Rohit (Rob) Bakshi, MD
Jack, Sadie & David Breakstone
Professor of Neurology & Radiology,
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroimaging

Getting to know Dr. Bakshi...

A: Who had the greatest influence on you during your childhood?
Q: My parents

Q: Do you have children?
A: Yes, two teenagers

Q: What is your favorite book?
A: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Morris)

Q: What factors influenced your career choice?
A: My parents and my early mentors at SUNY-Buffalo, UCSF, MGH, and UCLA

Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: Groundhog Day

Q: Who is your favorite musical artist?
A: The Beatles

Q: If you could be or do anything else for a career – what would it be?
A: Ice Hockey player

Q: If you could live in any other time, what would that be?
A: 80 years in the future

Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or not, who would that be?
A: Mahatma Gandhi

Q: If they made a movie of your life story what would it be called?
A: What a ride

Q:What is your favorite food?
A: Anything Indian

Q:What is your least favorite food? 
A: Anything bland

Q: Best advice anyone has given you?
A: The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?
A: Exercise.

Q: What is one important skill every person should have?
A: People skills

Q: Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.
A: I used to be a professional radio announcer.

Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: Satisfying curiosity

Q: What's your favorite holiday?
A: 4th of July

Q: What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
A: Frog legs

Q: What do you do to keep fit?
A: Running, walking, and weights

Rohit Bakshi, MD, MA, is the Jack, Sadie and David Breakstone Professor of Neurology and Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Laboratory for Neuroimaging Research and a Senior Neurologist at the Partners Multiple Sclerosis Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has built a research program involving quantitative MRI in MS through support from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has served as Chair of the Neuroimaging Section of the American Academy of Neurology, President of the American Society of Neuroimaging, and Associate Editor of the journal Neurotherapeutics. In 2015, he began his appointment as Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Neuroimaging. Dr. Bakshi has given more than 200 invited academic lectures and authored more than 200 peer-reviewed articles.






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