Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

The 2019 International Workshop on Pulmonary Imaging

Invited Speakers

Mitchell Albert, Ph.D.
Research Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, Canada
Pulmonary MRI Using Hyperpolarized and Inert Gases and Xenon Biosensor MRI
Talissa A. Altes, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Clinical Radiology, University of Missouri
Potential of Hyperpolarized Gas MRI: What Has This Field Achieved So Far?
Samuel Ash, M.D.
Pulmonologist; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard University
Quantitative Imaging of Interstitial Abnormalities
R. Graham Barr, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University
AI in CT Analysis of New Emphysema Sub-types
Michael F. Beers, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Research Director, University of Pennsylvania
New Insights and Emerging Paradigms for Better Understanding Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Lessons from Rare Human Mutations and Novel Preclinical Models
Surya P. Bhatt, M.D.
Assistant Professor in Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Central Airway Abnormalities in COPD
Robert Brown, M.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Environmental Health Sciences; Medicine; and Radiology, Johns Hopkins University
Can Imaging Better Elucidate Airway Structure In Vivo?
Edward Cantu III, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Lung Transplantation: Donor Risk Assessment and Therapies
Peter Caravan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Type I Collagen Targeted Imaging of Pulmonary Fibrosis: Initial Human Experience
Peter J. Castaldi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
RNA-Seq Findings in COPD
Maurizio Cereda, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania
Unstable Inflation and Personalized Care in ARDS
Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, Wayne State University
Hyperpolarized Propane: Clinical-scale Production of Long Lived Spin States, Condensation, and Imaging
Delphine L. Chen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Tracking CCR2 Monocytes in Lung Fibrosis with PET/CT
Zackary I. Cleveland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Quantifying Dynamic Hyperpolarized 129Xe Dynamics in the Lungs with 3D Radial Keyhole Imaging
Joel D. Cooper, M.D.
Emeritus Professor of Surgery; Chief of Thoracic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
COPD – Functional Imaging for the Surgeon
Marcus Couch, Ph.D.
Research Fellow. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Canada
Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI of Pediatric CF Lung Disease
James D. Crapo, M.D.
Principal Investigator on COPDgene Project; Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health
Introduction to COPDGene
Chantal Darquenne, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Ventilation and Pulmonary Mechanics (Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers)


Josh Diamond, M.D.
Director of Clinical Research, Associate Medical Director of Lung Transplants, Assisstant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Limitations and Opportunities for Improvement in Diagnosing Chronic Rejection After Lung Transplantation 


Alejandro A. Diaz, M.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard University
Evaluation of Extrapulmonary Disease in COPD
Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, Duke University
Using Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI to Diagnose and Monitor Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Kiarash Emami, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology and Applications, Polarean Imaging PLC
Current Status of Commercial HP Xenon Technology, Dissemination and Regulatory Approval
Sean B. Fain, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Physics, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison
Imaging Dissolved Phase Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI: Applications in Pulmonary Fibrosis
Andreas Fouras, Ph.D.
Monash University, Australia
Delivering on the Promise of Regional Functional Lung Imaging


Craig J. Galbán, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Michigan
Characterizing Air Trapping on Expiratory CT Scans
Jeffrey Galvin, M.D.
Professor of Radiology and Internal Medicine, University of Maryland
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Diffuse Lung Injury Modified by Lung Mechanics
Warren B. Gefter, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Emerging Role of Machine Learning in Evaluation of Pulmonary Nodules: Opportunities and Challenges
Robb Glenny, M.D.
Professor of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington
Pulmonary Circulation and Distribution of Blood Flow (Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers)
Boyd Goodson, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Associate Dean, College of Science, Southern Illinois University
New Developments in 129Xe and 131Xe Hyperpolarization via Clinical-Scale Stopped-Flow Spin-Exchange Optical Pumping
Jennifer Goralski, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina
The Role of Lung Imaging in Cystic Fibrosis
MeiLan Han, M.D.
Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Michigan
Parametric Response Mapping of Small Airway Disease in COPD
Wayne Hancock, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Clinical and Experimental Approaches to Improving Outcomes in Lung Transplantation
F. William Hersman, Ph.D.
CEO and Founder. Xemed LLC.
Recent Innovations in Hyperpolarized Xenon Production
Eric Hoffman, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, University of Iowa
Advances in CT Serving to Provide Lung Structure-Function Relationships with High Resolution and Ultra-low Dose
John Hokanson, Ph.D.
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Colorado
Machine Learning – PCA Predictions of COPD Progression
Susan Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Radiology, University of California, San Diego
Quantitative Imaging of Lung Function with Proton MRI in Normal Subjects and Patients with Lung Disease
Putting It All Together: Physiological Considerations and Pitfalls (Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers)
Stephen M. Humphries, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology. National Jewish Health.
Deep Learning in Characterizing Emphysema
Stephen Kadlecek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Quantitative Imaging of Gas Uptake and Delivery to Tissues in the Free-Breathing Animal
Greg Kinney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Colorado
Correlating Cardiovascular Disease in COPD
Miranda Kirby, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics, Ryerson University, Canada
Quantitative CT in COPD: Findings from the CanCOLD Study
Peder Larson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco.
Pediatric Pulmonary Imaging with 1H MRI: Initial Experience
David Lynch, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, National Jewish Health
CT-Based Patterns: Relationship to Progression and Mortality
David Mankoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology; Vice-Chair of Research in Radiology
PET/CT Approaches to Guide Lung Cancer Treatment – FDG and Beyond
John McDonough, Ph.D.
Pneumology Biomedical Sciences Group, Leuven University, Belgium
Micro CT of Ex-vivo Whole Lungs in IPF
Marcos Vidal Melo, Ph.D.
Director of Cardiac Anesthesia Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
Deterioration of Regional Lung Strain and Inflammation during Mechanical Ventilation Studied with PET/CT
Wayne Mitzner, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
3D Confocal Microscopic Imaging in Mouse Models of Emphysema
John Mugler, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia
Quantitative Imaging Parameters that Can Be Obtained from Hyperpolarized MRI, and How They Can Be Validated
Graham Norquay, Ph.D.
Lecturer in Magnetic Resonance Physics, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
High throughput 129Xe SEOP polarizer


