Dr. Mehdi Moradi

Dr. Mehdi Moradi

B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), Tehran Polytechnic
M.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering), University of Tehran
Ph.D. (Biomedical Computing), Queen's University, Ontario

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Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC

 

Mehdi Moradi completed a BSc degree in biomedical engineering from Tehran Polytechnic and an MSc degree in biomedical engineering from University of Tehran. In 2003, he came to Canada to work towards a Ph.D. in biomedical computing at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. For the past decade, Dr. Moradi has focused on image-based solutions for improving the detection and treatment of prostate cancer. His broad research interests are machine learning in medical image analysis, image-guided therapy and diagnosis, and multimodality and multiparametric imaging with emphasis on MRI and ultrasound. During his PhD, Dr. Moradi developed a novel technology for detection of cancer from ultrasound echo signals. His work was recognized by several national research awards for its potential to improve the accuracy of targeting of tumors during prostate biopsy.

After finishing his PhD in 2008, Dr. Moradi came to UBC as an NSERC postdoctoral fellow. He contributed to the development of an ultrasound elastography system for interventional imaging of the prostate gland, developed a methodology for detection of prostate cancer from multiparametric MRI data, and designed and published an algorithm for fusion of X-ray and ultrasound for dosimetry during prostate brachytherapy. He left UBC in 2011 to work as a research scientist at the National Center for Image Guided Therapy within Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA where he developed a technic for registration of pre-operative MRI to ultrasound to improve intraoperative guidance of brachytherapy and biopsy under ultrasound imaging. He returned to UBC as an Assistant Professor in 2012 and joined the UBC Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Urologic Sciences. The technologies Dr. Moradi applies to the problem are constantly evolving while he remains committed to his goal of improving quality of life for men with prostate cancer.

A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

PCF BC

Ride to Live 2018 and 50-50 Draw: May 27

The West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live, raising funds for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, takes place on Sunday May 27, 2018 in Vancouver, Victoria & the Fraser Valley. Follow the links to join a ride or donate to a rider; or to buy a ticket for a 50/50 draw (BC residents only).

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Discovery of a promising new medication to block "master key" of cancer growth

Dr. Chris Ong
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Drs. Wyatt and Chi: ctDNA predicts resistance to AR-targeted therapy

VCHRI News article on study of ctDNA predicting resistance to AR-targeted therapy
DNA

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