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Robert Ledley, D.D.S.

President -National Biomedical Research Foundation
ledley@nbrf.georgetown.edu


Primary Expertise
Dr. Ledley has been the president of the National Biomedical Research Foundation since its inception in 1960.

Honors
1990 The National Inventors Hall of Fame,
inducted for the invention of the whole-body CT scanner, Patent No.: 3,922,552
1990 Georgetown University,
awarded the Vicennial Gold Medal for Distinguished Service.
1997 The National Medal of Technology
-- awarded by the President of the United States of America to Robert S. Ledley for pioneering contributions to biomedical computing and engineering, including inventing the whole-body CT scanner which revolutionized the practice of radiology and for his role in developing automated chromosome analysis for prenatal diagnosis of birth defects.
1998 The National Institute of Dental Research of NIH
awarded a certificate of appreciation in recognition of significant contributions to the advancement of biomedical research, informatics, the dental and medical professions, and the health of the American people presented on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute
1998 The Goldhaber Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine
awarded for exemplary leadership in research, particularly in developing computerized tomography.
1998 The Morris E. Collen, M.D. Award from the American College of Medical Informatics
awarded its highest award for lifetime achievements and contributions to the discipline of Medical Informatics to those who attainments have throughout their careers substantially advanced the art and science of Medical Informatics
1999 The Distinguished Alumni of New York University
this award is presented in recognition of his remarkable achievements as researcher, writer and inventor, in bringing digital computer engineering and computational methods to the study of medicine.
1999 Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences

Editor-In-Chief of Peer-Reviewed Journals
Pattern Recognition, Elsevier Science, Oxford, England
Computers in Biology and Medicine,Elsevier Science, Oxford, England
Computer Medical Imaging and Graphics, Elsevier Science, Oxford, England
Computer Languages, Elsevier Science, Oxford, England

Education
D.D.S., Dentistry, New York University, NYC. 1948
M.A., Theoretical Physics, Columbia University, NYC. 1949

Authored Books

Digital Computer and Control Engineering, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1960.

Switching Circuit Theory and Logical Design, Robert S. Ledley (ed.), American Institute of Electrical Engineers, New York, 1961.

Programming and Utilizing Digital Computers, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1965.
Use of Computers in Biology and Medicine, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1965.
FORTRAN IV Programming, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1966.

Pictorial Pattern Recognition, Robert S. Ledley, George Chen, Donald Pollock, and Azriel Rosenfeld (eds.), Thompson Book Company, ashington, DC 1968.
Engineering Analysis of Dental Forces: Theory and Application, National Biomedical Research Foundation, 1969.
Cross-Sectional Anatomy: An Atlas for Computerized Tomography, Robert S. Ledley, H.K. Huang, J.C. Mazzioti. Williams and Wilkens, Co., Baltimore, MD, 1977.

Selected Publications

Wu, C. H., Ledley, R. S., et al. (2004). PIRSF family classification system at the Protein Information Resource. Nucleic Acids Research, 32, D112-114.

Wu, C. H., Ledley, R. S., et al. (2003). The Protein Information Resource. Nucleic Acids Research, 31, 345-347.

Wu, C.H., Ledley, R. S., et al.(2002). The Protein Information Resource: an integrated public resource of functional annotation of proteins . Nucleic Acids Research, 30, 35-37.
Barker, W. C., Ledley, R.S.,et al. (2001). The Protein Information Resource. Nucleic Acids Research, 29, 29-32.
Barker, W. C., Ledley, R.S., et al. (2000). The Protein Information Resource. Nucleic Acids Research, 28, 41-44.


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