Children’s National Hospital named Marius George Linguraru, D.Phil., M.A., M.Sc., as the Connor Family Professor of Research and Innovation at Children’s National Hospital.
Dr. Linguraru is a principal investigator in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National. He directs the award-winning Precision Medicine Imaging Group. He is also a professor of Radiology and Pediatrics and secondary professor of Biomedical Engineering at George Washington University.
About the award
Dr. Linguraru joins a distinguished group of 42 Children’s National physicians and scientists who hold an endowed chair. Professorships at Children’s National support groundbreaking work on behalf of children and their families and foster new discoveries and innovations in pediatric medicine. These appointments carry prestige and honor that reflect the recipient’s achievements and donor’s forethought to advance and sustain knowledge.
Dr. Linguraru is a global leader in harnessing the power of quantitative imaging and machine learning to rapidly and positively impact children’s health. Dr. Linguraru and his team use artificial intelligence (AI) and digital technology innovations to improve access to healthcare and the understanding of rare and newborn diseases. Their work enables clinicians to deliver care faster, evaluate responses to treatments and prevent health complications. They have positioned Children’s National as an international leader in the development of pediatric AI to ensure equitable care for all children.
“Artificial Intelligence may be the greatest tool we have for improving the quality of and access to medical care for children, especially those most vulnerable to health system inequities,” said Dr. Linguraru. “This professorship will help me extend our leadership in this vital field. The tools and care strategies we develop will benefit children worldwide.”
About the donors
The Connor family, through their vision and generosity, are ensuring that Dr. Linguraru and future holders of this professorship will launch bold, new initiatives to rapidly advance the field of pediatric research and innovation, elevate our leadership and improve the lifetimes of children.
“We strongly believe in the power of academic entrepreneurship to improve the health and wellbeing of children,” said Ed and Chris Connor, who are longtime donors and members of the Children’s National community. “This endowment is our way of supporting Children’s National’s work in research and innovation and recognizing Dr. Linguraru’s international leadership in using AI to benefit child health.”