Daniel Goldberg-Zimring, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Assistant Professor, Division of Physics and Engineering
205-996-0829  |  GSB 308D 

Daniel Goldberg-Zimring earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana in Mexico City, followed by a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He spent two years as a Research Fellow in Medical Image Analysis at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School before becoming a faculty member. He is currently pursuing an MBA degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

During eight years at Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Harvard Medical School, the primary focus of his research was in the area of medical image analysis with special interest in the identification of early disease biomarkers in multiple sclerosis and their association with clinical progression. He served as co-investigator in several NIH grants and as a principal investigator in a grant awarded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Dr. Goldberg-Zimring has also worked as a Clinical Project Manager, Quality Assurance and Data Manager in the pharmaceutical industry, and has consulted start-up companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

In 2016 he joined the faculty of UAB Radiology as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Physics and Engineering, where he will be supporting the clinical, instructional and research activities in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. His interests include the development and implementation of MRI acquisition techniques to improve the identification of early disease biomarkers.

Engagement in the Residency Programs

Dr. Goldberg teaches NMR, MRI, and MRI safety, and he performs MRI acceptance, annual, and accreditation testing with our medical physics residents. Dr. Goldberg is active on several committees at UAB.

Selected Publications, Posters, and Presentations

Cohen AB, Neema M, Arora A, Dell'oglio E, Benedict RH, Tauhid S, Goldberg-Zimring D, Chavarro-Nieto C, Ceccarelli A, Klein JP, Stankiewicz JM, Houtchens MK, Buckle GJ, Alsop DC, Guttmann CR, Bakshi R. The relationships among MRI-defined spinal cord involvement, brain involvement, and disability in multiple sclerosis. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Apr;22(2).

Goldberg-Zimring D, Chavarro-Nieto CD, Healy BC, Achiron A, Warfield SK, Neema M, Arora A, Bakshi R. Brain atrophy predicts the conversion from clinically isolated syndrome to multiple sclerosis. 62nd AAN Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. 2010.

Goldberg-Zimring D, Talos IF, Bhagwat J, Haker S, Black P, Zou K. Statistical validation of brain tumor shape approximation for image-guided neurosurgery: Preliminary results. Hawaii International Conference on Statistics, Mathematics, and Related Fields, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. 2005.

Goldberg-Zimring D, Meier DS, Bouix S, Warfield SK. Studying anatomy and disease in medical images using shape analysis. In: Medical Imaging Systems Technology: Methods in Diagnosis Optimization. Leondes CT (editor), Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co;2005. p. 329-361.

Goldberg-Zimring D, Achiron A, Guttmann CR, Azhari H. Three-dimensional analysis of the geometry of individual multiple sclerosis lesions: detection of shape changes over time using spherical harmonics. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Sep;18(3):291-301.