Csaba Juhasz, MD, PhD

Csaba Juhasz, MD, PhD

Professor, Research-Educator


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Csaba Juhasz, MD, PhD

Narrative Bio

Csaba Juhasz, M.D., Ph.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He previously was a faculty member of the Department of Neurology at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, between 1994 and 1998, where he was the head of the neurology intensive care unit, and did research in epilepsy, clinical electrophysiology, and stroke. He was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Neurophysiology at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1994-1995. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHM), he became an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at WSU in 2001. He received his PhD degree from epilepsy imaging in 2002. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2008 and to full professor in 2013 at Wayne State University.

Dr. Juhasz's research interests are in functional and structural neuroimaging of brain tumors, epilepsy, and developmental brain disorders, with a particular interest in the pathophysiology and progression of Sturge-Weber syndrome. He performed extensive research applying multimodal neuroimaging, combining magnetic resonance imaging techniques with PET imaging using various radiotracers to measure brain glucose metabolism, benzodiazepine receptor binding and tryptophan metabolism. He and his team introduced the use of tryptophan PET imaging in the diagnosis and management of various human brain tumors. He has also combined PET and MRI techniques with EEG to improve localization of epileptic foci in patients with medically uncontrolled epilepsy and provides multimodal imaging support to the pediatric epilepsy surgery program at CHM. Since 2003, Dr. Juhasz has been the principal investigator of several R01 grant projects funded by the National Institutes of Health to study progression of brain structural and functional abnormalities in Sturge-Weber syndrome and to explore and improve the clinical utilities of tryptophan PET imaging in the detection and monitoring of brain tumors and extracerebral cancers, together with co-PI Sandeep Mittal. Dr. Juhasz is also collaborating with several other centers in the U.S. in multicenter research projects involving advanced neuroimaging techniques.  

Academic Rank

Professor (Secondary Appointment)


University Medical School
Pécs, Hungary


Postdoctoral Fellow, PET imaging
Wayne State University, Detroit

Visiting Research Fellow
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology,
University of California Los Angeles 


MD, Summa cum laude
University Medical School
Pécs, Hungary  


Ph.D., PET imaging in epilepsy
Semmelweis University
Budapest, Hungary

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