Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. H. William Strauss

Dr. Strauss currently serves as an Attending Physician Emeritus of the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Nuclear Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Memorial Hospital in New York City. He joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering/Cornell faculty and staff in 2001, following 30 years of faculty, clinical and research appointments in radiology at the medical schools and teaching hospitals of Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Stanford and Cornell University medical centers. For two years in the early 1990s, he also served as Vice President-Diagnostics Drug Discovery for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.


Peter Conti, MD, PhD

Dr. Conti is Professor of Radiology, Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacy at the University of Southern California. He has been the Director of the USC PET Imaging Science Center since its inception in 1991. He served as the President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and is a major contributor to the development of clinical PET and molecular imaging. One of Dr. Conti’s major research interests is in the development of molecular imaging agents for the diagnosis and monitoring of cancer metabolism and cell proliferation. Dr. Conti is Board certified in both Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. He received both his MD and PhD degrees from Cornell University.


Heinrich Schelbert, MD, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology and Radiological Sciences and a Chief of Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Schelbert has made several seminal contributions to the field of cardiac PET imaging including development of a radiotracer techniques used in non-invasive blood flow imaging and characterization of the substrate metabolism in the human heart. His on-going research focuses on exploring the regulation of the coronary circulation in the human heart and on the noninvasive characterization of coronary endothelial function as a critical component in the development of atherosclerosis. He is the current Editor–In-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Schelbert completed residences in Cardiology/Physiology Research at the Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Duesseldorf, Germany and in Internal Medicine at the Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He received both his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany.