David E. Kuhl
|David Edmund Kuhl|
October 27, 1929|
St. Louis, Missouri
University of Pennsylvania|
University of Michigan
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine|
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|Known for||positron emission tomography|
Ernst Jung Prize (1981)|
Japan Prize (2009)
David Edmund Kuhl (born October 27, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American scientist specializing in nuclear medicine. He is well known for his pioneering work in positron emission tomography. Dr. Kuhl served as the Chief of the Division of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Michigan for 20 years and retired in June 2011.
He obtained M.D.from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1955 and then completed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1962. During his time at Penn he developed a new method of tomographic imaging and constructed several tomographic instruments. These tomographic imaging techniques he invented were further developed in the 1970s and now called positron emission tomography.
- 1976 Nuclear Pioneer (awarded by the Society of Nuclear Medicine)
- 1981 Ernst Jung Prize
- 2001 Kettering Prize
- 2009 Japan Prize
- Bonte, Frederick J. (1976), "Nuclear Medicine Pioneer Citation, 1976: David E. Kuhl, M.D.", Journal of Nuclear Medicine 17 (6): 518–519
- 2009（25th）Japan Prize Laureates
- Profile at University of Michigan Health System
- 2009 Commemorative Lecture : Dr. David E. Kuhl on YouTube (Japan Prize)
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