Biography

A notable name in the field of radiology, Dr. Louis Teresi is a respected clinician and widely published researcher with over twenty-four years experience.  Dr. Teresi served as MRI Fellowship Instructor, Memorial MRI Center under the renowned Bill Bradlely, MD, PhD, for twelve years.  He followed Dr. Bradley as MRI Director while serving Long Beach Memorial Hospital, an 800 bed tertiary-care hospital and trauma center, as Chief of Neuroradiology. 

Since 1979, his numerous research papers have appeared in the Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine, the American Journal of Roentgenology, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Radiology, and other publications. He has also written nearly 200 abstracts and invited articles as well as has contributed to several academic book chapters.  In 2007, Xlibris Corporation published his book, A Practicing Radiologist's Guide to MR Spectroscopy of the Brain.  He recently published a highly-acclaimed book on the neuroscience of addiction entitled Hijacking the Brain  Dr. Teresi has won 14 national and international awards for his research work; he has lectured worldwide.

Beyond his work as an academic, Dr. Louis Teresi is considered an excellent clinician and currently serves as Director of Imaging Services for the prestigious Newport Doctors Medical Group.  He previously served as 
Medical Director, Southern California, and Director of MRI Research, SimonMed Imaging.
  Highly regarded for his clinical work in radiology, Dr. Louis Teresi received the award of America's Top Radiologist in Radiology and Neuroradiology 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2013 by Consumers' Research Council of America.   

Educated at Harvard University, Dr. Louis Teresi graduated Magna cum Laude with Highest Honors in Biology in 1980 while playing varsity linebacker for the Crimson and working odd jobs to support himself. During his time at the Harvard, he was honored with election to the exclusive Alpha Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (top 1%).  In 1984, he earned his Medical Doctorate from 
Harvard Medical School with an Honors Concentration in Neurosciences. 

Dr. Teresi followed medical school with extensive post-graduate training, completing three fellowships with the best in their respective fields: 
 Neuroradiology at the UCLA Medical Center with Drs. John Bentson and Bill Hanafee (founding father, American Societies of Neuroradiology and Head and Neck Radiology)Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Long Beach Memorial Hospital with Dr. William Bradley; and Musculoskeletal Imaging at UCSD VA Medical Center with Dr. Donald Resnick He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and holds a CAQ in Neuroradiology from the American Board of Neuroradiology.

lifelong athlete, Dr. Teresi led his nationally-ranked Wisconsin high school football team to the State Championship as an All-State Team middle linebacker, posting a defensive record in the state.  He played outside linebacker for the Harvard Crimson, has completed 6 full marathons and countless half marathons and bike marathons.  After 7 years of training, he holds a junior instructor's belt in Shaolin kempo karate.  Currently, Dr. Teresi enjoys activities which do not leave him in a state of, as he calls it, "perpetual injury," including hiking, recreational running, Siberian husky training, golf, tennis and sailing.   A skilled yachtsman, Dr. Teresi captured First Place in the Nine Sails Regatta, a marathon yacht race between over 100 boats from nine clubs.  He is an avid gardner and has produced several quality oil paintings which adorn his modest home.