Rakesh Shiradkar, PhD

Dr. Shiradkar is an Assistant Professor (Clinical Research Track) in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Tech. He is also member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. His research focuses on developing artificial intelligence (AI) approaches using multi-modal imaging (radiology, pathology) and healthcare data to improve cancer diagnosis and prognosis, specifically in the context of urologic cancers including prostate and kidney. He has extensively worked on radiomics for prostate cancer risk stratification, diagnosis and prognosis; radio-pathologic correlations between quantitative imaging and histopathology; multi-modal image co-registration; prostate cancer nomograms integrating radiomics with clinical parameters and genomic assays. His research has been funded by the DoD Idea Development Award, pilot grant from the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and was recently awarded the Winship Pilot Institutional Research Grant from the American Cancer Society.