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A notable academic in the field of radiology, Dr. Louis Teresi is a widely published researcher who served for over a decade as Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine. Since 1979, his research papers have appeared in the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, the American Journal of Roentgenology, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Radiology, and other publications. He has also written numerous abstracts and invited articles, as well as has contributed to several academic book chapters. In 2007, Xlibris Corporation published his book, A Practicing Radiologist’s Guide to MR Spectroscopy of the Brain. He is currently engaged in writing and research on the effects of drug and alcohol addiction on the brain.

Beyond his work as an academic, Dr. Louis Teresi holds the position of Medical Director at Neuro-MSK MR Experts Inc. and serves as Medical Director, Southern California, and MRI Research Director for SimonMed Imaging. Previously, he contributed as a Neuroradiological and Musculoskeletal Imaging Specialist at the Newport Diagnostic Center. Before that, he served for eight years as Chief of Neuroradiology at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, an 800-bed hospital and trauma center. Highly regarded for his work in radiology, Dr. Louis Teresi received the award of America’s Top Radiologist in Neuroradiology by Consumers’ Research Council of America in 2002 and 2003.

Educated at Harvard University, Dr. Louis Teresi graduated magna cum laude in Biology in 1980. During his time at the University, he was honored with an election to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. In 1984, he earned his Medical Doctorate with a specialization in Neurosciences from Harvard Medical School.  He has won 14 national and international awards for his research work.

Work experience


Medical Director, Southern California, & Director of MRI Research

SimonMed Imaging

Neuroradiological and Musculoskeletal Imaging Specialist

Newport Diagnostic Center

Chief of Neuroradiology, Associate Director MRI, MRI Fellowship Instructor

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center


Fellowship in Neuroradiology

UCLA Medical Center

Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging with Dr. Donald Resnick

UCSD VA Medical Center

Fellowship in MRI with Dr. William Bradley

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Residency in Diagnostic Radiology

UCLA Medical Center

MD, with Honors Concentration in Neuroscience

Harvard Medical School

BA in Biology

Harvard University