36th Annual Daniel R. Biello Memorial Lecture

Barry Siegel, MD, Omar Mahmood, MD, PhD, and Farrokh Dehdashti, MD

Umar Mahmood, MD, PhD, professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, presented “Precision Imaging to Guide Targeted Cancer Therapy” at the 36th annual Daniel R. Biello Memorial Lecture.

Mahmood’s research focuses on the applications of molecular imaging to guide precision medicine, particularly in developing and applying PET and optical imaging technologies for disease characterization and therapy optimization. Mahmood (seen above with Barry A. Siegel, MD, professor of radiology and medicine, and Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, senior vice chair and division director of nuclear medicine) also serves as Massachusetts General Hospital’s director of the Center for Precision Imaging, division chief of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and associate chair for imaging sciences. 

The lecture honors Daniel R. Biello, MD, a clinical radiologist and dedicated teacher who came to MIR in 1973. Biello developed an interpretation scheme for ventilation-perfusion lung scans that became widely known as the “Biello Criteria,” which still form the basis for the way lung scans are read today. After his death from Hodgkin’s disease in 1986, his friends, colleagues, and former students endowed the Daniel R. Biello Lecture.