Center for Functional MRI In the Department of Radiology

Faculty Research

David Dubowitz, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Translational & Animal Imaging



David Dubowitz, M.D., Ph.D., is a Radiologist and Neuroscientist.

Dr. Dubowitz joined the UCSD faculty in 2002, working primarily at the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, where he serves as Associate Director of Translational and Animal Imaging. His primary research interests are in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, focusing on the basic physiology of functional MRI, both in humans and in other animals, and MRI measurements of cerebral blood flow and metabolism, particularly as they apply to acclimatization and de-acclimatization to hypoxia at altitude. Dr. Dubowitz also has research interests in MRI measurements of pulmonary blood flow, and in magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

Education and Prior Experience:

Dr. Dubowitz received his bachelor and master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, England. His medical training was at the University of Oxford, England, and he has completed residencies in Internal Medicine at Oxford, and Radiology at Cambridge. He also completed a fellowship in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at Huntington Medical Research Institutes in Pasadena, CA.  Dr. Dubowitz’s PhD is from the California Institute of Technology where he also did postdoctoral research on functional MRI of cerebral physiology in the primate brain.