Nadia M. Biassou, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Clinician

Radiology and Imaging Sciences

NIH Clinical Center

Building 10, Room 1C361
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892


Research Topics

Dr. Bassou's research interests include neuroimaging and neurocomputational modelling of language processing in humans. The scope of her research is interdisciplinary by nature, spanning applied computational neuroscience, neuropsychology, applied linguistics and biomedical imaging.


Dr. Biassou is trained in clinical general diagnostic imaging from Georgetown University Hospital with subspecialty fellowship training in neuroradiology from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature from Amherst College, a Masters of Arts and PhD in applied linguistics and cognitive science from the University of Pennsylvania and a medical degree from the University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Biassou has served in many capacities within Clinical Center Radiology and Imaging Sciences department (RADIS) and principally as a diagnostic neuroradiologist. Dr. Biassou is the lead physician for RADIS' Clinical Image Processing Service. Previously she served as acting chief/lead interpreting physician of the Mammography Division from 2007 to 2009, and general body imaging radiologist from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Biassou is a member of the RADIS Scientific Review Committee, an elected representative of the Clinical Center to the Staff Clinician Council, and she serves as RADIS's representative to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Executive Committee.

Dr. Biassou is also an internationally recognized award-winning scholar, who has been trained by some of the world's most respected cognitive neuroscientists in the United States and Europe. Her interdisciplinary training places her at the cross section of applied linguistics and cognitive science, imaging and medicine. She is amongst the most select group of neuroscientists nationally and internationally whose expertise is highly coveted by industry and academic partners investigating next generation neurodiagnostic technologies using artificial intelligence. She has served as invited speaker and keynote speaker at numerous national and international medical conferences in the US, Europe, China, and Japan.

Dr. Biassou has published numerous articles in some of the most well-respected high impact peer-reviewed medical journals such as Neurology, Neuropsychologia, Brain and Language, and Brain. She is a repeat invited reviewer and author of clinical editorials to some of the most selective medical and scientific journals worldwide such American Journal of Neuroradiology, PLOS One, Brain, and the British Medical Journal.

Dr. Biassou is Adjunct Clinical Professor of Radiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine since 2012 and a core member of the Georgetown University Division of Neuroradiology. In 2018, she has also been appointed as Senior Fellow to the Linguistics Data Consortium at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania.

Selected Publications

  1. Zhu J, Teolis S, Biassou N, Tabb A, Jabin PE, Lavi O. Tracking the Adaptation and Compensation Processes of Patients' Brain Arterial Network to an Evolving Glioblastoma. IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell. 2022;44(1):488-501.

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