July 2020


Sanjiv Sam Gambhir (1962-2020)

It is with profound sadness that the ESR reports the passing of our dear friend and colleague Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir on July 18, 2020. Sam was professor and chair of the Department of Radiology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and a professor by courtesy in the departments of Bioengineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. A true pioneer in molecular imaging with an emphasis on cancer imaging and diagnostics and a champion for precision health, he advocated that the earlier detection of disease will be key in improving human health. His prolific research record includes over 680 papers and more than 40 patent applications. Dr. Gambhir was an inspiration to all who knew him. Our heartfelt condolences go to his wife Aruna and his family. He will be dearly missed.