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Ye Qiao, M.S., Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


Dr. Ye Qiao is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. Her research focuses on the development and implementation of vascular magnetic resonance techniques for the understanding of cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Qiao received her Ph.D. degree in Biophysics from Boston University School of Medicine and was trained in MRI imaging of atherosclerosis in animal models and humans. In 2008, Dr. Qiao joined the Neurovascular Imaging Center at Johns Hopkins as a postdoctoral fellow, and became an Assistant Professor in 2012.

Dr. Qiao’s research is focused on detection and characterization of atherosclerotic plaques in extracranial and intracranial circulations in both clinical and population-based studies.  She has developed intracranial vascular MRI protocol and implemented to different clinical settings and the population-based studies (i.e., ARIC). more


  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

  • Neurovascular Center



  • Ph.D., Boston University (Massachusetts) (2007)
  • M.S., Beijing University (China) (2001)
  • B.S., Baotou Medical College (China) (1997)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Qiao Y, Guallar E, Suri FK, Liu L, Zhang Y, Anwar Z, Mirbagheri S, Xie YJ, Nezami N, Intrapiromkul J, Zhang S, Alonso A, Chu H, Couper D, Wasserman BA. MRI Measures of Intracranial Atherosclerosis in a Population-based Study: Methods, Reliability and Descriptive Statistics. Radiology. 2016

Yang H, Zhang X, Qin Q, Liu L, Wasserman BA, Qiao Y. Improved cerebrospinal fluid suppression for intracranial vessel wall MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016.

Qiao Y, Zeiler SR, Mirbaghei S, Leigh R, Urrutia V, Wityk R, Wasserman BA. Intracranial Plaque Enhancement in Patients with Cerebrovascular Events on High Resolution MRI. Radiology. 2014; 16:122812

Qiao Y, Steinman DA, Qin Q, Etesami M, Schar M, Astro BA, Wasserman BA. Intracranial Arterial Wall Imaging using 3D High Isotropic Resolution Black Blood MRI at 3.0 T. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011; 34(1):22-30.

Qiao Y, Ronen I, Viereck, J, Ruberg FR, Hamilton JA. Identification of atherosclerotic lipid deposits by diffusion weighted imaging. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2007; 27 (6):1440-6.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Department of Radiology
600 N. Wolfe St., East Park 367D
Baltimore, MD 21212 map
Phone: 410-614-3309

Activities & Honors


  • Yousem Family Research Fund Award, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2009 - 2010
  • Pathway to Independence Career Award, NIH, 2012
  • Poster Award, 1st Cardiovascular, ISMRM, 2007


  • American Heart Association
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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