Anish Kirpalani




Dr. Anish Kirpalani is a staff radiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is the Director of the St. Michael’s MRI Research Centre, and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto.

He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has given numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally, in the fields of abdominal and cardiovascular MRI.

His research interests at the Canada Foundation for Innovation-funded St. Michael’s MRI Research Centre are in validation of MRI tools as quantitative outcome measures in high-impact abdominal and cardiovascular clinical problems. He is the imaging lead for a Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Physicians’ Services Incorporated-funded research program in kidney fibrosis MRI.

Recent Publications

  1. Primary Panel, Ian Paterson, D, White, JA, Butler, CR, Connelly, KA, Guerra, PG et al.. 2021 Update on Safety of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Joint Statement From Canadian Cardiovascular Society/Canadian Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance/Canadian Heart Rhythm Society. Can J Cardiol. 2021;37 (6):835-847. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2021.02.012. PubMed PMID:34154798 .
  2. Urzua Fresno, CM, Folador, L, Shalmon, T, Hamad, FMD, Singh, SM, Karur, GR et al.. Prognostic value of cardiovascular magnetic resonance left ventricular volumetry and geometry in patients receiving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2021;23 (1):72. doi: 10.1186/s12968-021-00768-7. PubMed PMID:34108003 PubMed Central PMC8191093.
  3. Agarwal, SM, Panda, R, Costa-Dookhan, KA, MacKenzie, NE, Treen, QC, Caravaggio, F et al.. Metformin for early comorbid glucose dysregulation and schizophrenia spectrum disorders: a pilot double-blind randomized clinical trial. Transl Psychiatry. 2021;11 (1):219. doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01338-2. PubMed PMID:33854039 PubMed Central PMC8046796.
  4. Hashim, E, Yuen, DA, Kirpalani, A. Reduced Flow in Delayed Graft Function as Assessed by IVIM Is Associated With Time to Recovery Following Kidney Transplantation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021;53 (1):108-117. doi: 10.1002/jmri.27245. PubMed PMID:32602206 .
  5. Ditkofsky, N, Colak, E, Kirpalani, A, Mathur, S, Deva, D, Pearce, D et al.. MR imaging in the presence of ballistic debris of unknown composition: a review of the literature and practical approach. Emerg Radiol. 2020;27 (5):527-532. doi: 10.1007/s10140-020-01781-6. PubMed PMID:32418149 .
  6. Anand, SS, Friedrich, MG, Desai, D, Schulze, KM, Awadalla, P, Busseuil, D et al.. Reduced Cognitive Assessment Scores Among Individuals With Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Detected Vascular Brain Injury. Stroke. 2020;51 (4):1158-1165. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.028179. PubMed PMID:32126938 .
  7. Cai, S, Wald, R, Deva, DP, Kiaii, M, Ng, MY, Karur, GR et al.. Cardiac MRI measurements of pericardial adipose tissue volumes in patients on in-centre nocturnal hemodialysis. J Nephrol. 2020;33 (2):355-363. doi: 10.1007/s40620-019-00665-4. PubMed PMID:31728837 .
  8. Anand, SS, Tu, JV, Desai, D, Awadalla, P, Robson, P, Jacquemont, S et al.. Cardiovascular risk scoring and magnetic resonance imaging detected subclinical cerebrovascular disease. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020;21 (6):692-700. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jez226. PubMed PMID:31565735 PubMed Central PMC7237958.
  9. Dhir, V, Yan, AT, Nisenbaum, R, Sloninko, J, Connelly, KA, Barfett, J et al.. Assessment of left ventricular function by CMR versus MUGA scans in breast cancer patients receiving trastuzumab: a prospective observational study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019;35 (11):2085-2093. doi: 10.1007/s10554-019-01648-z. PubMed PMID:31197526 .
  10. Arabi, YM, Al-Hameed, F, Burns, KEA, Mehta, S, Alsolamy, SJ, Alshahrani, MS et al.. Adjunctive Intermittent Pneumatic Compression for Venous Thromboprophylaxis. N Engl J Med. 2019;380 (14):1305-1315. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1816150. PubMed PMID:30779530 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Director, MRI Research Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Staff Radiologist, Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto