Jan Grimm, MD, PhD

About Me

I am a physician-scientist with experience in clinical radiology, nuclear medicine, and basic science. I trained in both Europe and the United States. I did a body imaging fellowship and nuclear medicine residency at MSK. In that time I gained extensive experience in tumor imaging using MRI, CT, and PET/CT. My main interests are body imaging, particularly lymph node imaging and prostate imaging, as well as prostate cancer biology. My lab has developed a new method to identify tumor-positive lymph nodes. We are also creating new imaging approaches (Cerenkov imaging) and therapies based on nanoparticles.

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  • Clinical Expertise: Abdominal Imaging (CT, MRI); PET/CT Imaging
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Education: MD, University of Hamburg (Germany); PhD, University of Kiel (Germany)
  • Residencies: University of Kiel (Germany); Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Board Certifications: Radiology (US and Germany); Nuclear Medicine (US)

My Research

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Kirsch DG, Grimm J, Guimares AR, Wojtkiewicz GR, Perez BA, Santiago PM, Anthony NK, Forbes T, Dopke K, Weissleder R, Jacks T (2010) Imaging primary lung cancers in mice to study radiation biology. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys15; 76(4): 973-977

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Clinical Trials

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