Center for Functional MRI In the Department of Radiology

Faculty Research

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

Professor Emeritus


David Dubowitz, M.D., Ph.D., is a Radiologist and Neuroscientist at the University of Auckland, New Zealand and Professor Emeritus with the UCSD Department of Radiology and Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. His primary research interests are understanding how the brain regulates blood flow and oxygen metabolism during hypoxia - particularly as they relate to acclimatization and de-acclimatization to hypoxia at high altitude. His other work focuses on MRI measurements of the changes in brain physiology in migraine, traumatic brain injury, and during sleep. Dr. Dubowitz also has research interests developing MRI measurements of pulmonary blood flow and pulmonary ventilation, 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.