Metin Gurcan

  • Posted on: 3 January 2016
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Metin Gurcan, PhD
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
United States

Metin N. Gurcan, PhD is an image analysis scientist who has worked both in industry and academy on various image analysis projects in radiology and histopathology. He is Director of Center for Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Dr. Gurcan founded the Clinical Image Analysis Lab at The Ohio State University in 2005, and is currently its director. As PI and co-investigator of projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society and Department of Defense and several foundations and research institutes, Dr. Gurcan has led multi-disciplinary teams in designing, developing, testing and validating various image analysis algorithms as part of computer-aided detection/diagnosis systems. Leveraging his background and experience in developing radiological image analysis systems, his group has been developing an algorithmic and computational infrastructure for processing and analyzing histopathological images of neuroblastoma and follicular lymphoma, as well as radiological images of osteoarthritis as motivating applications. Dr. Gurcan is the recipient of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization Award, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and is a senior of member of IEEE, SPIE and AMIA. He frequently lectures at different prominent conferences, and organizes several meetings related to image analysis. He is the co-chair of the Digital Pathology Conference at the SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium.