Fang-Cheng (Frank) Yeh, MD, PhD, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in July of 2016 as an assistant professor. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Yeh received his MD degree from National Taiwan University and completed his PhD study in biomedical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014.
Dr. Yeh is currently working on diffusion MRI and its role as image biomarkers for neuropsychiatric disorders. His research focused on novel applications of computational methods to brain connectome research, a challenging field with a lot of known unknowns and unsolved questions that require extensive technological development. He has developed several diffusion MRI methods and applied them to both clinical and translational studies.
Dr. Yeh developed DSI Studio, an integrated platform for diffusion MRI analysis, fiber tracking, and 3D tractography visualization. Since its debut in 2008, DSI Studio has been downloaded more than 20,000 times. In 2017, DSI Studio has facilitated more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. These journal papers are published in top-tier journals. DSI Studio provides the core technique for high accuracy fiber tracking, which has been widely used by many research groups to investigate how major fiber pathways are affected by neurological and psychiatric diseases.