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Hedvig Hricak is a board-certified radiologist. She specializes in molecular imaging with a focus on prostate and gynecologic cancers. She holds a variety of key executive positions in the field as the Chair of the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), as a Member of the Institute of Medicine, as president of The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research, and as a Professor at the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

In the past she was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the NCI and NIBB; chairwoman of the NAS Committee on the State of the Science of Nuclear Medicine; President of the Radiological Society of North America and President of the California Academy of Medicine.

With Dr. Hedvig Hricak’s research into molecular imaging of prostate and gynecologic tumors methodologies, her lab works on the establishment of phenotypic signatures of cancer among other areas of research. One of the goals of the lab is the creation of tumor biomarkers in the use of treatment selection and assessment resulting in early detection of treatment resistance. Ultimately the lab is working on building a deeper cognizance of in vivo tumor biology as well as special and temporal tumor heterogeneity.

Hricak has an MD from Yugoslavia’s University of Zagreb School of Medicine and Dr. Med. Sc. from Sweden’s Karolinska Institute.