The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) asked members to identify early career professionals who are working to shape the future of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Radiology resident Ali Salavati, MD, MPH was one of thirty selected rising stars in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging.

The list is composed of early career professionals and students who are already making a difference in the profession. 

SNMMI wrote “This is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding time to work in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. As the field continues to expand, a new wave of talent is at the forefront of this cutting-edge specialty and its efforts to advance precision medicine. We are proud to present this selection of 30 rising stars in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. The future looks bright!”

Dr. Salavati has been highly involved in the field of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging and his hard work resulted in over 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 50 abstracts, and 4 books. He is the recipient of several research awards, including the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Trainee Research Prize in 2016 and 2018, RSNA “Introduction to Academic Radiology” award in 2017. SNMMI travel awards and/or certificate of merits in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018. He is also appointed as an intern to “Therapy Center of Excellence “of the SNMMI.