Principal Investigator

Dr. Baowei Fei

Baowei Fei, PhD, EngD, FSPIE, FAIMBE

Director, Center for Imaging and Surgical Innovation
Director, Quantitative Bioimaging Laboratory (QBIL)

Cecil H. and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science

Professor of Bioengineering, University of Texas at Dallas
Professor of Radiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Phone: (972) 883-7239
E-mail: bfei@utdallas.edu
Website: https://fei-lab.org/baowei-fei/

University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Fei envisions that biomedical imaging and computing will be a leading force in a new era of precision medicine where quantitative methods of engineering and systems sciences have a pivotal role in disease detection, diagnostics, and treatment. The mission of his research lab is to shape and advance the science and technology of biomedical imaging through innovative research and inspiring education, with the goal of becoming a destination laboratory internationally recognized as a first choice of both researchers and students.


Dr. Fei is Director of the Center for Imaging and Surgical Innovation, a Full Professor of Bioengineering and Cecil H. and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also a Full Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Before he was recruited to Dallas, Dr. Fei was Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Emory University where he was Director of the Precision Imaging – Quantitative, Molecular & Image-Guided Technologies Program and Director of Quantitative Bioimaging Laboratory. Dr. Fei was a Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar, served as a faculty member, and mentored Ph.D. students in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Institute of Technology.

Dr. Fei received numerous awards at the national and local levels. In 2013, Dr. Fei was selected as a Distinguished Investigator by the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. In the same year, he received the Emory Faculty 1% Award. He received the Young Investigator Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He was a recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense Post-Doctoral Traineeship Award. In 2009, he was recognized as a Distinguished Scholar by the Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Governor of Georgia.

Dr. Fei is a Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He is a member of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI).  He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Fei is a national leader in quantitative imaging and image-guided interventions. He serves as Conference Chair for the International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging – Image-Guided Procedures, Robotics Interventions, and Modeling from 2017-2020. He served as the Chair for multiple NIH study section panels and as co-chair or panel member for numerous NIH and Department of Defense grant review panels. He served as an Associate Editor for Medical Physics, an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Biomedical Optics and other five journals in the field of biomedical imaging, and a reviewer for more than 20 international journals in medical imaging. Dr. Fei has published more than 200 referred papers in biomedical imaging, image-guided interventions, and artificial intelligence.

Dr. Fei served as Principal Investigator (PI) of more than 20 research grants from the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, foundations, industry, state and local programs, and other agencies. He also served as co-investigator for more than 20 other funded grants. Dr. Fei led and completed an NIH-funded, first-in-human clinical trial on PET/ultrasound fusion targeted biopsy of the prostate and contributed to the improvement of prostate cancer detection and patient care. Dr. Fei currently serves as PI for three active NIH grants, one CPRIT grant, and other research projects.

Dr. Fei enjoys mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars when they undertake research projects in his research lab. His graduate students received multiple national awards at the International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging and other organization. His trainees have become faculty members in academic institutions in the USA and other countries.

Awards and Honors:

2020             Best Paper Award, Intuitive Surgical and SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-guided procedures, robotic interventions, and modeling

2019             Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

2019             Fellow, The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)

2019             Chair, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Study Section Special Emphasis Panel ZCA1 TCRB-T

2019             Robert F. Wagner Best Paper Award – Runner-up, International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging

2018             Chair, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section Special Emphasis Panel ZCA1 RPRB-N (U01)

2018             Cecil H. and Ida Green Chair in Systems Biology Science, University of Texas at Dallas

2018             Robert F. Wagner Best Paper Award – Runner-up, International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging

2017-2020  Conference Chair, SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling

2016-2017   Chair, NIH Study Section on Early Phase Clinical Trials in Imaging and Image-guided Interventions

2013             Distinguished Investigator Award, The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research

2013             Emory Faculty 1% Award, School of Medicine, Emory University

2013             Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University

2011             The Cum Laude Poster Award, SPIE Medical Imaging: Image-guided Procedure, Robotics Interventions, and Modeling

2009             Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Governor of Georgia

2009             Young Investigator Award – First Place, The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

2007             Presidential Research Initiative Award, Ohio Board of Regents and Case Western Reserve University

2002             Postdoctoral Traineeship Award, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs

Conference Chair

2017-2020 International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging:
Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling

Education

PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
MS, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Publications

Dr. Fei published more than 200 referred papers. View his full publication list at the NIH NCBI My Bibliography.