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International Faculty

Amol M Takalkar, MD MS FACNM
Medical Director, Center for Molecular Imaging & Therapy (CMIT), Biomedical Research Foundation (BRF), Northwest Louisiana.
Professor of Clinical Radiology and Associate Director of Research, Department of Radiology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA.

Dr. Amol specializes in PET and PET/CT imaging with various PET radiopharmaceuticals as well as novel radionuclide therapies. Amol is very involved in the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI). In addition to serving as the President of the Indo-American Society of Nuclear Medicine (IASNM), he currently serves on the Board of Directors of the ACNM. His research Interests include PET and Molecular Imaging using FDG and other PET probes in oncology, neurology, cardiology, inflammation, infection and other patho-physiologic processes as well as novel radionuclide therapies. He is frequently invited to give talks nationally and internationally.
Brian Forbes Hutton, BSc (Hons) MSc PhD
Professor of Medical Physics, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Science, Institute of Nuclear Medicine, University College London (UCL).

Dr. Brian has worked in Nuclear Medicine since 1975, originally based in teaching hospitals of the University of Sydney, where he published extensively, particularly in the areas of image processing and reconstruction for emission tomography (PET and SPECT). From 2004-2017, he led a research group at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine at UCL with emphasis on SPECT system design, reconstruction in emission tomography and image processing to enable quantification in multi-modality imaging. He has published more than 250 papers in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and 17 book chapters. He is also one of the developers of the IAEA Distance Assisted Training programme for Nuclear Medicine Professionals and continues to assist with its coordination. He was co-recipient of the 2014 IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award in recognition of his role in development of maximum likelihood reconstruction leading to its widespread and effective use in healthcare.
Chitra Saxena, M.P.H, Columbia University, NY

A professional with over 20 years of health care experience in Radiology Administration with special focus on Nuclear medicine and Molecular Imaging. She started the first Research and Clinical PET imaging center and worked in a leadership role as a Director of Research and clinical PET/CT imaging at Columbia University for 20 years. Currently working in a operational Leadership Role as Director of Radiology Services including all nine Radiology modalities for Prime Healthcare Hospitals. In addition, she is serving as a Vice President of the Indo-American Society of Nuclear Medicine (IASNM).
She is passionate about promoting Radiology Services, develop strategic planning, integrating advances in imaging technology and developing SOP across the facilities. Have extensive knowledge in planning, organizing, coordinating, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating operational activities.

Gopinath Gnanasegaran, MD MSc FRCP FBIR, Consultant Nuclear Medicine Physician at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Dr. Gnanasegaran is trained in Nuclear Medicine in London, gaining an MSc and MD from London University. He was appointed as a consultant in nuclear medicine at Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in 2007. He moved to Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust in 2015. He was the Chair of Education Committee for the British Nuclear Medicine Society (2013-2015) and Chair of Nuclear Medicine Special Interest Group, British Institute of Radiology (2012-2014). He is also a member of European Association of Nuclear Medicine, Bone & Joint Committee. He is the Lead for the Royal Free London Nuclear Medicine Academy in London.

Special Interests: Radionuclide hybrid imaging (PET-CT & SPECT-CT), radionuclide therapy and sentinel lymph node imaging. Publications: 62 peer viewed scientific papers, 20 book chapters, authored/edited 3 books including the Clinical Atlas of Nuclear Medicine with Prof Ignac Fogelman and Co-Series Editor for 15 books (Clinicians Guides to PET/CT, Springer).
IIdiko Garai, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of University of Debrecen, Hungary Medical Director of Scanomed Medical Diagnostic Research and Training Center Ltd., Debrecen, Nagyerdei Bld. 98, 4032 Debrecen, Hungary.

