Ehsan Samei is a board-certified medical physicist and professor at Duke University, where he serves as Chief Imaging Physicist. He completed his graduate and post-graduate training at Georgia Tech, the University of Michigan, and Henry Ford Hospital. He was a co-founder of the Society of Directors of Academic Medical Physics Programs (SDAMPP) and the Duke Medical Physics Graduate Program, and the founding chair of the the AAPM Medical Physics 3.0 initiative, Center for Virtual Imaging Trials, the Duke Imaging Physics Residency Program, and the Duke Clinical Imaging Physics Group.
Supported by numerous extramural grants, Ehsan’s research ranges from his pioneering work on medical displays, now the basis of international standards, to formative work on in vitro and in vivo image quality assessment, quantitation, dosimetry, dose-quality optimization, performance monitoring, and virtual clinical trials. He is passionate about integrated science and relevance in medical physics scholarship, where the merits of innovations are measured in terms of their effectual impact on clinical medicine, immediately or ultimately. He has authored over 320 refereed papers, 240 proceeding articles and book chapters, and 4 books, and has mentored over 120 graduate students and junior scientists.
Ehsan has been recognized as a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy of Radiology Research and Fellow of the AAPM, SPIE, AIMBE, ACR, and IOMP. He has received the Farrington Daniels Award by the AAPM, Jimmy O. Fenn Lifetime Achievement Award by the SEAAPM, and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award by the IOMP. He is honored to be elected to serve as the AAPM president-elect in 2022.