Mokhtar H. Gado (b. 1931)

Mokhtar H. Gado, 1992
Mokhtar H. Gado, 1992

Mokhtar Gado was born in Monoufiah, Egypt and was educated at Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1949 and his medical degree in 1953. He completed internships and residencies at Cairo University Hospital, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, England, and National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, Queen Square, London, England before joining the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine as a senior fellow in Neuroradiology in November, 1970. In 1972 Gado was appointed chief of the Neuroradiology Section; he relinquished his administrative duties in 1991 to devote his full time to research and teaching.

Gado is a leading researcher of neurological diseases and has done extensive research into magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and spine. He is recognized for his extensive research in the radiological manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease and brain changes in the elderly, and in the correlation of physical principles of magnetic resonance to the pathologic changes in the disease processes of the central nervous system.

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