Accepting graduate students:

  • Master’s - No
  • PhD - Yes

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Dr. Essig’s research is focused on the use of functional imaging techniques into the diagnostic workup, treatment management/planning and the follow up management of different neurologic disorders and oncology.

The integration is essential to provide a better patient assessment and management using advanced MRI and CT imaging in the clinical routine.

The results will enhance patient care and outcome.

Research focus is the development and early assessment of those tools and long term the integration into the clinical routine. Harmonization of protocols and multi site and national comparative studies have been initiated and finalized to prove the validity of those modern imaging tools.


Dr. Marco Essig is a professor of radiology and chair of the radiology department at the University of Manitoba. He is also medical director of the diagnostic imaging program with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

In 2006, he was appointed as a professor of radiology at Heidelberg Medical School and worked as an associate medical director of the department of radiology.

From 2011 to August 2013, he worked as a full professor at the department of neuroradiology of the University of Erlangen, Germany.

In September 2013, he was appointed professor and chair of the department of radiology, University of Manitoba and medical director diagnostic imaging for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Since April 2019, he has served as the Manitoba provincial medical lead for diagnostic imaging.

From 2011 to 2015, he served as a member of the neuroimaging subcommittee of the RSNA.

Since 2017, he has been a member of the committee of scientific affairs of the RSNA and since December 2018 the president of the Canadian Heads of Academic Radiology (CHAR).

He is a member of the editorial board of European Radiology, Investigative Radiology, Insights into Imaging, Canadian Association of Radiology Journal and Der Radiologe.

Dr. Essig is a deputy editor for neuroimaging at the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (JMRI) and the Canadian Association of Radiology Journal.

Dr. Essig is author on more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and author of more than 20 book chapters.

He has been invited visiting professor at multiple national and international radiology departments.



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