James R. Galt, PhD

Associate Professor

Radiology and Imaging Sciences


Nuclear Medicine Physics

1364 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30322

Phone: (404) 712-7896

Email: jgalt@emory.edu

Dr. Galt, Ph.D. is the Director of Nuclear Medicine Physics at Emory University Hospital, where he has served as the Division of Nuclear Medicine’s primary clinical physicist and directed the physics course for nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology residents since 1998. Before moving to Emory, he served as the Physicist and Assistant Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Service of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Atlanta) for nine years.  

  • Ph.D. Emory University
  • M.S. Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • B.S. with Honors in Physics, Emory College of Emory University

Dr. Galt’s research focus has been on quantitative emission tomography with emphasis on nuclear cardiology and the use of SPECT/CT and PET/CT for planning and tracking of oncologic therapy. He has directed Ph.D. dissertations at Emory and Georgia Tech and served on several doctoral committees. Dr. Galt is active in the leadership of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging on both regional and national levels.