(Philadelphia, PA) - Erik K. Insko, MS, MD, PhD, has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology, division of Abdominal Imaging, at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

In 1987, Dr. Insko completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkley, where he earned his BA (with Honors) in Physics. He went on to earn his MS degree in Physics, MD, and PhD from the Department of Structural and Molecular Biology, at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Insko completed his clinical medicine and surgery internship at Albert Einstein Medical Center; residency in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP); and fellowship in Body and Musculoskeletal MRI, also at HUP.

As a radiologist, Dr. Insko's research focuses on new applications of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), including vascular MRI -also known as magnetic resonance angiography or MRA-and cardiac MR, which is one of the newest methods for noninvasive cardiac evaluation.

He is a member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Association of University Radiologists. He has been the recipient of several honors including the Medical Scientist Training Program Scholarship and the RSNA Roentgen Research Award.

Dr. Insko has been published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters such as the Physical Review, Physical Review Letters, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, Radiology, Journal of Applied Physiology, Magnetic Resonance Medicine, Clinical MRI and Thoracic and Visceral Vascular Interventions.


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