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William R. Brody Professorship in Radiology

School of Medicine

Established in 1994 by the University in honor of William R. Brody

BrodyBillWILLIAM R. BRODY, MD, PhD, was the Martin Donner Professor and Director of the Johns Hopkins Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, professor of electrical and computer engineering, professor of biomedical engineering, and radiologist-in-chief from 1987 to 1994.

Dr. Brody served as the 13th President of the Johns Hopkins University from September 1996 to February 2009. During his presidency, he led Johns Hopkins to a deepened commitment to undergraduate education, diversity, the community, and research, as well as the integration of the University and Hospital/Health System to become Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Dr. Brody served as President of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California from 2009 until his retirement in 2015. As a national figure, he encouraged innovation and the strengthening of the United States economy through investments in basic research and education.

Renowned for his achievements in biomedical engineering, Dr. Brody has authored more than 100 publications, holds two U.S. patents in the field of medical imaging, and has made contributions in medical acoustics, computed tomography, digital radiography, and magnetic resonance imaging. These contributions have led to his recognition by numerous national and international organizations. Dr. Brody is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2010, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Radiological Society of North America for his contributions to medical imaging science.

A California native, Dr. Brody received his bachelors in science and masters in science degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his medical degree and PhD in electrical engineering, from Stanford University. Following post-graduate training in cardiovascular surgery and radiology at Stanford, the National Institutes of Health, and the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Brody was associate professor and then professor of radiology and electrical engineering at Stanford University from 1977 to 1986. He served as Provost of the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center from 1994 to 1996. He co-founded three medical device companies, and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Resonex Inc. from 1984 to 1987.

Dr. Brody has served as a member of the Scientific Management Review Board of the National Institutes of Health and on the board of directors of IBM and Novartis. He is a director of Stanford Healthcare, the W.M. Keck Foundation and the Curtis Institute of Music. He formerly served on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, the Science Board of the Food and Drug Administration, on the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Board of Stanford University, and was a trustee of the Commonwealth Fund, the Whitaker Foundation, and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Dr. Brody is a private pilot holding airline transport and flight instructor ratings. He has two grown children.

Held by Zaver M. Bhujwalla

ZAVER M. BHUJWALLA, MSc, PhD is the second recipient of the William R. Brody Professorship in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins Medicine. She serves as the Vice-Chair of Research and is the inaugural Director of the Division of Cancer Imaging Research in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Bhujwalla also co-directs the Cancer Molecular and Functional Imaging Program in the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Bhujwalla joined the Department of Radiology as a postdoctoral fellow in 1989, immediately after completing her PhD from the University of London. She was promoted to Professor in 2002. Dr. Bhujwalla holds secondary appointments in Oncology, and Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences.

A visionary with an outstanding track record of innovation and excellence in molecular and functional imaging of cancer, Dr. Bhujwalla is widely acknowledged as a leader in her field. In 2017, she was awarded the Gold Medal Award by the World Molecular Imaging Society for her outstanding contributions to the field of molecular imaging. As principal investigator, Dr. Bhujwalla directed and held a National Cancer Institute P50 center grant (JHU ICMIC) from 2003 to 2016. Under her leadership, Johns Hopkins established the MRB Molecular Imaging Service Center for members of the School of Medicine. Dr. Bhujwalla is the recipient of an NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (R35) since 2017.

Dr. Bhujwalla is currently associated with the editorial boards of Molecular Imaging, NMR in Biomedicine, Cancer Biology and Therapy, and Tomography. She serves as the specialty chief editor for Cancer Imaging and Diagnosis, Frontiers in Oncology. Dr. Bhujwalla is a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the World Molecular Imaging Society. Dr. Bhujwalla served as the President of the World Molecular Imaging Society from 2012 to 2013. She is a distinguished investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research.

Dr. Bhujwalla has mentored more than 20 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom have become well known leaders at Johns Hopkins and at other institutions across the United States and abroad. She has served as Chair of the Career Development Advisory Committee in the Department of Radiology since 2011.