Cyrus Raji, MD, PhD

TitleClinical Fellow
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
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    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PAMD/PhD12/2010Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Pathology
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA06/2012Transitional Medicine
    UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA06/2016Diagnostic Radiology
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    UCLA Medical Center2016RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
    UCSF Medical Center2017RSNA Travel Award

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    Cyrus A. Raji, MD, PhD is a neuroradiology clinical fellow and part of the NIH-funded T32 research program at the UCSF Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging.

    Dr. Raji completed his combined MD and PhD at the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2010. He then conducted a post-doctoral scholarship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh before completing a transitional medicine internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medicine, Mercy Hospital from 2011-2012. Following this, he completed a 4-year diagnostic radiology residency at UCLA Medical Center.

    Dr. Raji was funded in his PhD research as a pre-doctoral fellow by the American Heart Association and as a medical student by the Radiological Society of North America. His research interests revolve around applying multi-modal structural and functional neuroimaging to neuropsychiatric disorders and head trauma. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers on these topics in such journals such as Neurology, Human Brain Mapping, the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, and the American Journal of Neuroradiology.

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    Diffusion MR Imaging based Edge Density Connectome Mapping for Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease
    Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology Boerger Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease and Neurocognitive Disorders Jul 1, 2017 - Jul 1, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Amen DG, Taylor DV, Meysami S, Raji C. Deficits in Regional Cerebral Blood Flow on Brain SPECT Predict Treatment Resistant Depression. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018 Mar 22. PMID: 29578481.
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    2. Raji C, Henderson TA. PET and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography in Brain Concussion. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Feb; 28(1):67-82. PMID: 29157854.
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    3. Raji C. Conceptualizing cognitive health to optimize dementia prevention and care. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Jan 15; 372:126-127. PMID: 28017197.
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    4. Raji C, Merrill DA, Barrio JR, Omalu B, Small GW. Progressive Focal Gray Matter Volume Loss in a Former High School Football Player: A Possible Magnetic Resonance Imaging Volumetric Signature for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Oct; 24(10):784-90. PMID: 27567184.
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    5. Bredesen DE, Amos EC, Canick J, Ackerley M, Raji C, Fiala M, Ahdidan J. Reversal of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease. Aging (Albany NY). 2016 Jun; 8(6):1250-8. PMID: 27294343; PMCID: PMC4931830.
    6. Merrill DA, Siddarth P, Raji C, Emerson ND, Rueda F, Ercoli LM, Miller KJ, Lavretsky H, Harris LM, Burggren AC, Bookheimer SY, Barrio JR, Small GW. Modifiable Risk Factors and Brain Positron Emission Tomography Measures of Amyloid and Tau in Nondemented Adults with Memory Complaints. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 Sep; 24(9):729-37. PMID: 27421618; PMCID: PMC5003686 [Available on 09/01/17].
    7. Eyre HA, Lavretsky H, Forbes M, Raji C, Small G, McGorry P, Baune BT, Reynolds C. Convergence Science Arrives: How Does It Relate to Psychiatry? Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Feb; 41(1):91-99. PMID: 26964782.
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    8. Fotuhi M, Lubinski B, Trullinger M, Hausterman N, Riloff T, Hadadi M, Raji C. A Personalized 12-week "Brain Fitness Program" for Improving Cognitive Function and Increasing the Volume of Hippocampus in Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment. J Prev Alzheimers Dis. 2016; 3(3):133-137. PMID: 29205251.
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    9. Raji C, Merrill DA, Eyre H, Mallam S, Torosyan N, Erickson KI, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Carmichael OT, Gach HM, Thompson PM, Longstreth WT, Kuller LH. Longitudinal Relationships between Caloric Expenditure and Gray Matter in the Cardiovascular Health Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016; 52(2):719-29. PMID: 26967227; PMCID: PMC4927887.
    10. Raji C, Eyre H, Wei SH, Bredesen DE, Moylan S, Law M, Small G, Thompson PM, Friedlander RM, Silverman DH, Baune BT, Hoang TA, Salamon N, Toga AW, Vernooij MW. Hot Topics in Research: Preventive Neuroradiology in Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Oct; 36(10):1803-9. PMID: 26045577; PMCID: PMC4600413.
