Thomas Link, MD, PhD Inducted into Medical and Biological Engineering Elite

Thomas Link, MD, PhD has been inducted into the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows. This is among one of the highest professional distinctions given to a medical and biological engineer. Dr. Link was nominated, reviewed and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows based on the following:

“Outstanding contributions to the translation of quantitative imaging in musculoskeletal research, in particular osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.”

The College of Fellows is made up of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. According to AIMBE, College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education."

A formal induction ceremony took place during the AIMBE Annual Meeting at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC on March 25, 2019. Dr. Link was inducted to the Class of 2019 along with 156 colleagues. He joins elite company including two Nobel Prize laureates, 17 Fellows having received the Presidential Medal of Science and/or Technology and Innovation, and 158 also inducted to the National Academy of Engineering, 72 inducted to the National Academy of Medicine and 31 inducted to the National Academy of Science.

Dr. Link is the chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging and clinical director of the Musculoskeletal and Quantitative Imaging Research (MQIR) Group at the UC San Francisco Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. His research program in MQIR has three main focuses: imaging of osteoporosis, particularly developing new imaging techniques for assessment of bone quality and density, application on new imaging techniques for the clinical assessment of osteoarthritis, cartilage and prevention of cartilage degeneration, and interventional techniques for diagnosis and treatment of bone tumors. Dr. Link has published extensively with more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, 48 review articles, 47 book chapters and 3 books.


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