Thomas M. Deserno

Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Deserno

Deputy Director PLRI, Director Location TU Braunschweig

at the Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology and
Hannover Medical School, Germany

Full Professor of Medical Informatics, Department of Computer Science, TU Braunschweig Adjunct Faculty, Hannover Medical School


University of Braunschweig – Institute of Technology
Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics
Muehlenpfordtstr. 23
Room: IZ 442
38106 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 (0) 531 / 391 - 2131
Fax: +49 (0) 531 / 391 - 9502


Thomas M. Deserno (born as Lehmann) received the Diploma (Masters degree) in electrical engineering (School of Engineering), the PhD (summa cum laude) in computer science (School of Science), and the habilitation in medical informatics (School of Medicine) from the RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, in 1992, 1998, and 2004, respectively. Between 2007 and 2017, he was full professor of medical informatics at Uniklinik RWTH Aachen. Since 2017, he is the chair of the Braunschweig site of PLRI.

In 1992, he was research scientist at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, RWTH Aachen. Since 1992 he has been with the Department of Medical Informatics, Medical Faculty, Uniklinik RWTH Aachen, where he currently heads the Division of Image and Data Management. He co-authored a textbook on image processing for the medical sciences (Springer, Berlin, 1997) and edited the Handbook of Medical Informatics (Hanser, Munich, 2005) as well as a book on Biomedical Image Processing within the series on Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering (Springer, Heidelberg, 2011). His research interests include medical image processing applied to quantitative measurements for computer-assisted diagnoses and medical research in controlled clinical trials, as well as seamless workflow integration of image and signal analysis into the user’s workflow.

Dr. Deserno received the DAGM-Preis '93. The award from the German Association for Pattern Recognition was given for his work on automatic strabometry using Hough transform and covariance filtering. In 1998, he received the Borcher's Medal from the RWTH Aachen for his work on medical image registration and interpolation. He served as president of the working group Medical Image Processing within the German Society of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) and Chairman of the IEEE Joint Chapter Engineering in Medicine and Biology (IEEE German Section).

Dr. Deserno is senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentations Engineering (SPIE), where he is member of the Program Committee of the annually International Symposium of Medical Imaging (both, CAD and PACS tracks). He is a member of the International Association of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (IADMFR), and serves on the International Editorial Boards of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Methods of Information in Medicine, World Journal of Radiology, GMS Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (MIBE), Acta Informatica Medica, and he is Co-editor Europe of the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. In 2015, he became Associated Editor of SPIE Journal of Medical Imaging.