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

10th Anniversary Ride to Live

West Coast Motorcycle Ride To Live: May 26th

The 10th Anniversary West Coast Motorcycle Ride to Live is taking place in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley on May 26 (Victoria date to be finalized), with details on the event and how to register on the event website.  This fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC includes a 50/50 raffle open to all BC residents over age 19.

Step  Up Challenge 2019

Step Up Challenge Vancouver - March 10, 2019

Donations are still being accepted for Prostate Cancer Canada's Step Up Challenge fundraiser, which took place on Sunday March 10.   Click here to donate to The Vancouver Prostate Centre team

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Monday, April 1, 2019

VPC's translational research profiled in UBC Faculty of Medicine News

Dr. Gleave at the VPC
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Dr. Dong interviewed for Science in the City Publication of the Week

Dr. Xuesen Dong