Dr. Sharif obtained his PhD degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering with a focus on computational medical imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2010 supervised by Yoram Bresler, PhD. He also trained as an American Heart Association postdoctoral fellow (2010-2013) with Debiao Li, PhD, and Daniel S. Berman, MD, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and UCLA. He has over a decade of research experience and track-record in translational cardiovascular imaging, computational imaging science, accelerated MRI, and machine learning innovations in medical imaging.
In late 2022, he was recruited to Indiana University School of Medicine as the Director of Cardiovascular MRI Research and an awardee of the Indiana Collaborative Initiative for Talent Enrichment (INCITE) program funded by the Lilly Endowment to attract top biomedical scientists to IU. Prior to joining IU, he held joint faculty appointments at Cedars-Sinai and UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and served as the Director of the NIH-funded Laboratory for Translational Imaging of Microcirculation.