Cardiovascular MRI, Cardiovascular CT, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Diastolic Heart Failure, Myocardial Perfusion, Coronary Artery Disease
The current clinical focus of the research is on myocardial perfusion imaging, imaging of myocardial fibrosis and ventricular remodeling following myocardial infarction. His laboratory includes undergraduate and graduate engineering students as well as clinical cardiovascular imaging fellows to bring new advances into clinical practice.
Dr. Salerno has been in the field of MRI for 16 years and holds multiple patents related to the development and application of novel pulse sequences for MRI. He has received numerous research awards, and has published extensively in the areas of MRI, cardiovascular MRI and multi-modality cardiovascular imaging. His research is supported by the AHA and the National Institutes of health. He is an invited reviewer for over 10 cardiovascular and imaging journals.
Outside of his academic practice, Dr. Salerno enjoys sailing, rock climbing, skiing, running, biking, and spending time in the outdoors with his wife Cherie and son Christopher.