Johns Hopkins Unviersity School of Medicine, United States
Dara Kraitchman, VMD, PhD is a Professor of Radiology and Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She received her VMD in 1992 and her PhD in Bioengineering in 1996 from the University of Pennsylvania. She founded the Center for Image-Guided Animal Therapy (CIGAT) at Johns Hopkins University, which is the first veterinary hospital within an academic medical center without a school of veterinary medicine, to perform advanced diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive procedures in pets on a referral basis. She has lectured on performing veterinary clinical trials in interventional radiology and cardiology afor numerous societies including the Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Research (ISMRM), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), and American Heart Association (AHA). She is the first veterinarian recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and ISMRM (FISMRM)..
Dr. Kraitchman has over 100 peer reviewed publications in translational research in imaging, cardiology, and oncology. She is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (JCMR). She performed the first intramyocardial delivery of MRI-visible stem cell therapy in dogs and MRI-guided vertebral body biopsy in dogs. She is the editor of the first book on stem cell labeling for delivery and imaging. She is the holder of two US patents in imaging techniques and imaging-visible therapies. She currently is the Cardiac Interventional Section Head at Johns Hopkins Medicine.