Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi

Dr. Purang Abolmaesumi

B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran
M.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Ph. D. (Electrical Engineering), UBC

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Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair, Tier II, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC

 

Purang Abolmaesumi received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and his Ph.D. degree from UBC. From 2002 to 2009, he was a faculty member at Queen’s University, School of Computing. He then joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UBC, where he is now an Associate Professor and holds a Canada Research Chair, Tier II, in Biomedical Engineering. He is also an Associate Member in the Department of Urologic Sciences.

Dr. Abolmaesumi’s research on ultrasound image guidance for surgery and therapy has been recognized internationally and nationally with more than 20 awards. He has also made significant contributions to the field through building the foundations for open-source software for ultrasound-guided interventions, now available as the PLUS package and is maintained by the research staff at Queen’s University with many users worldwide. The ultrasound image segmentation techniques he has developed have been cited among the top ten most influential techniques in the field, and have been the foundation for a prostate segmentation approach that has been used at the BC Cancer Agency on more than 1,000 patients.

Dr. Abolmaesumi is the author of more than 160 journal and peer-reviewed conference publications, and has served on the program committees of the leading conferences in the field. Over the last five years, he has also served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.

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

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Cherkasov