Frank DiFilippo, PhD
Staff, Director of Nuclear Imaging Physics, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Radiology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
Dr. DiFilippo is a physics graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After working in industry, he joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2002 as a clinical nuclear medicine physicist. Among many topics, his research has included characterizing the performance of PET and SPECT imaging systems and exploring their limits of spatial resolution. He serves as principal investigator of a micro-PET/CT instrument funded by a recent NIH S10 grant award.
As co-leader of the Neuroimaging Core, Dr. DiFilippo directs the acquisition and data analysis of PET imaging for the Cleveland Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (CADRC). One goal of PET imaging is to quantify the accumulation of Ab-amyloid protein in the brain. These data will be used by the CADRC team to more accurately study the progression and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.