Prof. Habib Zaidi, PhD

Email: habib.zaidi@hcuge.ch - Web: http://pinlab.hcuge.ch

Webmaster Habib Zaidi is Chief Physicist and head of the PET Instrumentation & Neuroimaging Laboratory at Geneva University Hospital and faculty member at the medical school of Geneva University. He is also a Professor of Medical Physics at the University Medical Center of Groningen (Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor of Medical Physics and Molecular Imaging at the University of Southern Denmark (Denmark). He received a Ph.D and habilitation (PD) in medical physics from Geneva University. Dr. Zaidi is actively involved in developing imaging solutions for cutting-edge interdisciplinary biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. He was guest editor for 8 special issues of peer-reviewed journals, serves the editorial board of leading journals in medical physics and molecular imaging. He has been elected as senior member of the IEEE and liaison representative of the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) to the World Health Organization (WHO) in addition to being affiliated to several International medical physics and nuclear medicine organisations. His academic accomplishments in the area of quantitative PET imaging have been well recognized by his peers and by the medical imaging community at large since he is a recipient of many awards and distinctions among which the prestigious 2003 Young Investigator Medical Imaging Science Award given by the Nuclear Medical and Imaging Sciences Technical Committee of the IEEE, the 2004 Mark Tetalman Memorial Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine, the 2007 Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics given by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), the prestigious (100’000$) 2010 kuwait Prize of Applied sciences (known as the Middle Eastern Nobel Prize) given by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) for "outstanding accomplishments in Biomedical technology", the 2013 John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award given by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the 2013 Vikram Sarabhai Oration Award given by the Society of Nuclear Medicine (India) and the 2015 Sir Godfrey Hounsfield Award given by the British Institute of Radiology (BIR). Dr. Zaidi has been an invited speaker of many keynote lectures at an International level, has authored over 440 publications, including 200 peer-reviewed journal articles (h-index=31 ? Web of Science™, >6’120+ citations ? Google scholar), conference proceedings and book chapters and is the editor of three textbooks on Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine, Quantitative Analysis in Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Molecular Imaging of Small Animals.

Dr. Adel Mustafa, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Email : adel.mustafa@yale.edu

Webmaster Adel Mustafa is Chief of Diagnostic Radiology Physics at Yale Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the Department of Medical Physics University of Surrey, England in 1982. He is Board certified by the American Board of Radiology in Diagnostic Radiological Physics and the American Board of Medical Physics in Diagnostic Imaging Physics. He is Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and acts as Chief Editor and contributor to Diagnostic RAPHEX. He has more than 20 years of clinical diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine physics. He was teaching Faculty at several Radiology Residency programs in New York/ NJ/CT in the USA and is Chair of International Medical Physics Certification Board Oral Examination committee since 2014. He was an invited speaker in radiology/medical physics conferences, giving more than 70 presentations in 10 countries from 2004-2013.

Prof. Tony Seibert, PhD, DABR

Web : http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Webmaster James Anthony (Tony) Seibert received a Ph.D. in Radiological Sciences from the University of California Irvine in 1982, specializing in quantitative digital fluoroscopic imaging. Dr. Seibert was appointed Assistant Professor of Radiology in 1983 at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California, pursuing digital imaging research, physics education efforts for graduate students and radiology residents, as well as development of quality control programs for imaging equipment in Diagnostic Radiology. He now is Professor of Radiology and Associate Chair of Imaging Informatics, with continuing academic interests in digital mammography, computed tomography, and radiation dose tracking. In 2004 – 2006 Dr. Seibert was elected Chair of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology (SCAR, now known as the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, SIIM), and was elected president of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), serving on the executive committee from 2010 through 2012. He is now serving as a Trustee of the American Board of Radiology, representing the section of Diagnostic Medical Physics. Author of over 90 peer-reviewed articles in the literature, co-author of The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging textbook for diagnostic physics education, and international speaker for the AAPM and International Atomic Energy Agency education events, Dr. Seibert continues to follow academic interests in the development of cutting edge technologies such as dedicated breast CT, digital tomosynthesis, imaging informatics, and medical physics education to improve the state of imaging science for the betterment of patient care.

