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Michael Markl

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


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

  • Ying, Wendy; Sharma, Kavita; Yanek, Lisa R.; Vaidya, Dhananjay; Schär, Michael; Markl, Michael; Subramanya, Vinita; Soleimani, Sahar; Ouyang, Pamela; Michos, Erin D.; Shah, Sanjiv J.; Hays, Allison G., Visceral adiposity, muscle composition, and exercise tolerance in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, ESC Heart Failure 8(4):2535-2545.
  • Lin, Kai; Sarnari, Roberto; Pathrose, Ashitha; Gordon, Daniel; Blaisdell, Julie; Markl, Michael; Carr, James C., Cine MRI detects elevated left heart pressure in pulmonary hypertension, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 54(1):275-283.
  • Lin, Kai; Sarnari, Roberto; Pathrose, Ashitha; Gordon, Daniel Z.; Blaisdell, Julie; Markl, Michael; Carr, James C., Cine MRI characterizes HFpEF and HFrEF in post-capillary pulmonary hypertension, European journal of radiology 139.
  • Ma, Liliana; Yerly, Jérôme; Di Sopra, Lorenzo; Piccini, Davide; Lee, Jeesoo; DiCarlo, Amanda; Passman, Rod; Greenland, Philip; Kim, Daniel; Stuber, Matthias; Markl, Michael, Using 5D flow MRI to decode the effects of rhythm on left atrial 3D flow dynamics in patients with atrial fibrillation, Magnetic resonance in medicine 85(6):3125-3139.
  • Son, Andre Y.; Jarvis, Kelly; Markl, Michael; Malaisrie, S. Chris, 4D flow MRI after aortic replacement with frozen elephant trunk using thoraflex hybrid graft, Journal of Cardiac Surgery 36(4):1543-1545.
  • Pathrose, Ashitha; Ma, Liliana; Berhane, Haben; Scott, Michael B.; Chow, Kelvin; Forman, Christoph; Jin, Ning; Serhal, Ali; Avery, Ryan; Carr, James; Markl, Michael, Highly accelerated aortic 4D flow MRI using compressed sensing, Magnetic resonance in medicine 85(4):2174-2187.
  • Gupta, Aakash N.; Markl, Michael; Elbaz, Mohammed S.M., Intracardiac and Vascular Hemodynamics with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Heart Failure, Heart Failure Clinics 17(1):135-147.
  • Naresh, Nivedita K.; Misener, Sol; Zhang, Zhouli; Yang, Cynthia; Ruh, Alexander; Bertolino, Nicola; Epstein, Frederick H.; Collins, Jeremy D.; Markl, Michael; Procissi, Daniele; Carr, James C.; Allen, Bradley A., Cardiac MRI Myocardial Functional and Tissue Characterization Detects Early Cardiac Dysfunction in a Mouse Model of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity, NMR in Biomedicine 33(9).