Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Radiology, Director of Basic Radiological Sciences Division
Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Imaging and Optics, Biomedical Ultrasonics and Image-Guided Therapy
J. Brian Fowlkes, PhD is Professor of Radiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Basic Radiological Sciences Division in the Department of Radiology at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Fowlkes received his B.S. degree in physics from the University of Central Arkansas in 1983, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi in 1986 and 1988, respectively, both in physics. He came to the University of Michigan in 1988 where he is currently directing and conducting research in medical ultrasound for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. His work includes studies of acoustic droplet vaporization for bubble production in therapeutic ultrasound and drug release, effects of gas bubbles in high intensity ultrasound including histotripsy and volume flow estimation for ultrasonic imaging. He has over 170 peer-reviewed scientific publications and over 280 abstract presentations.
Dr. Fowlkes is a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and has served as its Secretary and Treasurer and as a member of its Board of Governors. He is also a three-time recipient of the AIUM Presidential Recognition Award for outstanding contributions and service to the expanding future of ultrasound in medicine and the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award for Basic Science. Dr. Fowlkes is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).