Keith Paulsen Honored by the National Academy of Inventors

Biomedical engineering professor elected to NAI’s inaugural class of senior members.

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Keith Paulsen, Thayer ’84, Thayer ’86, the Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been named to the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) inaugural class of Senior Members.

NAI Senior Members have success in patents, licensing, and commercialization and have produced technologies that significantly impact the welfare of society. Senior members also foster a spirit of innovation within their communities while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors.

At Dartmouth, Paulsen also serves as professor of radiology and surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine, scientific director of both the Advanced Imaging Center and the Center for Surgical Innovation at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and co-director of the Translational Engineering in Cancer program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

He and his colleagues are developing new imaging and computational technologies and methods to guide surgical resection of cancers in the brain, breast, and spine. They have developed and patented devices and methods for intraoperative quantitative fluorescence imaging, image updating with stereovision and 3D ultrasound, and magnetic resonance elastography of brain and supine MRI imaging and image-guidance for breast surgical oncology.