David Saloner, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, and Director of the Vascular and Cardiac Research Group at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also the Director and Founder of the Vascular Imaging Research Center at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Dr. Saloner obtained his BSc in Physics, Math, and Applied Math from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and he completed a BSc in Theoretical Physics, MSc in Nuclear Physics from the same institution. This was followed by the Dr.rer.nat in Nuclear Physics from Karl-Ruprecht University in Heidelberg, Germany in 1978. Dr. Saloner then completed a postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a retraining fellowship in Medical Imaging at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina.
Dr. Saloner’s research program focuses on the study of cardiovascular diseases using radiological imaging methods. Dr. Saloner and his colleagues pursue a variety of approaches in order to understand atherosclerotic and aneurysmal vascular disease. Projects include numerical simulations, phantom studies, and longitudinal in vivo studies of vascular evolution over time.
At the VAMC: Dr. Saloner leads the Vascular and Cardiac Research Group at the VA Medical Center. He is a member of the Research and Development Committee and of the MR Safety Committee. He coordinates weekly seminars and multiple other research meetings with local investigators and across a collaborative network. He is site PI for a multi-center VA MERIT project on carotid atherosclerosis.
MRI, Atherosclerosis, Aneurysms, and Hemodynamics
Magnetic resonance imaging, angiography, vascular disease, hemodynamics, atherosclerosis, aneurysmal disease, interventional MRI
Education and Training:
• Bachelor of Science: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa - Physics, Math, Applied Math
• Bachelor of Science: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa - Theoretical Physics
• Masters of Science: University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa - Nuclear Physics
• Dr.rer.nat: Karl-Ruprecht Universitaet, Heidelberg, West Germany - Nuclear Physics