Dr. Balschi is the director of the Physiological NMR Core Laboratory in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate editor of Circulation.
Jim completed his PhD in Chemistry at SUNY Stony Brook. He began at Harvard Medical School as Technical Director of the HMS NMR Laboratory and, a post-doctoral associate in myocardial metabolism. After which he was a faculty member at the Center for Nuclear Imaging Research at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He has been in BWH Cardiology since 1998.
Dr. Balschi has developed and applied novel NMR tools, e.g., shift reagents for cations, magnetization transfer measurements, as well as, 1H and 23Na MR relaxography, to address biomedical questions. He has extensive experience in the use of multinuclear MRS to the study cellular energetics, oxygen consumption, and metabolism. He has been an integral part of the Center for Clinical Spectroscopy efforts to develop 31P MRS of exercising skeletal muscle at BWH.