Heiko Schöder, MD

Deputy Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service
Heiko Schöder; Deputy Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service

I am a nuclear medicine physician and Deputy Chief of the Molecular Imaging and Therapy Service. I have a special expertise in oncologic PET/CT for clinical and research purposes, conventional cardiac imaging, cardiac PET and PET/CT, and antibody treatment. I am an active member of several international imaging societies, including the Academy of Molecular Imaging, the Society of Nuclear Medicine, and the Radiological Society of North America, for which I organize and participate in regular Continuing Medical Education lecture series. As a member of the imaging and lymphoma committees of the Cancer and Leukemia Group B, or CALGB, I organize and participate as an expert reader in national, multicenter trials.

My research interests include the following: the assessment of the role of PET/CT imaging in the detection of head and neck cancer and lymphoma and the follow-up of patients with these diseases, the introduction and clinical evaluation of new PET radiotracers in oncology, the role of PET/CT imaging in radiotherapy planning and response assessment, and the development and evaluation of new techniques for motion control in the detection, treatment planning, and response assessment of lung cancer.

I am a member of the disease management teams for head and neck cancer and lymphoma, and I have organized and conducted several multidisciplinary research projects in these areas.

Clinical Expertise

Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) Body Imaging in Oncology; Cardiac Imaging; General Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nuclear Medicine

Languages Spoken

MD, Humboldt University (Berlin)


University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center


University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center

Board Certifications

Nuclear Medicine (US); Nuclear Cardiology (US); Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (Germany)

Publications by Heiko Schöder
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