Steffen Sammet

Associate Professor of Radiology and Medical Physics
Director of Clinical MR Physics
Physician and Medical Physicist, DABR, FAMP

5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC2026
Chicago, Illinois 60637

Phone: 773.702.3162
Fax: 773.702.1161

Education

Undergraduate: B.S. (Vordiplom) in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1994
Graduate: M.S. (Diplom) in Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1997
Doctoral thesis in Physics: "T1rho-weighted MR-Imaging at 1.5 T", German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany, 1998-2002
Doctoral Degree in Physics: Ph.D., Dr. rer. nat., Magna Cum Laude, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2002
Postdoctoral: Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2005-2008
Business Administration: Certificate in Total Quality Management, Faculty of Business Studies and Economics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2004
Medical school: University of Heidelberg, Germany, 1998-2005
Internship: Internal Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, Kreiskrankenhaus Schwetzingen, Germany, 2004-2005
Doctoral Thesis in Medicine: "Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Human Brain at 7T", The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2006-2009
Doctoral Degree in Medicine: Dr. med., Magna Cum Laude, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2009

Certification

  • 2004 – Present   Medical Physics Board Certificate (FAMP) by the German Society for Medical Physics (DGMP), Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 – Present   Medical License, Germany
  • 2010 – Present   Diagnostic Medical Physics Board Certificate (DABR), American Board of Radiology, Tucson, AZ
  • 2010 – 2012   Certified Radiation Expert: Mammography and diagnostic other than mammography, Ohio Department of Health, Columbus, OH
  • 2011 – Present   Diagnostic Imaging Specialist, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Springfield, IL

Positions and Employment

  • 1995 – 1996   Purchasing Manager of medical products, Mediana Ross GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany / Moscow, Russia
  • 1996 – 2003   Founder and CEO, Samstar-Repetitorien GdbR, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2002 – 2003   Research and Development, Regulatory Affairs, 20/10 Perfect Vision Optische Geräte GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2003 – 2005   Quality Assurance Representative, 20/10 Perfect Vision Optische Geräte GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2005 – 2006   Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2006 – 2007   Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2007 – 2008   Research Scientist, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2008 – 2010   Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2009 – 2010   Assistant Professor, School of Allied Medical Professions, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2010 – 2013   Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2010 – Present   Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2010 – Present   Director of Clinical MR Physics, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2013 – Present   Associate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Service/Awards

  • 1990   Alfred-Maul High-School-Graduate-Award in Gold: Ministerium für Kultus und Sport Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 1998   International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) travel stipend for the 7th Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1999   International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) travel stipend for the 8th Scientific Meeting in Denver, CO, USA
  • 1999 – 2002   Stipend of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) fellowship "Tumor diagnostics and therapy by three-dimensional radiological and laser-based techniques", Bonn, Germany
  • 2000 – 2003   Stipend of the Verein zur Förderung der Krebserkennung und Krebsvorsorge, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2006   National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB/NIH) travel stipend for the ISMRM Data Processing - Spectroscopy Workshop in Warrenton, Virginia, USA
  • 2007   International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) educational stipend for the Workshop on Advances in High Field MRI, Asilomar, CA, USA
  • 2008   Stipend of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for the Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • 2008   Certificate of Merit of the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) for the Electronic Exhibit: Sammet S, Shah Z, Jia G, Takayama Y, Jimenez R, Shah K, Patel V, Knopp M: "Imaging-Pathology Correlation of 3T DCE-MRI Without an Endorectal Coil Used as a Pre-surgical Roadmap for Prostate Cancer Delineation", Washington, DC, USA
  • 2009   Imaging Science Educator of the Year. Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2009   Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award for Outstanding Papers. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS).
  • 2009   Certificate of Merit of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for the Electronic Exhibit: Sammet S, Irfanoglu M, Koch R, Machiraju R, Schmalbrock P, Knopp M, Choi S, Abduljalil A, Yuh W: "Influences of the Parallel Imaging Technique SENSE on Ultra High Field Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Fibertracking at 7 T", Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2010   Outstanding Service of the Year - Faculty Award. Wright Center of Innovation in Biomedical Imaging. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2010   Molecular Imaging Award. RSNA. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, United States. Subject: G. Jia, H. Nguyen, Z. Shah, K. Pohar, A. Mortazavi, M. Knopp, M. Patel, D. Clark, S. Sammet: "Improving Bladder Cancer Detection Using a New Molecular Imaging Technique: Amide-Proton-transfer MR Imaging", Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2010    Molecular Imaging Award. RSNA. Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, United States. Subject: W. Wei, G. Jia, S. Sammet, D. Clark, J. Zhou, M. Knopp, P. Wassenaar, H. Nguyen: "Clinical Applications of a New Molecular Imaging Technique: Chemical Exchange-dependent Saturation Transfer MR Imaging", Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2010   Certificate of Appreciation for Five Years of Dedicated and Loyal Service. The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA
  • 2011 – 2012   Stipend of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) for Advanced Course in Grant Writing, Oakbrook, IL, USA
  • 2011   Young Investigator Award of the Cancer Research Foundation, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2012 – 2014   Stipend of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) funded Cancer Education and Career Development program (R25), Cancer Nanotechnology in Imaging and Radiotherapy
  • 2013   International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Merit Award – Magna Cum Laude – for the Electronic Exhibit: S. Wang, Y. Peng, M. Medved, A. Yousuf, M. Ivancevic, I, Karademir, Y. Jiang, T. Antic, S. Sammet, A. Oto, G.S. Karczmar: Hybrid T2 and Diffusion Weighted MRI for Prostate Cancer Detection”, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 2013   International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Merit Award – Summa Cum Laude – for the Electronic Exhibit: S. Sammet: ”Implementation of a Comprehensive MR Safety Course for Medical Students”, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 2013   University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center Program Pilot Award, UCCCC, Chicago, IL

Clinical Interests

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Interests

High and Ultrahigh Field MRI, Ultrasound, Quantitative Imaging