About Dr. Ehman

Richard L Ehman, M.D.

Dr. Ehman majored in physics during his undergraduate training, and then entered medical school, receiving his M.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 1979. He completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Calgary in 1983 and then undertook a research fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He subsequently pursued clinical fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and joined the staff there in 1985.

His main clinical focus is body, musculoskeletal, and cardiovascular MRI. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers. His research program has focused on developing methods to reduce or eliminate flow and tissue motion artifacts in MRI, approaches for vascular imaging, and development of MRI-based techniques for characterizing the mechanical properties of tissue. Dr. Ehman holds more than 20 patents for his work and is currently Principal Investigator of two NIH R01 grants.

Dr. Ehman was awarded the Gold Medal of the ISMRM in 1995 for his research contributions. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the American College of Radiology. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science Degree by the University of Saskatchewan in 2000.

Dr. Ehman served as a full member of the Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Study Section of the NIH from 1995-99 and returned to serve as Chair of that study section from 2002-2004. He is an Associate Editor of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and a member of the editorial boards of several other journals. Dr. Ehman was elected President of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine for 2002-2003.