June 27, 2012
Dr. King Chuen Peter Li, incoming chair of radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named the first Wells Fargo Faculty Scholar. This is the inaugural award in a program to accelerate innovative research conducted at the Medical Center and at Wake Forest University.
Li, who will begin his tenure as head of radiology on July 3, is a renowned researcher, educator, inventor and clinical leader in molecular imaging and radiology. He currently is the M.D. Anderson Foundation Distinguished Chair of the Department of Radiology at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Additionally, he is professor of radiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, an adjunct professor of bioengineering at Rice University and adjunct professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.
During his distinguished academic career, Li was a tenured associate professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and was selected as Teacher of the Year at Stanford. Additionally, he was a tenured senior investigator and former chief of the Radiology and Imaging Sciences Program at the National Institutes of Health.