Thomas Budinger

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Professor Emeritus, Bioengineering
Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, UCB
Professor Emeritus, Radiology, UCSF

306 Stanley Hall
Mailcode 1762

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Research Interests

Medical imaging instrumentation and data analysis methods development are the main focus of research from the standpoints of innovations and new techniques. Human physiology investigations using tools of imaging and wireless biomonitoring is a secondary focus.


  • 1971 Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley, Med. Physics
  • 1964 M.D. Univ. of Colorado, Medicine
  • 1957 M.S. Univ. of Washington, Oceanography
  • 1954 B.S., Regis College, Chemistry

Major Awards

  • 1990 NIH Merit Award – Alzheimer’s Research
  • 1990 Elected, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • 1991 Distinguished Scientist Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine
  • 1993 Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
  • 1993 Fellow, Society of Magnetic Resonance
  • 1996 Elected, National Academy of Engineering
  • 1996 Georg Charles de Hevesy Nuclear Medicine Pioneer Award
  • 1998 Best Doctors in America
  • 2004 The Berkeley Citation, University of California at Berkeley
  • 2006 President, Society for Molecular Imaging

Professional Experience

  • 1958-1960 Science Officer (USCG) International Ice Patrol
  • 1976-1998 Professor in Residence, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1976-pres Henry Miller Professor of Medical Research
  • 1976-pres Faculty Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 1984-pres Professor in Residence, Dept. of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
  • 1988-1992 Director, Division of Research Medicine and Radiation Biophysics, LBL
  • 1992-2006 Head, Department of Functional Imaging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • 1993-1997 Director, Magnetic Resonance Science Center and Research PET, University of California, San Francisco
  • 1998-pres Professor, Dept. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1998-2004 Chair, Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley