Ari Borthakur

Ari Borthakur, PhD, MBA

Associate Director, Center for Magnetic Resonance & Optical Imaging, Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine

Ari Borthakur, PhD, MBA is a Wharton MBA and a University of Pennsylvania Med PhD scientist with 20 years of experience leading teams to solve complex biomedical problems. His work has resulted in internationally recognized contributions to science and medicine and his inventions have been used clinically worldwide. He is currently an operational leader of the nation's first organization dedicated to leveraging innovative business models in order to add value to the field of radiology by improving efficiency, revenue, and patient outcomes. His work in implementing AI for real-time analysis of patients' images won a Radiology Business Journal’s 2020 Imaging Innovation Award. He co-leads Penn's Imaging Appropriate Use Criteria program mandated by CMS to ensure appropriate use of imaging services for the patient's condition in order to help reduce unnecessary care and costs.

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