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Steffen Sammet, MD PhD

Steffen Sammet, M.D., Ph.D., DABR, FAMP is Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Physics at the University of Chicago. He is the Director of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Physics and the Associate Program Director of the Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He also holds adjunct faculty positions in the Department of Radiology and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Ohio State University.



Dr. Sammet completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany in physics, mathematics, and chemistry. He continued his graduate studies in physics at the University of Heidelberg completing his M.S. and achieving magna cum laude distinction in his Ph.D. degree. Following his doctoral work in physics, Dr. Sammet completed his medical degree magna cum laude at the University of Heidelberg Medical School. He has a business administration certificate in total quality management (TQM) from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany and a certificate of achievement of the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM), where he is also listed on the honor roll. Dr. Sammet is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) in diagnostic radiological physics and by the American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety (ABMRS). He also holds a board certificate of medical physics and a medical license in Germany.



His current research interests include the development of new methodologies in high- and ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). He is developing advanced sequences and protocols in MRI and MRS for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of anatomical and molecular changes. He is principal investigator of several ultrasound research projects, including MRI-guided treatment monitoring of the therapeutic effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound.



Dr. Sammet has extensive experience in translational research and serves as principle investigator for several extramural and intramural grants that focus on the development of novel MRI techniques. He is also Principal Investigator on an R25 NIH/NINDS grant to establish an educational neuroradiological imaging program in Nigeria and he is the Associate Program Director of the Clinical Imaging Medical Physics Residency Program and research mentor of graduate students in his research lab at the University of Chicago.

American Board of Magnetic Resonance Safety
USA
Magnetic Resonance Medical Director Board Certificate - Magnetic Resonance Safety
2015

Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARLM)
USA
Honor Roll and Certificate of Achievement - Finance, Human Resources, Professionalism, Legal/Contracting, Academic Mission, General Management
2014

Dade Moeller & Associates
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Medical Radiation Safety Officer (MRSO) Certificate - Medical Radiation Safety
2014

American Board of Radiology
Tucson, AZ, USA
Diagnostic Radiologic Physics Board Certificate - Diagnostic Radiologic Physics
2010

University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
Dr. med. - Radiology
2009

University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
M.D. - Medicine
2005

University of Kaiserslautern
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Certificate - Business Administration - Total Quality Management (TQM)
2004

German Society for Medical Physics (DGMP)
Berlin, Germany
Medical Physics License Germany ”F.A.M.P. (DGMP)” - Medical Physics
2004

University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
Ph.D. - Physics
2002

University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
M.S. - Physics
1997

University of Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germany
B.S. - Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry
1994

Association between white matter hyperintensities and stroke in a West African patient population: Evidence from the Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network study.
Li J, Ogbole G, Aribisala B, Affini M, Yaria J, Kehinde I, Rahman M, Adekunle F, Banjo R, Faniyan M, Akinyemi R, Ovbiagele B, Owolabi M, Sammet S. Association between white matter hyperintensities and stroke in a West African patient population: Evidence from the Stroke Investigative Research and Educational Network study. Neuroimage. 2020 Apr 07; 215:116789.
PMID: 32276063

Musculoskeletal MRI Pulse Sequences: A Review for Residents and Fellows.
Jo S, Sammet S, Thomas S, Stacy GS. Musculoskeletal MRI Pulse Sequences: A Review for Residents and Fellows. Radiographics. 2019 Nov-Dec; 39(7):2038-2039.
PMID: 31697620

Assessment of histotripsy-induced liquefaction with diagnostic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in vitro and ex vivo.
Anthony GJ, Bollen V, Hendley S, Antic T, Sammet S, Bader KB. Assessment of histotripsy-induced liquefaction with diagnostic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in vitro and ex vivo. Phys Med Biol. 2019 05 02; 64(9):095023.
PMID: 30921780

MRI-guided transurethral insonation of silica-shell phase-shift emulsions in the prostate with an advanced navigation platform.
Anthony GJ, Bader KB, Wang J, Zamora M, Ostdiek A, Antic T, Krueger S, Weiss S, Trogler WC, Blair SL, Kummel AC, Sammet S. MRI-guided transurethral insonation of silica-shell phase-shift emulsions in the prostate with an advanced navigation platform. Med Phys. 2019 Feb; 46(2):774-788.
PMID: 30414276

