Georges El Fakhri
Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. El Fakhri is the Nathaniel & Diana Alpert Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the founding Director of the Endowed Gordon Center for Medical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and HMS. He is also co-Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and a Faculty Member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. El Fakhri is an internationally recognized expert in quantitative molecular imaging (SPECT, PET-CT, and PET-MR) for in vivo assessment of patho-physiology in brain, cardiac and oncologic diseases. Current areas of research include high resolution PET & MR imaging in a range of diseases including neurodegenerative disease and traumatic brain injury (amyloid and neurofibrillary tangles), cardiac arrhythmia and heart failure (mitochondrial membrane potential), as well as guiding radiotherapy planning (PET/MRS). He has authored or co-authored over 300 papers and more importantly mentored over 100 students, post-docs and faculty. He has received many awards and honors, including the Mark Tetalman Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the Dana Foundation Brain and Immuno-Imaging Award, the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes Training Innovation Award, The Hoffman Award, as well as significant funding from many NIH Institutes (e.g., NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NIBIB, NINDS, OD). He was elected Fellow to the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE) and the IEEE for contributions to quantitative biological imaging.