Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD

  • 2009-present: Chief, Translational Neuroradiology Section, NINDS

  • BS 1994, Math and physics, Yale University
  • PhD 2001, Neuroscience, The Rockefeller University
  • MD 2002, Cornell University
  • Internship 2003, internal medicine Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Residency 2005, adult neurology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Residency 2005, diagnostic radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship 2009, neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • About

    Dr. Daniel Reich is Senior Investigator at NIH/NINDS, where he directs the Translational Neuroradiology Section and leads clinical studies focusing on multiple sclerosis (MS). He studied math and physics at Yale and earned his MD from Cornell and his PhD in neurophysiology from The Rockefeller University. His training includes a fellowship in diagnostic neuroradiology and residencies in radiology and neurology at Johns Hopkins. He is a founder of the North American Imaging in MS Cooperative and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in MS and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Race to Erase MS. He is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the 2015 winner of the American Neurological Association’s Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar Award, the 2016 winner of the National MS Society’s Barancik Award for Innovation in MS Research, and a 2017 winner of the NIH Graduate Partnership Programs Outstanding Mentor Award.

    Dr. Reich’s lab develops advanced MRI techniques to understand MS and adapts those techniques for clinical trials and patient care. The lab harnesses noninvasive imaging modalities to dissect biological mechanisms of tissue damage — by performing longitudinal studies on time scales relevant for disease processes, by examining radiological-pathological correlations in autopsy tissue and animal models, and by elucidating the cellular and molecular pathways involved.


  • 2009-2016: Investigator and Chief, Translational Neuroradiology Unit, NINDS
  • 2016 onward: Senior Investigator and Chief, Translational Neuroradiology Section, NINDS
  • 2009-2016: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Radiology and Neurology, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2011 onward: Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
  • 2017 onward: Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
  • Honors and Awards

  • Johns Hopkins Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology, Resident/Fellow Research Award (2007)
  • NIH/NINDS, K99/R00 “Pathway to Independence” Award (2009)
  • NIH Director’s Award (2013)
  • NINDS Merit Award (2014)
  • American Neurological Association, Derek Denny-Brown Clinician Researcher Award (2015)
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation, elected member (2016)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Barancik Prize for Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis Research (2016)
  • NIH Graduate Partnership Program, Outstanding Mentor Award (2017)