Department of Radiology and Committee on Medical Physics
Steffen Sammet is the director of clinical magnetic resonance physics at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
His current research interests include development of new methodologies in high- and ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). He is developing advanced sequences and protocols in MRI and MRS for diagnosis and treatment monitoring of anatomical and molecular changes. He is leading several ultrasound research projects, including MRI-guided treatment monitoring of the therapeutic effects of high-intensity focused ultrasound. He is also developing computed tomography (CT) protocols with an emphasis on improving neurosurgical navigation.
Sammet is a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and he is ABR board certified in diagnostic radiological physics. He also holds a board certificate of medical physics and a medical license in Germany. He has an MD, a PhD and an MS in physics, and a BS in physics, mathematics, and chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Sammet has a business administration certificate in total quality management from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the Ohio State University.
Sammet joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2011.