Thank you and Good Luck, Dr. Quon

March 7, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Dr. Andy Quon (Co-chief of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging) will be leaving Stanford Radiology to move back to UCLA in June 2016.  Andy has long expressed a wish to return to his hometown and be closer to his aging parents.  He will become a Full Professor in the Division of Nuclear Medicine within the Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.  

Andy was the first faculty I helped to recruit to Stanford having trained him as a resident/fellow when I was a faculty at UCLA, knowing that he would do an excellent job to build our clinical PET-CT program. Andy came to Stanford in February of 2004 and he has worked very hard over the last 12 years to build a great rapport with many of our referring physicians. He helped to grow the PET-CT program from its infancy to its current mature robust state. He also built terrific relationships with many residents, fellows, staff, and physicians within Radiology as well as with members of many other Departments, Universities, and Institutions. His friendly collaborative nature and love for clinical Nuclear Medicine is evident to anyone who has worked with him. He helped bring many new PET tracers to the clinic, notably leading clinical trials with FLT PET-CT funded by the NIH/NCI. 

Please join me in wishing Andy the very best of success in the next phase of his professional and personal journey. I know he will do great and will hopefully find both professional and personal satisfaction. He will be sorely missed but will remain a colleague and friend just a few hundred miles south of Stanford University. We will have a formal going away party for him in May with details forthcoming.


Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD
Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research
Chair, Department of Radiology
Professor by courtesy, Departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
Director, Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection
Stanford University School of Medicine