Rick Patt MD

Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs

Rick Patt, MD, Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, has a broad prior experience in medical imaging: this includes research and development of contrast agents: design and manage site and central reviews and trained reviewers for over 300 oncology trials; and has expertise in cardiovascular device, infectious disease, and pulmonary fibrosis trials. He has performed blinded reads and adjudications in a variety of trial types. He has held positions as both an academic and private practice radiologist.

After his fellowship at Georgetown University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), he served as Chief of Body MRI, then Director of MRI, at Georgetown University Medical Center, where he was both an investigator and blinded reader in numerous pharmaceutical and medical device clinical trials.

He subsequently joined Berlex Labs as Associate Director, followed by Director of Medical Imaging Clinical Development, where he managed an experienced team in all phases of clinical development of radiological contrast agents.

Dr. Patt also served as Medical Director for HealthHelp, a radiology management services organization. He founded Foresight Consulting, working with pharmaceutical and medical device companies on the utilization of medical imaging into clinical development programs.

He has numerous publications, has served on an NCI Advisory Panel, is a reviewer for major radiology journals, and has been an invited lecturer across the US and Europe on the use of medical imaging in clinical trials.