Junghoon Kim

Assistant Medical Professor

Main Affiliation

CUNY School of Medicine

Additional Departments/Affiliated Programs

Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences


Harris Hall







Junghoon Kim


Dr. Kim has been serving as Assistant Professor (tenure track) and Director of Clinical Neuroimaging Lab at the CUNY School of Medicine since 2014. Before joining the faculty, he was Institute Scientist at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and Research Assistant Professor at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Kim received his post-doctoral training at UCLA (Clinical Neuroscience Lab), Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (TBI Rehabilitation Research Lab), and University of Pennsylvania (Center of Functional Neuroimaging). Dr. Kim’s current research uses state-of-the-art neuroimaging and neuropsychological methods to investigate various neurorehabilitation issues in traumatic brain injury. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Health, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, and the Albert Einstein Society.



Ph.D., 2001, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., 1996, University of Pennsylvania

M.A., 1995, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

B.A.,1991, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Courses Taught

Organ Systems: Neurology and Psychiatry I (MED 57939)

Translational Challenges in Medicine (MED I7100)

Independent Study (MED 31002, 31003, 31004)



Research Interests

Understanding the nature and extent of neurobehavioral deficits resulting from traumatic brain injury.

Identifying neural correlates and predictors of natural recovery from traumatic brain injury.

Revealing the mechanisms of neuromodulation for individuals with traumatic brain injury. 

Selected Publications

Gaggi, N., Ware, J., Dolui, S., Brennan, D., Torrellas, J., Wang, Z., Whyte, J., Diaz-Arrastia, R., & Kim, J. J.* (2023). Temporal dynamics of cerebral blood flow during the first year after moderate-severe traumatic brain injury: A longitudinal perfusion MRI study. Neuroimage: Clinical, 37: 103344.

Ware, J., Sinha, S., Morrison, J., Walter, A. E., Gugger, J., Schneider, A. L. C., Dabrowski, C, Zamore, H., Wesley, L., Magdamo, B., Kim, J., Diaz-Arrastia, R., & Sandsmark, D. (2022). Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI for characterization of blood-brain-barrier dysfunction after traumatic brain injury. Neuroimage: Clinical, 36: 103236.

Osmanlioglu, Y., Parker, D., Alappatt, J. A., Gugger, J. J., Diaz-Arrastia, R., Whyte, J., Kim, J. J., & Verma, R. (2022). Connectomic assessment of injury burden and longitudinal structural network alterations in moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Human Brain Mapping, 43: 3944-3957.

Vijayakumari, A. A., Parker, D., Osmanlioglu, Y., Alappatt, J. A., Whyte, J., Diaz-Arrastia, R., Kim, J. J.,* & Verma, R. (2021). Free water volume fraction: An imaging biomarker to characterize moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 38: 2698-2705.

Xu, L., Ware, J. B., Kim, J. J., Shahim, P., Silverman, E., Magdamo, B., Dabrowski, C., Wesley, L., Le, M. D., Morrison, J., Zamore, H., Lynch, C. E., Petrov, D., Chen, H. I., Schuster, J., Diaz-Arrastia, R., & Sandsmark, D. K. (2021). Arterial spin labeling reveals elevated cerebral blood flow with distinct clusters of hypo- and hyperperfusion following traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 38: 2538-2548. [featured on the journal cover]

Ware, J., Dolui, S., Duda, J., Gaggi, N., Choi, R., Detre, J., Whyte, J., Diaz-Arrastia, R., & Kim J. J.* (2020). Relationship of cerebral blood flow to cognitive function and recovery in early chronic traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 37: 2180-2187. [featured on the journal cover]

Chai, Y., Fang, Z., Yang, F. N., Xu, S., Wang, J., Zhao, K., Yu, M., Basner, M., Goel, N., Kim, J. J., Wolk, D. A., Detre, J. A., Dinges, D. F., & Rao, H. (2020). Two nights of recovery sleep restores hippocampal connectivity but not episodic memory after total sleep deprivation. Scientific Reports, 10: 8774.

Frigo, M., Deslauriers-Gauthier, S., Parker, D., Ismail, A. A. O., Kim, J. J., Verma, R., & Deriche, R. (2020). Diffusion MRI tractography filtering techniques change the topology of structural connectomes. Journal of Neural Engineering, 17: 065002.

Li, X., Pan, Y., Fang, Z., Shi, H., Ma, N., Zhang, X., Lei, H., Wetherill, R., Kim J. J., & Rao, H. (2020). Test-retest reliability of brain responses to risk-taking during the Balloon Analogue Risk Task. Neuroimage, 209: 116495.

Choi, J., Hart, T., Whyte, J., Rabinowitz, A., Oh, S., Lee, J., & Kim, J. J.* (2019). Myelin water imaging of moderate to severe diffuse traumatic brain injury. Neuroimage: Clinical, 22: 101785.

Verma, R., Swanson, R., Parker, D., Ismail, A. A. O., Shinohara, R., Alappatt, J., Doshi, J., Davatzikos, C., Gallaway, M., Duda, D., Chen, H., Gur, R., Kim J. J., Wolf, R., Grady, M., Hampton, S., Diaz-Arrastia, R., & Smith, D. H. (2019). Neuroimaging findings of US government personnel with possible exposure to directional phenomena in Havana, Cuba. JAMA-Journal of the American Medical Association, 322: 1-12.

Hart, T., Rabinowitz, A., Whyte, J., & Kim, J. (2019). Pre-injury assessment of everyday executive function in moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 29: 1085-1094.