I am fortunate to have entered medical imaging in 1976 at the birth of the GE CT program. As the Director of Marketing for CT, I interfaced very closely with UCSF and many leadership institutions around the world.
In 1978, as the Director of the Far East, GE became the leader of whole body CT in Japan. In 1980 the 1st whole body CT was placed into Beijing Hospital by GE. In 1980, as the Director for Strategic Planning for GE, the goal of becoming #1 in the world was set in place with the establishment of the 8800 CT.
As President of Diasonics MRI, starting in 1983, with the research team being part of UCSF, the concept of the Clinical/Technical Tie was born – having doctors working in the research lab alongside scientists. Dr. Alex Margulis was the creator of this amazing process.
From 1986 to 1991, as President of Toshiba medical, the company grew by a factor of 4 including the acquisition of Diasonics MRI. As a board member of Stentor, and strategic advisor, Stentor was acquired by Philips in 2005.
During the last 5 years, while bringing Interactive Virtual Reality to the market at EchoPixel, the concept of “Bridging the Radiology-Surgery Gap” was established. Status reports on BRSG were presented at CARS several times over this period. In addition, the foundation of IHE-Surgery was established under the leadership of Dr. Heinz Lemke, with EchoPixel being a charter member.
Over 100 presentations and publications in medical imaging have been provided at professional publications and venues.
Served on the National Board of the Alzheimer’s Association for 8 years; a Fellow of AIMBE; Senior/Life Member IEEE; Int’l Board of IHE; Advisory Board of Applied Radiology; SIIM Outstanding Leadership Award; Lecturer at Stanford, “Tools for Strategic Management.”