Hoby Patrick Hetherington PhD, MSc

Professor (Adjunct) of Neurosurgery

Departments & Organizations

Radiobiology & RadiotherapyNeurosurgery


Dr Hoby P. Hetherington is a Professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr Hetherington is recognized for his work in high field magnetic resonance spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging. Dr Hetherington's funded research involves the development and application of high field magnetic resonance spectroscopy to evaluate metabolic and neurotransmitter changes in epilepsy patients. He is currently a member of the editorial board of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Hetherington is a chartered member of the NIH Diagnostic Imaging study section review committee and has been an invited speaker as well as presenter to various national and international conferences.


  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley , 1982
  • M.Sc., Yale University , 1984
  • Ph.D., Yale University , 1988

Selected Publication

  • Hetherington HP, Avdievich NI, Kuznetsov AM, Pan JW, RF Shimming for Spectroscopic Localization in the Human Brain at 7T, Magn. Reson. In Med. In press 2009.