We are pleased to announce the nomination of Dr Arkadiusz Sitek as Sano Director from the 17th February 2021. He will also serve as the President of the Management Board and lead the Healthcare Informatics research group. Dr Sitek is a physicist and comes to Sano from IBM Watson Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Prior to IBM, he was employed in the Clinical Informatics Department of Philips Research also located in Cambridge. From 2006 to 2015, before his industry career, Dr Sitek was as an assistant professor of Radiology in Harvard Medical School and worked as a clinical physicist in Radiology Departments of Harvard teaching hospitals: Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr Sitek moved to Boston in 2006 from the USA west coast where he was employed as a Staff Scientist in the E.O. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds PhD degree in Physics from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and MSc degree in Biophysics from the University of Warsaw, Poland.
His professional interests are concentrated around the use of computing in healthcare. He specializes in applications of statistical methods in medical imaging and healthcare, medical data visualization, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Throughout his career in the academia and the industry, he created numerous innovations which are being used in clinics around the world.
Dr Sitek is an inventor on more than twenty patents and author on more than a hundred clinical and scientific papers, abstracts, book chapters, and editorials. He is the author of “Statistical Computing in Nuclear Imaging” a book published by CRC Press in 2014. He served as a principal investigator on research grants from National Institutes of Health and American Heart Association, mentored students, postdocs, junior faculty, served in scientific committees and directed/organized courses at several professional meetings.
He is a member of the editorial board of Physics in Medicine and Biology.