- Professor, University of Toronto
Ur Metser, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Ur Metser is the Division Head of Molecular Imaging, Site Director of Medical Imaging at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Joint Department of Medical Imaging – UHN, Mount Sinai Hospital and Women’s College Hospital) and holds the position of Professor of Radiology, Department of Medical Imaging at the University of Toronto. He is also an affiliated scientist at the Techna Institute and chairs the Ontario Provincial Positron Emission Tomography Steering Committee at Cancer Care Ontario, responsible for the evidence-based introduction of PET in Ontario.
He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion (Haifa) and completed his residency training at the Sourasky Medical Center (affiliate of Tel Aviv University) and fellowship programs in abdominal imaging at the University of Toronto, and PET imaging at McMaster University. After serving as staff radiologist at the Departments of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in Tel-Aviv, he joined the Joint Department of Medical Imaging in the Divisions of Abdominal Imaging and Molecular Imaging. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada) and an active member in multiple international professional societies including the Radiological Society of North America, American Roentgen Ray Society, and Society of Nuclear Medicine, amongst others.
Dr. Metser has published over 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, as well as multiple review articles, book chapters and practice guidelines. He is also a reviewer for a few of the field’s leading medical journals and is on the editorial board of Journal of Computed Axial Tomography. His main clinical and research interests focus on novel molecular imaging probes, hybrid imaging (PET/CT and PET/MR) for tumour detection, characterization and assessment of response to therapy with functional imaging and theranostics.