MR Thermography-Guided Head and Neck Lesion Laser Ablation.
Ginat DT, Sammet S, Christoforidis G. MR Thermography-Guided Head and Neck Lesion Laser Ablation. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 09; 39(9):1593-1596.
PMID: 30049722

MRI compatibility of silver based wound dressings.
Bailey JK, Sammet S, Overocker J, Craft-Coffman B, Acevedo CM, Cowan ME, Powell HM. MRI compatibility of silver based wound dressings. Burns. 2018 12; 44(8):1940-1946.
PMID: 29921487

Comparison of arterial input functions measured from ultra-fast dynamic contrast enhanced MRI and dynamic contrast enhanced computed tomography in prostate cancer patients.
Wang S, Lu Z, Fan X, Medved M, Jiang X, Sammet S, Yousuf A, Pineda F, Oto A, Karczmar GS. Comparison of arterial input functions measured from ultra-fast dynamic contrast enhanced MRI and dynamic contrast enhanced computed tomography in prostate cancer patients. Phys Med Biol. 2018 01 30; 63(3):03NT01.
PMID: 29300175

Comparison between whole-body and head and neck neurovascular coils for 3-T magnetic resonance proton resonance frequency shift thermography guidance in the head and neck region.
Ginat DT, Anthony GJ, Christoforidis G, Oto A, Dalag L, Sammet S. Comparison between whole-body and head and neck neurovascular coils for 3-T magnetic resonance proton resonance frequency shift thermography guidance in the head and neck region. Lasers Med Sci. 2018 Feb; 33(2):369-373.
PMID: 29224048

Contrast Extravasation versus Hemorrhage after Thrombectomy in Patients with Acute Stroke.
Yedavalli V, Sammet S. Contrast Extravasation versus Hemorrhage after Thrombectomy in Patients with Acute Stroke. J Neuroimaging. 2017 11; 27(6):570-576.
PMID: 28514045

Magnetic resonance safety.
Sammet S. Magnetic resonance safety. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Mar; 41(3):444-51.
PMID: 26940331

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American Association of Physicist Certificate of Magnetic Resonance guided Radiation Therapy (MRgRT)
American Association of Physicist in Medicine (AAPM)
2015

Honor Roll and Certificate of Achievement of the Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARL
Academy of Radiology Leadership and Management (ARL
2014

Kurt Rossmann Award for Excellence in Teaching in Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Accomplishmen
Graduate Program in Medical Physics, Committee on Medical Physics, The University of Chicago
2014

Distinguished Reviewer for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
2013

University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) Program Pilot Project Award
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC)
2013

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Merit Award – Summa Cum Laude
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
2013

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Merit Award – Magna Cum Laude
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
2013

Stipend of the NCI funded Cancer Education and Career Development Development program (R25)
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
2012 - 2014

Young Investigator Award of the Cancer Research Foundation
Cancer Research Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA
2011

Stipend of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for Advanced Course in Grant Writing
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Oakbrook, IL, USA
2011 - 2012

Certificate of Appreciation for Five Years of Dedicated and Loyal Service
he Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, United States.
2010

Outstanding Service of the Year - Faculty Award
Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2010

Molecular Imaging Award. RSNA
Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, United States
2010

Certificate of Merit of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2009

Imaging Science Educator of the Year
Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
2009

Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award for Outstanding Papers
Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).
2009

Certificate of Merit of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)
2008

Stipend of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
2008

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) educational stipend
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
2007

National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB/NIH) travel stipend
National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB/NIH)
2006

Stipend of the „Verein zur Förderung der Krebserkennung und Krebsvorsorge“
Verein zur Förderung der Krebserkennung und Krebsvorsorge
2000 - 2003

Stipend of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
1999 - 2002

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) travel stipend
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
1999

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) travel stipend
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
1998

Certificate of Gratitude and Appreciation for Loyal Services
Federal Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Germany
1991

Alfred Maul High School Graduate Gold Medal Award
Ministry of education, cultural affairs, and sports, Baden-Wuerrtemberg, Germany
1990