Biography

Kenneth Hoyt, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) and Associate Professor of Radiology at UT Southwestern. He also serves as a research scientist in the Translational Research in Ultrasound Theranostics (TRUST) program, which focuses on noninvasive ultrasound technologies to diagnose and treat disease in vivo.

Dr. Hoyt holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University (2001) in Philadelphia, where he also received his master's degree in biomedical engineering (2003). He remained at Drexel to his doctorate in biomedical engineering (2005), and then received postdoctoral training in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Rochester in New York, where he investigated soft tissue elasticity characterization and imaging of prostate cancer.

Before joining the faculty at UT Southwestern in 2016, Dr. Hoyt served as Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also earned his MBA (2011). In 2015, he joined the faculty at UTD.

Dr. Hoyt's research is focused broadly on the development and use of ultrasound US) technology for applications related to imaging of diseased tissue, therapy, and drug delivery. This research is categorized by four main pillars described as tissue elasticity imaging, quantitative US imaging using microbubble contrast agents, molecular US imaging, and US-stimulated drug delivery and treatment.

A commitment to service

Dr. Hoyt is an active member several national and international societies, including the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, where he serves as an elected member of the Technical Standards Committee and as secretary of the Therapeutic Ultrasound Community. As a member of the Radiological Society of North America, he serves on the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance Technical Committee. 

Dr. Hoyt is frequently invited to lecture nationally and internationally at numerous conferences and venues, including the World Molecular Imaging Congress, Radiological Society of North America, and the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.

In addition to authoring or contributing to more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and a textbook chapter, he serves as a reviewer for multiple academic journals, including the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Medical Engineering and Physics, Molecular Imaging, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Ultrasonics, and Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.

Research Interest

  • Ultrasound Applications Related to Imaging Diseased Tissue

Honors & Awards

  • Best Poster
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2017)
  • Best Poster
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2015)
  • Career Development Award
    National Institutes of Health (2014)
  • Fellow
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2014)
  • New Investigator Award
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2012)
  • Travel Award for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging
    Radiological Society of North America (2012)
  • Best Poster
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2011)
  • New Investigator Award
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2011)
  • Best Poster
    Memphis Bioimaging Symposium (2010)
  • Career Development Award
    University of Alabama at Birmingham SPORE in Breast Cancer (2010)
  • New Investigator Award
    American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (2010)
  • New Faculty Development Award
    UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (2009)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • International Contrast Ultrasound Society