John Onofrey, PhD has been appointed an Assistant Professor of Urology and of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging, effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Onofrey begins this dual appointment after serving as Postdoctoral Associate and Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging for the last six years.
After earning his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Onofrey served as a computer scientist in the US Army Research Laboratory and as a software engineer at Lockheed Martin. He completed a Master’s degree, MPhil, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Yale University and joined the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2013.
Dr. Onofrey’s recent work at Yale has focused on the research and development of novel biomedical image analysis algorithms as a member of Yale’s Image Processing and Analysis Group. As a postdoctoral researcher, Dr. Onofrey developed a novel model for prostate motion during biopsy based on retrospectively collected data from over 100 patients, significantly improving the accuracy of image-guided fusion biopsy. He is the recipient of NIH funding to design and implement imaging methods to automate geometric interpretation of PI-RADS in order to reduce variability in prostate cancer reporting. He was also recently awarded a 2019 Yale Liver Center Pilot Grant to develop machine learning algorithms that incorporate both imaging biomarkers and clinical indicators into an automated clinical diagnostic aid for liver cancer.