Zackary Cleveland, PhD

Associate Professor,
Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology

Zack Cleveland recently joined CCHMC from Duke University where he was a staff scientist in the Department of Radiology. His reseawrch interest is centered on developing magnetic resonance-based imaging techniques to visualize lung structure and function in humans and in small animal models of disease and injury. A particular focus of his research has been on visualizing ventilation and diffusive gas uptake using hyperpolarized (HP) 129Xe MRI. At CCHMC, his focus will be to develop novel magnetic resonance imaging methods to assess regional lung function in preclinical animal models, as well as adult and pediatric populations. His emphasis will be directed toward developing techniques to quantitatively image pathophysiology in poorly understood disorders such as acute lung injury (ALI) and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Dr. Cleveland completed his PhD in physical chemistry from Colorado State University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for in vivo Microscopy at Duke University Medical Center.