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Prof. Lawrence Ginsberg, USA



Dr. Ginsberg is Professor or Radiology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. He has been Professor of Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Surgery and the Ya Yen Lee Professor of Head and Neck Diagnostic Radiology.


He was an undergraduate of State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York – received a B.A. Chemistry 1974-1978. Dr. Ginsberg graduated from University of Health Sciences The Chicago Medical School North Chicago, Ill – M.D. 1978-1982. He was on the MD Anderson faculty from1994 - 2022

Dr. Ginsberg has given over 300 lectures/presentations and has written over 150 publications and articles in refereed journals, with numerous letters/commentaries and editorials.

Dr. Ginsberg also holds an adjunct appointment with Baylor College of Medicine. He holds conferences every week for the trainees to attend and learn head and neck imaging. When they rotate through Neuroradiology their first request is to be allowed to learn with Dr. Ginsberg in his reading room.

Dr. Ginsberg is a past president of the American Society of Head and Neck Neuroradiology. He was the program chair and organized the 44th Annual Meeting for this society that was hosted in Houston, Texas in 2010.

Prof. Mayank Goyal, Canada

Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiologist


Mayank Goyal is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary. He also holds the Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Stroke Research.


Dr. Goyal’s passion and main research interest is acute stroke imaging, workflow and intervention. With >350 peer-review manuscripts (including first author papers in NEJM, Lancet Neurology, Radiology, Circulation, ANJR, Stroke), >50 editorials and opinion pieces, over 400 abstracts and >200 invite lectureships, Mayank has been an integral contributor in furthering the field of Stroke intervention research. He led ESCAPE and SWIFT PRIME (both published in NEJM); the HERMES collaboration (>20 high impact publications including in Lancet, JAMA); ESCAPE-NA1 (published in Lancet) and is currently leading ESCAPE-NEXT and ESCAPE-MeVO trials. A citation index of >45000, an h-index of 83 and an i10 index of 338 (google scholar, Jan 2022) are testimony to Dr. Goyal’s vast contribution and influence in the world of Stroke research.


He has received several honours and awards including the Outstanding Contributions in Research Award (American Society of Neuroradiology, 2020), and the Lifetime Contribution Award (Canadian Association of Radiology, 2018). He is also a Fellow of the esteemed Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.


He has recently launched a worldwide platform to accelerate stroke research:

Associate Prof. Timothy Shepherd, USA



Tim Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Radiology, Associate Section Chief, Director of Brain Mapping and Director of PET-MRI for New York University Department of Radiology. Tim obtained his MD/PhD training at University of Florida with focus on Neuroscience, then radiology residency and neuroradiology fellowship training at University of California, San Francisco. He has been at New York University ever since as an academic clinician-scientist with consistent track record of NIH funding, several patents and 75 publications.


Tim is on the editorial board for Radiology and the American Journal of Neuroradiology. Tim is deeply committed to clinical translation of research into neuroradiology practice, particularly for neurodegenerative disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and brain tumor patients. He is recognized as an informative, entertaining speaker, and has given numerous national and international talks on clinical neuroradiology and neuroimaging research.

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