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Daniel J. Mollura, MD
Deputy Director, Center for Infectious Disease Imaging (CIDI)
Staff Clinician and Radiologist
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
, NIH Clinical Center

Academic Degrees
BA, Cornell University
MD, Johns Hopkins University


Phone: 301-443-9135


Dr. Mollura earned his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed the diagnostic radiology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). In addition, he completed a subspecialty fellowship in nuclear medicine and molecular PET imaging in the Division of Nuclear Medicine at Johns Hopkins and is certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM). Dr. Mollura's post-graduate training also includes the internal medicine internship in the William Osler Service of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Department of Medicine.

At Columbia University, Dr. Mollura conducted two years of bench research on lymphoma and prostate cancer in the Division of Oncology at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Mollura published research in informatics, stem cell biology, and radiology. Beginning in 2007, Dr. Mollura worked with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) to collaborate in the design and construction of epidemic outbreak detection systems. The main focus of this work was to optimize radiology data collection into infectious disease outbreak monitoring systems, including syndromic surveillance and computer-based decision algorithms.

Dr. Mollura's research focus at the NIH is infectious disease imaging to develop quantitative image analysis algorithms for linking data from molecular and anatomic imaging modalities. Dr. Mollura's research also links quantitative imaging with clinical variables and laboratory measurements for systems biology model development. At the NIH, Dr. Mollura serves as the Deputy Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Imaging (CIDI), which is a cooperative initiative between the NIH Clinical Center Department of Radiology and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). CIDI's efforts comprise a structured initiative at NIH to advance the knowledge of radiology-pathology correlation with clinical translation in the study of infectious diseases and emerging pathogens. Dr. Mollura's recent publications are shown below. Examples of Dr. Mollura's work include (1) CT imaging of pandemic Swine-Origin Influenza-A (novel H1N1) with pathology correlation, (2) quantitative characteristics of pulmonary infection on CT using computer-based analytical techniques, (3) molecular imaging of infection in preclinical, translational and clinical research, (4) PET/CT and MRI/PET development, and (5) quantitative imaging and informatics to bridge anatomic and molecular imaging modalities for systems biology.


NIH Clinical Center Director's Award, 2010: Science Category

Johns Hopkins Hospital Gatewood Award for Clinical Research (2009)

Siemens Award for Excellence in Practice-Based Research (Society of Nuclear Medicine, 2008)

Selected Publications

Yao J, Dwyer A, Summers RM, Mollura DJ (2011) Computer-aided diagnosis of pulmonary infections using texture analysis and support vector machine classification. Acad Radiol 18: 306-314.

Bagci U, Bray M, Caban J, Yao J, Mollura DJ (2011) Computer-assisted detection of infectious lung diseases: A review. Comput Med Imaging Graph.

Bray M, Lawler J, Paragas J, Jahrling PB, Mollura DJ (2011) Molecular imaging of influenza and other emerging respiratory viral infections. J Infect Dis 203: 1348-1359.

Mollura DJ, Asnis DS, Crupi RS, Conetta R, Feigin DS, et al. (2009) Imaging findings in a fatal case of pandemic swine-origin influenza A (H1N1). AJR Am J Roentgenol 193: 1500-1503.

Bray M, Di Mascio M, de Kok-Mercado F, Mollura DJ, Jagoda E (2010) Radiolabeled antiviral drugs and antibodies as virus-specific imaging probes. Antiviral Res 88: 129-142

Gill JR, Sheng ZM, Ely SF, Guinee DG, Beasley MB, et al. (2010) Pulmonary pathologic findings of fatal 2009 pandemic influenza A/H1N1 viral infections. Arch Pathol Lab Med 134: 235-243.

Dyall J, Johnson RF, Chen DY, Huzella L, Ragland DR, et al. (2011) Evaluation of Monkeypox Disease Progression by Molecular Imaging. J Infect Dis.

Mollura DJ, Morens DM, Taubenberger JK, Bray M (2010) The role of radiology in influenza: novel H1N1 and lessons learned from the 1918 pandemic. J Am Coll Radiol 7: 690-697.

Mnatsakanyan ZR, Mollura DJ, Ticehurst JR, Hashemian MR, Hung LM (2008) Electronic medical record (EMR) utilization for public health surveillance. AMIA Annu Symp Proc: 480-484.

Mollura DJ, Carrino JA, Matuszak DL, Mnatsakanyan ZR, Eng J, et al. (2008) Bridging radiology and public health: the emerging field of radiologic public health informatics. J Am Coll Radiol 5: 174-181.

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