Curtis P. Langlotz

Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics, Associate Chair for Information Systems, Department of Radiology, Stanford University

Biography

Curtis P. Langlotz, MD, PhD is professor of Radiology and Biomedical Informatics and associate chair for Information Systems in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University. As medical informatics director for Stanford Health Care, he is responsible for the computer technology that supports the Stanford Radiology practice.

Dr. Langlotz has contributed on a global scale to the growth of informatics in radiology. For more than 15 years, he has led the development of numerous national informatics initiatives, including the RadLex® terminology standard, the LOINC-RadLex Playbook of standard exam codes, and the RSNA report template library. His biomedical informatics research laboratory aims to reduce diagnostic imaging errors and improve the accuracy and consistency of radiology communication by developing novel artificial intelligence algorithms that provide real-time assistance to radiologists, clinicians, and patients. In addition to over 100 scholarly publications, Dr. Langlotz authored The Radiology Report: A Guide to Thoughtful Communication for Radiologists and Other Medical Professionals, and co-edited Cancer Informatics: Essential Technologies for Clinical Trials.

A respected teacher and mentor, Dr. Langlotz and his trainees have been recognized for their contributions to radiology research with numerous scientific awards, including seven best paper awards and five research career development grants.

Dr. Langlotz founded and is a past president of the Radiology Alliance for Health Services Research, served as chair of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM), and as a board member of the Association of University Radiologists. He is a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics and currently serves as president of the College of SIIM Fellows and as a board member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) and the American Medical Informatics Association. He has founded three healthcare information technology companies, most recently Montage Healthcare Solutions, which was acquired by Nuance Communications in 2016.

A St. Paul, Minn. native, Dr. Langlotz received his medical degree, a master’s degree in artificial intelligence, and a doctorate in medical information science, all from Stanford University. He completed an internship and radiology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, where he remained on the faculty for 20 years. He accepted his current position at Stanford in 2014.