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Heike Daldrup-Link

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Radiology (General Radiology)

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Pediatric Radiology 725 Welch Rd Ste 1679 MC 5913 Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 725-2548 Fax (650) 497-8745
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 723-8996
    Alternate Contact
    Eileen Misquez Administrative Assistant Tel Work (650) 497-8401
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


Clinical Focus

  • Radiology
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Pediatric Oncology Imaging

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Chair (with S. Voss, Boston Childrens Hospital), ACR Committee on Pediatric Imaging Research, American College of Radiology (2013 - present)
  • Category Chair for “Stem Cell and Immune Cell Tracking", WMIC, World Molecular Imaging Congress (2012 - 2014)
  • Associate Editor/Contrast Media, Radiology (2011 - present)
  • NIH Study Section Member, Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section (CII) (2010 - 2016)
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors of the SPR, Society for Pediatric Radiology (2010 - 2013)
  • Member, SPR Bylaws Committee, Society for Pediatric Radiology (2012 - 2013)
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Honors and Awards

  • Jorge Barrio Plenary Lecture for Advances in Clinical Research on Stem Cell Imaging, World Molecular Imaging Congress (2014)
  • Research featured on the cover of the March issue, Small (2014)
  • Harvey White Memorial Lecture, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago (2013)
  • R.O.S.E. Award (Recognition of Service Excellence), Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University (2012)
  • Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy of Radiology Research (2012)
  • Berdon Award for the best basic science paper, published in Pediatric Radiology in 2011, Society for Pediatric Radiology (2012)
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Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American College of Radiology Commission on Pediatric Imaging (2013 - present)
  • Category Chair for “Cellular Imaging: Stem Cells / Immune Cells", World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC) (2012 - present)
  • Associate Editor, Contrast Media, Radiology (2011 - present)
  • Member, Education Exhibits Committee, Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2011 - present)
  • Deputy Editor, Academic Radiology (2010 - present)
  • Member, NIH/NCI Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section (2010 - present)
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Schwabing Children's Hospital Kinderklinkik Schwabing, Germany (2003)
Residency: Technical University of Munich, Germany (2001)
Residency: University of Munster Medical School, Germany (2000)
Fellowship: UCSF Department/Division of Radiology CA (1997)
Internship: University of Munster Medical School, Germany (1995)
Medical Education: University of Munster Medical School, Germany (1993)


  • Heike Daldrup-Link, David Shames, Robert Brasch. "United States Patent US6009342-A Imaging method for determining the pathologic grade of a tumor in situ, useful for determining malignancy or non-malignancy", University of California San Francisco, Feb 27, 1998
  • Robert Falconer, Paul Loadman (Bradford), Jason Gill (Durham); Jianghong Rao; Heike Daldrup-Link (Stanford). "United States Patent 13-005 Activatable theranostic nanoparticles", Bradford University, UK and Stanford University, USA, Aug 15, 2013
  • Hossein Nejadnik, Olga Lenkov, Heike Daldrup-Link. "United States Patent 14/210,752 Compositions and methods for mesenchymal and/or chondrogenic differentiation of stem cells", Stanford University, Mar 14, 2014
  • Heike Daldrup-Link. "United States Patent 13/923962 Immunotherapy for cancer treatment using iron oxide nanoparticles", Stanford University, Jun 21, 2013
  • Heike Daldrup-Link. "United States Patent 61/755283 In vivo iron labeling of stem cells and tracking these labeled stem cells after their transplantation", Stanford University, Jan 22, 2013

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

As a physician-scientist involved in the care of patients and investigating novel "cellular imaging" technologies, my goal is to develop innovative, non-invasive, clinically applicable imaging solutions to significant problems in disease diagnosis. My research team works on novel "cellular imaging" techniques for improved detection and characterization of malignant tumors, for the diagnosis of immune system disorders and for in vivo evaluation of stem cell transplants. By providing more specific diagnoses, we aim to facilitate tailored therapies and successful treatment-outcomes.




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