Dr. González is Chief of Neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and a PhD in biophysical chemistry from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He did post doctoral work in molecular biophysics at the Francis Bitter National Magnet Lab at MIT. His clinical training included an internship in medicine and a residency in radiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and a neuroradiology fellowship at the MGH. Since 1989 he has practiced at the MGH and has been on the faculty at Harvard.
The principle clinical and research activities of Dr. González are in the application of advanced imaging methods for the diagnosis and treatment of major neurological maladies including acute stroke, brain tumors and neurological HIV/AIDS. More recently he has focused on the application of deep learning and related artificial intelligence tools for imaging-based diagnoses and patient care. Dr. González has published over 230 peer-reviewed manuscripts, over 100 chapters and reviews, and 3 books. He has given over 200 invited lectures in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and has been the principal investigator of multiple NIH grants. Honors include the Outstanding Contributions to Research Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology, honorary member of the European Society of Neuroradiology and a Fellow of the American College of Radiology. He lives in Cambridge with his wife Michele, an atmospheric chemist, and they have 2 daughters, Susan and Ana.