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Janis P. O'Malley, M.D., FACR

Former Director, Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
Professor, Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
205-934-1438 | Location: JT 782

Janis P. O’Malley, M.D., FACR has a long record of interest and service in the area of physician education as well as clinical interests centered around the use of PET-CT for oncology and neurology applications.

After graduating from medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, she completed residencies in Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. At UAB, she immediately became active as an educator, receiving several teaching awards and co-authoring the third and fourth editions of The Requisites: Nuclear Medicine (the highest selling nuclear medicine textbook internationally) as well as multiple book chapters and papers. Dr. O’Malley previously served as UAB’s Nuclear Medicine Residency Program Director, Clinical PET-CT Chief, and member of UAB’s General Medical Education Committee. She was named Division Director in 2003 and helped develop UAB’s new Advanced Imaging Facility with its state of the art time-of-flight PET-CTs and new PET-MRI. Some of her research interests include projects that helped promote PET imaging with radiotracers other than F-18 FDG, such as F-18 FLT and F-18 FMISO in cancer and F-18 amyloid binding agents in dementia. She is currently interested in expanding targeted radioisotope therapy with alpha emitters such as Radium-223 as well as with radiolabeled antibodies.

She is currently the Chair of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and was an Oral Board Examiner in Nuclear Medicine for the American Board of Radiology in the past. An active member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, she now serves as SNMMI Education Committee Chair, Associate Chair for Continuing Education on the Scientific Program Committee, and member of the ACNM/SNMMI Joint Governance Committee, Future Leaders Academy Taskforce and Academic Council. Dr. O’Malley is also a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Association of University Radiologists (AUR).

Contact Information

Administrative Support:
Angela Grant
P: (205) 934-1388 | agrant@uabmc.edu