Department of Radiology

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: Matthew Lungren

The Department of Radiology welcomes Dr. Matthew Lungren. Dr. Lungren joins us as an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Radiology effective July 1, 2014.

Welcome Dr. Lungren!

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: Curtis Langlotz

The Department of Radiology welcomes Dr. Curtis Langlotz. Dr. Langlotz joins us as a Professor effective July 1, 2014.

Welcome Dr. Langlotz!

New Faculty Hires and Promotions: David Larson

Photo of David LarsonThe Department of Radiology welcomes Dr. David Larson. Dr. Larson joins us as an Associate Professor of Pediatric Radiology effective July 1, 2014.

Welcome Dr. Larson!

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 year’s 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 Norbert’s 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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Mark Stolowitz Received Silver Buffalo Award

mark-stolowitz.jpgDr. Mark Stolowitz has been recognized by the Boy Scouts of American with the Silver Buffalo Award at their National Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. The Silver Buffalo Award for distinguished service to youth is awarded to those persons who give noteworthy and extraordinary service to youth. This award is Scouting’s highest commendation of the invaluable contributions that outstanding Americans make to youth. The service must be national in scope and can be independent of, or directly through, the Boy Scouts of America. It was first awarded in 1926 and in its 88-year history only 741 awards have been presented.

Dr. Stolowitz led the design team in updating the Wood Badge program from a "1960's era leadership" program to one ready for the 21st Century that uses contemporary training techniques to teach Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing leaders the latest concepts in leadership and team development. He has also provided more than 25 years of program-related leadership in the Western Region. He has served as area president, area vice president for program, area Order of the Arrow advisor, regional action center chairman for two national jamborees and sub camp chief for a third jamboree.

Congratulations, Dr. Stolowitz!

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2014 Silver Buffalo Award Class
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Michael Federle, MD, recipient of 2014 Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

Photo of Michael FederleDr. Michael Federle received the 2014 Gold Medal for Distinguished Service by the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS). The ARRS Gold Medal is the American Roentgen Ray Society’s highest honor awarded to recipients for distinguished service to radiology.

Dr. Federle earned his undergraduate degree in biology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, and his MD at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. After completing his internship in internal medicine at the University of Cincinnati Hospital, he stayed on to complete a second residency in radiology. After completing his radiology residency, Dr. Federle began teaching at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He spent 10 years at UCSF where he served as chief of radiology, vice chair of radiology, section chief of CT body scanning and gastrointestinal radiology, and chief of the medical staff.

He left UCSF for the University of Pittsburgh where he was Professor of Radiology since 1989, serving as the Department Chairman from 1989 to 1992, as Director of Abdominal Imaging Center from 1992 to 2008, with a brief stint as Chief of Quality Process and Improvement just before leaving for Stanford.

Dr. Federle joined our Department in 2008 as Professor of Radiology. In our Department, he serves as the Associate Chair for Education, ensuring that we have the highest quality of medical education while overseeing the residency clerkship course, noon conferences, and other educational programs offered within the Department.

Dr. Federle is one of the most distinguished diagnostic radiologists in our faculty. He is the author of over 250 papers in peer-reviewed publications, 21 books in the field of abdominal imaging, including the definitive textbook in this area– Diagnostic Imaging – Abdomen. His manuscripts have been referenced more than 1,000 times in peer-reviewed publications. He has been the president of two leading societies related to abdominal imaging, the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists and the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has also received numerous awards from the most prestigious international societies for radiology and abdominal imaging, most recently receiving the Cannon Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists . He has also received numerous teaching awards at his previous institutions, University of Pittsburgh and UCSF, and at Stanford, when he was named the senior faculty teacher of the year in 2010. In 2007, the residents at the University of Pittsburgh created the Michael P. Federle Mentorship Award in his honor.

Research Identifies More Efficient Cancer Drug Delivery Method

Intravital microscopy courtesy Bryan SmithIn Nature Nanotechnology, first author Bryan Smith describes how they were able exploit the body's own immune system and show how nanoparticle-encased drugs were taken up by monocytes and very selectively delivered to a tumour. The technique can be exploited to help fight a number of diseases, such as cancer, atherosclerosis and diabetes. The article is entitled, "Selective uptake of single-walled carbon nanotubes by circulating monocytes for enhanced tumour delivery".

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