Dr. Setsompop is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and an affiliated faculty member at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). He received his Master’s degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University and his PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Over the past decade, Dr. Setsompop has been a pioneer in the development of a number of MRI acquisition technologies, including parallel transmission and simultaneous multi-slice imaging. In particular, his blipped-CAIPI technology has been distributed to more than 200 research and clinical sites and is now a clinical product on Siemens, GE and Phillips MRI scanners worldwide. Such technology is changing how diffusion, perfusion and functional MRI are being performed today. Beyond his research and mentoring role within his laboratory, Dr. Setsompop also has had a number of leadership roles in the organization of workshops, training courses and seminars for the MRI community. In addition to these, he has taken on a number of formal teaching roles at Harvard and MIT, serving as a course director as well as giving numerous guest lectures.


PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Select Publications

1. Setsompop K, Gagoski BA, Polimeni JR, Witzel T, Wedeen VJ, Wald LL. Blipped-controlled aliasing in parallel imaging for simultaneous multislice echo  planar imaging with reduced g-factor penalty. Magn Reson Med. 2012 May;67(5):1210-24.

2. Setsompop K, Fan Q, Stockmann J, Bilgic B, Huang S, Cauley SF, Nummenmaa A, Wang F, Rathi Y, Witzel T, Wald LL. High-resolution in vivo diffusion imaging of  the human brain with generalized slice dithered enhanced resolution: Simultaneous multislice (gSlider-SMS). Magn Reson Med. 2018 Jan;79(1):141-151.

3. Wang F, Dong Z, Reese TG, Bilgic B, Katherine Manhard M, Chen J, Polimeni JR, Wald LL, Setsompop K. Echo planar time-resolved imaging (EPTI). Magn Reson Med. 2019 Jun;81(6):3599-3615.


K99/R00 NIH Career development award 2010

NIBIB New Horizon plenary lecture, ISMRM 2016