Roderic I. Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2003
For significant contributions to research in magnetic resonance imaging.

Texas A&M Engineering, Health Science Center to lead groundbreaking EnHealth Initiative

Via Texas A&M | November 8, 2017

Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, a physician-scientist and internationally recognized leader in biomedical imaging and bioengineering, will join Texas A&M University to lead Engineering Health (EnHealth), the nation’s first comprehensive educational program to fully integrate engineering into all health-related disciplines.

EnHealth will be an innovative, multicollege engineering health initiative based in Houston, Texas, designed to educate a new kind of health care professional with an engineering mindset who will invent transformational technology for health care’s greatest challenges. With Texas A&M’s interdisciplinary makeup and colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and veterinary medicine, EnHealth will have a profound impact on both human and animal health. EnMed, the university’s engineering medicine track in partnership with Houston Methodist Hospital, will serve as the first program for EnHealth… Continue reading.


Pettigrew set for next Discovery Lecture

Via Vanderbilt | February 23, 2017

Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D., director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) of the National Institutes of Health, will deliver the next Flexner Discovery Lecture on Thursday, March 2.

His lecture, entitled “Engineering Medicine for a Global Society,” will begin at 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. It is sponsored by the Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences.

Pettigrew is known internationally for his pioneering work at Emory University School of Medicine in the 1990s involving four-dimensional imaging of the cardiovascular system using magnetic resonance (MRI).

Soon after being named NIBIB director in 2002, Pettigrew jointly led a national effort with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create new interdisciplinary graduate training programs and later established the Quantum Projects program to address major healthcare problems.

Pettigrew also led national collaborative and international initiatives to develop low-cost and point-of-care medical technologies. He has called for and now leads a U.S.-India collaboration to develop unobtrusive/passive technologies for frequent recording of blood pressure to address the world-wide problem of hypertension.


NIBIB Director Dr. Roderic Pettigrew is Inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, India

Via NIBIB | February 13, 2017

NIBIB Director Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew was recently inducted into India’s National Academy of Sciences as a foreign fellow.  In recent meetings with healthcare officials in India, Dr. Pettigrew explored developing technologies to help underserved populations gain access to healthcare in both countries.


Engineering as a New Frontier for Translational Medicine

Via Science Translational Magazine | April 1, 2015

Science Translational Medicine published a new article co-authored by Shu Chien, Rashid Bashir, Robert M. Nerem, and Roderic Pettigrew (All AIMBE Fellows), entitled “Engineering as a New Frontier for Translational Medicine” in the April 1 issue.

The article’s abstract reads: The inclusion of engineering ideas and approaches makes medicine a quantitative and systems-based discipline that facilitates precision diagnostics and therapeutics to improve health care delivery for all.