Charles R. G. Guttmann, MD
Director, Center for Neurological Imaging
Dr. Guttmann is the Director of the Center for Neurological Imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. His main interest is the quantitative evaluation of normal and pathological states of the brain using MRI. Among Dr. Guttmann's specific goals are the understanding of the natural course of MS and of white matter disorders in the elderly. Using MRI findings as phenotypic descriptors and elucidating the relationship between brain morphological changes and functional deficits is particularly emphasized.
He graduated from the University of Zurich with a Doctorate in Medicine and completed the Post-Graduate Course in Experimental Medicine and Biology at the same Institution. His M.D. thesis on the invasivity of human glioma cell lines in the central nervous system was done under the direction of Dr. Martin E. Schwab at the Brain Research Institute of the University of Zurich. Following his Post-Doctoral training under Dr. Ferenc A. Jolesz at Brigham and Women's Hospital (Harvard Medical School) he went on to found the CNI in 2000.