Michael Zeineh, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is board certified in Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Radiology. His medical interests are Neuroradiology, Clinical Functional MRI, and Clinical Diffusion Tensor Imaging. He has performed research in advanced MR imaging of Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease. He worked with Dr. Jose Montoya to investigate brain abnormalities in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Education[edit | edit source]
- 1995, B.S. in Biology from Caltech
- 2003, MD/PhD from UCLA
- 2004, Internship at UCLA School of Medicine
- 2008, Residency in Radiology at Stanford University
- 2009, Fellowship in Neuroradiology at Stanford University
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 2015 Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award - received a three-year grant of $486,000 to support his transition to an independent clinical research career.
Committees and boards[edit | edit source]
ME/CFS Common Data Element (CDE) Project[edit | edit source]
Dr Zeineh serves on the Baseline/Covariate Working Group and the Neurologic/Cognitive/CNS Imaging Working Group of the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Common Data Element (CDE) Project sponsored by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
Notable studies for ME/CFS[edit | edit source]
Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]
Media coverage[edit | edit source]
- 2014, Brains of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder - The New York Times - Well section on November 24, 2014.
- 2014, Findings of brain anomalies may shed light on chronic fatigue, SFGate, online version, by Erin Allday, Wednesday, October 29, 2014
- 2014, Not just lazy: Chronic fatigue is real, new brain scans show, 29 October 2014, Today Health and Wellness
Online presence[edit | edit source]
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Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Zeineh, Michael M.; Kang, James; Atlas, Scott W.; Raman, Mira M.; Reiss, Allan L.; Norris, Jane L.; Valencia, Ian; Montoya, Jose G. (2015). "Right Arcuate Fasciculus Abnormality in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Radiology. 274 (2): 517–526. doi:10.1148/radiol.14141079. ISSN 0033-8419.
- "Complete Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CDE Roster". NIH. Retrieved Oct 11, 2019.
- Brains of People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder - The New York Times - Well
- Allday, E. (2014, October 29). Findings of brain anomalies may shed light on chronic fatigue. SFGATE. Online version.
cognition - Thought processes, including attention, reasoning, and memory.
central nervous system (CNS) - One of the two parts of the human nervous system, the other part being the peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system consists of nerves that travel from the central nervous system into the various organs and tissues of the body.
myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) - A disease often marked by neurological symptoms, but fatigue is sometimes a symptom as well. Some diagnostic criteria distinguish it from chronic fatigue syndrome, while other diagnostic criteria consider it to be a synonym for chronic fatigue syndrome. A defining characteristic of ME is post-exertional malaise (PEM), or post-exertional neuroimmune exhaustion (PENE), which is a notable exacerbation of symptoms brought on by small exertions. PEM can last for days or weeks. Symptoms can include cognitive impairments, muscle pain (myalgia), trouble remaining upright (orthostatic intolerance), sleep abnormalities, and gastro-intestinal impairments, among others. An estimated 25% of those suffering from ME are housebound or bedbound. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological disease.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.