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Ryan W. Willoughby, Ph.D.

Instructor, Divison of Advanced Medical Imaging Research

Ryan Willoughby, Ph.D., joined the Department of Radiology as an Instructor on February 15, 2022.

Willoughby completed his B.S. in Biophysics (2011) and his Ph.D. in Physics (2018) at UAB. In 2019 he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Radiology. In 2020 he received a Career Enhancement Award from the Office of Postdoctoral Education to support collaborative work with General Electric to develop novel MRI hardware. He currently serves as MR physicist for the Civitan International Neuroimaging Laboratory (CINL) and the Research MRI Core (RMRIC). His research aims to elucidate the biophysical effects of ultrasound on tissues, especially the nervous system, and to develop novel multimodal imaging methods for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.