In the Name of God
Dr. Rahmim is Professor of Radiology, Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as Distinguished Scientist and Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist at BC Cancer. He received his MSc in condensed matter physics and PhD in medical imaging physics at UBC. Following doctoral studies, he was recruited by Johns Hopkins University (JHU), leading the high resolution brain PET imaging physics program and pursuing research at the JHU Departments of Radiology and Electrical Engineering. In 2018, he was recruited back to Vancouver, where he pursues research in molecular imaging & therapy. He has published a book and over 240 journal articles, and delivered more than 150 invited lectures worldwide. He has participated as principal investigator on a range of funded research efforts towards quantitative imaging and personalized therapies. He is also co-founder of Ascinta Technologies, working to develop easy-to-use, adaptable, and AI-enabled software for medical image analysis in research, clinical trials, and clinical care. Dr. Rahmim was awarded the John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in 2016, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award by the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in 2022 for significant contributions to the field of nuclear medicine & molecular imaging, was Vice President (2017-18) and President (2018-19) of the SNMMI Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council (PIDSC), and is Chair of the SNMMI Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force (2020-) as well as the SNMMI Dosimetry-AI working group (2022-).
Professor of Radiology, Physics and Biomedical Engineering, University of British Columbia
Distinguished Scientist, Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Research Institute
Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist, PET Functional Imaging, BC Cancer
Co-Founder, Ascinta Technologies
Affiliate/Associate Faculty: UBC Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, U Victoria Physics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences