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Pejman Ghanouni 

I am a radiologist and an Assistant Professor in the Body MRI division of the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. I received my BA, magna cum laude, and MA from Harvard University in 1994, followed by my MD and PhD from Stanford University in 2005. In 2010, I completed my residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Stanford Hospital, serving as Chief Resident. I also trained as a National Cancer Institute Clinical Imaging Research Fellow in the laboratory of Professor Kim Butts Pauly from 2010 - 2011. Now, as co-director of our Focused Ultrasound Center of Excellence, my research centers around the development of clinical applications of MR guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU). I have been the Principal Investigator or co-Director at Stanford University of multi-center trials using MRgHIFU to palliate pain from metastases to bone, treat uterine fibroids, perform thalamotomy to treat essential tremor, relieve Parkinson dyskinesia via pallidotomy, and ablate focal intermediate risk prostate cancer. I also have led a clinical trial of MRgHIFU for soft tissue tumors and have recently opened a study to treat advanced pancreatic cancer. In my clinical role as director of our Minimally Invasive MR Interventional Center, I have translated these studies to make MRgHIFU a standard treatment for patients with essential and Parkinsonian tremor, painful bone metastases, soft tissue tumors of the extremities, and uterine fibroids.