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Dr. Martin Pomper is a Professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. Dr. Pomper is the Director of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He is also a Professor of Oncology and Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Services. He is an internationally recognized leader in molecular imaging research and develops and implements new imaging agents that target cancer and brain disorders.
He is the inaugural recipient of the William R. Brody Professor of Radiology, a professorship designated for a radiologist physician scientist who excels in translational innovation in imaging.
Dr. Pomper is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Small Animal Imaging Resource and Associate Director of the In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center, both funded by the National Cancer Institute to support molecular imaging research. He also co-directs the Kimmel Cancer Center's Cancer Molecular and Functional Imaging Program and the Cancer Functional Imaging Core.
Dr. Pomper received his undergraduate, graduate (organic chemistry) and medical degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His postgraduate medical training was at Johns Hopkins and included internship (Osler Medical Service), residencies (diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine) and fellowship (neuroradiology). He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine and has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins since 1996.
Dr. Pomper’s interests are in the development of new radiopharmaceuticals, optical probes and techniques for molecular imaging of cancer and central nervous system disease. One area of focus is on imaging prostate cancer and the development of imaging and therapeutic agents targeting the prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA). He has numerous patents related to medical imaging, many of which have been licensed, as well as several imaging agents in clinical trials.
He is the immediate past President of the Society of Nuclear Medicines Molecular Imaging Center of Excellence and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Molecular Imaging.
Dr. Pomper was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.