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Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD

Chief, Nuclear Medicine Division
Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford
Professor of Radiology

Dr. Gambhir received his training at the University of California Los Angeles in the Medical Scientist Training Program. He has been involved with basic science PET research and clinical PET imaging for over 15 years and was head of the Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging at UCLA prior to moving to Stanford in 2003.

His work on patient management with FDG PET helped lead to Medicare reimbursement for the procedure and his decision models are used worldwide by health care policymakers. Dr. Gambhir is the head of Nuclear Medicine and has an active laboratory focused on developing new cancer imaging tracers for PET.

Andrew Quon, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Dr. Quon was instrumental in the development of the nationally renowned PET and PET/CT program at UCLA Medical Center.

He is an expert in the field of multimodality fusion imaging and has given presentations and received awards at major Radiology and Nuclear Medicine conferences for his work on PET/CT imaging.

Robert J. Herfkens, MD

Professor of Radiology
Director of MRI

Dr. Robert Herfkens is a Professor of Radiology and Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Co-director of PET/CT and Director of the project Destination Digital in the Department of Radiology. He has had faculty positions at UCSF and Duke University and is a past president of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

He is a member of the Radiologic Society of North America, American College of Radiology, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Body Computed Tomography, and Association of University Radiologists.

He has published over 200 papers. His current research interests include cardiovascular imaging with CT and MRI, fast imaging techniques, and development of techniques for image-guided therapies.

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