Meng undertook his undergraduate and specialty training here but has been working in the USA for almost 20 years. He comes to us most recently from the USC Keck Medical Centre in Los Angeles, where he has been since 2009. He is the Director of Neuroradiology, Neuroradiology Fellowship Program Director, Director of NIA USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Neuroimaging Core and Medical Director of the Stevens Institute of Neuroimaging and Informatics there and also the Professor of Radiology, Neurology & Neurological Surgery USC Keck School of Medicine as well as Professor of Biomedical Engineering USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Prior to California, Meng held Associate Professorial roles at Mt Sinai School of Medicine, the New York University School of Medicine in New York and undertook a Neuroradiology fellowship at the New York University Medical Centre.
Over the years Meng has also been involved with many US and international professional organisations, including President of the American Society of Spine Radiology and President American Society of Functional Neuroradiology. He has also been on a number of editorial boards. Meng’s major areas of research interest include the ageing brain and Alzheimer’s Disease, big data science and machine learning, advanced neuro MR imaging techniques, molecular imaging, traumatic brain injury and neuro- and spine imaging. He has also had significant competitive NIH extramural grant success and has a large number of peer reviewed and invited papers, book chapters and textbooks. Being an avid teacher, clinician and investigator, he has given over 800 lectures worldwide, been awarded the Outstanding Teacher Award at the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the Award for Excellence by the Society of Neuro-oncology (SNO) and notably the Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research.