Department of Radiology

Stanford Partnered with Duke and Google X on a New "Baseline Study" to Better Understand Human Health

Stanford has partnered with Duke and Google X on a new "baseline studyĒ to better understand human health. This study will monitor the progression from health to disease and will be the largest study of its kind to look at many different biomarkers over time in a large number of subjects. It should eventually markedly impact the earlier detection of disease as well as our understanding of human health.

Please visit the links below to learn more about the details of this study:

Also, listen to Dr. Sam Gambhir on Science Friday (National Public Radio) as he discusses the baseline study.

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: Jeremy Dahl, PhD

Photo of Jeremy DahlWe are delighted to announce that Jeremy Dahl, Ph.D., has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Radiology, effective August 1, 2014. He will be a research faculty member of both Pediatric Radiology and Radiological Sciences Laboratory (RSL). His labs and office will be located at the Technology & Innovation Park (TNI) at Porter Drive.

Dr. Dahl was most recently an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, a position he has held since 2007. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Cincinnati in 1999 and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Duke in 2004. Dr. Dahlís research interest is in diagnostic ultrasound imaging. He is PI on two active NIH R01 grants and was Co-PI on a Coulter Foundation grant and PI on an NIH R21. He will be applying his unique knowledge to build bridges between the basis sciences and clinical pediatric imaging, as well as other areas of biomedical imaging (e.g., abdominal imaging, molecular imaging).

We welcome Dr. Dahl to our Department and to the Stanford family!

Max Wintermark, MD, Appointed as New Section Chief of Neuroradiology

Photo of Max WintermarkDr. Max Wintermark has been appointed as Professor of Radiology and section chief of Neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology at Stanford School of Medicine, effective August 1, 2014.

Dr. Wintermark comes from the University of Virginia where he served as the section chief of Neuroradiology. He originally trained in Lausanne, Switzerland and then at UCSF. As the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles, 2 books and 50 book chapters, he is internationally recognized for his work in cerebrovascular disorders and for MR-guided focused ultrasound. He serves in numerous leadership positions at the American Society of Neuroradiology and the American College of Radiology.

Special thanks to Dr. Nancy Fischbein who has been serving as acting section chief of Neuroradiology and doing a truly terrific job.

We welcome Dr. Wintermark to the Stanford family.

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: Matthew Lungren

Photo of Matthew P. LungrenWe are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew P. Lungren, as Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Medical Center Line (MCL), effective 7/1/2014.

Dr. Lungren received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in English Literature and B.S. degree in Biology from Arizona State University in 2002. He went on to University of Michigan Medical School where he graduated cum laude and AOA in 2007, also receiving the Universityís radiology outstanding scholar award. He completed a transitional internship at Oakwood Hospital in Dearborn, Michigan, from 2007-2008, and then completed his radiology residency at Duke University from 2008 to 2012 where he was chief resident. He stayed at Duke for a one year adult IR fellowship (2012-2013) and then went to Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital as a fellow in pediatric radiology and pediatric interventional radiology prior to joining our faculty. He is also currently pursuing an MPH in health policy and management at the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC, and is expected to graduate this year.

We welcome Dr. Matthew Lungren to our Department and Stanford University!

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: Curtis Langlotz

Photo of Curtis LanglotzWe are delighted to share with you the new faculty appointment of Dr. Curtis Langlotz, MD, PhD, as Professor of Radiology in the Medical Center Line, effective 7/1/2014.

Dr. Langlotz received his A.B. degree (1981) in Human Biology, M.S. degree (1983) in Computer Science, M.D. (1989) in Medicine, and Ph.D. (1989) in Medical Information Science, all from Stanford University. He completed his Medicine internship in 1990 and Radiology residency in 1994, both at the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the faculty at University of Pennsylvania as Assistant Professor of Radiology in 1994 and rose up the ranks to Full Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair of Informatics in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Langlotz is a recognized leader in the field of radiology informatics. At Stanford, Dr. Langlotz will provide leadership and oversight of departmental clinical radiology information systems, serving as the Associate Chair of Radiology Information Systems in the Department of Radiology and Medical Informatics Director for Radiology at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He will lead the development of an overall vision and strategic plan for radiology information technology.

We welcome Dr. Curt Langlotz back to Stanford!

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: David Larson

Photo of David LarsonWe are delighted Dr. David B. Larson, MD, MBA, has joined out faculty as Associate Professor in the Medical Center Line, effective July 1, 2013.

