Faculty Profiles

Daniel, Bednarek
Bednarek, Daniel, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FSPIEProfessor: Radiology; Neurosurgery
Email: bednarek@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-898-4193

Specialty/Research Focus:
Radiological Physics

Research Summary:
A specialist in radiological imaging physics & radiation safety, Dr. Bednarek is board certified in Diagnostic, Therapeutic & Medical Nuclear Physics. He was a charter member and secretary of the AAPM Commission on Accreditation of Educational Programs for Medical Physicists and has served the ABR as oral examiner & as a member & chair of the diagnostic radiology physics written examination committee for over 17 years. He has served as Associate Editor & Reviewer for a number of professional journals including "Medical Physics" & is a former member of the ACR Mammography Interpretive Skills Assessment Committee. He is a fellow of the AAPM and of the SPIE and has received the Lifetime Service Award from the ABR. Dr. Bednarek is a research faculty member of the Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center & former Clinical Medical Physicist at the Erie County Medical Center. He has taught medical imaging physics & radiation safety for over 40 years to radiology residents, graduate students, medical students, and hospital staff. He has been engaged in research in region-of-interest imaging including development & evaluation of limited-field-of-view, high resolution real-time imaging detectors with specific application to neuroimaging. Recent work has focused on methods for determination of patient and staff radiation dose and development of a real-time dose-tracking system for interventional fluoroscopic procedures. He is a founder and current director of the UB Museum of Radiology and Medical Physics.

Peter, Loud
Email: loud@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 845-8015
Kenneth, Pearsen
Pearsen, Kenneth, MDProfessor and Chair
Email: kpearsen@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 836-4646

Specialty/Research Focus:
Neuroradiology - Radiology; Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Research Summary:
Department chair Kenneth Pearsen, MD, is a seasoned hospital-based radiologist and educator. He has lived and worked in Western New York for the past 25 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He did his medical residency in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in neuroradiology and is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Neuroradiology, with added qualifications in vascular and interventional radiology and neuroradiology. In addition, he is president of the UBMD Radiology practice plan, co-founder and former president and chief executive officer of Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI), serves as radiology chief of service for Kaleida Health and chief of radiology at Buffalo General Medical Center. Before founding GLMI, he was president of Ide Radiology Group in Rochester, where he also was clinical assistant professor of radiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and chief of radiology at Highland Hospital.

Stephen, Rudin
Rudin, Stephen, PhD, FAAPM, FSPIE, DABRSUNY Distinguished Professor; Director, Division of Radiation Physics
Email: srudin@buffalo.edu
Phone: (716) 829-5408

Specialty/Research Focus:
Diagnostic Radiology; Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology - Diagnostic Radiology; Neuroradiology - Radiology; Pediatric Radiology - Radiological Physics; Radiological Physics; Radiology; Vascular and Interventional Radiology

Research Summary:
A SUNY Distinguished Professor & member of the UB faculty for more than 30 years, Dr. Rudin is a world-renowned expert in the field of medical physics. The quintessential interdisciplinary research scientist, Dr. Rudin is an international force in the development of a host of cutting-edge technology & methodology in the area of medical diagnostic & interventional imaging. He has won multiple awards for scientific excellence as well as awards for excellence in design, and is particularly well-known for his work in developing a high resolution x-ray imaging detectors, dose reduction methods, and endovascular devices such as asymmetric stents, work with major theoretical and clinical implications for medical physics, biomedical engineering, and diagnostic radiology, as well as an immediate impact upon patient diagnosis and care, particularly in case of brain and heart treatment. The caliber, significance, and innovation of his research are demonstrated by the numerous grants he has received from the NIH.