Dr. Rahmim is Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as well as Senior 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) to lead the high resolution brain PET imaging physics program and to pursue research at the JHU Department of Radiology. In 2018, he was recruited back to Vancouver, where he conducts research in tomographic image generation and analysis, including oncologic and brain applications. He has published a book and over 130 journal articles and 260 conference proceeding papers/abstracts, and has delivered more than 90 invited lectures worldwide. He has participated as principal investigator or co-investigator on a range of grants towards quantitative tomographic imaging, including translation to clinical applications. Dr. Rahmim was Vice President (2017-18) and President (2018-19) of the Physics, Instrumentation and Data Sciences (PIDS) Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) in 2018-19, and was awarded the John S. Laughlin Young Scientist Award by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in 2016.


University of British Columbia


Current Appointments

Associate Professor of Radiology and Physics, University of British Columbia
Provincial Medical Imaging Physicist, PET Functional Imaging, BC Cancer
Senior Scientist, Integrative Oncology, BC Cancer Research Centre
Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins Radiology
Distinguished Visiting Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Selected Publications

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