Treating Cancer from Afar: Ultra-miniaturized Imagers for Personalized Cancer Treatment (Healthcare Sensor Innovations USA 2020)

Prof Mekhail Anwar, Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
University of California San Francisco
United States

Speaker Biography (Mekhail Anwar)

Mekhail Anwar, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, with expertise in electrical engineering focusing on integrated circuits and micro-fabricated sensors for cancer imaging with a clinical practice in Radiation Oncology specializing in the multimodality treatment of malignancies using focal, targeted radiation therapy.
Dr. Anwar has over 13 years of experiences developing micro-fabricated devices for biomedical applications. Educated at UC Berkeley in Physics, where he was awarded the University Medal as the top graduating senior, he completed his medical degree at UC San Francisco, and went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where his Ph.D. in electrical engineering focused on using micro-fabricated devices and integrated circuits for biological detection. He has several first author publications spanning integrated circuits, imaging, and protein arrays. His clinical interest in oncology is using new techniques in imaging to guide therapeutic intervention, and he has clinical research efforts in, pancreatic, liver and prostate cancer as well as glioblastoma. His research focus is fundamentally guided by where innovations in diagnostic and treatment technologies can most benefit patient care.