Research & Publications
Dr. Chapiro joined the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging as a research scientist and interventional radiology resident from Berlin, Germany. After graduating from the University of Leipzig and upon completion of his research thesis at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen with summa cum laude, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in interventional oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and then as radiology resident at the Department of Radiology, Charité University Hospital in Berlin.
Dr. Chapiro’s research focuses on developing new quantitative imaging biomarkers for the diagnosis, characterization, and therapeutic management of liver cancer. His translational research portfolio includes the development of novel embolic agents as well as the application of artificial intelligence solutions for the management of liver cancer. His basic research interest mainly focuses on developing new tools to characterize the tumor microenvironment and the immune system in the setting of loco-regional, image-guided therapies of liver cancer.
Creating innovative and clinically applicable imaging solutions for liver cancer with advanced molecular imaging, image post-processing and machine learning approaches and translating them to clinical practice has been his central mission for the past five years. He authored and co-authored >60 original research articles, numerous reviews and book chapters and gave more than 50 talks and invited lectures within the last four years. His research has also resulted in several filed patent applications, 510(k)-approved medical products and significant grant support from federal, foundational and industry sources. He is an active research mentor to more than 30 undergraduate, medical and graduate students as well as peers both at Yale and other national and international institutions. Being an active contributor, journal-, abstract- and grant reviewer in several professional societies (RSNA, SIR and SIO), he is also committed to education and the mission of disseminating research data and scientific knowledge. Dr. Chapiro is a member of the ACR Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) Steering Committee, he additionally serves on the SIO Research Committee and is Co-Track Chair of the Interventional Oncology meeting program at the annual RSNA meeting since 2017. He is the co-initiator of the "Rising Star" Student Exchange Program in collaboration with the Charité University Hospital in Berlin and co-manages the Yale Radiology Research laboratory.
Education & Training
- MDUniversity of Leipzig (2012)