Richard Frayne

Richard Frayne

Richard Frayne is a Professor (with tenure) in the Departments of Radiology and Clinical Neuroscience, a member and the Deputy Director of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI,, and an associate member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute (, all in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He directs the Vascular Imaging Laboratory ( of the Seaman Family Centre, Foothills Medical Centre, Alberta Health Services ( and from 2010-7 was the Centre’s Scientific Director. He was a Canada Research Chair in Image Science and, in 2010, he was appointed to the Hopewell Professorship in Brain Imaging.

He holds a BASc (Electrical Engineering, 1989) from the University of Waterloo and PhD from the University of Western Ontario (Medical Biophysics, 1994), and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Medical Physics and Radiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1994-6). Dr Frayne has over 30 years of experience in pursuing imaging research in a clinical environment.

He has over 175 published, peer-reviewed publications, over 125 invited talks and over 550 scholarly presentations (h-index: 46 and more than 10,900 citations, Google Scholar). He also has 20 international patents and has had technology successfully commercialized. In 2018, he received the Alumni Achievement Medal from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. (November 2020)


Websites: Vascular Imaging Laboratory,  Seaman Family Magnetic Resonance Research Centre