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Campus Address GSB 3RD Zip 6830
Phone  (205) 934-3159
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Undergraduate  State University of New York at Stony Brook    1977  BS Physics 
Graduate  State University of New York at Stony BrooK    1985  PhD 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Radiology   Radiology Chair Office Professor

Biographical Sketch 
Georg Deutsch is Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is also a scientist in the Center for Aging and the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at UAB. He received a B.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Psychobiology (1985) from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Further training in clinical neuropsychology was completed at the Cornell Neurology-Psychiatry Service at Burke Rehabilitation Center, White Plains, and New York Hospital, New York, N.Y. He established one of the earliest laboratories to measure cortical blood flow for the Cornell Neurology-Psychiatry Service. Dr. Deutsch also co-authored the award winning book on cognitive neuroscience called Left Brain, Right Brain, which went through five editions and has been translated into seven languages. In 2007 he established the UAB Multidisciplinary NeuroImaging Resource Core (MNIRC), a facility dedicated to advanced analysis of multiple scanning techniques.

Research/Clinical Interest
Dr. Deutsch conducts research into brain-behavior relationships using functional neuroimaging methods such as SPECT (single photon emission tomography), PET (positron emission tomography), and MRI techniques that measure cerebral activity and blood flow. For a number of years he concentrated on improving 133-xenon clearance SPECT methodology for conducting quantitative 3-dimensional cerebral blood flow scans and most recently has worked with new MRI techniques that can obtain similar information, such as continuous arterial spin labeling (CASL). His investigations focus on cerebral changes and reorganization in normal aging, dementia and stroke. These studies typically involve imaging and quantification of regional cerebral blood flow during sensory-motor or cognitive tasks and during cerebrovascular stress tests. He is also involved in research comparing central nervous system activity in a variety of pain syndromes. He has been actively promoting the use of multimodality neuroimaging, including combining MRI, PET and MEG, to study recovery of function post stroke and perform “brain mapping” of language and sensory-motor function in patients about to undergo surgical resection of tumors. He helped establish the UAB Multidisciplinary NeuroImaging Resource Core in 2007, a facility dedicated to advanced analysis of multiple scanning techniques.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Deutsch G., Mountz, JM, Katholi CR, Liu H, Harrell LE. Regional stability of cerebral blood flow measured by repeated Tc-HMPAO SPECT: implications for the study of state dependent change. J Nucl Med 38: 6-13.   8998141 
Mountz JM, Liu HG, Deutsch G. Neuroimaging of cerebrovascular disorders: Measurement of cerebral physiology after stroke and assessment of stroke recovery. Seminars in Nuclear Medicine 33:56-76, 2003.   12605357 
Deutsch G, Pednekar A, Twieg D, Diaschisis Identified with Quantitative CASL MRI. (Medical Tribune, Tokyo) Views Radiology Vol 9: No 5:16-19, 2007.    
Zuo J, Walsh EG, Deutsch G, Twieg DB. Rapid mapping of blood flow velocity using a new PARSE method. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 55:147-152, 2006.   16315204 
LA Bradley, N L McKendree-Smith, KR Alberts, GS Alarcón, JM Mountz, G Deutsch. Use of neuroimaging to understand abnormal pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia. Current Rheumatology Reports 04/2012; 2(2):141-148.   11123051 
M Froelich, H Deshpande, TG Ness, G Deutsch. Quantitative changes in regional cerebral blood flow produced by heat, cold and ischemic pain: A continuous arterial spin labeling study Anesthesiology. 117(4):857-867, October 2012.  22913924 
YJ Chen, G Deutsch, R Satya, HG Liu, JM Mountz. A semi-quantitative method for correlating brain disease groups with normal controls using SPECT: Alzheimer's disease versus vascular dementia, Computerized Med Imaging and Graphics, 2013, 37 (1) 40-47.  23273615 

Neuroimaging, cerebral blood flow, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, aging, dementia, stroke, chronic pain