Janaka P. Wansapura, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

Phone 513-636-9384

Email janaka.wansapura@cchmc.org

Cardiovascular functional imaging; myocardial perfusion; imaging of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy; MRI of vascular function; MRI based fat quantification; MR thermometry

PhD: Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

MS: Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1996.

BSc: Special Degree in Physics with first class honors. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1991.

Abeykoon S, Sargent M, Wansapura JP. Quantitative myocardial perfusion in mice based on the signal intensity of flow sensitized CMR. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2012;14(1):73.

Malatesta-Muncher R, Wansapura J, Taylor M, Lindquist D, Hor K, Mitsnefes M. Early cardiac dysfunction in pediatric patients on maintenance dialysis and post kidney transplant. Pediatr Nephrol. 2012;27(7):1157-1164.

Mazur W, Hor KN, Germann JT, Fleck RJ, Al-Khalidi HR, Wansapura JP, Chung ES, Taylor MD, Jefferies JL, Woodrow Benson D, Gottliebson WM. Patterns of left ventricular remodeling in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: a cardiac MRI study of ventricular geometry, global function, and strain. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012;28(1):99-107.

Wansapura JP, Millay DP, Dunn RS, Molkentin JD, Benson DW. Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of cardiac dysfunction in delta-sarcoglycan null mice. Neuromuscul Disord. 2011;21(1):68-73.

Hor KN, Wansapura JP, Al-Khalidi HR, Gottliebson WM, Taylor MD, Czosek RJ, Nagueh SF, Akula N, Chung ES, Benson WD, Mazur W. Presence of mechanical dyssynchrony in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2011;13:12.

Dasgupta S, Das P, Wansapura J, Hariharan P, Pratt R, Witte D, Myers MR, Banerjee RK. Reduction of Noise From MR Thermometry Measurements During HIFU Characterization Procedures. Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine. 2011;2(2):024501.

Acehan D, Vaz F, Houtkooper RH, James J, Moore V, Tokunaga C, Kulik W, Wansapura J, Toth MJ, Strauss A, Khuchua Z. Cardiac and skeletal muscle defects in a mouse model of human Barth syndrome. J Biol Chem. 2011;286(2):899-908.

Wansapura JP, Hor KN, Mazur W, Fleck R, Hagenbuch S, Benson DW, Gottliebson WM. Left ventricular T2 distribution in Duchenne muscular dystrophy. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2010;12:14.

Sundaram N, Tailor A, Mendelsohn L, Wansapura J, Wang X, Higashimoto T, Pauciulo MW, Gottliebson W, Kalra VK, Nichols WC, Kato GJ, Malik P. High levels of placenta growth factor in sickle cell disease promote pulmonary hypertension. Blood. 2010;116(1):109-112.

Hor KN, Gottliebson WM, Carson C, Wash E, Cnota J, Fleck R, Wansapura J, Klimeczek P, Al-Khalidi HR, Chung ES, Benson DW, Mazur W. Comparison of magnetic resonance feature tracking for strain calculation with harmonic phase imaging analysis. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010;3(2):144-151.

Cardiac Structure and Function in Early Familial Cardiomyopathy. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2010 - Mar 2015. #K25 HL102244-01.

Cardiovascular Disease in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease. Co-Investigator. Jul 2011 - Jun 2016.