"As an academic radiologist, I am truly dedicated to the triumvarate of research, teaching and clinical service. My time at UC San Diego Health has afforded me the opportunity to have ample experience in each. I am fortunate to be a part of the best clinical musculoskeletal radiology department in the world. In addition, as the director of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Research Group, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with world class physicists, pathologists, orthopedic surgeons and bioengineers. Our work focuses on cartilage imaging and tissue characterization with MR imaging."