Research Areas


He received his B.S. in chemistry at Regis College, 1954, a M.S. in Physical Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, 1957, a M.D. from the University of Colorado, Denver, 1964, and a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from UC Berkeley, 1971. He has received numerous honors and awards for his research contributions to nuclear medicine and imaging techniques and was elected as a member to the National Academy of Engineering in 1996.

Dr. Budinger is also Professor & Chair of the Department of Bioengineering, Professor in Residence, University of California, San Francisco and Department Head, Department of Nuclear Medicine & Functional Imaging, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


  • 1971, Ph.D., Medical Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1957, M.S., Physical Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 1954, B.S., Chemistry, Regis College, Massachusetts

Selected Publications

Awards, Memberships and Fellowships