Dr Bachir Taouli graduated in medicine from Medical University of Paris VI (France). He completed Radiology Residency in Paris VI University in 2000. After a research postdoc at UCSF, he completed a clinical Fellowship in Abdominal Imaging at UCSF. He then joined the NYU Body MRI group in 2003. Dr Taouli then moved to Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009 to become Director of Body MRI, co-director of Abdominal Imaging and Director of the Body MRI Fellowship. In 2013, Dr Taouli was appointed director of the Cancer Imaging Program at Mount Sinai. Dr Taouli is also the director of the Quantitative Imaging Research Group at Mount Sinai. Dr Taouli’s research is focused on quantitative MRI methods, including diffusion, perfusion, elastography, and fat/iron quantification methods, applied for diffuse and focal liver diseases, and cancer imaging. He is a full member of the RSNA, ISMRM, ARRS, SAR, ESR, AASLD and ESGAR. He is a reviewer for Radiology, AJR, JMRI and European Radiology, and abstract reviewer for ISMRM, RSNA, AASLD, DDW, ARRS and SAR. He authored over 115 peerreviewed manuscripts and 13 book chapters on body MRI.