Dr. Garai graduated in Medicine at the Debrecen University (Hungary) and got her PhD in Theoretical Medicine from Debrecen University (Hungary). In 1994 she got the Board Certification in Radiology and in 1999 the Nuclear Medicine Specialization. She coordinates the patient care and research activity and actively takes part in everyday practice. She participates in evaluation of gamma camera and hybrid (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) nuclear medicinal examinations and in designing isotope therapies. She is widely experienced in imaging techniques of clinical pharmacological research, including preclinical and clinical trials. She is the qualified tutor of the Medical and Health Science Centre at the University of Debrecen. She is a secretary general of Hevessy György Hungarian Nuclear Medicine Society and the member of Nuclear Medicine professional counsil. Research field of interest: Preclinical and clinical pharmacological research, perfusion studies and quantification in nuclear medicine
Ishani Dalal
Department of Radiology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Ishani is board certified physician practicing Nuclear Medicine and Radiology. She is a mentor for medical students of Wayne state University. She is actively teaching Radiology residents and fellows in Radiology, Cardiology, Hemato-Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Endocrinology at Henry Ford hospital. She has interest in research in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. She has contributed in Nuclear medicine board review books and chest. She is faculty for Osler board review series. She is giving board reviews at Society of Nuclear Medicine. She also gave talks at annual meetings of SNMICON in India since last few years.
Jan Pruim, MD PhD
Department of Nuclear medicine, Medical Imaging Center, Groningen University Medical Center, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Dr. Jan led the development of the PET-Center in Groningen from the first center in the country to the current part of the Medical Imaging Center of the UMCG. His major areas of research include the use of positron emission tomography in clinical practice, especially in oncology, Cost- effectiveness of applying the method in cancer staging and therapy evaluation and technical improvements of the technique especially in relation to radiotherapeutic planning.
John Buscombe
Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, UK.

Prof. John trained in nuclear medicine at the Middlesex and Guy's Hospitals. He was appointed as a Consultant in Nuclear Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in 1994 and in 2010 moved to the Cambridge University Hospitals. In 2010, he was appointed Professor at the University of Pretoria. In 2018, he became President of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. He has researched both diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine and has published over 200 papers and edited/authored 7 books.
Karin Knesaurek
Nuclear medicine physicist and Associate Professor of Radiology, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

His areas of interest and research are; PET/MRI, PET/CT and SPECT/CT including, image reconstruction and restoration, kinetic modeling of myocardial blood flow, Alzheimer’s disease computer diagnosis, and radiotherapy models and dosimetry, especially those for Y-90. In 2008 he and his team won SNM image of the year. He is a full member of SNM, EANM, IEEE and AAPM. Dr. Karin Knešaurek has been NIH reviewer, IAEA consultant and reviewer of the JNMMI, EJNMMI, MP and other top journals. He has published more than 60 scientific papers, mostly as a first author, and over 140 abstracts.
Kishore K Solanki
Previous IAEA Technical officer, Division of Human health, Nuclear medicine. Over 20 years as International Expert incl. WHO and international pharmacopeia, est. IAEA Human health campus, highly successful global Nuclear medicine quality management program,
developed the IAEA Human Health series, Africa Radiopharmacy development program with now 11 MSc, responsible for 12 international publications and over 60 peer reviewed publication. Developed ‘infecton’, unique and patented products and automated systems; Head of Radiopharmacy, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS 2009-17 created first ‘Advanced Molecular and Isotope facilities’ to prepare patient centred diagnostics, stem cell lab and therapies; Principal pharmacist and Honorary Senior lecturer at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London; A registered pharmacist with General Pharmacy Council UK, a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of GB, MBA and QA Consultant, London, England, UK.
Lorenzo Biassoni, MD MSc FRCP FEBNM
Nuclear Medicine Consultant and the Clinical Lead, Nuclear Medicine Unit, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London (UK).

He is actively involved in teaching and training and has been guest speaker at many national and international conferences. He is a senior advisor to the Paediatric Committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine. He is on the editorial board of the European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and a reviewer for several other scientific journals. He is the author of about 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and 12 chapters of textbooks.
MK Dewanjee
He worked at many frontiers of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, University of Miami, School of Medicine on imaging heart muscle damage, coronary thrombosis (Blood clot-Heart attack, Open heart surgery-Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and Stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA); Brain attack) and drug development. He has been involved in development of 99mTc-Tetracyclines for myocardial infarct imaging, In-111 tropolone for platelet labeling and radiolabelled antisense oligonucleotide probes.
Maja Franceschi
Department of Oncology and Nuclear Medicine
University Hospital Center Sestre MilosrdniceZagreb, Croatia

Dr. Maja has more than 150 publications and abstracts and is a co-author of 5 academic books. She has been invited for lectures in many international meetings.
Nand K. Relan, BS (Hons) MS (Hons) PhD DABR
Department of Radiology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Health Science Center, Stony Brook, New York.

