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
University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center
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:
2022 Chair, NIH Study Special Emphasis Panel (ZEB1 OSR-F M2), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
2022 Chair, NIH Study Section Special Emphasis Panel ZRG1 SBIB-C, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
2022 Chair, NIH Study Section Special Emphasis Panel ZRG1 MOSS-V, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
2022 Faculty Research Award – Full Professor Category, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Texas at Dallas
2020 Federal Research Innovation and Expenditures Dynamo (FRIEND) Award – Office of Research and Innovation, The University of Texas at Dallas
2020 Editor’s Choice Article, Ortega et al, “Deep learning-based framework for in vivo identification of glioblastoma tumor using hyperspectral images of human brain” as published by Sensors, Basel, Switzerland
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
2017-2020 International Conference of SPIE Medical Imaging:
Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling
PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
MS, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Fei published more than 200 referred papers. View his full publication list at the NIH NCBI My Bibliography.