Speaker Profile

M.D., Chairman, Columbia University Medical Center

Lawrence H. Schwartz, M.D. is the James Picker Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at Columbia University Medical Center and is also Radiologist-in-Chief at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. In his capacity as Chairman, Dr. Schwartz oversees a 75 clinical member department and directs its patient care, research and educational initiatives. Before joining Columbia, Dr. Schwartz was on the faculty at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for approximately 18 years, most recently as the Vice Chair, Technology Development in the Department of Radiology as well as Director of MRI. Dr. Schwartz’s academic interests are in the development of novel imaging biomarkers in oncology, both clinical care and drug discovery. He is an active member of the Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance and the Oncology Biomarker Qualification Initiative.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

Track Chairs:
Sharmila Majumdar, UCSF

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in diagnostic medical imaging is undergoing extensive evaluation. AI has shown impressive accuracy and sensitivity in the identification of imaging abnormalities and promises to enhance tissue-based detection and characterization. This track will explore technical advancements in clinical machine learning and use cases in radiology.


  • AI Roadmap: Opportunities and Challenges (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Sean Khozin, CancerLinQ
    - Matthew Lungren, AWS
    - Patrick Loerch, Gilead
    - Daniel J. Arbess, Xerion Investments LLC
    - Nigam Shah, Stanford
    - Chris Gibson, Recursion
  • Actionable AI: Empowering the Stewards of Precision Medicine
    - Abdul Halabi, Tempus
  • Technical Advancements in Clinical Machine Learning - What's New in 2022 (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Sharmila Majumdar, UCSF
    - Matthew Lungren, AWS - Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Harvard
    - John Mongan, UCSF
  • Image Applications for Clinical Diagnosis
    Session Chair: Esther L. Yuh, UCSF
    - Thorsten Fleiter, U. of Maryland
    - Imon Banerjee, Mayo Clinic
    - Pratik Mukherjee, UCSF
    - Lawrence Schwartz, Columbia University Medical Center
  • The Impact of AI and High-Resolution Digital Slide Imaging
    Session Chair: Thomas Westerling-Bui, Aiforia
    - Andy Moye, Paige
  • Evaluation of AI Software for Radiological Applications (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Fatemeh Zabihollahy, UCLA
    - Akshay Chaudhari, Stanford
    - Mona Flores, NVIDIA
    - Kilian Koepsell, Caption Health
  • PMWC 2022 Showcase (NCI)
    - Eric Horler, AIQ Solutions