Robert Lufkin, MD – Co-founder at dmed.ai
ROBERT LUFKIN, MD
-Lifelong love of artificial intelligence starting with LISP programming ELIZA style chatbots and music composer programs in middle school
-In high school attended special classes at MIT in computer programming and physics
-Worked throughout high school at Harvard Primate Research lab where Hubel and Wiesel had their lab. [They later won Nobel Prizes for their work there describing the mammalian visual cortex which proved to be the basis for deep convolutional neural networks]
-National Merit Scholarship finalist
-Attended Brown University with ScB in Biomedicine and minor in Computer Science
-Worked throughout college as a technician/operator with mainframe IBM Model 67 computers for the Computer Science Department.
-Attended University of Virginia, University of Oregon and UCLA Schools of Medicine for Medical School, Internship, Residency, and Fellowship in MRI
-Awarded C. Richard Bowman Scholarship for Academic Excellence
-Ran the Patient Arm of the Clinical Trial portion of the FDA PMA submission for the FONAR MR scanner
-Developed innovative devices for MR guided interventional procedures including high nickel stainless steel needles [requiring FDA approval] which were later sold by a major vendor as the ‘Lufkin Needle’.
-Principle Investigator on multimillion dollar grants from both Siemens and GE Medical systems to develop new technology in magnetic resonance imaging [which required FDA approval].
-Published over 200 peer reviewed scientific papers, 32 chapters and 13 textbooks on medical imaging.
-Elected President of the American Society of Head and Neck Radiology.
-Elected President of the Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and awarded the society’s highest honor for his research.
-International reputation for excellence and has given invited lectures and keynotes in 18 countries.
-Named one of the most creative people in Los Angeles by Buzz Magazine.
-Tenured Professor and Chief of Head and Neck Radiology at UCLA School of Medicine until 2012 when he left to devote fulltime to applications of artificial intelligence in medicine.
-Co-founded dmed.ai to create decentralized medical artificial intelligence platform to transform healthcare.