Behzad Sharif

Behzad Sharif

Associate Professor of Medicine (IUSOM)
Director of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Research (IUSOM)
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (Purdue, adjunct)

Phone: 317-274-0992

Methodist, KIC E371
Indianapolis, IN 46202


  • BSEE, Sharif University of Technology, 2002
  • MSEE, University of Illinois, 2004
  • PhD, University of Illinois, 2010

Research Interests

  • Development and clinical validation of innovative MRI technologies for quantitative imaging of the dynamics in the cardiovascular system
  • Solving ongoing challenges in non-invasive testing of coronary microvascular health and imaging-guided evaluation of therapies targeting coronary microcirculation
  • Development of "low field" MRI scanners which have a wider bore
  • Expansion of application of cardiac MRI to a much wider cohort of patients