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Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD

Academic Appointments

  • Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and Materials Sci & Engineering

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Nuclear Medicine 300 Pasteur Dr H2200 MC 5281 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 725-4711 Fax (650) 498-5047
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 725-2309 Tel (650) 725-6175
    Alternate Contact
    Elizabeth Gill Administrative Associate Tel Work (650) 725-6175
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Radiology
  • PET Scan

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Radiology - Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - present)
  • Professor (By courtesy), Materials Science & Engineering (2009 - present)
  • Director, Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection at Stanford (2009 - present)
  • Professor (By courtesy), Bioengineering (2005 - present)
  • Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) (2003 - present)
  • Professor, Department of Radiology and Bio-X Program (2003 - present)
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Honors and Awards

  • Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research Award, The Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research (2013)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award for Distinguished Contributions to Nuclear Medicine, 37th Annual Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) (2012)
  • Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) (2011)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2009)
  • Parmley Prize, American College of Cardiology Foundations (2009)
  • Stanford University Endowed Professorship, Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research (2009)
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Professional Education

Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center CA (1996)
Residency: UCLA Medical Center CA (1995)
Board Certification: Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine (1996)
Internship: UCLA Medical Center CA (1994)
Medical Education: UCLA School of Medicine CA (1993)
Ph.D.: UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program, Biomathematics (1990)
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Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations

  • Biomedical Informatics (Phd Program)

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My laboratory is developing imaging assays to monitor fundamental cellular/molecular events in living subjects including patients. Technologies such as micro positron emission tomography (microPET), bioluminescence optical imaging, fluorescence optical imaging, micro computerized axial tomography (microCAT), ultrasound, photoacoustics, Raman imaging are all being actively investigated in small animal models. Our goals are to marry fundamental advances in molecular/cell biology with those in biomedical imaging to advance the field of molecular imaging. We have a particular interest in cancer biology and gene therapy. Research in early cancer detection and pharmacological therapy assessment is also being performed. Assays to interrogate cells for mRNA levels, cell surface antigens, intracellular proteins and protein-protein interactions are under active development. We are also extending many of these approaches for human clinical applications using optical and PET-CT technologies.


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