James G. Fujimoto MSc, PhD

James G. Fujimoto MSc, PhD

Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciience, MIT, Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts

Dr. James Fujimoto is Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also Visiting Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at the Medical University of Vienna and has an Honorary Doctorate from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. Dr. Fujimoto’s group and collaborators were responsible for the invention and development of optical coherence tomography (OCT). He has published over 450 peer-reviewed journal articles and co-edited over 10 books. Working with Carmen Puliafito and Eric Swanson, he was a co-founder of the startup company Advanced Ophthalmic Devices which developed ophthalmic OCT and was acquired by Carl Zeiss. With Eric Swanson and Mark Brezinski, he was also co-founder of LightLab Imaging, which developed cardiovascular OCT and was later acquired by Goodman, Ltd and St. Jude Medical. Dr. Fujimoto was co-recipient of the Champalimaud Vision Prize in 2012, the National Academy of Engineering Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Award in 2017 and the European Inventor Award in 2017. He also received the Zeiss Research Award in 2011, the Optical Society of America Ives Medal in 2015 and the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research in 2017. Dr. Fujimoto is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.