Stephan G. Erberich, PhD

Title(s)Professor of Research Radiology
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of Usc
Address4650 Sunset Blvd #81
Off Campus
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone+1 818 274 2241
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    Title(s)Chief Data Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


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    Dr. Erberich received his undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Medical Informatics from the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany. His research fellowship at the Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, was recognized with the Scientific Merit Award by the Radiological Society of North America. Dr. Erberich founded and directed the Neurofunctional Imaging Laboratory, a division of the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research, University Hospital, Aachen, Germany, which pioneered functional MR imaging and machine learning for image analytics. His work is well-published in collaboration with interdisciplinary teams, including clinical Neurosciences, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuroradiology.

    Dr. Erberich joined Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in 2001 to continue his work on functional MRI focusing on early brain development in neonates and infants. At CHLA, he also developed large-scale international medical imaging and informatics networks in pediatrics, including the Children’s Oncology Group, New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy, and several pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trial networks in Asia and the Middle East. For this work, he received technology innovation awards from the Internet2 Consortium and Computer World.

    In his role as Professor of Research Radiology (Keck Medicine of USC) and Biomedical Engineering (USC Viterbi School of Engineering), he created and co-directed the Center for Health Informatics, a Division of the Information Sciences Institute. The center innovated new technologies and data science methods for healthcare, the life sciences, and clinical research.

    In 2010 he was appointed Director Biomedical Informatics at CHLA and the Saban Research Institute. He established and directed scientific computing resources and methodologies critical for data-driven research from bench-to-bedside in this role.

    In 2019 Dr. Erberich was appointed as the first Chief Data Officer of CHLA. In this role, Dr. Erberich is leading data science, basic and clinical research informatics & analytics, and research IT at CHLA. He is responsible for developing and executing the organization’s data strategy and creating data solutions for basic, translational, and clinical research required to meet the research enterprise’s needs and clinical innovation at CHLA. With particular emphasis on emerging trends in big data, machine learning, and high-performance computing, Dr. Erberich is responsible for fostering data-driven approaches, bringing together interdisciplinary teams of physicians, basic researchers, and data scientists.

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    1. Extending PACS Functionality: Towards Facilitating the Conversion of Clinical Necessities into Research-Derived Applications. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2016 Dec; 10160. Yepes-Calderon F, Wihardja F, Melamed E, Song M, Paladini G, Lepore N, Nelson M, Erberich S, Bluml S, McComb JG. PMID: 31178617; PMCID: PMC6554204.
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    2. Corrigendum to "Developmental synergy between thalamic structure and interhemispheric connectivity in the visual system of preterm infants" [NeuroImage: Clinical 8 (2015) 462-472]. Neuroimage Clin. 2016; 12:1044. Ceschin R, Wisnowski JL, Erberich SG, Paquette LB, Nelson MD, Blüml S, Panigrahy A. PMID: 27995070; PMCID: PMC5153600.
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    3. funcLAB/G-service-oriented architecture for standards-based analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging in HealthGrids. Neuroimage. 2007; 37 Suppl 1:S135-43. Erberich SG, Bhandekar M, Chervenak A, Kesselman C, Nelson MD. PMID: 17707204.
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    4. Globus MEDICUS - federation of DICOM medical imaging devices into healthcare Grids. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2007; 126:269-78. Erberich SG, Silverstein JC, Chervenak A, Schuler R, Nelson MD, Kesselman C. PMID: 17476069.
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    5. Somatosensory lateralization in the newborn brain. Neuroimage. 2006 Jan 01; 29(1):155-61. Erberich SG, Panigrahy A, Friedlich P, Seri I, Nelson MD, Gilles F. PMID: 16112875.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 39     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    6. MR imaging of newborns by using an MR-compatible incubator with integrated radiofrequency coils: initial experience. Radiology. 2004 May; 231(2):594-601. Blüml S, Friedlich P, Erberich S, Wood JC, Seri I, Nelson MD. PMID: 15128999.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Functional MRI in neonates using neonatal head coil and MR compatible incubator. Neuroimage. 2003 Oct; 20(2):683-92. Erberich SG, Friedlich P, Seri I, Nelson MD, Blüml S. PMID: 14568444.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
    8. PACS-based functional magnetic resonance imaging. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2003; 27(2-3):229-40. Erberich SG. PMID: 12620313.
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    9. Effects of blood estrogen level on cortical activation patterns during cognitive activation as measured by functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2001 Mar; 13(3):425-32. Dietrich T, Krings T, Neulen J, Willmes K, Erberich S, Thron A, Sturm W. PMID: 11170808.
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    10. Hemispheric lateralization at different levels of human auditory word processing: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neurosci Lett. 2000 Jun 30; 287(3):195-8. Zahn R, Huber W, Drews E, Erberich S, Krings T, Willmes K, Schwarz M. PMID: 10863028.
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    11. Cortical activation patterns during complex motor tasks in piano players and control subjects. A functional magnetic resonance imaging study. Neurosci Lett. 2000 Jan 14; 278(3):189-93. Krings T, Töpper R, Foltys H, Erberich S, Sparing R, Willmes K, Thron A. PMID: 10653025.
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    12. MR blood oxygenation level-dependent signal differences in parenchymal and large draining vessels: implications for functional MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1999 Nov-Dec; 20(10):1907-14. Krings T, Erberich SG, Roessler F, Reul J, Thron A. PMID: 10588117; PMCID: PMC7657809.
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