    11. Zeifman LE, Eddy WF, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Raji C, Thompson PM, Becker JT. Voxel Level Survival Analysis of Grey Matter Volume and Incident Mild Cognitive Impairment or Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015; 46(1):167-78. PMID: 25720412.
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    12. Riverol M, Becker JT, López OL, Raji C, Thompson PM, Carmichael OT, Gach HM, Longstreth WT, Fried L, Tracy RP, Kuller LH. Relationship between Systemic and Cerebral Vascular Disease and Brain Structure Integrity in Normal Elderly Individuals. J Alzheimers Dis. 2015; 44(1):319-28. PMID: 25213770.
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    13. Boyle CP, Raji C, Erickson KI, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Gach HM, Longstreth WT, Teverovskiy L, Kuller LH, Carmichael OT, Thompson PM. Physical activity, body mass index, and brain atrophy in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Jan; 36 Suppl 1:S194-S202. PMID: 25248607.
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    14. Raji C, Erickson KI, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Gach HM, Thompson PM, Riverol M, Becker JT. Regular fish consumption and age-related brain gray matter loss. Am J Prev Med. 2014 Oct; 47(4):444-51. PMID: 25084680.
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    15. Braskie MN, Boyle CP, Rajagopalan P, Gutman BA, Toga AW, Raji C, Tracy RP, Kuller LH, Becker JT, Lopez OL, Thompson PM. Physical activity, inflammation, and volume of the aging brain. Neuroscience. 2014 Jul 25; 273:199-209. PMID: 24836855; PMCID: PMC4076831.
    16. Sun GH, Raji C, Maceachern MP, Burke JF. Olfactory identification testing as a predictor of the development of Alzheimer's dementia: a systematic review. Laryngoscope. 2012 Jul; 122(7):1455-62. PMID: 22552846.
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    17. Raji C, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Carmichael OT, Longstreth WT, Gach HM, Boardman J, Bernick CB, Thompson PM, Becker JT. White matter lesions and brain gray matter volume in cognitively normal elders. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Apr; 33(4):834.e7-16. PMID: 21943959.
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    18. Ho AJ, Raji C, Saharan P, DeGiorgio A, Madsen SK, Hibar DP, Stein JL, Becker JT, Lopez OL, Toga AW, Thompson PM. Hippocampal volume is related to body mass index in Alzheimer's disease. Neuroreport. 2011 Jan 05; 22(1):10-4. PMID: 21539003; PMCID: PMC3197837.
    19. Erickson KI, Raji C, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Rosano C, Newman AB, Gach HM, Thompson PM, Ho AJ, Kuller LH. Physical activity predicts gray matter volume in late adulthood: the Cardiovascular Health Study. Neurology. 2010 Oct 19; 75(16):1415-22. PMID: 20944075; PMCID: PMC3039208.
    20. Ho AJ, Raji C, Becker JT, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Hua X, Dinov ID, Stein JL, Rosano C, Toga AW, Thompson PM. The effects of physical activity, education, and body mass index on the aging brain. Hum Brain Mapp. 2011 Sep; 32(9):1371-82. PMID: 20715081; PMCID: PMC3184838.
    21. Ho AJ, Raji C, Becker JT, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Hua X, Lee S, Hibar D, Dinov ID, Stein JL, Jack CR, Weiner MW, Toga AW, Thompson PM. Obesity is linked with lower brain volume in 700 AD and MCI patients. Neurobiol Aging. 2010 Aug; 31(8):1326-39. PMID: 20570405.
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    22. Ho AJ, Stein JL, Hua X, Lee S, Hibar DP, Leow AD, Dinov ID, Toga AW, Saykin AJ, Shen L, Foroud T, Pankratz N, Huentelman MJ, Craig DW, Gerber JD, Allen AN, Corneveaux JJ, Stephan DA, DeCarli CS, DeChairo BM, Potkin SG, Jack CR, Weiner MW, Raji C, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Carmichael OT, Thompson PM. A commonly carried allele of the obesity-related FTO gene is associated with reduced brain volume in the healthy elderly. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 04; 107(18):8404-9. PMID: 20404173; PMCID: PMC2889537.
    23. Raji C, Ho AJ, Parikshak NN, Becker JT, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Hua X, Leow AD, Toga AW, Thompson PM. Brain structure and obesity. Hum Brain Mapp. 2010 Mar; 31(3):353-64. PMID: 19662657; PMCID: PMC2826530.
    24. Raji C, Lee C, Lopez OL, Tsay J, Boardman JF, Schwartz ED, Bartynski WS, Hefzy HM, Gach HM, Dai W, Becker JT. Initial experience in using continuous arterial spin-labeled MR imaging for early detection of Alzheimer disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 May; 31(5):847-55. PMID: 20075093; PMCID: PMC2873119.
    25. Raji C, Lopez OL, Kuller LH, Carmichael OT, Becker JT. Age, Alzheimer disease, and brain structure. Neurology. 2009 Dec 01; 73(22):1899-905. PMID: 19846828; PMCID: PMC2788799.
    26. Lee C, Lopez OL, Becker JT, Raji C, Dai W, Kuller LH, Gach HM. Imaging cerebral blood flow in the cognitively normal aging brain with arterial spin labeling: implications for imaging of neurodegenerative disease. J Neuroimaging. 2009 Oct; 19(4):344-52. PMID: 19292827; PMCID: PMC2755631.
    27. Raji C, Becker JT, Tsopelas ND, Price JC, Mathis CA, Saxton JA, Lopresti BJ, Hoge JA, Ziolko SK, DeKosky ST, Klunk WE. Characterizing regional correlation, laterality and symmetry of amyloid deposition in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease with Pittsburgh Compound B. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 Jul 30; 172(2):277-82. PMID: 18582948; PMCID: PMC2501111.
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