Phillip H. Kuo
Phillip H. Kuo

Nuclear medicine is an exciting field of imaging and therapy that “fuses” the varied disciplines of physics, chemistry, instrumentation and biology.

Phillip H. Kuo, a professor at the University of Arizona’s departments of Medical Imaging, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, will discuss this rapidly growing field in a lecture entitled “Nuclear ‘Fusion’ Medicine.”

His talk will conclude a four-part Arizona Senior Academy series entitled “Life in the Nuclear Age.” It will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 6) in the Academy building’s Great Room.

“In this survey lecture,” Kuo said, “we will explore the basic principles underpinning this complex field. We will then apply these principles to review cases from cardiology, oncology and neurology. Finally, the scientific promise and challenges for the future of the field will be broached.”

Kuo graduated in chemistry from Harvard University and then earned an MD/Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.  Post-graduate training included a residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA, a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at Yale and a residency in Radiology at Yale.

He has board certifications in Nuclear Medicine, Radiology, Internal Medicine, and Nuclear Cardiology. He joined the UA in 2008. He currently serves as the Chief of Nuclear Medicine.

His scientific interests span basic, translational and clinical research in molecular imaging.

Written by Mike Maharry, Academy Village Volunteer

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Nuclear Medicine, a Bright Spot in the Nuclear Age: November 2014
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