Mitchell Schnall, MD, PhD / American College of Radiology
Dr. Schnall is the Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor & Chair of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his undergraduate degree, medical degree, and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been on the faculty of the radiology department at the University of Pennsylvania since 1991 and full professor since 2002. Dr. Schnall is an international leader in translational biomedical imaging research. Through his career he has worked across the interface between basic imaging science and clinical medicine. His work has lead to fundamental changes in the imaging approaches to breast and prostate cancer. In addition, he has had a significant influence on emerging technologies such as optical imaging. Dr. Schnall has been elected as a member of the American Society Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians. He has been the principal investigator of numerous team science initiatives.
He also maintains active membership in the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and other research and professional organizations in order to ensure effective integration of radiology research with other medical disciplines. Dr. Schnall has played a critical role in efforts to organize cancer clinical and translational imaging research in the US.
He served ACRIN Deputy Chair from 1999-2007. In 2008 he assumed the role of ACRIN Chair. He serves as Co-PI of the Center for Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging, an NIH funded regional resource at the University of Pennsylvania.