Sanjiv Sam Gambhir, MD, PhD


Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research and Professor, by courtesy, of Bioengineering and of Materials Science and Engineering

Imaging Clinic (Radiology)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: UCLA Medical Center (1996) CA
  • Residency: UCLA Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Board Certification: Nuclear Medicine, American Board of Nuclear Medicine (1996)
  • Internship: UCLA Medical Center (1994) CA
  • Medical Education: UCLA School of Medicine (1993) CA
  • Ph.D., UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program, Biomathematics (1990)
  • M.D., UCLA, Medical Scientist Training Program (1993)
  • B.S., Arizona State University, Physics (1983)

Honors & Awards

  • AAAS Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2014)
  • AAISCR Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (AAISCR, Inc.) (2014)
  • Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research Award, The Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research (2013)
  • Distinguished Scientist Award for Distinguished Contributions to Nuclear Medicine, 37th Annual Western Regional Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) (2012)
  • Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Pioneer Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) (2011)
  • Outstanding Researcher Award, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) (2009)
  • Parmley Prize, American College of Cardiology Foundations (2009)
  • Stanford University Endowed Professorship, Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor for Clinical Investigation in Cancer Research (2009)
  • IOM member, Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. (2008)
  • ASCI member, American Society of Clinical Investigation - honor society for physicans/scientists. (2008)
  • Tesla Medal, UK Royal College of Radiologists (2008)
  • Most Influential Radiology Researcher, Aunt Minnie (2006)
  • AIMBE Member, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2006)
  • Best Essay Award, ACNP/Society of Nuclear Medicine (2007)
  • Co-Host, Nobel Symposium on Molecular Imaging, Nobel Committtee, Stockholm (2007)
  • Best Clinical Article, Society of Nuclear Medicine (2007)
  • Paul C. Aebersold Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine (2006)
  • Hounsfield Medal, Imperial College, London (2006)
  • AMI Top Clinical Abstract Award, Academy of Molecular Imaging (2005)
  • SNM Image of the Year, Society of Nuclear Medicine (2005)
  • Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (2004)
  • SMI Achievement Award, The Society for Molecular Imaging (2004)
  • Distinguished Basic Scientist of the Year Award, The Academy of Molecular Imaging (2004)
  • Holst Medal, Philips Corp and TU/e, Netherlands (2003)
  • Taplin Award, The Society of Nuclear Medicine (2002)

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Radiology - Stanford University School of Medicine (2011 - Present)
  • Professor (By courtesy), Materials Science & Engineering (2009 - Present)
  • Director, Canary Center for Cancer Early Detection at Stanford (2009 - Present)
  • Professor (By courtesy), Bioengineering (2005 - Present)
  • Director, Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) (2003 - Present)
  • Professor, Department of Radiology and Bio-X Program (2003 - Present)
  • Member, Stanford Leadership Academy (2011 - 2012)