(1):2-8.
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Gharib AM, Pettigrew RI, Elagha A, Hsu A, Welch P, Holland SM, Freeman AF.
in hyper-IgE recurrent infection syndrome: depiction at coronary MDCT angiography.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Dec;193(6):W478-81.
Boudou T, Ohayon J, Picart C, Pettigrew RI, Tracqui P. Nonlinear elastic properties
of polyacrylamide gels: implications for quantification of cellular forces.
Kotys MS, Herzka DA, Vonken EJ, Ohayon J, Heroux J, Gharib AM, Stuber M, Pettigrew
order and time-dependent artifacts in contrast-enhanced coronary MR angiography
at 3T: origin and prevention. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Aug;62(2):292-9.
Herzka DA, Kotys MS, Sinkus R, Pettigrew RI, Gharib AM. Magnetic resonance elastography
in the liver at 3 Tesla using a second harmonic approach. Magn Reson Med.
Le Floc'h S, Ohayon J, Tracqui P, Finet G, Gharib AM, Maurice RL, Cloutier G,
Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque elasticity reconstruction based on a segmentation-driven
optimization procedure using strain measurements: theoretical framework.
IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2009 Jul;28(7):1126-37. Epub 2009 Jan 19.
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Ohayon J, Finet G, Gharib AM, Herzka DA, Tracqui P, Heroux J, Rioufol G, Kotys MS,
Elagha A, Pettigrew RI.
Necrotic core thickness and positive arterial remodeling index: emergent biomechanical
factors for evaluating the risk of plaque rupture. Am J Physiol Heart Circ
Physiol. 2008 Aug;295(2):H717-27.
Gharib AM, Ho VB, Rosing DR, Herzka DA, Stuber M, Arai AE, Pettigrew RI.
Coronary artery anomalies and variants: technical feasibility of assessment with
coronary MR angiography at 3 T. Radiology. 2008 Apr;247(1):220-7.
Gharib AM, Elagha A, Pettigrew RI.
Cardiac magnetic resonance at high field: promises and problems. Curr Probl
Diagn Radiol. 2008 Mar-Apr;37(2):49-56.
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Pettigrew RI, Peterson KP, Heetderks W, Seto B.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering marks its first
five years. Acad Radiol. 2007 Dec;14(12):1448-54.
Gharib AM, Herzka DA, Ustun AO, Desai MY, Locklin J, Pettigrew RI, Stuber
Coronary MR angiography at 3T during diastole and systole. J Magn Reson
Imaging. 2007 Oct;26(4):921-6.
Ohayon J, Dubreuil O, Tracqui P, Le Floc'h S, Rioufol G, Chalabreysse L, Thivolet
F, Pettigrew RI, Finet G.
Influence of residual stress/strain on the biomechanical stability of vulnerable
coronary plaques: potential impact for evaluating the risk of plaque rupture.
Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2007 Sep;293(3):H1987-96.
Greil GF, Desai MY, Fenchel M, Miller S, Pettigrew RI, Sieverding L, Stuber
Reproducibility of free-breathing cardiovascular magnetic resonance coronary angiography.
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2007;9(1):49-56.
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Team science and the NIBIB. Science. 2006 Jun 30;312(5782):1873.
Alexander DF, Alving BM, Battey JF, Berg JM, Collins FS, Fauci AS, Gallin JI, Grady
PA, Hodes RJ, Hrynkow SH, Insel TR, Jones JF, Katz SI, Landis SC, Li TK, Lindberg
DA, Nabel EG, Niederhuber JE, Pettigrew RI, Rodgers GP, Ruffin
J, Scarpa A, Schwartz DA, Sieving PA, Straus SE, Tabak LA, Volkow ND.
Response to: "Rescuing the NIH before it is too late." J Clin
Invest Apr 28, 2006.
Nezafat R, Stuber M, Ouwerkerk R, Gharib AM, Desai MY, Pettigrew RI.
B1-insensitive T2 preparation for improved coronary magnetic resonance angiography
at 3 T. Magn Reson Med 55(4):858-64, 2006.
Sharma P, Socolow J, Patel S, Pettigrew RI, Oshinski JN.
Effect of Gd-DTPA-BMA on blood and myocardial T1 at 1.5T and 3T in humans.
J Magn Reson Imaging 23(3):323-30, 2006.
Seto DB, McLaughlin A, Li K, Menkens A, Sullivan D, Pettigrew R.
Advancing the Boundaries of Molecular Imaging. Biol Psychiatry Sep 13, 2005.
Simor T, Gaszner B, Oshinski JN, Waldrop SM, Pettigrew RI, Horvath
IG, Hild G, Elgavish GA.
Gd(ABE-DTTA)-enhanced cardiac MRI for the diagnosis of ischemic events in the heart.
