Viola Tognina, PhD

Assistant Professor
Technical Director of Focused Ultrasound
Assoc Professor in Residence

Biography

Viola Rieke, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco. She has worked in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University as a Research Assistant, a Research Associate, and as a Senior Research Associate. In 2011, Dr. Rieke accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF China Basin. She obtained her MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston in 1999, and she completed a Diversity Doctoral Fellowship in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2000, followed by her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2005.

Dr. Rieke is an active member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the German Scholars Organization, and Deutscher Hochschulverband. She has articles that are published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the American Journal of Roentgenology, the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Medical Physics Journal, IEEE Transactions of Medical Imaging, NMR in Biomedicine, MAGMA, Investigative Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering Online.

Dr. Rieke has 27 published articles and she has presented over 50 presentations at varies institutions.

Expertise:
Image Guided Therapy

Specialty:
MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) and interventional MRI, MR-guided ultrasound therapy and interventional MRI to make a fundamental impact on patient care by exploring new, less invasive therapies

Professional Interests:
Magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound and MRI-guided cardiac FUS

Education and Training:
• Master of Science: University of Rhode Island, Kingston - Electrical Engineering
• Doctor of Philosophy: Stanford University, Palo Alto - Electrical Engineering
• Diversity Doctoral Fellowship: Stanford University, Palo Alto - Electrical Engineering

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Reviewer, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2012
Travel Grant, Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft DFG, 2006-2007
Electrical Engineering Diversity Doctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, 2001