Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
UMMC, Gudelski, C252
Education and Training
BM, Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University), China
MPH, Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University), China
PhD, University of Tokyo, Japan
Postdoc., Columbia University, NY
Internship in Internal Medicine, St. University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ
Residency in Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
I received my medical degree from China, and my Ph.D from Japan. I have more than a decade of basic science research experiences in molecular biology of lipid metabolism and atherosclerosis. After finishing my postdoctoral training at Columbia University, I restarted my clinical training, as a nuclear medicine resident and fellow, from the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. I stated my current position in 2009 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate profession in 2014. I am a full-time board certified nuclear medicine physician, and provide services in general nuclear medicine imaging, PET/CT cancer imaging, and radionuclide therapy.
PET/CT, atherosclerosis, infection
Cao Q, Hersl J, La H, Smith M, Jenkins J, Goloubeva O, Dilsizian V, Tkaczuk K, Chen W (corresponding author), Jones L. A pilot study of FDG PET/CT detects a link between brown adipose tissue and breast cancer. BMC Cancer. 2014, 14:126-131.
Kim J, Feller ED, Chen W, Dilsizian V. FDG PET/CT Imaging for LVAD Associated Infections. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014, 7:839-42.
Chen W, Dilsizian V. PET assessment of vascular inflammation and atherosclerotic plaques: SUV or TBR? J Nucl Med. 2015, 56:502-4.
New PET tracers for imaging atherosclerosis and infection
Nuclear Medicine and PET/CT
Provide services of General Nuclear Medicine imaging, PET/CT cancer imaging, Cardiac Stress Perfusion, and radionuclide therapy
including I-131 for thyroid disoeders, radioimunotherapy for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, radionuclides for bone pain
palliation and Xofigo (Radium-223) for prostate cancer bone metastases.
Travel Grant Award, 34th ACNM annual meeting
Honorable Mention of the Siemens Award for Excellence in Practice Based Research, 55th SNMMI annual meeting
Teaching Award, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Science Council Research Symposium Oral Presentation and the Best in Physics Poster, American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting
First Place Poster - Clinical Diagnosis Track, 59th SNMMI Annual Meeting
Elite Reviewer, JACC, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Third Place Poster - Oncology: Clinical Diagnosis Track, 60th SNMMI Annual Meeting
SNMMI Future Leaders Academy
FACNM, fellow of American College of Nuclear Medicine
07/01/2013-06/30/2017, Co-Investigator (6.4% effort), R01CA172638, NIH/NCI, (PI: Dr. Wei Lu, Department of Radiation Oncology, UMB)
Quantitative PET/CT Analysis to Improve Evaluation of Tumor Response
Role: to assist Dr. Lu in project design, provide extensive PET/CT imaging interpretation, review/perform image registration and tumor segmentation, and evaluate the clinical significance of the results.
08/01/2014-07/31/2017, Co-Investigator (2% effort), Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS), (PI: Dr. Mark Smith, Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, UMB)
Brain Imaging Device with Motion Compensation
Role: to assist Dr. Smith in project design, provide brain PET/CT interpretation, data analysis and evaluate the clinical significance.
07/01/2016-06/30/2020, Co-Investigator (2% effort), R01CA172638, NIH/NCI, (PI: Dr. Amit Sawant, Department of Radiation Oncology, UMB)
Investigating Radiation-Induced Injury to Airways and Pulmonary Vasculature in Lung Stereotactic Ablative Body Radiotherapy (SAbR)
Role: to provide extensive V/Q scan and SPECT imaging interpretation, and evaluate the clinical significance of the results.
09/01/2012-08/30/2013 Principal Investigator ,UMB/UMD seed fund
18F-Proline PET/CT Imaging for the Detection of Early Liver Fibrosis
07/01/2007-06/30/2008 Principal Investigator, Pilot Research Grant in Molecular Imaging, SNMMI
Glucose metabolism in macrophage foam cells: Molecular mechanism for FDG-PET imaging of atherosclerosis
2011-present Abstract Review Panel (Endocrinology and Neuroendocrine tumor sections), SNMMI Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee
2014-present Committee Member, Membership Task Force, SNMMI
2014-2016 Executive Committee, Mid-Eastern Chapter, SNMMI
2015-present Board of Directors, Cardiovascular Council, SNMMI
2016-present Treasure, Mid-Eastern Chapter, SNMMI
2016-present Board of Directors, American Board of Nuclear Medicine