Gurcan, Metin 0918 Wake Forest
Director, Center for Biomedical Informatics
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Dr. Metin Gurcan is Director of Center for Biomedical Informatics and Professor of Internal Medicine, Pathology and Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Image Analysis Lab ( Dr. Gurcan received his BSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University, Turkey and his MSc. Degree in Digital Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, England. From 1999 to 2001, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following his postdoctoral work, he worked as a senior researcher and a product director at a high-tech company, specializing in computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer from radiological images. Previously, he was Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Pathology, Director of Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Gurcan is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and was awarded three patents for his inventions in medical image analysis. He is the recipient of several awards including the British Foreign and Commonwealth Organization Award, NCI caBIG Embodying the Vision Award, NIH Exceptional, Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration (EUREKA) Award, Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award, The OSU Cancer Center REAP Award, and Pelotonia Idea Award. He is a Fellow of SPIE and senior of member of IEEE and AMIA. He currently serves on the editorial boards of JPI and JMI; organizes the HIMA workshop and co-chairs SPIE Medical Imaging Symposium.


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