Jason C. Woods, PhD

Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-4463


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Hyperpolarized gas; pulmonary MRI; translational studies; image-guided pulmonary interventions


Dr. Woods is one of the world’s leading experts on hyperpolarized-gas MRI and the use of such gas MRI to measure regional lung function, microstructure and physiology. He began his career at Washington University, where he helped lead multiple team projects related to lung imaging, biology and physiology. Interests in both world-class science and higher education led him to pursue simultaneous roles as a professor and academic dean, when he became program director for Washington University’s MARC (T34) training program.

Currently Dr. Woods directs the Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The center is a multidisciplinary research and training program at the intersection of pulmonary medicine and radiology.

Education and Training

PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2002.

Postdoctoral: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.


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Single-session bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthmatics guided by HXe MRI. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2012 – Aug 2015.

Regulatory Advancement of HXe as a Diagnostic MRI Contrast Agent. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2011 – Aug 2014. 

Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). Investigator. NHLBI. Aug 2011 – Jul 2017.