Satoshi Minoshima Bio2024-02-08T10:58:02-05:00

Satoshi Minoshima, MD, PhD

Dr. Satoshi Minoshima completed his residency at Chiba University in Japan, where he also obtained his PhD in radiological sciences. He then completed his postdoctoral fellowship in nuclear medicine at the University of Michigan. He specializes in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. One of his many notable contributions to the field is the discovery of very early signs of Alzheimer’s disease in the posterior cingulate cortex of the brain. He has served as the Chair of the Molecular Imaging Committee for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the President of the Brain Imaging Council for the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the Chair of the SNMMI Scientific Program Committee, and the President of SNMMI and currently serves as the Chair of the SNMMI Value Initiative and the Chair of the RSNA Research and Education Board of Trustees.

Dr. Minoshima is currently Anne G. Osborn Chairman and Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah. He also works with the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency to advance the peaceful use of nuclear technology in medicine.

He is a recipient of the following awards and acknowledgments:
Tetalman Memorial Award (1996)
Kuhl-Lassen Award from the SNMMI (2006)
Gold Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society (2013)
The University of Washington Presidential Entrepreneur Faculty Fellow Award (2014)
SNMMI Presidential Distinguished Service Award (2016)
Honorary Member, Japanese Radiological Society (JRS) (2018)
Healthcare Design Top 10 MVP Award (2020)
Honorary Life Member, The American Board of Nuclear Medicine (ABNM) (2021)
Henry Wager Jr. Lectureship Award, SNMMI (2021)
Western Pioneer Award, Western regional SNMMI (2023)

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