Maciej Mazurowski Joins Duke AI Health to Coordinate New Medical Imaging Initiative
“I’m excited to undertake this new challenge and I’m looking forward to working with experts and leadership across the entire campus to build on existing technical and clinical strengths in medical imaging AI at Duke.”
– Maciej Mazurowski –
Duke AI Health welcomes Maciej Mazurowski, PhD, who will join its Faculty Council as Director of Radiology Imaging. At AI Health, Dr. Mazurowski will coordinate the AI Health Initiative for Medical Imaging. This new effort will engage experts in machine learning and clinical medicine from across Duke’s campus to foster and accelerate the development, validation, and clinical implementation of machine learning algorithms for medical imaging.
An associate professor of radiology, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and biostatistics and bioinformatics, Dr. Mazurowski’s educational background is in electrical engineering and philosophy. His interests lie in machine learning and medical imaging, as well as in societal and ethical questions related to the use of artificial intelligence. Dr. Mazurowski serves as the scientific director for the Duke Center for Artificial Intelligence in Radiology (DAIR) and leads a federally funded research laboratory whose ongoing collaborations with multiple departments across Duke will be leveraged as part of the AI Health Initiative for Medical Imaging.
Dr. Mazurowski has identified the sharing of medical imaging data as one of the key priorities for the new initiative.
“Open science is crucial for successful development and validation of AI tools in medicine, and this initiative will facilitate data sharing along the entire lifecycle—from dataset definition and curation, through administrative approval, and onward to dissemination,” he notes.
These efforts will build on previous achievements of Dr. Mazurowski’s lab in this area, including the development of breast cancer datasets whose recent public sharing has already garnered substantial interest, and will further support AI Health’s goal of building equitable and ethical health AI.
“I’m excited to undertake this new challenge and I’m looking forward to working with experts and leadership across the entire campus to build on existing technical and clinical strengths in medical imaging AI at Duke,” Dr. Mazurowski said.