The following is a republication of an AIMBE press release.
March 30, 2020- The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of Georges El Fakhri, Ph.D., DABR, Director, Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Co-Director, Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Alpert Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School to its College of Fellows.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
Dr. El Fakhri was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to the field of quantitative SPECT / PET / MR Medical Imaging.”
As a result of health concerns, AIMBE’s annual meeting and induction ceremony scheduled for March 29-30, 2020, was cancelled. Under special procedures, Dr. El Fakhri was remotely inducted along with 156 colleagues who make up the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2020.
While most AIMBE Fellows hail from the United States, the College of Fellows has inducted Fellows representing 34 countries. AIMBE Fellows are employed in academia, industry, clinical practice and government.
AIMBE Fellows are among the most distinguished medical and biological engineers including 3 Nobel Prize laureates, 18 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 173 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 84 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine and 37 inducted to the National Academy of Sciences.