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Dr. Raja Muthupillai


Dr. Muthupillai graduated from the University of Madras in India and earned his PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Biomedical Imaging from the renowned Mayo Graduate School in 1997.

Since graduating, Dr. Muthupillai has gained over three decades of experience in the bio-medical imaging field with a special interest in the development and application of cardiovascular MR imaging methods and procedures.

His expertise and specialized interests led him to become a founding member and the Chief Technology Officer of Live Healthy Imaging. Additionally, he is on staff at the Texas Heart Institute and is a Research Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Houston. Dr. Muthupillai has served multiple appointments, with notable positions including the Director of Imaging Research at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and the MRI Senior Clinical Scientist for Philips Medical Systems at the Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital in Houston. Throughout his career, Dr. Muthupillai has published extensively and has numerous patents to his credit.

He is board certified in the field of medical physics by American Board of Radiology (ABR), American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP), and American Board of MR Safety (MRSE/ABMRS).

Dr. Muthupillai enjoys teaching the art and science of medical imaging to students, research/clinical fellows, and clinicians. In his free time, he loves reading books, discussing philosophy and watching basketball. He currently resides in Pearland, Texas and enjoys life with his wife and two daughters.