- July 08, 2016
Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir is internationally recognized for his pioneering work in molecular imaging, including positron emission tomography (PET). He is currently the chairman of the Stanford School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology, the director of the university’s Molecular Imaging Program, and also head of its Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection. He trained at UCLA in the medical scientist-training program and then trained in nuclear medicine. He was vice-chair of Molecular Pharmacology prior to moving to Stanford in 2003. His lab has developed fundamental new ways to image living subjects, including gene/cell therapies with PET, optical cancer imaging, photoacoustic cancer imaging, and multimodality strategies. Dr. Gambhir is currently working on 16 clinical trials, has over 40 patents pending or granted, is the founder of several startups, and is the author of more than 500 peer-reviewed journal articles, He is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies.