Sahar Soleimanifard

Image Analysis and Communications Lab, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Magnetic Resonance Research Division, Radiology and Radiological Sciences

Weiss Lab, Heart and Vascular Institute


Education

PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2014

MSE, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2009

BSc, Electrical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2007

Contact

340 Park Building

Johns Hopkins Hospital

1800 Orleans Street  

Baltimore, MD 21287


Tel: +1 443 287 7758

Email: sahars@jhu.edu

 

Whiting School of Engineering | Johns Hopkins University


Awards

Siebel Scholar, Siebel Foundation, 2014

Student Scholarship Award, Iranian American Academic and Professional Association, 2012

Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award, American Heart Association, 2012-2014

Magna Cum Laude Merit Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012

Educational Stipend Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2010, 2012, 2014

Dean’s Distinction and Honors List (top 5% of graduating class), Sharif University of Technology, 2007

Ranked 20th among ~400,000 applicants in Iranian University Entrance Exam (Concours), 2002

Last Updated June, 2014


Select Publications


Journal Articles


Soleimanifard S, Stuber M, Hays AG, Weiss RG, Schar M. Robust Volume-targeted Balanced Steady-state Free Precession Coronary Magnetic Resonance Angiography in a Breathhold at 3.0 Tesla: A Reproducibility Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2014; 16(1): 27. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Schär M, Hays AG, Prince JL, Weiss RG, Stuber M. Spatially Selective Implementation of the Adiabatic T2Prep Sequence for Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Coronary Arteries. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013; 70(1): 97-105. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Sasano T, Agarwal HK, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. Three-dimensional Regional Strain Analysis in Porcine Myocardial Infarction: A 3T Magnetic Resonance Tagging Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2012; 14(1): 85. [DOI]


Hays AG, Kelle S, Hirsch GA, Soleimanifard S, Yu J, Agarwal HK, Gerstenblith G, Schär M, Stuber M, Weiss RG. Regional Coronary Endothelial Function is Closely Related to Local Early Coronary Atherosclerosis in Patients with Mild Coronary Artery Disease: Pilot Study. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2012; 5(3): 341-348. [DOI]


Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Soleimanifard S, Vonken EJ, Youssef A, Agarwal HK, Dimaano VL, Calkins H, Stuber M, Prince JL, Abraham TP, Abraham MR. Assessment of Distribution and Evolution of Mechanical Dyssynchrony in a Porcine Model of Myocardial Infarction by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2012; 14(1): 1. [DOI]


Conference Articles and Abstracts


Soleimanifard S, Stuber M, Hays AG, Weiss RG, Schär M. Refined Balanced Steady-State Free Precession in Breath-hold Coronary MRA at 3.0T. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2014, Milan, Italy.


Krishnaswamy R, Gerstenblith G, Soleimanifard S, Stuber M, Schar M, Weiss RG, Hays AG. The MRI Evaluation of Coronary Versus Systematic Endothelial Function in Healthy Subjects and Patients with Coronary Artery Disease. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2014, Milan, Italy.


Hays AG, Soleimanifard S, Schär M, Gerstenblith G, Stewart KJ, Stuber M, Weiss RG. Coronary Endothelial Function is Directly Related to Extent of Weight Loss in Obese Patients. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2013; 15(Suppl 1): O44, San Francisco, CA. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Stuber M, Hays AG, Weiss RG, Schär M. Single Breathhold 3D Balanced SSFP Coronary MRA at 3.0T: A Reproducibility Study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2013; 15(Suppl 1): E11, San Francisco, CA. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Schär M, Hays AG, Prince JL, Weiss RG, Stuber M. A Novel Slice-selective Implementation of the Adiabatic T2Prep Sequence Objectively Improves Coronary Artery Conspicuity. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting, 2012, Melbourne, Australia.


Soleimanifard S, Schär M, Hays AG, Weiss RG, Stuber M, Prince JL. Vessel Centerline Tracking and Boundary Segmentation in Coronary MRA with Minimal Manual Interaction. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro. 2012; 1417-1421. Barcelona, Spain. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Schär M, Prince JL, Weiss RG, Stuber M. Slice-selective Implementation of an Adiabatic T2Prep Sequence Increases Coronary Artery Conspicuity at 3T. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2012; 14(Suppl 1): O52, Orlando, FL. [DOI]


Hays AG, Soleimanifard S, Schär M, Gerstenblith G, Stewart KJ, Stuber M, Weiss RG. Coronary Endothelial Function using 3T MRI is Inversely Related to Body Mass Index. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2012; 14(Suppl 1): P73, Orlando, FL. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Murano EZ, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. Three-dimensional Principal Strain Patterns in Acute Myocardial Infarction. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011, Montreal, Canada.


Xing F, Soleimanifard S, Prince JL, Landman BA. Statistical Fusion of Continuous Labels: Identification of Cardiac Landmarks. The SPIE Medical Imaging Conference. 2011; 7962: 796206. Orlando, FL. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Agarwal HK, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Vonken EJ, Youssef A, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. Identification of Myocardial Infarction using Three-dimensional Strain Tensor Fractional Anisotropy. The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, 2010; 468-471, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. [DOI]


Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Agarwal HK, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Vonken EJ, Youssef A, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. Identification of Myocardial Infarction using Fractional Anisotropy of 3D Strain Tensors. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2010, Stockholm, Sweden.


Soleimanifard S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Agarwal HK, Tomas MS, Sasano T, Vonken EJ, Youssef A, Abraham MR, Abraham TP, Prince JL. Visualization of Infarction using Fractional Anisotropy. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 2010; 12(Supp 1): P153, Phoenix, AZ. [DOI]