Csaba Juhasz, MD, PhD

Csaba Juhasz, MD, PhD



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Csaba Juhasz, MD, PhD

Narrative Bio

Csaba Juhász, MD, Ph.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics, Neurology, and Neurosurgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is also a scientific member of the Karmanos Cancer Institute. He previously was a faculty member of the Department of Neurology at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary, between 1994 and 2000, where he was involved in clinical work and research in epilepsy, clinical electrophysiology, stroke, and neurology intensive care. He completed a visiting research fellowship at the Department of Neurophysiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1994-95. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHM) in Detroit, he became an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Neurology at WSU in 2001. He received his PhD from epilepsy imaging in 2002. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2008 and to full professor in 2013 at Wayne State University.

Dr. Juhász's research interests are in functional and structural neuroimaging of epilepsy, brain tumors, and developmental brain disorders, with a particular interest in the pathophysiology and progression of Sturge-Weber syndrome. He performed extensive research applying multimodal neuroimaging, combining magnetic resonance imaging techniques with PET imaging using various radiotracers to measure brain glucose metabolism, benzodiazepine receptor binding and tryptophan metabolism. He has also combined these techniques with EEG to improve localization of epileptic foci in patients with medically uncontrolled epilepsy and provides multimodal imaging support to the pediatric epilepsy surgery program at CHM. Dr. Juhasz has been the principal investigator of several R01 grant projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 2003 to study progression of brain structural and functional abnormalities in Sturge-Weber syndrome and to explore the clinical use of tryptophan PET imaging in brain tumors.

Office Address

PET Center and Translational Imaging Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201

Academic Rank


Other Information

Certifications: Board certification in Neurology, Hungarian Board of Neurology, 1993


Semmelweis University, Medical School, Budapest, Hungary, Ph.D., 2002


University School Pecs, Hungary, M.D., 1989

Position Title

Professor of Pediatrics,  Neurology, Neurosurgery


University Medical School, Pecs, Hungary (Neurology), 1989-1993


multimodal neuroimaging, epilepsy, brain mapping, ,neuro-oncology


Visiting research fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, Clinical Neurophysiology, 1994-1995

Postdoctoral Fellow, PET Imaging, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1998-2001

Prior Appointments

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Semmelweis Medical University, Budapest, Hungary, 1994-1997

Associate Professor of Neurology, Semmelweis Medical University. Budapest, Hungary, 1997-2000

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2001-2008

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Wayne State University, Detroit, 2008-2013


Functional neuroimaging, PET scanning, clinical applications of advanced multimodality imaging techniques, epilepsy pre-surgical evaluation, Sturge-Weber syndrome, brain tumor imaging



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