Dr. Rahmim is Professor of RadiologyPhysics 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 200 journal articles, and delivered more than 120 invited lectures worldwide. He has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator on a range of grants towards quantitative imaging and personalized therapies. 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 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 Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences Council (PIDSC) of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), and is Chair of the SNMMI Artificial Intelligence (AI) Task Force (2020-) as well as the SNMMI Dosimetry-AI working group (2022-).


Current Appointments:

Professor of Radiology, Physics and Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of British Columbia
Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist, PET Functional ImagingBC Cancer
Distinguished Scientist, Integrative OncologyBC Cancer Research Institute
Adjunct/Affiliate/Associate Faculty: UBC Biomedical EngineeringU Victoria PhysicsTehran University of Medical Sciences

Selected Publications

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