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Imaging pioneer takes on leadership roles

David Piwnica-Worms, M.D., Ph.D. MD Anderson team member, physician-scientist David Piwnica-Worms, M.D., Ph.D., has assumed two leadership posts at MD Anderson: chair of Cancer Systems Imaging and deputy division head, research affairs, for Diagnostic Imaging.

“The opportunities at MD Anderson are truly exciting,” says Piwnica-Worms. “The Moon Shots Program, the dedication to enhancing basic and preclinical science to better inform and advance the institution’s wonderful, well-established clinical mission, and the resources dedicated to that mission are all inspiring.”

Prior to arriving at MD Anderson in June, Piwnica-Worms was director of the Washington University Medical School Molecular Imaging Center and its BRIGHT Institute (Bridging Research with Imaging, Genomics and High-Throughput Technologies). Piwnica-Worms was at the St. Louis medical school for almost 20 years.

He will be professor in Cancer Systems Imaging (formerly Experimental Diagnostic Imaging) and Cancer Biology.

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