Stephen Rudin.

Stephen Rudin, PhD, a SUNY Distinguished Professor, is a medical physics expert. He has developed innovative technology for diagnostic and interventional imaging. 

Our pursuit of groundbreaking research in radiology complements our department’s commitment to excellence in clinical care and education.

Dr. Bednarek is a research faculty member of the Toshiba Stroke and Vascular Research Center & Clinical Medical Physicist at the Erie County Medical Center. He has taught medical imaging physics & radiation safety for over 30 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 radiation dose and development of a real-time dose-tracking system for interventional fluoroscopic procedures.

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 solid state x-ray image intensifier and his research in 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.