Principal Investigator Piotr Slomka, PhD, FACC, is a research scientist in the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program within the Department of Medicine and professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai, as well as professor of medicine in-residence at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He received his doctorate in medical biophysics in 1995 from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Slomka was elected as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology in 2008.
Slomka's research aims to improve the diagnosis and risk assessment of heart disease by developing novel software methods and image-processing algorithms. His research focuses on development of practical clinical innovations and new approaches to quantification of perfusion, ischemia, image registration, multimodality imaging and machine learning, impacting the clinical practice of cardiovascular SPECT and PET. Currently, Slomka is the principal investigator of two National Institutes of Health R01 grants:
- Automated fast single-photon emission computed tomography-myocardial perfusion imaging
- 18F-fluoride positron emission tomography and computed tomography angiography
As of 2019, Slomka has had more than 300 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He serves as the faculty member for national societies, including Society of Nuclear Medicine and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and as an associate editor for the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.