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  Mahadevappa Mahesh, M.S., Ph.D., FAAPM, FACR.
  Associate Professor, Chief Physicist

  B.Sc.   University of Mysore, Mysore, India
  M.Sc.   University of Mysore, Mysore, India
  M.S.     Physics, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
  Ph.D.   Medical Physics-Biophysics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

  E-mail: mmahesh@jhmi.edu

Introduction: 

Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP, FSCCT, is the Associate Professor of Radiology and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. He is also the Chief Physicist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Prior joining Hopkins, Dr Mahesh obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.

Dr Mahesh is board certified from the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiological physics and is a member of the Radiation Control Advisory Board for the State of Maryland. His research interests are in medical imaging, particularly in areas of multiple-row detector computed tomography (MDCT), interventional fluoroscopy and digital mammography. As chief physicist, he oversees the quality assurance program for the diagnostic radiology that includes maintaining compliance with regard to state and federal regulations and ensuring safe use of radiation to patients. He often provides counsels to patients concerned over their radiation exposure from diagnostic x-ray examinations. 

Dr Mahesh is the editor of the Physics Columns (Technology Talk and Medical Physics Consult) for the Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR) since 2007 and editor for the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Newsletter since 2007. He is also the Associate Editor of JACR, Deputy Editor for Academic Radiology, Editorial Board Member for RadioGraphics. He served as Associated Editor and currently serves as consultant to editor for Radiology. He chairs or serves on various committees in the AAPM, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American College of Radiology (ACR) and in Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). He was member of the National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) -Scientific Committee 6-2 that published NCRP report 160: “Ionizing Radiation Exposure of the United States Population” and he is currently a task group member of International Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (ICRP).  Dr. Mahesh has been invited to be the United Nations-International Atomic Energy Agency (UN-IAEA) expert to participate in the IAEA activities. 

Dr Mahesh is the author of the textbook titled ‘MDCT Physics: The Basics – Technology, Image Quality and Radiation Dose’ published in June 2009 by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins and it is also translated to Japanese language in 2010. He has published and lectured extensively here in the United States and Internationally in the area of MDCT technology, radiation doses in medical imaging and other medical physics areas.

Dr Mahesh is a fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2007) (http://www.aapm.org/org/history/bio/2435/), fellow of the American College of Radiology (2009),  fellow of American College of Medical Physics (2011) and fellow of Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). 

He has served as the 2nd Vice-President for the Radiological Society of North America (http://www.rsna.org/Board_of_Directors.aspx) and the Council Steering Committee Member for the American College of Radiology (http://amclc.acr.org/ContactCSC.aspx).

Dr Mahesh has developed e-physics (medical physics) course for radiology residents. It is available at http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/e-radiology/ephysics.html

Dr Mahesh was elected to the United States National Council of Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) council for a six-year term starting 2015. Chartered by the US government, NCRP consists of 100 council members and “routinely seeks to formulate and widely disseminate information, guidance and recommendations on radiation protection and measurements, which represent the consensus of leading scientific thinking.” More information can be found at http://ncrponline.org/Members/Council.html

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