Monday Plenary Speaker and Topic:
||Critical Path Technology:
Volumetric Analyses in the
Interpretation of CT Data
Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D.,
George Barth Geller Professor of Radiology
Chair, Department of Radiology
Duke University Medical Center (USA)
• MD, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 1987
• Transitional Internship, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (California),
• Radiology, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 1988-1992
• Body Imaging, Stanford University Medical Center (California), 1992-1993
Cardiovascular and pulmonary imaging, 3-D visualization and analysis,
CT and MR imaging.
Geoffrey D. Rubin, MD is the George Barth Geller Chair for Cardiovascular Research, the Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, and Radiologist-in-Chief at Duke University Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the California Institute of Technology in 1982, MD from the University of California at San Diego in 1987, and completed Radiology Residency and Body Imaging Fellowship Training at Stanford University in 1993. Following this fellowship, he joined the faculty of the Stanford University School of Medicine in 1993, where he was granted tenure in 2000 and promoted to Professor in 2005.
Dr. Rubin pioneered the use of spiral CT and multidetector-row CT for imaging the cardiovascular system and has personally performed and interpreted over 10,000 CT angiograms since 1991. In 1999, he founded the Stanford Radiology, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging and served as Section Chief until 2010.
In 1996 he co-founded the Stanford 3-D Medical Imaging Laboratory, serving as its Medical Director until 2010. The 3-D Laboratory developed and assessed the clinical role of computer graphics and computer vision applications to the analysis of medical imaging data and in latter years processed over 10,000 clinical examinations each year. The 3-D Laboratory also served as the imaging core lab for three pivotal trials of medical devices: the Aneurx Thoracic Aortic Stent-Graft, the Cook Zenith TX2 Endovascular Graft, and the Biosense-Webster NaviStar ThermoCool Catheter for the Radiofrequency Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation. Dr. Rubin was the Principal Investigator for all three trials, coordinating imaging and image interpretation.
In 2005 he was appointed Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2005 and Associate Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. In May 2007, he was elected Vice Chief of Staff by the medical staff of Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He served in all three roles until August, 2010, when he moved to Duke University.
He currently serves as President of the Fleischner Society, President of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imagers, and President of the Society for Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance.
He has served as the Principal Investigator of two NIH RO1s focused on imaging and analysis of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, “Measurement of the Aorta and its Branches” (1998-2003) and “Improving Radiologist Detection of Lung Nodules with CAD” (2004-present). Dr. Rubin is the author of over 165 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over 50 review articles and book chapters. He has edited five books, including the recently published textbook, CT and MR Angiography: Comprehensive Vascular Assessment.
He has been listed in “America’s Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America” annually since 2002 and 2004, respectively. In 2008, he was awarded the “Most Effective Radiology Educator” award by AuntMinnie.com.