Paul E.  Kinahan, Ph.D.

Paul E. Kinahan, Ph.D.

  • Vice-Chair for Research and Professor of Radiology
  • Head, imaging Research Laboratory
  • Adjunct Professor, Physics and Bioengineering
UW Campus Mail Box 357987

Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: (206) 543-0236


  1. BASc 1985 University of British Columbia (Engineering Physics)
  2. MASc 1988 University of British Columbia (Engineering Physics)
  3. PhD 1994 University of Pennsylvania (Bioengineering)


Paul Kinahan is a member of the UW Imaging Research Laboratory. He was part of the group that built the first prototype combined PET/CT scanner and has also contributed to the current class of data processing image reconstruction algorithms used in PET/CT oncology imaging. He moved to the University of Washington in 2001 where he continues his research in PET/CT imaging. He has served on committees for the RSNA, AAPM, SNM, NIH, and IEEE.