Dr. Larson received his B.S., cum laude, from Brigham Young University in 1997, and a joint degree MD/MBA from Yale University in 2002. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology in 2007 at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and his pediatric radiology fellowship the following year from the same university. He joined Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Radiology and Director of Division of Quality Improvement. In 2011, he was named the Janet L. Strife Chair for Quality and Safety in Radiology. He is active in several international societies, such as American College of Radiology and Radiological Society of North America (QA improvement committee member), among others. At Stanford, Dr. Larson will lead the overall leadership and oversight of the departmental QA activities as Associate Chair for Performance Improvement.

We welcome Dr. Larson to our Department and Stanford University!

Dr. Utkan Demirci named Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Health Care Technologies

utkan-demirci.jpgDove Medical Press has announced the appointment of Dr. Utkan Demirci as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Advanced Health Care Technologies".

Advanced Health Care Technologies is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal provides a unique and broad international forum for experimental and theoretical studies of interdisciplinary articles on: point-of- care, health care diagnostics and treatment, biology, chemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, biosensing, electronics, clinical/medical science, chemical engineering, materials science, regenerative medicine, micro/nano-technologies, and methods and applications for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Dr. Demirci leads a group of 20+ researchers focusing on micro- and nanoscale technologies for applications in medicine at Stanford University and has a strong and scholarly track record of multiple creative innovations. Dr. Demirci creates technologies to manipulate cells in nanoliter volumes to enable solutions for real world problems in medicine, including applications in infectious diseases and early cancer diagnostics, sorting platforms for fertility assays, cell encapsulation in nanoliter droplets for cryobiology, and 3-D bottom-up tissue engineering models. His research interests involve applications of microfluidics in medicine. His work focuses on creating innovative tools to be used broadly by life-science researchers to understand biology and medicine, and create links between these interdisciplinary fields revolutionizing current approaches and methods that are used to investigate living cells and their microenvironment as well as understand, diagnose, monitor, and treat disease conditions.

He says, "I am pleased to serve as an editor of the journal, which focuses on original papers and reviews on platform technologies that are at the interface between engineering and medicine to address fundamental biological and clinical questions. In this interdisciplinary space at the convergence of engineering, biology, medicine, the journal will publish research findings by addressing important scientific questions in the biomedical research and its applications at the clinic and point-of-care."

Publisher Tim Hill at Dove Medical Press added, "The appointment of Dr. Demirci as the Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Health Care Technologies is particularly exciting at this time, with the heightened level of interest in this field internationally. All of us at Dove Medical Press are committed to sustaining the highest levels of editorial integrity, rigorous and constructive peer-review, along with rapid publication times and the presentation of quality research findings."

2014 ARR Distinguished Investigators Award

Photo of Stanford Radiology Faculty named ARR 2014 Distinguished InvestigatorsThe Academy of Radiology Research is proud to announce Distinguished Investigators for 2014. This prestigious honor recognizes individuals for their accomplishments in the field of imaging research. Over the past few decades, the radiology research community has been responsible for many important advances that have had a profound impact on healthcare.

The Academy Induction Ceremony will take place at this yearís RSNA annual meeting in November. Congratulations to Stanford Radiology Faculty who are among those named as 2014 Distinguished Investigators!

(left to right):
Gary Glover, PhD (RSL)
Brian Hargreaves, PhD (RSL)
Norbert Pelc, PhD (RSL)
Joseph Wu, MD, PhD (MIPS)

Dr. Pelc Named Ram and Vijay Shriram Professor and Chair of Bioengineering

Thumbnail image for Pelc_Group_0583.jpgDear Colleagues,

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Norbert Pelc for being named the Ram and Vijay Shriram Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, as announced in the Stanford Report this morning.

This is highly deserved and a tribute to all of Norbertís terrific accomplishments and many more yet to come.



Sanjiv Sam Gambhir M.D., Ph.D.
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
Chair, Department of Radiology
Professor by courtesy, Departments of Bioengineering and
Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
Director, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection
Stanford University School of Medicine

Laura Sarah Sasportas, PhD, Received the Young Investigator Award at 2014 SNMMI

laura-sarah-sasportas.jpgLaura Sarah Sasportas, PhD, a member of the Multimodality Molecular Imaging Lab (MMIL), received a First Place at the Nuclear Oncology Young Investigator Award symposium at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) annual conference in St. Louis, Mo.

Her abstract, "Single cell metabolomics in circulating tumor cells," evaluates glucose metabolism of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) by measuring the 18-FDG uptake of single metastatic CTCs using 2 novels methods recently developed: Radioluminescence Microscopy (RLM)[5] and Single-Cell Autoradiography (SCAR).

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