Tahoe, CA – Martin G. Pomper, MD, PhD from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD has been selected to give the Taplin Lecture at the 2022 Meeting of the Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine to be held October 28-30, 2022 at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Tahoe, California.. The annual Memorial Lecture is named after George V. Taplin, MD, distinguished physician and a pioneer in the development of nuclear medicine as a clinical specialty. His career in medical research spanned more than four decades and was devoted to developing new diagnostic procedures for better patient care.
Pomper is the Henry N. Wagner, Jr. M.D. Professor and Director of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship and Technology Development at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He received undergraduate, graduate (organic chemistry) and medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Postgraduate medical training was at Johns Hopkins, including internship on the Osler Medical Service, residencies in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine and a fellowship in neuroradiology. He has been on the Radiology faculty at Johns Hopkins since 1995, with other joint appointments.
Pomper’s interests are in the development of new imaging and therapeutic agents for cancer, central nervous system disease, and other disorders.