Dr. Nand is a Nuclear Medicine physicist and is actively involved in teaching nuclear medicine to undergraduate students, medical Residents and Fellows (Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology) and nursing Staff. He is actively involved in research and is principal/co-investigator in multiple studies (like Differences in Radiation Doses to the PET Patients, Image Quality and the Occupational Radiation Exposures to Staff with and without using the PET Infusion System; A Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of 99mTc-MIP-1404 SPECT/CT Imaging to Detect Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer in Men with Biopsy Proven Low-Grade Prostate Cancer who are Candidates for Active Surveillance (proSPECT-AS) and many more). He has been actively involved with international organisations/societies like IAEA, AAPM, ABR etc. either as an expert, consultant, member or chair and is serving of editorial board of many journals.
Nam Ju Lee, MD, MMs
Assistant professor in Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Dr. Nam is board certified radiologist and Nuclear Medicine physician. He has interest in cardiac and abdominal imaging with publications in many international journals.
Narainder Gupta, MD DRM MSc FRCR MLaw (Health)
Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Narainder is Nuclear Medicine and Radiology board certified physician and is actively involved in teaching of residents at University of Pennysylvania. He has been invited for lectures in many national and international conferences. He is actively involved in research with publications in journals of repute.
Peeyush Bhargava,
Dr. Bhargava is currently a Fellow in Body Imaging at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston TX. He has invested more than 10 years towards Nuclear Medicine practice, education, and research before completing a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been elected as a Fellow at the American College of Nuclear Medicine and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is an invited faculty at various board review courses and national meetings, and conducts his own online Nuclear Medicine board review courses. He regularly creates and curates educational content on his website and social media.
Ravinder Kaur Grewal, MD
Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service, Department of Radiology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065.
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Weil Cornell Medical College, New York.

Dr. Grewal completed Fellowship in Nuclear Oncology at MSKCC, NY after her nuclear medicine residency. As a member of the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service AT MSKCC, her research focus is based on thyroid cancer, PET imaging especially with I124 PET which will serve as a basis of developing accurate assays of iodine uptake in new targeted therapeutic approaches in patients with metastatic thyroid cancer. She is principal ans cp-investigator of various studies including lesion Dosimetry with 124-Iodine in Metastatic Thyroid Carcinoma and PET Imaging of thyroid tissue expressing sodium-iodine symporter using the new tracer 18F-tetraflouroborate (18F-TFB).
Richard Baum
Chairman and Clinical Director, THERANOSTICS Center for Molecular Radiotherapy and Molecular Imaging, ENETS Center of Excellence, Zentralklinik Bad Berka, Germany;
Professor of Nuclear Medicine, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Dr. Baum has received numerous awards and honors for his contribution to Nuclear Medicine. His current areas of interest include PSMA Radio-Ligand Therapy (PRLT) of Prostate Cancer using Beta and alpha emitters, Peptide-Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) of Neuroendocrine Tumors using Lu-177 and Y-90 labeled somatostatin analogues including individual Dosimetry after PRRT and PRLT. Other areas of interest include Adaptive Endoradio-Immuno-Therapy (AERIT), THERANOSTICS and Precision Oncology (Personalized Medicine), Molecular Response Measurements in Solid Tumors, Assessment of metabolic and molecular response criteria, development of new software tools for automated, segmented images analysis (BBQ-MIT) and Molecular radiation treatment planning (MRTP). He is actively involved in Positron Emission Tomography imaging of Neuroendocrine tumors, prostate cancer, lung cancer and breast cancer with focus on new peptides for cancer imaging based on Ga-68 conjugates.
Simin Dadparvar,MD, FACNM, FACR, is Professor of Radiology/ Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging.
Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA. She is board member of American College of Nuclear Medicine, Chair, Scientific Abstract Committee, ACNM, Founder & Chair, Nuclear Medicine Resident Organization, ACNM, Committee Board Member, ACNM International Committee, Past President of American College of Nuclear Medicine, ACNM.

She is Past President of Correlative Imaging Council, SNMMI, Past President of New York Chapter, SNMMI, Member, Therapy Center of & PET center of Excellence, SNMMI and Recipient of several scientific & distinguished president awards, ACNM & SNMMI
Tim Van den Wyngaert, MD, PhD
Professor of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, University of Antwerp (Belgium) and senior consultant, Department of nuclear medicine, Antwerp University Hospital (Belgium).

During his PhD research, he studied bone turnover in patients with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) using molecular imaging techniques. His current research interests include the clinical development of bone SPECT/CT in orthopaedic and malignant diseases, and the (pre) clinical validation of PET tracers for imaging the hallmarks of cancer. Ongoing projects include the use of FDG-PET/CT in head and neck cancer, and hypoxia PET/CT imaging in lung cancer. He is currently the secretary of the Bone & Joint committee of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM).
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