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Joe Maisog, M.D.

Senior Imaging Scientist

B.S.E. -- Princeton University, 1986, Electrical Engineering / Computer Science
M.D. -- University of Maryland, 1990

Joe majored in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University, receiving his B.S. in 1986. He then obtained an M.D. from the University of Maryland in 1990 and did a year of internship at the University of Maryland Hospital. He then spent six years as a post- doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, where he studied statistics and data analysis, especially with respect to functional neuroimaging. After his time at the NIH, Joe went to the Massachusetts General Hospital for a residency in radiology, but decided that he preferred to pursue a career in science and engineering rather than in clinical medicine. Therefore, in 1998 Joe started work as a systems engineer at a small software company, Sensor Systems (Sterling, VA), which produces high-end software for medical image processing and analysis. He served as the lead engineer for Sensor Systems' first clinical product, a software system for presurgical brain mapping using functional MRI, now marketed through General Electric Medical Systems under the tradename "BrainWave." Joe joined the CSL as the Director of the Methods Core in April of 2003. In June of 2007, he returned to the small software company (now named Medical Numerics) where he was formerly employed, where he is now working as a Senior Imaging Scientist. He is currently enrolled as a part-time student in the new Master's program in biostatistics at Georgetown University. Joe's interests include the processing and analysis of neuroimages, especially the assessment of significance in statistical maps, presurgical brain mapping (especially language mapping paradigms), and scientific programming.


  1. DeCarli, C., Maisog, J., Murphy, D. G., Teichberg, D., Rapoport, S. I., & Horwitz, B. (1992). Method for quantification of brain, ventricular, and subarachnoid CSF volumes from MR images. J Comput Assist Tomogr, 16(2), 274-284.
  2. Grady, C. L., Maisog, J. M., Horwitz, B., Ungerleider, L. G., Mentis, M. J., Salerno, J. A., Pietrini, P., Wagner, E., & Haxby, J. V. (1994). Age-related changes in cortical blood flow activation during visual processing of faces and location. J Neurosci, 14(3 Pt 2), 1450-1462.
  3. Haxby, J. V., Horwitz, B., Ungeleider, L. G., Maisog, J. M., Pietrini, P., & Grady, C. L. (1994). The functional organization of human extrastriate cortex: A PET- rCBF study of selective attention to faces and locations. Journal of Neuroscience, 14(11), 6336-6353.
  4. Van Horn, J. D., McIntosh, A. R., & Maisog, J. M. (1995). Complications in the use of the SPM chi 2 statistic. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab, 15(5), 895-896.
  5. Clark, V. P., Keil, K., Maisog, J. M., Courtney, S., Ungerleider, L. G., & Haxby, J. V. (1996). Functional magnetic resonance imaging of human visual cortex during face matching: a comparison with positron emission tomography. Neuroimage, 4(1), 1-15.
  6. Eden, G. F., VanMeter, J. W., Rumsey, J. M., Maisog, J. M., Woods, R. P., & Zeffiro, T. A. (1996). Abnormal processing of visual motion in dyslexia revealed by functional brain imaging. Nature, 382, 66-69.
  7. McIntosh, A. R., Grady, C., Haxby, J., Maisog, J., Horwitz, B., & Clark, C. M. (1996). Within-subjects transformation of PET regional cerebral blood flow data: ANCOVA, ratio, and Z-score adjustments on empirical data. Hum Br Map, 4, 93-91-92.
  8. Mentis, M. J., Horwitz, B., Grady, C. L., Alexander, G. E., VanMeter, J. W., Maisog, J. M., Pietrini, P., Schapiro, M. B., & Rapoport, S. I. (1996). Visual cortical dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease evaluated with a temporally graded "stress test" during PET. Am J Psychiatry, 153(1), 32-40.
  9. Schmidt, M. E., Ernst, M., Matochik, J. A., Maisog, J. M., Pan, B.-S., Zametkin, A. J., & Potter, W. Z. (1996). Cerebral glucose metabolism during pharmacologic studies: Test-retest under placebo conditions. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 37(7), 1142-1149.
  10. Chmielowska, J., Maisog, J., & Hallet, M. (1997). Analysis of single-subject data sets with low Number of PET scans. Hum Br Map, 5(6), 445-453.
  11. Beason-Held, L. L., Purpura, K. P., Krasuski, J. S., Maisog, J. M., Daly, E. M., Mangot, D. J., Desmond, R. E., Optican, L. M., Schapiro, M. B., & VanMeter, J. W. (1998). Cortical regions involved in visual texture perception: a fMRI study. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res, 7(2), 111-118.
  12. Maisog, J. M., & Chmielowska, J. (1998). An efficient method for correcting the edge artifact due to smoothing. Hum Brain Mapp, 6(3), 128-136.
  13. Rajapakse, J. C., Kruggel, F., Maisog, J. M., & von Cramon, D. Y. (1998). Modeling hemodynamic response for analysis of functional MRI time- series. Human Brain Mapping, 6(4), 283-300.
  14. Coghill, R. C., Sang, C. N., Maisog, J. M., & Iadarola, M. J. (1999). Pain intensity processing within the human brain: a bilateral, distributed mechanism. J Neurophysiol, 82(4), 1934-1943.
  15. Rumsey, J. M., Horwitz, B., Donohue, B. C., Nace, K. L., Maisog, J. M., & Andreason, P. (1999). A functional lesion in developmental dyslexia: left angular gyral blood flow predicts severity. Brain Lang, 70(2), 187-204.
  16. Maisog, J.M., Einbinder, E.R., Turkeltaub, P.E., Flowers, D.L., and Eden, G.F. (2008). A meta-analysis of reading in developmental dyslexia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1145:237-59.
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