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John Mosher, PhD


John Mosher, Ph.D.

Appointed: 2008

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John Mosher, PhD
Department: Epilepsy Center
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S51
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Both Adults and Children & Adolescents

Biographical Sketch

John C. Mosher, PhD, received his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983. From 1981 - 1982 he was an exchange scholar student with the Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Switzerland. From 1979 - 1983 he was also a Cooperative Education student with Hughes Aircraft Company in Fullerton, California. From 1983 - 1993, he worked at TRW in Los Angeles, California, as a scientist and senior scientist researching signal analysis procedures for electromagnetic pulse effects on aircraft. While at TRW, he received his M.S. (1985) and Ph.D. (1993) in Electrical Engineering from the Signal & Image Processing Institute of the University of Southern California. Upon graduation in 1993, he accepted a staff position at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico. In May 2008, Dr. Mosher joined the Physician Staff in the Epilepsy Center to head its new magnetoencephalography (MEG) research program.$0$0$0$0Since 1994, Dr. Mosher has been without interruption a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on competitive grants from the National Institutes of Health, as well as several competitive Laboratory Directed Research and Development grants. In his research role, he has served as a formal Mentor of Laboratory-employed students and post-docs, and as an informal mentor of his collaborator's students and post-docs. Working closely with these students and his collaborators, he has continuously published in his field of biomedical research since 1990.$0$0$0$0$0As of 2011, Dr. Mosher has over 2,400 citations to over 100 papers appearing in the ISI Citation database. His landmark paper in 1992 remains today one of the most cited original research papers in magnetoencephalography, with over 650 total citations of the original article. Additionally, this 1992 paper was included in the landmark 1993 review paper, “Magnetoencephalography — theory, instrumentation, and applications to noninvasive studies of the working human brain,” M Hämäläinen, R Hari, RJ Ilmoniemi, J Knuutila, …, Reviews of Modern Physics, which itself now has over 1,800 citations, making Dr. Mosher’s notation and approach one of the standards in MEG signal processing.$0$0

Education & Fellowships

Doctorate - University of Southern California
electrical engineering
Los Angeles, CA USA
Undergraduate - Georgia Institute of Technology
electrical engineering
Atlanta, GA USA

Specialty Interests

Epilepsy electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG) recording and analysis for detection of abnormal activity, localization of possible seizure onset zones, imaging of analysis, registration with MRI, fMRI, PET, and SPECT images

Awards & Honors

$0$02001 Los Alamos National Laboratory Awards Program for exceptional team performance in signal detection.$0$02003 Finalist, James David Fahnenstock Award for Measurement and Signature Intelligence.$0$02007 Los Alamos National Laboratory Awards Program for exceptional team performance in MRI.$0$0

Innovations & Patents

DIRECT IMAGING OF NEURAL CURRENTS USING ULTRA-LOW FIELD MAGNETIC RESONANCE TECHNIQUES United States Patent US 7,573,268 B2 Aug. 11, 2009, Inventors: Petr L. Volegov, Los Alamos, NM (US); Andrei N. Matlashov, Los Alamos, NM (US); John C. Mosher, Los Alamos, NM (US); Michelle A. Espy, Los Alamos, NM (US); Robert H. Kraus, Jr., Los Alamos, NM (US)


$0$0Adjunct Professor and Graduate Faculty Advisor, Cleveland State University Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Department.$0$0Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): Medicine and Biology Society, Signal Processing Society.$0$0Reviewer for the journals Human Brain Mapping, Neuroimage, IEEE Trans. Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, Physics in Medicine and Biology.$0$0Frequent grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, and in the past for the National Science Foundation. Former Editorial Review Board member for the journal Human Brain Mapping.$0$0Member of Human Brain Mapping, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.$0$0

Treatment & Services

  • Magnetoencephalography (meg)

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As of 9/12/2016, Dr. Mosher has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English