Dr. Daniel Reich directs the Translational Neuroradiology Unit at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He leads clinical studies focusing on multiple sclerosis at the NIH Clinical Center. In his practice as a neuroradiologist, he cares for patients with MS and other neurological diseases.
Dr. Reich earned his MD at Cornell and his PhD in neurophysiology from The Rockefeller University, where he studied how nerve cells encode and process visual information. He holds an undergraduate degree in math and physics from Yale. His training includes a fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology and residencies in radiology and neurology at Johns Hopkins. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Race to Erase MS, and the Editorial Board of Multiple Sclerosis Journal. He is the 2015 winner of the American Neurological Association’s Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award in Clinical Science.
Research in Dr. Reich’s lab uses advanced MRI techniques to understand multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system, and on ways of adapting those techniques for use in clinical trials and patient care. The lab is particularly interested in harnessing noninvasive imaging modalities to dissect biological mechanisms of tissue damage, both by performing longitudinal studies on time scales relevant for disease processes and by examining radiological-pathological correlations in autopsy tissue and animal models. These experiments make use of state-of-the-art ultra-high-field MRI scanners, interfacing with many outstanding imaging science groups on campus.