Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Jeffrey H. Maki, MD, PhD

Jeffrey H. Maki, MD, PhD, is Professor of Radiology and Director of Body MRI at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Puget Sound VA Health Care Service in Seattle, Washington.

Dr. Maki graduated magna cum laude in Biophysics from the University of California San Diego. Following this, he earned both his medical degree and Ph.D. (biophysics with thesis in diffusion/perfusion MR) from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Maki completed a medicine internship at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Washington. He then went on to complete a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, where he stayed on to complete a fellowship in cross sectional imaging with an emphasis in vascular MR before moving to Seattle to become an academic radiologist specializing in body imaging.

Dr. Maki’s research interests are focused on contrast-enhanced MRI, contrast agents (particularly blood pool agents), cardiac and vascular MR, and computerized image analysis and processing techniques. A frequent presenter at professional meetings both nationally and internationally, Dr. Maki has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals, the majority related to cardiovascular MRI. In addition to clinical work and research, he enjoys teaching on many levels, from one-on-one, to group CME settings, to web seminars and developing educational video programs. Dr. Maki works with radiology residents and fellows, medical students, and non-M.D. graduate students. Dr. Maki is the co-author of five book chapters, and is an active reviewer for several radiology and MRI professional journals.

Certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Maki is also a member and fellow of the Society for Computed Tomography and Body Magnetic Resonance, as well as a member of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, and the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Dr. Maki has 3 pre-teen and teenage children, and enjoys spending time being a part of their growing up. He can also be found playing piano, exercising, practicing Capoeira (a Brazilian martial art), traveling, and (weather permitting) taking to the sky in his motorized sailplane.
Associate Editor: Tim Leiner, MD, PhD

Tim Leiner, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Radiology at the Department of Radiology, Utrecht University Medical Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Dr. Leiner studied Medicine at Maastricht University Medical School, where he graduated cum laude in 2000. He combined his internships with an appointment as assistant professor of Radiology at the department of Radiology at Maastricht University Hospital and the Cardiovascular Research Institute Maastricht (CARIM). In 2002, Dr. Leiner obtained his Ph.D. on the basis of the thesis “Optimization and Clinical Utility of Peripheral MR Angiography”. In 2002-2003, he completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the Angiogenesis Research Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center / Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, NH, and at the Cardiac MR Center at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. In 2008, Dr. Leiner completed a visiting research scholarship at the Vascular Imaging Laboratory at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA .

Dr. Leiner’s research interests center around the development and implementation of MR angiographic techniques for imaging peripheral arterial and coronary artery disease. His research projects include studies on imaging of the lower and upper extremity vasculature, the renal and coronary arteries, MR imaging of the coronary and carotid vessel wall as well as MR imaging of neovasculature, in particular differentiation of arteriogenesis from angiogenesis.

Dr. Leiner has received an NWO VENI award. He is also a member of the major European and North American scientific societies and has served as faculty member at the annual meetings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), European Congress of Radiology (ECR), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and at annual meetings of the Dutch Radiological Society. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of European Radiology and Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and has been special issue editor of three issues of Investigative Radiology on 3T imaging. Dr. Leiner has served on the Board of Trustees of the ISMRM from 2006-2009 and is the author or co-author of numerous articles and book chapters in the field of vascular imaging.
Created 08/09/2011 Last updated 08/11/2011