Dr. Guido Germano, PhD is the Scientific Director of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program. Dr. Germano is also a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Germano's research and expertise play an integral role in Cedars-Sinai's Nuclear Cardiology program. One of his most outstanding contributions to the field's knowledge and clinical practice has been his creation of new artificial intelligence techniques to accurately determine the location of the heart from 3-D tomographic (SPECT) images, estimate epicardial and endocardial boundaries and quantify heart volumes in a completely automated fashion.
Widely recognized as an expert in the field of cardiovascular nuclear medicine, Dr. Germano has lectured extensively worldwide. He serves on the national and international committees of numerous professional organizations and editorial boards. He is also the co-director of the two annual American College of Cardiology nuclear cardiology courses for physicians and technologists. In addition, he has written more than 160 original manuscripts, chapters and books and received numerous awards for excellence in research in the fields of heart research, medical physics and nuclear medicine.
Dr. Germano received his doctorate and master's degrees in biomedical physics from UCLA. He also earned his MBA from GEPI, Ministry of the Treasure in Rome, Italy.