WRSNM Honors Andrei Iagaru, MD, with Distinguished Scientist Award

Andrei Iagaru, MD

November 18, 2020

The Western Region Society of Nuclear Medicine (WRSNM) named their Distinguished Scientist Award after Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research and Chair of Radiology, Emeritus.

Dr. Gambhir dedicated his career to developing methods of early disease detection, utilizing molecular imaging to flag signals of disease in its nascent stages. He was director of the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection, director of the Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics Center at Stanford and director of the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford.

Dr. Andrei Iagaru, MD, Profess of Radiology and Division Chief of Nuclear Medicine, was presented with The Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD 2020 Distinguished Scientist Award. The Award was presented to Dr. Iagaru at the 2020 PNWSNMI and WRSNM Combined Virtual Annual Meeting last month. The Award is given annually to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Clinical Science of Nuclear Medicine or Molecular Imaging. His research interests include PET/MRI and PET/CT for early cancer detection; clinical translation of novel PET radiopharmaceuticals; peptide-based diagnostic imaging and therapy; targeted radionuclide therapy.