Vaseem U. Chengazi, M.D., Ph.D.

Vaseem U. Chengazi, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-5434
Fax: (585) 273-1022

Professional Bio

Dr. Chengazi is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine. He specializes in Nuclear Medicine and works in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Dr. Chengazi received a F. Sc. degree at the Pakisan Air Force Air Base Intermediate College, Sargodha, Pakistan in 1980 and a B.Sc in Anatomy, Physiology and English at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in 1985. He attended King Edward Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan receiving a M.B., B.S. degree in 1987, ranking in the top 15% of his class. In 1990 he received a M.Sc. degree in Nuclear Medicine from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakastan and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Medicine in 1996 from the University of London, London, United Kingdom. He joined the University of Rochester as a Visiting Instructor and Research Fellow in Nuclear Medicine in 1997. In 1999 he was appointed Assistant Professor of Radiology, Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine. His current research interests include monoclonal antibody therapy and quantitative tomography.

Awards & Honors (Local)

The Shu-Ren Lin Award, for continued excellence in senior faculty teaching, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 2005 - 2006
The Shu-Ren Lin Award, for continued excellence in resident teaching, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. 1998 - 1999
Alavi-Mandell Prize, Education and Research Foundation of the Society of Nuclear Medicine 1998
Awarded Outstanding Researcher (EB-1) status by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, for grant of permanent residence 1997
Merit Scholarship for Ph.D. studies 1993
Merit Scholarship awarded by the Fauji Foundation 1980 - 1990
Quaid-e-Azam Talent Scholarship 1980 - 1985
Best Graduate, Pakistan Air Force Air Base Intermediate College, Sargodha, Pakistan 1980
Chief of Air Staff Gold Medal 1980

Recent Journal Articles

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Choudhry WM; Chengazi V; Khokhar SS; Erturk E; Jain VK. "Ureteropelvic Junction (UPJ) Obstruction Caused by Compression from Cysts in a Patient with ADPKD." J.Am.Soc.Nephrol.. 2007; 18.
2005 Jan
Smith MT, Perlis ML, Chengazi VU, Soeffing J, McCann U. "NREM sleep cerebral blood flow before and after behavior therapy for chronic primary insomnia: preliminary single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) data." Sleep medicine. 2005 Jan; 6(1):93-4. Epub 2004 Dec 25.
2004 Jun
Drummond SP, Smith MT, Orff HJ, Chengazi V, Perlis ML. "Functional imaging of the sleeping brain: review of findings and implications for the study of insomnia." Sleep medicine reviews.. 2004 Jun; 8(3):227-42.
2003 Jul
Garcia-Morales F, Seo GS, Chengazi V, Monu JU. "Collar osteophytes: a cause of false-positive findings in bone scans for hip fractures." AJR. American journal of roentgenology.. 2003 Jul; 181(1):191-4.
Friedberg JW, Chengazi V. "PET scans in the staging of lymphoma: current status." The oncologist.. 2003 8(5):438-47.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Imaging Sciences (SMD) - Primary


Nuclear Medicine - American Board of Nuclear Medicine


PhD | Nuclear Medicine,general | UK-U London Fac Med1996
M.Sc. | Nuclear Medicine | Quaid-e-Azam University1990
MBBS | Medicine | Pakistan-King Edward Med Coll1987
B.Sc. | Anatomy, Physiology and English | U Punjab1985
F.Sc. | Premedical | Pakistan Air Force Air Base Intermediate College, Pakistan1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1997 - 12/31/1998
Fellowship at St. Bartholomew s Hospital03/01/1993 - 12/31/1996
Fellowship at Center for Nuclear Studies01/01/1989 - 11/31/1990
Internship in Rotating at Mayo Hospital Lahore10/01/1987 - 09/30/1988