Prof. Moyed Miften, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Web : http://www.ucdenver.edu

Webmaster Dr. Miften joined the faculty of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Of Colorado (CU) School Of Medicine as a Professor and Chief Physicist in October 2008. Dr. Miften received his Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering in 1994 from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following graduation, he became a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University Michigan, where he was involved in research developing advanced dose calculation algorithms for 3-D conformal radiotherapy. In April 1996, Dr. Miften joined the Department of Radiation Oncology at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, as a Research Scientist. At Beaumont Dr. Miften shared clinical responsibilities and was involved in research on intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). He then joined CMS. Inc., in St. Louis, Missouri, as a Medical Physicist where he was involved in developing software for radiation treatment planning. In November 2000, he joined the faculty at Duke University Medical School and became involved in clinical research and development of IMRT and dose-response modeling. Dr. Miften left Duke in Feb 2005, where he was an Associate Professor, to join the West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh as a Chief Physicist, with a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology at Drexel University College of Medicine. In Pittsburgh, he oversaw the clinical and research activities of a large group of physicists who provided service support to a network of 8 clinics in the Western Pennsylvania region and Eastern Ohio. At CU, he oversees the physics and dosimetry group. His current responsibilities involve clinical service, research, teaching and administration. His current research interests include SBRT, IGRT, IMRT, and outcome modeling. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the Journals of Medical Physics and Clinical Applied Medical Physics. He is also serving as a chair and a member of many scientific and education committees nationally.

Prof. Robert Gould, DSc

Email: Robert.Gould@ucsf.edu - Web : https://www.ucsf.edu/

Webmaster Robert Gould, ScD, is a Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology for Technology and Capital Projects at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gould earned his BA in Chemistry from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He completed his MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and he received his ScD in Medical Physics from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Radiology at UCSF in 1977.
Dr. Gould is also the Director of the Laboratory of Radiologic Informatics, which is responsible for the department’s Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). In this capacity, he has helped implement methods for recording of patient dose. He is currently involved in a Department project to install a Decision Support system that could potentially decrease patient radiation exposure by reducing unnecessary procedures and providing the referring clinician with alternative imaging methods that do not use ionizing radiation.
He is a member of the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Operations Committee, Safety Committee and Radiation Oversight Committee. He is a member of UCSF Campus Radiation Safety Committee and Radioactive Drug Research Committee. Additionally, Dr. Gould is a member of the Medical Center Radiation Protection Committee. By serving on these Committees, he has been involved in radiation safety issues within the Department of Radiology, the Medical Center and the UCSF Campus. Dr. Gould has been involved in efforts to monitor and minimize radiation exposure to personnel involved in the use and delivery of radiation in clinical and research environments and in efforts to monitor and minimize exposure to patients undergoing an imaging procedure. These efforts have included the development of guidelines and standards for radiation use and quality improvement projects designed to reduce patient dose.

