Benoit Desjardins

Benoit Desjardins

Professor of Radiology and Medicine at University of Pennsylvania Medicine

Dr Benoit Desjardins MD-PhD is Professor of Radiology and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an international leader in three different fields: (1) cardiovascular imaging, (2) artificial intelligence, and (3) cybersecurity. He has given over 160 invited presentations nationally and internationally in those three fields.

He is co-leader of the Arrhythmia Imaging Research Laboratory at Penn. His research involves cardiac MRI and CT in electrophysiology, focusing on the relation between cardiac biomarkers such as myocardial scar, with pathways of abnormal electrical conduction in left ventricular arrhythmia. He is funded by the National Institute of Health and is very active in national scientific societies. He has been awarded Fellowship of the American College of Radiology (FACR), of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and of the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (FNASCI).

He has extensive expertise in artificial intelligence, the field of his PhD. He is a member of the NIH Data Science Institute Cardiac Panel on Artificial Intelligence. He is involved in several project on AI in collaboration with international institutions. In the spring of 2022, he has spent six months at Stanford as Visiting Professor and Associate Scholar of the Stanford Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Imaging.

He is a reformed hacker. He has several certificates in cybersecurity and has done research and published on the cybersecurity of medical images. He has become a sought-after speaker on this important topic and has participated on many panels and given talks at cybersecurity conferences. He is the refresher course leader in cybersecurity at the Radiological Society of North America.

Outside work, he is a Black Belt at Tae Kwon Do, an ex-Boy Scout Leader and a competitive marksman, and a FPV race drone pilot (pilot name: Mud Phud). He is also a member of the prestigious Mega Society and Prometheus Society.

Securing the Modern Connected Hospital: IoT, IoMT, and OT
Monday, March 11 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
AI and Cybersecurity: Navigating Innovation and Managing Risks
Monday, March 11 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
AI and Cybersecurity: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
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