Morteza Pishghadam, Ph.D., MS

Research Postdoctoral Fellow

Morteza Pishghadam, Ph.D., MS, Research Postdoctoral Fellow, joined the Developing Brain Institute (DBI) at Children’s National in October 2021. Morteza’s primary research focuses on developing and applying innovative fetal brain MRI acquisition and post-processing methods to advance fetal diagnostics in high-risk pregnancies. Before joining DBI, he obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences where he developed a novel approach to automatic fetal brain extraction from MR images using variational level set method. Prior to his Ph.D., he obtained his master’s degree in Medical Physics at the Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, also in Iran.

Address: 111 Michigan Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010
Email: fetalbrain@childrensnational.org
Department: MRI Lab

Recent Publications & Presentations

Seyednozadi Z, Pishghadam R, Pishghadam M.
Functional Role of the N400 and P600 in Language-Related ERP Studies with Respect to Semantic Anomalies: An Overview.
Noro Psikiyatr Ars. 2021 Jan 27;58(3):249-252. doi: 10.29399/npa.27422. PMID: 34526850; PMCID: PMC8419728. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Pishghadam M, Kazemi K, Nekooei S, Seilanian-Toosi F, Hoseini-Ghahfarokhi M, Zabizadeh M, Fatemi A.
A new approach to automatic fetal brain extraction from MRI using a variational level set method.
Med Phys. 2019 Nov;46(11):4983-4991. doi: 10.1002/mp.13766. Epub 2019 Sep 12. PMID: 31419312. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Mehdizadeh A, Pandesh S, Shakeri-Zadeh A, Kamrava SK, Habib-Agahi M, Farhadi M, Pishghadam M, Ahmadi A, Arami S, Fedutik Y.
The effects of folate-conjugated gold nanorods in combination with plasmonic photothermal therapy on mouth epidermal carcinoma cells.
Lasers Med Sci. 2014 May;29(3):939-48. doi: 10.1007/s10103-013-1414-2. Epub 2013 Sep 7. PMID: 24013622. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov