I am Professor and Vice Chair for Research of the Department of Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine. I also hold secondary appointments as Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering in the Duke University Pratt School of Engineering, and as Faculty of the Graduate Program in Medical Physics. I am Study Program Director for Radiology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Physics, one of the course options comprising our unique School of Medicine third year research program.
I received my B.S.E. and Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Duke, then switched to radiology as a postdoc. For over 25 years, I have been one of the core faculty members of the Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories (RAI Labs). I have served as dissertation/thesis advisor to over 50 students. Today, my lab conducts a diverse range of research in medical imaging.
“I came to Duke in the 1980s as a foreign undergraduate student, drawn by the dual strengths of the medical and engineering schools. Back then, Coach K was just barely beginning to win consistently, and Duke wasn't a 'hot school' yet. More than 30 years, 2 degrees, and 5 national championships later, I have fallen in love with this place, started a family, and became a US citizen. Every day, I can't wait to get to work because I always learn something new and exciting. Being at Duke is both a privilege and a pleasure.”