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Dick J. Drost, PhD, FCCPM, ABMP

Lawson Health Research Institute

Phone: 519-646-6100, ext. 64141
Fax: 519-646-6135

  • Seasoned investigator recruited to St. Joseph's Health Centre from the University of Toronto 17 years ago to develop a research program in the then new area of magnetic resonance imaging.
  • Completed his doctoral studies in the medical imaging group headed by Harold Johns and Aaron Fenster.
  • Pioneered research in the application of phosphorus and proton in vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy in brain and cardiac disease.
  • Currently chairs the American Association of Physicists in Medicine's task group on magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
  • Many funded external collaborations with clinicians and basic scientists including the US and Australia. Awarded the UWO Faculty of Medicine's Team Award.
  • 20 published/submitted papers, 3 book chapters, and 33 abstracts published over the last 5 years.