Dr. Daniel Reich is Senior Investigator at NIH/NINDS, where he directs the Translational Neuroradiology
Section and leads clinical studies focusing mainly on multiple sclerosis (MS). He is also an attending
neuroradiologist at the NIH Clinical Center, an Adjunct Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and
Biostatistics at Johns Hopkins University, and an Adjunct Professor of Neurology at Yale University.
Dr. Reich studied math and physics at Yale and earned his MD from Cornell and his PhD in
neurophysiology from The Rockefeller University. His further training includes a fellowship in diagnostic
neuroradiology and residencies in radiology and neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Reich is a founder of the North American Imaging in MS (NAIMS) Cooperative. He is an elected
member of the Association of American Physicians and the American Society of Clinical Investigation, a
winner of the American Neurological Association’s Derek Denny-Brown Young Neurological Scholar
Award, the National MS Society’s Barancik Award for Innovation in MS Research, and the NIH Graduate
Partnership Programs Outstanding Mentor Award.
Research in Dr. Reich’s NIH lab develops advanced MRI techniques to understand MS and adapts those
techniques for clinical trials and patient care. The lab conducts investigator-initiated interventional clinical
trials and harnesses noninvasive imaging modalities to dissect biological mechanisms of tissue damage,
both by performing longitudinal studies on time scales relevant for disease processes and by examining
radiological-pathological correlations in autopsy tissue and animal models. Dr. Reich has authored nearly
300 peer-reviewed publications, presented more than 150 invited lectures across the world, and has been
principal or associate investigator of more than 50 clinical protocols. In 2017, Dr. Reich’s lab reported that
human and nonhuman primates have a lymphatic system in the membranes covering the brain and showed
how that system can be imaged noninvasively with MRI.