Georges El Fakhri, PhD

Director, Gordon Center for Medical Imaging; Director, Massachusetts General Hospital PET Core; Co-Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (Research); Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, USA

Dr. Georges El Fakhri is the Director of the MGH Gordon PET Core, Gordon Center, and the Postgraduate Training Program in Medical Imaging (PTPMI). He serves as Co-Director of NMMI Division at MGH and of Physics and Instrumentation in the Harvard Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. He is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School.

His research interests include:

Quantitative Methods in PET-CT and SPECT-CT

Image Generation and Clinical task-based Image Assessment

Quantitative Simultaneous PET-MR

PET-CT and SPECT Instrumentation

Monitoring Radiotherapy with PET

Pharmacokinetic Modeling of Physiological Processes

His Awards and Honors include:

2016 IEEE Fellow for “contributions to biological imaging”

2015 Partners MGH-BWH Radiology Collaborative Research Award

2015 Brain Gain Fund Award, Holy Spirit University, Kaslik

2014 Dana Foundation Brain and Immuno-Imaging Award

2013 Mark Tetalman Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine

2013 Keynote speaker, 2009 USEK Commencement Lecture, Holy Spirit University, School of Medicine

2013 Partners in Excellence Award as Director of the Cyclotron Facility at MGH

2012 Awardee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) training Innovation Program (Three awards nationally in the U.S.)

2011 Harvard-Australia Visiting Professor

2009 IEEE Senior Member

2005 NAKFI Fellow, National Academy of Sciences

2004 Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy of Radiology Research

2004 Honorary Professor, Medical Radiation Sciences, University of Sydney

Terms of Appointment: July 2017 - July 2019