E. Mark Haacke, Ph.D.
Diagnostics and Imaging Development
E. MARK HAACKE, Ph.D. served as the Director of The Magnetic Resonance
Imaging Institute for Biomedical Research in St. Louis, Missouri from July 1999 to the present. He is a highly accomplished professional, world renown for his
accomplishments and contributions to the medical profession as a research scientist, professor, lecturer, author and educator.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in June 1973 from the University of Toronto in Mathematics and Physics, his Masters of Science degree in February 1975 from the University of
Toronto in Theoretical Physics, and his Ph.D. in June 1978 from the University of Toronto in Theoretical High Energy Physics. His Doctoral Thesis was on SU(4) and Higher Symmetries in Inclusive
Lepton-Hadron Scattering. He is also fluent in the French and German languages.
From September 1978 to August 1980 he was a Research Associate in the Department of Physics at
Case Western Reserve University, a Research Geophysicist from October 1981 to June 1983 at Gulf Research and Development in Pittsburgh, PA, and from July 1983 to October 1985 he was a Senior
Research Scientist at Picker International. Then at Case Western Reserve University, he was a Senior Research Associate and Instructor in the Department of Medicine and Physics from September 1980 to
October 1985, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Department of Physics from August 1985 to June 1989, an Associate Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Physics and
Biomedical Engineering from July 1989 to June 1993, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics from July 1993 to present, and a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Electrical Engineering
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University from August 1993 to 1999. During the last 22
years, he has taught and tutored over ten courses in physics, mathematics and statistics. These courses
ranged in level from freshman to senior as well as several graduate level courses and include: relativistic quantum mechanics, thermodynamics optics, statistical physics statistics, calculus general physics, and
imaging physics. He has written what is today viewed as the technical reference for MRI entitled Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Physical Principals and Sequence Design.
Dr. Haacke has served on several hospital and university committees. He has written grants in industry and academia including many R01 grants where he is the Principal Investigator and consulted on
numerous others. In the past 30 years he achieved scores of honors and awards, including the Sylvia Sorken Greenfield Award for the best paper in Medical Physics, Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Prize for
Visualization of Cerebral Venous Structures Using High Resolution MRI, Silver Medal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Fellow of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and several others.
Professionally, he was President and a Committee Chairman of the Society of Magnetic Resonance, Vice-President of Interim Board, Co-founder and President of the Joint Merger Evaluation Committee,
Associate Editor of the IEEE for Transactions on Medical Physics, various Committee Chairman positions for the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, a member of the Ontario Genealogical Society, and a
life member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the American Physical Society. Editorially, he was one of four Editors for the Magnetic Resonance Angiography, Assistant Editor of Newsletter
Echoes, Associate Editor for Transactions on Medical Physics, Senior Editor for Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and is currently an Associate Editor of Magnetic Resonance Imaging,
Associate Editor of Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance.
Dr. Haacke has received in excess of $6 million for more than 30 different Grants, covering the full gamut of the medical profession, all of which have been completed. Pending and research Grants already in
progress are for more the $1 million, and several potential research Grants are being considered. To his credit, he has authored and coauthored over 125 Referenced Publications, 2 Books, Chaired and
Organized numerous International Conferences, given 67 Invited Talks and Chaired Sessions, authored 252 Conference Abstracts, and has educated over 50 people in the field of MRI.