Arthur F. Gmitro, PhD

Department Head, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Medical Imaging
Professor, Optical Sciences
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Additional Contact Info: 
Fax: (520) 626-1945
  • University of Illinois, 1974 (B.S.)
  • University of Arizona, 1979 (M.S.)
  • University of Arizona, 1982 (Ph.D.)
Honors and Awards: 
  • Rudolph Kingslade Award, SPIE, 1984
  • Francois Erbsmann Prize, IPMI, 1989
  • Fenton Maynard Chair in Cancer Imaging
Major Areas of Research Interest: 
Development and demonstration of new medical imaging equipment, methods, and applications. The focus of research is in advanced optical imaging techniques, such as confocal microendoscopy, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Student Opportunities Through Research: 
Opportunities exist for students to assist with imaging equipment development, testing, and clinical evaluation.
Selected Publications: 
1.      Gmitro, A.F., Kono, M., Theilmann, R.J., Altbach, M.I., Li, Z., and Trouard, T.P. (2005). “Radial GRASE: Implementation and Applications,” Magn. Reson. Med., 53, 1363-1371.
2.      Gatenby, R.A., Gawlinski, E.T., Gmitro, A.F., Kaylor, B., Gillies, R.J. (2006) “Acid-Mediated Tumor Invasion: A Multidisciplinary Study,” Cancer Res., 66 (10), 5216-5223.
3.      Srivastava S, Rodriguez JJ, Rouse AR, Brewer MA, Gmitro AF (2008). “Computer-Aided Identification of Ovarian Cancer in Confocal Microendoscope Images,” J. Biomed. Opt., 13(2) 024020 1-13.
4.      Makhlouf H, Gmitro AF, Tanbakuchi AA, Udovich JA, Rouse AR (2008). "Multi-spectral Confocal Microscope for in vivo and in situ Imaging,” J. Biomed. Opt., (13)(4) 044016 1-9.
5.      Udovich JA, Kirkpatrick ND, Kano A, Tanbakuchi A, Utzinger U, Gmitro AF (2008).  “Spectral Background and Transmission Characteristics of Fiber Optic Imaging Bundles,” Appl. Opt,. 47(25) 4560-68.
6.      Tanbakuchi AA, Rouse AR, Gmitro AF (2009). “Monte Carlo characterization of parallelized fluorescence confocal systems imaging in turbid media.” J. Biomed., Opt. 14(4) 044024 1-26.
7.      Tanbakuchi AA, Rouse AR Udovich JA, Hatch KD, Gmitro AF (2009). “Clinical confocal microlaparoscope for real-time in vivo optical biopsies,” J. Biomed. Opt., 14(4) 044030 1-12.
8.      Tanbakuchi AA, Udovich JA, Rouse AR, Hatch KD, Gmitro AF (2010). “In vivo imaging of ovarian tissue using a novel confocal microlaparoscope,” Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 202:90 e1-9.
9.      Lin Y, Gmitro AF (2010). “Statistical analysis and optimization of frequency-domain lifetime imaging microscopy using homodyne lock-in detection,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. 27:5 1145-55.
10.  Makhlouf H, Rouse AR, Gmitro AF, (2011) “Dual modality fluorescence confocal and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography microendoscope,” Bio. Opt. Express 2:3 634-644.
NIH Undergraduate Diversity Program: 
-Robert Shatto, 2011, "Development of a Method to Detect Ovarian Cancer in its Early Stages by Imaging the Distal Interior of the Fallopian Tube"; 2012, Confocal Microendoscope Imaging with Gradient Index Technology"
-Wing (Angel) Lam, 2011, "Dev. and Testing of Optical Microscopic Imaging; Biomedical Imaging in Cancer Research"
NIH High School Student Research Program: 
-Angelica Rivera-Acereto, Pueblo High School, 1992
-Ahmed Said Shehata, Tucson High Magnet School, 1998
-Ajpaal Kalyanmasih, Palo Verde Magnet High School, 2001
-Leonid Barik, Rincon High School, 2002
-Daniel Montilla, Amphi High School ,2003
-Kimthy Vu, Amphi High School ,2003
-Gabriela Flores, Canyon Del Oro High School, 2005 
-Robert Shatto, Douglas High School, 2008
-Synthia Garcia, River Valley High School, 2010
-Phillip A. Alvarez, Pueblo Magnet High School, 2012
NIH K-12 Science Teacher Program: 
-Samuel Washington, Pistor Middle School, 1998
-Jon Lansa, Amphitheater High School, 2001
-Stephen L. Perkins, Flowing Wells High School, 2002
-Kathleen Manuel, Baboquivari High School, 2002
Monday, March 5, 2018