Faculty Directory
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

  • Bane, Octavia; Said, Daniela; Weiss, Amanda; Stocker, Daniel; Kennedy, Paul; Hectors, Stefanie J.; Khaim, Rafael; Salem, Fadi; Delaney, Veronica; Menon, Madhav C.; Markl, Michael; Lewis, Sara; Taouli, Bachir, 4D flow MRI for the assessment of renal transplant dysfunction, European Radiology
  • Shen, Daming; Ghosh, Sushobhan; Haji-Valizadeh, Hassan; Pathrose, Ashitha; Schiffers, Florian; Lee, Daniel C.; Freed, Benjamin H.; Markl, Michael; Cossairt, Oliver S.; Katsaggelos, Aggelos K.; Kim, Daniel, Rapid reconstruction of highly undersampled, non-Cartesian real-time cine k-space data using a perceptual complex neural network (PCNN), NMR in Biomedicine
  • Jarvis, Kelly; Soulat, Gilles; Scott, Michael; Vali, Alireza; Pathrose, Ashitha; Syed, Amer Ahmed; Kinno, Menhel; Prabhakaran, Shyam; Collins, Jeremy D; Markl, Michael, Investigation of Aortic Wall Thickness, Stiffness and Flow Reversal in Patients With Cryptogenic Stroke, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Wiesemann, Stephanie; Schmitter, Sebastian; Demir, Aylin; Prothmann, Marcel; Schwenke, Carsten; Chawla, Ashish; von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Florian; Greiser, Andreas; Jin, Ning; Bollache, Emilie; Markl, Michael; Schulz-Menger, Jeanette, Impact of sequence type and field strength (1.5, 3, and 7T) on 4D flow MRI hemodynamic aortic parameters in healthy volunteers, Magnetic resonance in medicine
  • Vali, Alireza; Schmitter, Sebastian; Ma, Liliana; Flassbeck, Sebastian; Schmidt, Simon; Markl, Michael; Schnell, Susanne, Development of a rotation phantom for phase contrast MRI sequence validation and quality control, Magnetic resonance in medicine
  • 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
  • Soulat, Gilles; Jarvis, Kelly; Pathrose, Ashitha; Vali, Alireza; Scott, Michael; Syed, Amer A.; Kinno, Menhel; Prabhakaran, Shyam; Collins, Jeremy D; Markl, Michael, Renin Angiotensin System Inhibitors Reduce Aortic Stiffness and Flow Reversal After a Cryptogenic Stroke, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Kalisz, Kevin; Scott, Michael; Avery, Ryan; Sarnari, Roberto; Barker, Alex J; Carr, James C.; Markl, Michael; Allen, Bradley D., Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Feature Tracking Demonstrates Altered Biventricular Strain in Obese Subjects in the Absence of Clinically Apparent Cardiovascular Disease, Journal of Thoracic Imaging