Raul San José Estépar, PhD
Co-Director, Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory, BWH; Associate Professor, Radiology, HMS
Raúl is co-director of the Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Raúl is focused on the development of quantitative imaging biomarkers to define novel primary or secondary endpoints in lung clinical investigations, specifically Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PVD) and Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). In particular, his group is heavily involved in the development of novel imaging computational techniques that form the basis of the biomarker discovery pipeline to establish the clinical and genetics significant of chest diseases. His group has served as imaging core for the COPDGene study and the Framingham Heart Study Pulmonary Research Center among others. His current research lines span from the quantitative study of pulmonary vascular remodeling to the subtyping of parenchymal lung injury and the prediction of outcomes directly from imaging by means of artificial intelligence techniques.