Expertise: Computer-assisted surgery /computer-assisted interventions
Gabor Fichtinger obtained his BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering, and Doctorate in Computer Science from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. He received postdoctoral training in high performance computing and biomedical visualization at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technologies at the Johns Hopkins University in 1998. He relocated to Queen’s University in 2007, where he is a Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier-1) in Computer-Integrated Surgery. His research interest is computer-assisted surgery and interventions: a highly interdisciplinary field spanning over medical imaging, image computing, visualization, surgical planning, navigation, robotics, biosensors and, most importantly, integration of all these into workable clinical systems. He further specializes in image-guided needle-based interventions.