Jeffrey Siewerdsen, professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was installed as a John C. Malone Professor in a ceremony on Thursday, June 21.
The John C. Malone Professorship was endowed through the generosity of John C. Malone ’64, ’69 to support outstanding faculty members within the Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare.
Siewerdsen joined Johns Hopkins in 2009. He holds appointments in the Department of Computer Science at the Whiting School as well as in the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and the Department of Neurosurgery at the School of Medicine. Siewerdsen is also vice-chair for clinical and industry translation for Biomedical Engineering, where he works to facilitate new and expanded opportunities for clinical collaboration, translational research, and industry partnership.
Siewerdsen’s research focuses on 3-D imaging and registration methods for diagnostic and image-guided interventions, including cone-beam CT, deformable registration, and data-intensive image analysis. He was on the team that invented the current standard of care in image-guided radiation therapy, helped to bring the mobile C-arm 3-D imaging to broad utilization in image-guided surgery, and developed the first systems for high-quality cone-beam CT in musculoskeletal radiology and orthopaedics. He founded the I-STAR Lab as a collaborative endeavor connecting biomedical engineers with clinical collaborators at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he co-directs the Carnegie Center for Surgical Innovation, a multi-disciplinary environment for research, education, and translation in image-guided interventions.