Richard S. Breiman, M.D. Dr. Breiman is Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is the Director of the Henry I. Goldberg Center for Advanced Imaging Education (formerly the UCSF Radiology Learning Center). Dr. Breiman holds an M.D. from UCSF and is an alumnus of the RLC. He completed a general surgery internship at Yale University School of Medicine and trained in orthopedic surgery at the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego. Dr. Breiman completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. While a research fellow at Stanford, Dr. Breiman was involved in the development of one of the first, and at the time, the fastest body CT scanner, in association with Varian Associates in Palo Alto.
Dr. Breiman was on the faculty in abdominal imaging and ultrasound at Duke University School of Medicine. While in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, he served on the clinical faculty at UCSF and the University of California at Berkeley, and was a consultant to several companies in the development of CT and PACS equipment. He was Chairman and Program Director of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the California Medical Society.
Dr. Breiman's research interests include 3D image processing applications in medical diagnosis, education, simulation of medical procedures, and intra-operative guidance as well as new applications of multidetector spiral CT in the abdomen and pelvis.
Gordon Harris, Ph.D. Dr. Harris is Director of the 3D Imaging Service, and the Radiology Computer Aided Diagnostics Laboratory (RAD CADx LAB) at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in Radiation Health Sciences and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College. After graduate school, Dr. Harris spent one post-doctoral year and two years as junior faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. After four subsequent years as Director of the Neuroimaging Research Laboratory at New England Medical Center, Dr. Harris joined the faculty at MGH and began a new 3D Imaging Service for clinically-oriented imaging. His primary research interests include structural and functional brain imaging research in psychiatric and neurologic illnesses including Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's disease, stroke, and Alcoholism, as well as quantitative tracking of tumors for clinical care and clinical trials. Dr. Harris has published and lectured extensively on medical imaging, and currently serves on numerous panels for peer-reviewed journals.
Sandy Napel, Ph.D. Dr. Napel is a Professor of Radiology, Professor of Medicine-Informatics (by courtesy) and Professor of Electrical Engineering (by courtesy) at Stanford University. He is a co-founder and the current Co-Director of the Stanford Radiology 3D Medical Imaging Laboratory.
Dr. Napel's research interests include developing diagnostic and therapy-planning applications and strategies for the acquisition and visualization of multi-dimensional medical imaging data (e.g., creation of three-dimensional images of blood vessels using CT, visualization of complex flow within blood vessels using MR, and computer-aided detection and characterization of lesions from cross-sectional image data). He also been involved in developing and evaluating techniques for exploring cross-sectional imaging data from an internal perspective, i.e., virtual endoscopy (including colonoscopy, angioscopy, and bronchoscopy), and in the quantitation of structure parameters, e.g., volumes, lengths, medial axes, and curvatures. Finally, Dr. Napel is interested in creating workable solutions to the problem of "data explosion," i.e., how to look at the thousands of images generated per examination using modern CT and MR scanners. He has authored or co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings, and holds over 20 U.S. patents.
Dr. Napel earned his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.
Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D. Dr. Rubin is the Chair of the Duke Department of Radiology. Prior to his role at Duke, Dr. Rubin was professor and chief of the section of cardiovascular imaging in Stanford University's Department of Radiology, as well as the co-founder and the Co-director of the Stanford Radiology 3D Medical Imaging Laboratory. Dr. Rubin also held concurrent appointments as associate dean for clinical affairs, associate director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and vice chief of staff of Stanford Hospital and Clinics.
His current research interests focus on coupling cardiovascular and pulmonary CT and MRI with novel image processing techniques to detect, characterize, quantify, and visualize structures as aids in diagnosis and treatment planning. He has served as the principal investigator of two NIH research project grants (RO1) focused on imaging and analysis of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases: "Measurement of the Aorta and Its Branches" (1998-2003) and "Improving Radiologist Detection of Lung Nodules with CAD" (2004-present).
Dr. Rubin is the author of more than 135 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 50 review articles and book chapters. He has edited five books, including the recently published textbook CT and MR Angiography: Comprehensive Vascular Assessment. He has been listed annually in Americas Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America since 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2008, he was awarded the Most Effective Radiology Educator award by AuntMinnie.com, a Web site for radiologists and related professionals in the medical imaging industry.
Dr. Rubin received his bachelor's degree with honors from Caltech in 1982 and medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine in 1987. In 1993, he completed his radiology residency and body imaging fellowship training at Stanford. He currently serves as president-elect of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, president-elect of the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance, Secretary of the Fleischner Society, and Chair of the Committee on Cardiovascular Imaging at the American College of Radiology.
Eliot Siegel, M.D. Dr. Siegel is Professor and Vice Chairman of information systems at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, as well as Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the Veterans Affairs Maryland Healthcare System, both in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Siegel is also responsible for the NCI's National Cancer Image Archive and is Workspace Lead of the National Cancer Institute's caBIG In Vivo Imaging Workspace.
Under his guidance, the VA Maryland Healthcare System became the first filmless healthcare enterprise in the United States. He has written over 200 articles and book chapters about PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and digital imaging, and has edited six books on the topic, including Filmless Radiology and Security Issues in the Digital Medical Enterprise. He has made more than 1,000 presentations throughout the world on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medicine. He has been named as Researcher of the Year, received multiple awards for innovation, including the Smithsonian award, and was selected as runner up Educator of the Year for Diagnostic Radiology. The readers and editorial board of Medical Imaging have selected Dr. Siegel as one of the top ten radiologists for the past two years. He was symposium chairman for the Society of Photo-optical and Industrial Engineers (SPIE) Medical Imaging Meeting for three years, is currently chair of Publications for the Society of Computer Applications in Radiology (SIIM) and has been honored as a fellow in that organization. He is chairman of the RSNA's Medical Imaging Resource Committee. His areas of interest and responsibility at both the local and national levels include digital imaging and PACS, telemedicine, the electronic medical record, and informatics.
Dr. Siegel holds an M.D. from the University of Maryland.
Thomas Schiff, Professor Emeritus, D.M.D. Dr. Schiff is a leading authority on dental volumetric imaging, and is internationally recognized for his contributions to both dentistry and radiology. He served as a fully endowed Professor, Chair of the Radiology Department, and Director of Clinical Research at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Dr. Schiff formerly chaired the department of diagnostic services in maxillofacial radiology at Washington University. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentistry, International College of Dentists, International Association of Dental Maxillofacial Radiology, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Schiff is currently the Director of Maxillofacial Radiology at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry. During his forty-plus year career, Dr. Schiff has received numerous awards and honors, has published countless articles and has become a highly sought after speaker.
Dr. Schiff studied at the Semmelweis University Medical School in Hungary until escaping Hungary in 1956. He earned his D.M.D. at the University of Alabama in 1961 and received his training in advanced imaging and maxillofacial radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.