Zivadinov-Robert_hr_88142.jpgROBERT ZIVADINOV, MD, PhD
BNAC Director


Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neurology at the University of Buffalo, the State University of New York and holds two MD degrees, one from the University of Rijeka in Croatia (1993) and the other from the University of Trieste in Italy (1995). He has also earned two advanced degrees in Neurology, a MSc (1995) and a PhD (2002), both from the University of Rijeka.


Dr. Zivadinov has acquired extensive experience in multiple sclerosis conducting significant and progressive research, and has published more than 350 papers and 600 abstracts. He has received numerous awards from European and national Neurological Societies for his published articles, research studies, and Research Fellowships. In addition, he has served as an MS consultant to several pharmaceutical companies and foundations. Dr. Zivadinov is currently pursuing research studies of quantitative MRI findings in multiple sclerosis and therapeutic interventions, including strategies towards assessing neuroprotective efforts in multiple sclerosis. His current interests also concentrate on the venous function, genetic and neuroepidemiology fields of the same disease. Dr. Zivadinov has contributed chapters to several books and edited his own book on brain and spinal cord atrophy in MS. Currently, he is Director of the Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC), part of the Department of Neurology for the Jacobs School of Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


Dr. Zivadinov is also the Director, Translational Imaging Center at Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC); Steering Committee Member, Clinical Translational Research Award at the University at Buffalo. The MRI Center is an entity within the current Center for Biomedical Imaging at the CTRC located on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus in the city of Buffalo, New York that is directed by John M. Canty, MD. The MRI Center hosts two MRI scanners: the 3T Toshiba human MRI and the 9.4T Bruker animal MRI.