Headshot photo of Erik S. Mittra, M.D., Ph.D.

Erik S. Mittra, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine
  • Division Chief, Molecular Imaging and Therapy
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Committee, School of Medicine


Dr. Mittra received his medical and graduate training through the MSTP (joint MD/PhD) program at Stony Brook University in New York in 2005. His master’s degree was in Anatomical Sciences, and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. He subsequently completed a Nuclear Medicine residency and fellowship at Stanford University. He was faculty in Radiology at Stanford for 8 years, until moving to OHSU in 2018.
Dr. Mittra is interested in all aspects of Nuclear Medicine imaging, therapy, and research. This includes adult and pediatric general nuclear medicine imaging with gamma camera and SPECT, PET imaging for oncology, cardiac, and neurologic applications, as well as bone densitometry (DXA imaging). Targeted Radioisotope Therapies (TRT) are of particular interest; including various applications in oncology and he is a nationally-recognized expert in this area. His research interests are primarily focused on the clinical translation of novel radioisotopes for imaging and therapy. He very involved with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS), and is the current Medical Director of the Healing NET Foundation (HNF).

Education and training

    • M.D., Ph.D., 2005, Stony Brook University MSTP Program
  • Internship

    • Internship, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 2006
  • Residency

    • Nuclear Medicine Residency, Stanford University, Stanford, California 2008
  • Fellowship

    • PET/CT Fellowship, Stanford University, Stanford, California 2009
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 2008