Dr. Virginia Tsapaki, PhD

Email: virginia@otenet.gr

Webmaster Dr Virginia Tsapaki graduated from the University of Crete in Greece (BSc in Physics), then received her MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Surrey in United Kingdom and finally her PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Athens, Greece. Dr Tsapaki is currently leading the medical physics department in Konstantopoulio General Hospital of Athens. She has 25 years of experience in Diagnostic, CT and Interventional Cardiology and Radiology as well as Nuclear Medicine. For more than 20 years she was leading the medical physics departments of Euromedica diagnostic centers in Creta (1991-2014). Since 2004, she is an IAEA expert sent in several missions organised by the IAEA, lecturer in IAEA National and Regional Training Courses on radiation protection in diagnostic and interventional radiology in many developing countries. She also acted as home based IAEA expert analyzing results and providing feedback in numerous IAEA projects across the world. She participated or is participating in multiple European projects such as the ENETRAP III, Paediatric DRLs, EUTEMPE-RX, EMAN, SENTINEL, DIMOND II and III European research projects. She has over 100 publications in SCI journals and national and international journals or conference proceedings and more than 170 presentations and posters in national and international conferences. She acted as Secretary General in Hellenic Association of Medical Physicists (HAMP) during the period 2010-2012 and elected president of the HAMP during the terms 2012-2014. She is a member of the Radiation Protection Committee of the Ministry of Health in Greece. She was elected as EFOMP Communications Committee Chair 2010-2012 and recently elected as EFOMP Projects Committee Chair 2016-2018. She was elected as IOMP e-Medical Physics World Newsletter Board Chair 2012-2015 and IOMP website subcommittee Chair 2012-2015. Just elected as IOMP Secretary General 2015-2018. She founded the IOMP women subcommittee with a number of activities related to women medical physicists. She was a member and chair of the Physics Subcommittee of European conference of Radiology for the last 4 years. She was Organizing/Scientific Committee or international Advisory Committee member/ chair of various international conferences in the recent years.

Dr. Robert Jeraj, PhD

Web : https://www.medphysics.wisc.edu

Webmaster Dr. Robert Jeraj is a Professor of Medical Physics, Human Oncology, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he leads the Imaging and Radiation Sciences Program at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center. He is Director of the Translational Imaging Research Program that oversees concept development, protocol design, and implementation of imaging in trials incorporating novel anti-cancer drugs, and Director of the Wisconsin Oncology Network of Imaging eXcellence (WONIX), a regional clinical trial network that focuses on extensive imaging and molecular biomarker endpoints. Among other duties, Dr. Jeraj is the Chair of the Working Group on the Future of Medical Physics Research and Academic Training at AAPM, and serves on the Medical Imaging Drug Advisory Committee at FDA, on the Biomarker Committee and Experimental Imaging Committee at ECOG-ACRIN and on the Bioinformatics and Medical Physics Committee at NRG Oncology. Dr. Jeraj is an author of over 100 published papers, text books and book chapters, and is a frequent invited lecturer and presenter on the use of molecular imaging in therapeutic interventions and general applications of medical physics in radiation and medical oncology.

Dr. Samir Mouatassim, PhD

Email : mouatassim@oncologienakhil.com - Web : http://www.oncologienakhil.com

Webmaster Samir Mouatassim is Chief Medical Physicist & Radiation Safety Officer at the Nakhil Oncology Center and Agdal Clinic in Rabat (Morocco). He received a Ph.D in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg (France) after a Master degree from the same university. Dr. Mouatassim was deeply involved in the high energy neutron detection. He contributed to the realization of the French-Belgian neutron multidetector DEMON (DEtecteur MOdulaire de Neutrons) which was used to study the excitation energy Sharing and dynamics in heavy ions collisions. He published many papers in this topic.
Later on, Dr. Mouatassim completed his studies and training in medical physics in France and earned the Qualification Diploma of Radiological and Medical Physics (DQPRM) which stands for a certification from the French authority in the field.
Dr. Mouatassim was a visiting Professor at the Training Institute for Health Careers in Rabat (from 1997 to 2000) where he was responsible for applied physics courses. In parallel, he was head of the environmental monitoring Department in the Radiation Protection regulatory body (CNRP) before moving in June 1999 to the National Oncology Institute of Rabat where he contributed to the modernization of medical physics and dosimetry practices in radiotherapy. Since 2002, he is Lecturer for the PGEC "PostGraduate Educational Course" in Radiation Protection and the Safety of Radiation Sources organized several years by the IAEA in Rabat, Morocco (2002-2014). Nowadays, He teaches radiation oncology physics at the Sciences Faculty of Rabat and the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy in Casablanca. Besides, Dr. Mouatassim is actively involved as radiation oncology physicist in the clinical practice. He leaded the implementation of modulation intensity techniques (IMRT & RapidArc) and IGRT in the routine practice for the Nakhil Oncology Center and is currently conducting a project for installation, commissionning and implementation of gated radiotherapy and SBRT.