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John Onofrey, PhD joins Yale Urology as Assistant Professor

July 01, 2019

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.

Submitted by Eliza Folsom on July 09, 2019