J Magn Reson Imaging 21(5):536-45, 2005.
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Pettigrew RI, Fee CA, Li KC.
Changes in the world of biomedical research are moving the field of "personalized
medicine" from concept to reality. J Nucl Med 45(9):1427, 2004.
Johnson KR, Patel SJ, Whigham A, Hakim A, Pettigrew RI, Oshinski
Three-dimensional, time-resolved motion of the coronary arteries. J Cardiovasc
Magn Reson 6(3):663-73, 2004.
Muthupillai R, Flamm SD, Wilson JM, Pettigrew RI, Dixon WT.
Acute myocardial infarction: tissue characterization with T1rho-weighted MR imaging--initial
experience. Radiology 232(2):606-10, 2004.
Brummer ME, Moratal-Perez D, Hong CY, Pettigrew RI, Millet-Roig
J, Dixon WT.
Noquist: reduced field-of-view imaging by direct Fourier inversion. Magn
Reson Med 51(2):331-42, 2004.
Fee CA, Pettigrew RI. National
Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering: poised for the future.
Radiology 229(3):636-7, 2003.
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Han HC, Oshinski JN, Ku DN, Pettigrew RI. A
left ventricle model to predict post-revascularization ejection fraction based on
cine magnetic resonance images. J Biomech Eng 124(1):52-5, 2002.
Faber TL, Vansant JP, Pettigrew RI, Galt JR, Blais M, Chatzimavroudis
G, Cooke CD, Folks RD, Waldrop SM, Gurtler-Krawczynska E, Wittry MD, Garcia EV.
Evaluation of left ventricular endocardial volumes and ejection fractions computed
from gated perfusion SPECT with magnetic resonance imaging: comparison of two methods.
J Nucl Cardiol 8(6):645-51, 2001.
Oshinski JN, Han HC, Ku DN, Pettigrew RI.
Quantitative prediction of improvement in cardiac function after revascularization
with MR imaging and modeling: initial results. Radiology 221(2):515-22,
Chatzimavroudis GP, Oshinski JN, Franch RH, Walker PG, Yoganathan AP, Pettigrew
of the precision of magnetic resonance phase velocity mapping for blood flow measurements.
J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 3(1):11-9, 2001.
Videlefsky N, Parks WJ, Oshinski J, Hopkins KL, Sullivan KM, Pettigrew RI,
Fyfe D. Magnetic
resonance phase-shift velocity mapping in pediatric patients with pulmonary venous
obstruction. J Am Coll Cardiol 38(1):262-7, 2001.
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Ensley AE, Ramuzat A, Healy TM, Chatzimavroudis GP, Lucas C, Sharma S, Pettigrew
R, Yoganathan AP. Fluid
mechanic assessment of the total cavopulmonary connection using magnetic resonance
phase velocity mapping and digital particle image velocimetry. Ann Biomed
Eng 28(10):1172-83, 2000.
Laham RJ, Chronos NA, Pike M, Leimbach ME, Udelson JE, Pearlman JD, Pettigrew
RI, Whitehouse MJ, Yoshizawa C, Simons M.
Intracoronary basic fibroblast growth factor (FGF-2) in patients with severe ischemic
heart disease: results of a phase I open-label dose escalation study.
J Am Coll Cardiol 36(7):2132-9, 2000.
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Faber TL, Cooke CD, Folks RD, Vansant JP, Nichols KJ, DePuey EG, Pettigrew RI,
Garcia EV. Left
ventricular function and perfusion from gated SPECT perfusion images: an integrated
method. J Nucl Med 40(4):650-9, 1999.
Oshinski JN, Franch R, Shirazi SH, Pettigrew RI. Use
of navigator-echo-gated MRI to diagnose a coronary shunt involving an anomalous
origin of the right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. J Magn Reson
Imaging 9(5):738-40, 1999.
Bom HS, Vansant JP, Pettigrew RI, Cooke CD, Votaw JR, Garcia EV. Determination
of Myocardial Viability with ECG-Gated Fluorodeoxyglucose F-18 Positron Emission
Tomography. Clin Positron Imaging. 2(4):183-190, 1999.
Pettigrew RI, Oshinski JN, Chatzimavroudis G, Dixon WT.
MRI techniques for cardiovascular imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging 10(5):590-601,
Alazraki NP, Krawczynska EG, Kosinski AS, DePuey EG 3rd, Ziffer JA, Taylor AT Jr,
Pettigrew RI, Vansant JP, Shaw LJ, Weintraub WS, King SB 3rd.
Prognostic value of thallium-201 single-photon emission computed tomography for
patients with multivessel coronary artery disease after revascularization (the Emory
Angioplasty versus Surgery Trial [EAST]). Am J Cardiol 84(12):1369-74,
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