Gloria J. Guzman Perez-Carrillo, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Radiology
Director, Advanced Neuro-Imaging Initiative
Assistant Residency Program Director - Research

Additional Contact Info: 

(assistant/lab director): Laurie Shapiro. 520-626-9444


7/15 – 6/16   MALLINCKRODT INSTITUTE, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

                      Neuroradiology KARI Research Fellowship / Junior Faculty Neuroradiology

7/14 – 6/15   MALLINCKRODT INSTITUTE, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

                      Neuroradiology Fellowship

10/10 – 9/11  UNIVERSITY OF GRANADA, Granada, Spain

                      Masters in Radiology

                      Thesis: “Diagnostic value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in head and neck tumors”

7/05 – 6/09   WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia

                      Radiology Residency, Chief Resident

7/04 – 6/05   ALAMEDA COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER, Oakland, California

                      Transitional Residency Program

8/00 – 6/04   UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico                                        

                      Doctor in Medicine, Certificate of Investigator

8/95 – 7/99   JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, Baltimore, Maryland

                      Bachelor of Arts, Latin American Studies. Minor, French




Honors and Awards: 


  • American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 2017 Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research
  • Scholarship from the Diversity and Inclusion Office of the University of Arizona to attend the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2017 Leadership and Management Foundations for Academic Medicine and Science
  • Selected to attend RSNA 2017 Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop


  • 2016 R25 NIH Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH Program
  • Washington University in St. Louis Clinical Research Training Center (CRTC) Tuition Award program


  • 2012 SERAM Educational Exhibit Magna Cum Laude Award, Neuroradiology Section


  • 2008 RSNA Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
  • Chief Resident 2007-2008
  • 2008 Radiological Society of North America Educational Exhibit Excellence in Design and Certificate of Merit Awards
  • Film Panel Co-Chair and Member of the Steering Committee, American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology (A3CR2)
  • Radiological Society of North America Introduction to Research Scholarship
  • Society of Interventional Radiology Resident-In-Training Scholarship

Medical School

  • Most Distinguished Student in Radiology
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Certificate of Investigator


  • Student Excellence Award in Leadership and Service (SEALS)
  • Service Award for Hopkins Emergency Response Unit (HERU)
  • Departmental Honors upon Graduation, Dean’s List



Major Areas of Research Interest: 

My main academic focus is head and neck oncology and advanced imaging techniques, including positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MR), resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), high resolution MRI, diffusion-basis spectrum (DBSI), and molecular imaging with F18-DOPA for the evaluation of brain gliomas.

Research Activities: 

Ongoing Research Support

American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) 2017 Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research:

Gloria Guzmán (PI)


Diffusion-Weighted Imaging for the Evaluation of Post-Treatment Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Neck: Image Optimization and a New Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment Metric.                                                                

Role: Principal Investigator

Translational Imaging Program Project Stimulus (TIPPS) - College of Medicine and Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona

Maria Altbach, Zhonglin Liu, Ted Trouard, Craig Weinkauf,  (Co-PIs)


MRI Development to Evaluate Cognitive Dysfunction in Carotid Vascular Disease: An Underappreciated and Untreated Disease.

Role: Co-Investigator

8000-88, Foundation for Barnes - Jewish Hospital

Tammie Benzinger (PI)


Neurosurgical Translational Interference Pipeline for Clinical Resting State Functional MRI

Role: Co-Investigator

Pending Research Support

Clinical Research Oversight Council - University of Arizona Cancer Center

Gloria Guzmán (PI)


Diffusion basis spectrum imaging with extended isotropic spectrum for differentiation between tumor recurrence and radiation necrosis in treated gliomas

Role: Principal Investigator

Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core - University of Arizona Cancer

Gloria Guzmán and Manoj Saranathan (Co-PIs)


Laboratory for Advanced Neuro Analysis and Imaging

Role: Co-Principal Investigator

National Institutes of Health

Nan-kuei Chen (PI)


Development of high-speed and quantitative neuro MRI technologies for challenging patient populations

Role: Co-Investigator

Past Research Support

R25CA190190, National Institutes of Health

Gloria Guzmán (PI)


R25 Cancer Genomics and Outcomes Research STRENGTH Program: DWI in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

Role: Principal Investigator

8003-88, The Foundation for Barnes Jewish Hospital Cancer Frontier Fund for Clinical Translational Research Award

Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Tammie Benzinger (PI)


FDOPA-PET/MRI for the pre-operative evaluation of gliomas

Role: Co-Investigator

UF1AG032438, NIH/NIA

Randall Bateman (PI)


Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN)

Role: Collaborator

UO1AGO4279101, NIH/NIA

Randall Bateman (PI)


Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network Trial Unit (DIAN-TU)

Role: Collaborator

Unnumbered, CDC

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (PI)


Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) MRI Study Group

Role: Co-Investigator.




Sponsored Research Through MSRP: 

Efren Bernal (MSRP 2017): "Diffusion Basis Spectrum Imaging (DBSI) for Glioma Evaluation"

Selected Publications: 

Faber P. Verdejo-Román J, León-Araúz P, Reimerink A, and Guzmán Pérez-Carrillo G (2017). Specialized Knowledge Processing in the Brain: An fMRI Study. In Terminological Approaches in the European Context (pp. 168- 182). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Maitree, R, Guzman G, Michael Gach et al. “Adaptive Anatomical Preservation Optimal Denoising (AAPOD) for Radiation Therapy Daily MRI”. Accepted, pending publication in Physics in Medicine and Biology.

Guzman G, Owen C, Schwetye K, et al. “The Use of Hippocampal Volumetric Measurements to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy in Pediatric Patients with Mesial Temporal Sclerosis”. Published Online March 24th, 2017: DOI: 10.3171/2016.12.PEDS16335. Journal of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics. (19)6: 720-728, 2017.

Guzman G; Rodriguez D and Miller-Thomas M. “Comparison of FDG-18 uptake and ADC values in thyroid cancer”. Clin Radiol Imaging J. 1(1): 000102, 2017.

Faber P, Verdejo J, León-Araúz P, Reimerink A; Guzman G. “Neural Substrates of Specialized Knowledge Representation: an fMRI study”. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée. 19(1): 15-32, 2014.

Guzman G and Hogg J. “Intracranial Vascular Lesions All Residents Should Know”. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology. 39(3):91-109, 2010. PMID: 20307787.


Wang Y, Wang Q, Benzinger T, Guzman G. “Quantitative Differentiation of Tumor Heterogeneity Using Diffusion MR Imaging Data”. Patent No. 016652-PRO1, August 2016.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017