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  • G. Scott Gazelle, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

  • G. Scott Gazelle, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., earned his reputation as one of radiology's most important—and prolific—researchers for his pioneering work in radiofrequency ablation, laying the foundation for techniques used today and helping to establish the field of interventional oncology.

    Currently a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Gazelle is also renowned for his work in technology assessment, most notably developing and applying techniques for cost-effectiveness analysis of new medical technologies and procedures.

    Dr. Gazelle's research career ascended quickly after he earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1985. Soon after becoming associate director for the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Imaging and Pharmaceutical Research in 1993, he began focusing on developing contrast agents for CT and ultrasound as well as techniques for radiofrequency tumor ablation.

    In 1995, Dr. Gazelle earned a master's degree in public health at Harvard School of Public Health, during which he established a research program that developed into the MGH Institute for Technology Assessment. Dr. Gazelle now serves as director emeritus of the institute, one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind in the nation.

    After earning a doctorate degree in health policy from Harvard University in 1999, Dr. Gazelle focused on comparative clinical and cost-effectiveness analysis research, developing an international reputation for his research evaluating the benefits, costs and appropriate use of new medical technologies.

    His extensive RSNA involvement includes serving as chair of the RSNA Research Development Committee and as a member of the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Gazelle also helped to establish and served as director of RSNA's Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop, the Advanced Course in Grant Writing program and the Creating and Optimizing the Radiology Research Enterprise (CORE) program.

    G. Scott Gazelle, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.