Anish Kirpalani


Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


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. 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; :. doi: 10.1007/s10140-020-01781-6. PubMed PMID:32418149 .
  2. 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 .
  3. 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 .
  4. 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.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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 .
  7. Prasad, GVR, Yan, AT, Nash, MM, Kim, SJ, Wald, R, Wald, R et al.. Determinants of Left Ventricular Characteristics Assessed by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cardiovascular Biomarkers Related to Kidney Transplantation. Can J Kidney Health Dis. 2018;5 :2054358118809974. doi: 10.1177/2054358118809974. PubMed PMID:30542623 PubMed Central PMC6236646.
  8. Law, TK, Wald, R, Goldstein, M, Karur, GR, Ng, MY, Wang, AYM et al.. Left Atrial Remodeling Assessed by Cardiac MRI after Conversion from Conventional Hemodialysis to In-Centre Nocturnal Hemodialysis. J. Nephrol. 2019;32 (2):273-281. doi: 10.1007/s40620-018-0522-2. PubMed PMID:30168083 .
  9. Kotha, VK, Deva, DP, Connelly, KA, Freeman, MR, Yan, RT, Mangat, I et al.. Cardiac MRI and radionuclide ventriculography for measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction in ICD candidates. Magn Reson Imaging. 2018;52 :69-74. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.05.012. PubMed PMID:29859946 .
  10. Ong, JP, Wald, R, Goldstein, MB, Leipsic, J, Kiaii, M, Deva, DP et al.. Left ventricular strain analysis using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in patients undergoing in-centre nocturnal haemodialysis. Nephrology (Carlton). 2019;24 (5):557-563. doi: 10.1111/nep.13404. PubMed PMID:29785733 .
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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