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Michael Markl

Lester B. and Frances T. Knight Professor of Cardiac Imaging

Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611

312-695-1799 Email Michael Markl


Markl Lab


Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D., University of Freiburg, 2000

Research Interests

A central objective of Dr. Markl's research program is to develop multi-parametric imaging techniques than can afford a better understanding of the underlying physiologic mechanisms of heart disease and stroke as well as the impact of therapy. The work of his research group has been instrumental in establishing '4D Flow MRI' for the comprehensive assessment of cardiovascular hemodynamics in heart disease and stroke. Further accomplishments include the development, validation, and application of novel imaging tools for the evaluation of structure and function of the heart

Selected Publications

  • Wiesemann, Stephanie; Trauzeddel, Ralf Felix; Musa, Ahmed; Hickstein, Richard; Mayr, Thomas; von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Florian; Bollache, Emilie; Markl, Michael; Schulz-Menger, Jeanette, Changes of aortic hemodynamics after aortic valve replacement—A four dimensional flow cardiovascular magnetic resonance follow up study, Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine (2023).
  • Halder, Sourav; Johnson, Ethan M.; Yamasaki, Jun; Kahrilas, Peter J.; Markl, Michael; Pandolfino, John E.; Patankar, Neelesh A., MRI-MECH, Frontiers in Physiology (2023).
  • Lee, Jeesoo; Markl, Michael, To Include or Not to Include, Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging (2023).
  • Varga-Szemes, Akos; Halfmann, Moritz; Schoepf, U. Joseph; Jin, Ning; Kilburg, Anton; Dargis, Danielle M.; Düber, Christoph; Ese, Amir; Aquino, Gilberto; Xiong, Fei; Kreitner, Karl Friedrich; Markl, Michael; Emrich, Tilman, Highly Accelerated Compressed-Sensing 4D Flow for Intracardiac Flow Assessment, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2023).
  • Rothenberger, Sean M.; Patel, Neal M.; Zhang, Jiacheng; Schnell, Susanne; Craig, Bruce A.; Ansari, Sameer A.; Markl, Michael; Vlachos, Pavlos P.; Rayz, Vitaliy L., Automatic 4D Flow MRI Segmentation Using the Standardized Difference of Means Velocity, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2023).
  • Brown, Nicholas K.; Berhane, Haben; Gambetta, Katheryn; Markl, Michael; Rigsby, Cynthia K.; Robinson, Joshua D.; Husain, Nazia, Right Ventricular Remodeling Assessed by MRI in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2023).
  • Maroun, Anthony; Quinn, Sandra; Dushfunian, David; Weiss, Elizabeth K.; Allen, Bradley D.; Carr, James C.; Markl, Michael, Clinical Applications of Four-Dimensional Flow MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America (2023).
  • Falcão, Mariana B.L.; Rossi, Giulia M.C.; Rutz, Tobias; Prša, Milan; Tenisch, Estelle; Ma, Liliana; Weiss, Elizabeth K.; Baraboo, Justin J.; Yerly, Jérôme; Markl, Michael; Stuber, Matthias; Roy, Christopher W., Focused navigation for respiratory–motion-corrected free-running radial 4D flow MRI, Magnetic resonance in medicine (2023).