Yi-Hwa Liu, Ph.D.
Yi-Hwa Liu, Ph.D. is Senior Research Scientist/Scholar in Cardiovascular Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Biomedical Imaging and Radiological Sciences at National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, and Professor (Adjunct) of Biomedical Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Dr. Liu is an elected senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a full member of Sigma Xi of the Scientific Research Society of North America. He has served for many a years on the Editorial Boards of the World Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Current Molecular Imaging Journal, and American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He has also served as National Member of American Heart Association (AHA) grants review Committee since 2004, and as Associate Editor of Medical Physics since 2009. Dr. Liu received his BS degree of Biomedical Engineering at Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, MS degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, and PhD degree of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He completed post-doc trainings in electrophysiology and cardiovascular physiology at Georgetown University School of Medicine and in nuclear cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine. He joined the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine as Assistant Professor (1998 – 2004) and Associate Professor of Medicine (2004 – 2014). His primary research involves non-coherent image restoration, nuclear cardiac image reconstruction and quantification. Dr. Liu is one of the pioneers in the fields of fluorescence microscopic image restoration and nuclear cardiac image reconstruction and quantification. His primary research in nuclear cardiac imaging has been supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the American Heart Association (AHA) and Connecticut Bioscience Innovation Fund (CBIF). He is the author of over 50 peered review publications, the leading editor of a book entitled “Cardiovascular Imaging” (CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK) and Co-inventor of the Wackers-Liu CQ™ SPECT Quantification Method, FDA-approved Commercial Software Package.