This issue of Neuroimaging Clinics of North America focuses on The Pediatric Cerebellum, and is edited by Drs. Huisman and Andrea Poretti. Articles will include: The role of the pediatric cerebellum in motor functions, neurocognition and behavior: a clinical perspective; Normal development of the cerebellum: from the fetus to the adolescent; Cerebellar malformations; Cerebellar disruptions; Metabolic disorders with cerebellar involvement; Neurocutaenous syndromes with cerebellar involvement; Vascular disorders of the cerebellum; Tumors of the cerebellum; Infectious and inflammatory diseases of the cerebellum; Cerebro-cerebellar network, and more!
Thierry A.G.M. Huisman serves as Chairman of the Department of Imaging and Imaging Science at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition he is Director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and Co-Director of the Neurointensive Care Nursery (NICN), the Johns Hopkins Fetal Program and Center for Translational and Molecular Imaging (CTMI). Dr. Huisman is a Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Neurosurgery and Neurology. He graduated cum laude from Medical School at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, before completing residencies in Radiology and Pediatrics and fellowships in Pediatric Radiology and Neuroradiology at the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland. He became Chairman and Radiologist-in-Chief of the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at the University Children's Hospital Zurich in 2005 before he was recruited to Johns Hopkins in 2007. Dr. Huisman enjoyed a research sabbatical at the Massachusetts General Hospital NMR center between 2000-2002. His primary field of expertise and research focuses on advanced, quantitative, precision imaging in the field of Pediatric Neuroradiology. He has given more than 370 invited lectures, published 310 articles and reviews, 57 book chapters, 5 books, serves on multiple scientific committees of the various radiological societies and has organized multiple national and international meetings in Europe and the USA. He has been the founding member of the Swiss Symposium in Pediatric Neuroradiology. Dr. Huisman is a faculty member of the AIRP course in Washington, DC and course advisor for the IDKD course in Davos, Switzerland. Furthermore he has built several patient and family focused multidisciplinary programs and is actively involved in mentorship programs. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals and is an editorial member of 5 journals. He served as president of the American Society of Pediatric Neuroradiology (2014/15) and is an elected fellow of the International Cancer Imaging Society. Finally he is a senior editor of the American Journal of Neuroradiology.
Poretti, Andrea Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pediatric Radiology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Dr. Andrea Poretti is a Pediatric Neurologist with 10 years of experience in clinical pediatric neurology, particularly cerebellar disorders. In addition, he performed a research fellowship in pediatric neuroimaging focusing on neuroimaging aspects of pediatric cerebellar disorders and advanced neuroimaging techniques. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, USA. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles and more than 30 book chapters on cerebellar and pediatric neurology/neuroimaging topics. He is an Editorial Board Member of Cerebellum & Ataxias, The American Journal of Neuroradiology, and The Journal of Neuroimaging.