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Dana Peters, PhD

Associate Professor

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Dana Peters, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

    PO Box 20843, 300 Cedar Street, (office phone) 203 737 6360

    New Haven, CT, 06519

    United States



Dana C. Peters is Associate Professor (with Tenure) in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale and responsible for body and cardiac MR at the Magnetic Resonance Research Center, with a secondary appointment in Biomedical Engineering.

She received her undergraduate degree in Physics at the Johns Hopkins University, her PhD in Physics at University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she first demonstrated the utility of undersampled radial imaging. Her postdoc was at NIH, NHLBI, working in the laboratory of cardiac energetics. Since then, she was Assistant Professor of Medicine at Havard Medical School, working at the BIDMC Cardiac MR Center. Her expertise is in cardiovascular MR, obtained during the last decade years working with cardiologists to improve detection of heart disease. This work has led to new frontiers in the application MRI in electrophysiology, through demonstrating that scar can be visualized in the left atrium, due to RF ablation, or due to structural remodeling pre-ablation.

Continuing in these directions, the cardiac MR group develops new MRI tools for evaluating cardiac function, strain, flow, pressure, and tissue characterizations, with research to investigate the arrhythmic substrate in the left atrium in patients with atrial fibrillation, or who are likely to develop atrial fibrillation. She has also worked to develop new MRI methods to characterize liver disease.

Education & Training

  • PhD
  • BS
    Johns Hopkins University, Physics
  • postdoc
  • Assistant Professor
    Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess

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