Robert Zivadinov, MD, Ph.D.

BNAC Director

Robert Zivadinov, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Neurology at the University at 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. He is also an honorary Professor of Neurology at the University of Sidney, Australia

Dr. Zivadinov has acquired extensive experience in multiple sclerosis conducting significant and progressive research, and has published more than 450 articles and 750 abstracts, in leading peer-reviewed journals with H-index of 75. 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 cardiovascular 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 serving as 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 of the Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Clinical Translational Science Institute at the University at Buffalo. The Center for Biomedical Imaging at the CTSI located on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus in the city of Buffalo. The Center for Biomedical Imaging hosts three imaging scanners: the 3T Cannon human MRI, the 9.4T Bruker preclinical MRI and the General Electric positron emission tomography (PET) computerized tomography (CT) human scanner.