Surya C. Gnyawali, PhD

Dr. Surya C. Gnyawali received his doctoral degree in biophysics from Oklahoma State University. Prior to joining the McGowan Institute and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Gnyawali was Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Senior Research Scientist at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Gnyawali’s primary research focus is radiomics, which includes advanced imaging and image processing in preclinical and clinical studies to ultimately improve future diagnosis and clinical decision-making in pathological conditions. From the preclinical research context, he studies stroke, diabetic neuropathy, and wound healing using relevant pre-clinical rodent, canine, or porcine models. For example, he has applied diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the context of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies on rodent and canine thrombolytic stroke models.

Dr. Gnyawali is also actively involved in clinical trials using advanced imaging in the context of burn wound assessment (ultrasonography) and diabetic foot ulcer micro-perfusion imaging (laser speckle perfusion imaging). He is applying radiomics in the context of human prosthetic limb health research studies on: (a) Limb Health and Socket Pressure in Response to Powered Ankle Prostheses in collaboration with researchers at University of Notre Dame, and (b) efficacy of perforated socket-liner solution in controlling the sweating and temperature of amputated limb” in collaboration with Össur (Iceland).

Additionally, Dr. Gnyawali has developed an optimized cardiac imaging protocol, for which he was awarded a Distinguished Post-Doctoral Award in 2009 from Ohio State. He is the lead author of 15 publications and has contributed to more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.

View a list of Dr. Gnyawali’s publications here.