Michael Ketcha is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering designing methods and theory for image-guided surgery using X-ray and CT imaging. By combining knowledge from machine learning and physical models, he aims to allow physicians to provide greater precision during surgery at reduced dose levels. His work has led to more than 15 peer-reviewed co-authored publications, 2 patent applications, 5 conference talks, and several awards, including SPIE Medical Imaging’s Young Scientist Award. He has held numerous leadership positions including the BME PhD Council VP for Academic Affairs, Co-Director of the 5th Hopkins Imaging Conference, and has served in multiple executive roles in the BCI-EDGE student group which is dedicated to preparing PhD students for non-academic careers. He also co-founded Hopkins Hikers, a hiking group for the Johns Hopkins community which has over 300 members.
Ph.D. , BioengineeringClass of 2020