Reaching New Heights in Nuclear Medicine

2024 Hal O’Brien Rising Star Award Winners

On behalf of the Hal O’Brien Rising Star Award Committee and the High Country Nuclear Medicine Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to announce the winners of this competition.

  • Mary Ellen Koran, MD, PhD (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) – Nominated by the SNMMI Brain Imaging Council
  • Pedram Heidari, MD (Massachusetts General Hospital) – Nominated by the SNMMI Therapy Center of Excellence

We congratulate these outstanding Rising Stars and appreciate their efforts and the efforts of their nominating organizations in helping us identify the future leaders in our field.

Photos below in order of above list.

Mary Ellen Koran, MD, PhD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Pedram Heidari, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital