Alison Pouch

I am an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering with interest in developing methods for computational image analysis, anatomical shape modeling, and interactive visualization to guide surgical interventions. Specifically, my work has focused on modeling heart valve morphology and dynamics in 3D echocardiography for risk stratification and planning of heart valve repair surgery. The goal is to use automated image analytics to predict surgical outcomes, to inform development of surgical guidelines, and to advance minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
Research Areas
3D/4D segmentation and modeling of heart valves in echocardiographic images with applications to surgical treatment of valvular regurgitation

Integration of methods for image segmentation, shape representation, and biomechanical modeling

Meshing and analysis of 3D anatomical shapes

3D printing of anatomical shapes in medical images
University of Pennsylvania, 2018

  • Certificate in Biomedical Informatics

University of Pennsylvania, 2007 – 2013

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering
  • HHMI-NIBIB Interfaces Program in Biomedical Imaging and Informational Sciences

The College of William and Mary, 2003 – 2007

  • B.S. in Physics with a dual concentration in Anthropology

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Peer-reviewed journal and conference publications

Short conference papers and abstracts