Sylvia Nyilas, Ph.D.
Researcher, University of Bern, Switzerland
Fourier Decomposition MRI in CF


Lisa Postow, Ph.D.
Program Officer; Health Scientist Administrator, National Institute of Health
Advances in Pulmonary Imaging: an NHLBI Perspective
Farbod N. Rahaghi, M.D., Ph.D.
Instructor in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Pulmonary Vascular Destruction in COPD
Elizabeth Regan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health
Bone Disease in COPDGene
Joseph Reinhardt, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
Deep Learning to Support Lung Segmentation
Rahim R. Rizi, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Alterations in Lung Physiology in Response to Inflammation


Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D.
Professor of Radiology and Bioengineering, Duke University
To Enable Artificial Intelligence, Don't Forget the Human
Kai Ruppert, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Observing Pulmonary Function in Real Time Using Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI


Giles Santyr, Ph.D.
Scientist, the Hospital for Sick Children; Professor of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada
Imaging of Stem Cell Therapies for Lung Injury Using Novel Hyperpolarized MRI Approaches
Mark L. Schiebler, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, University of Wisconsin
CT and MRI of Mucous Plugs in Asthma: Consequences for the Small Airways
Y. Michael Shim, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Virginia
Correlating Lung Function from Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI with Underlying Biomolecular Perturbations
Jessica C. Sieren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Iowa
Imaging Analysis in Smoking-Related Lung Cancer
Edwin K. Silverman, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Genetic Findings in COPDGene
Benjamin M. Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, McGill University, Canada
Native Airway Tree Structure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Sarah Svenningsen, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University, Canada
Inhaled Gas MR Imaging of Severe Asthma
Erik Swenson, M.D.
Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, University of Washington
O2 and CO2 Transport in Blood and Acid-base Balance (Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers)
Rebecca Theilman, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Scientist of Radiology, University of California, San Diego.
Spatial Identification and Longitudinal Monitoring of Lung Abnormalities with Proton MRI in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis
Pete Thelwall, Ph.D.
William Leech Reader in Magnetic Resonance Physics, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Assessing Lung Structural and Functional Properties with 19F-MRI of Inhaled Fluorocarbon Gas
Jens Vogel-Claussen, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, Hannover Medical School, Germany
Phase Resolved Functional Lung (PREFUL) MRI: Technique and Clinical Application
Peter Wagner, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego
Diffusion, VA/Q Matching and Gas Exchange (Bootcamp: Pulmonary Physiology for Imagers)
Laura Walkup, Ph.D.
Research Associate, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Early Lung Ventilation Abnormalities in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem-cell Transplantation
Jim Wild, Ph.D.
Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics; NIHR Research Professor in Pulmonary Imaging, Sheffield University, United Kingdom
Functional and Structural Hyperpolarized Gas and 1H MRI in the Assessment of Disease Progression and Change in IPF
Jason Woods, Ph.D.
Director of Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Pulmonary MRI in the Neonate: Phenotyping and Outcomes Prediction


Xiaoming Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Interventional Radiology, University of Washington
Molecular Imaging-guide Intratumoral Radiofrequency Hyperthermia-enhanced Direct Gene Therapy for NSCLC