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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-3307

Office: (585) 275-5434

Fax: (585) 273-1022

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Imaging Sciences


With expertise in nuclear medicine, I believe that treating patients – not just the disease – is of utmost importance.

I chose this field because I enjoy the mix of medicine, physics, mathematics and computers in nuclear medicine. My patients can be comfortable knowing I am always available and try my hardest to maintain a very relaxed environment for patients and their families.

Conditions I Treat

- Thyroid cancer

Professional Background

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 Pakistan 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, Pakistan 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.




    MBBS | King Edward Medical College, Lahore (Pakistan)

    Post-doctoral Training & Residency

    07/01/1997 - 12/31/1998
    Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center

    03/01/1993 - 12/31/1996
    Fellowship in Nuclear Medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital (England)

    01/01/1989 - 11/30/1990
    Fellowship at Center for Nuclear Studies

    10/01/1987 - 09/30/1988
    Internship at Mayo Hospital-Lahore, Pakistan (Pakistan)

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    2005 - 2006
    The Shu-Ren Lin Award, for continued excellence in senior faculty teaching, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

    1998 - 1999
    The Shu-Ren Lin Award, for continued excellence in resident teaching, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York.

    Alavi-Mandell Prize, Education and Research Foundation of the Society of Nuclear Medicine

    Awarded Outstanding Researcher (EB-1) status by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, for grant of permanent residence

    Merit Scholarship for Ph.D. studies

    1980 - 1990
    Merit Scholarship awarded by the Fauji Foundation

    1980 - 1985
    Quaid-e-Azam Talent Scholarship

    Best Graduate, Pakistan Air Force Air Base Intermediate College, Sargodha, Pakistan

    Chief of Air Staff Gold Medal

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    Journal Articles

    Lachant D, Bach C, Wilson B, Chengazi V, Goldman B, Lachant N, Pietropaoli A, Cameron S, James White R. "Clinical and imaging outcomes after intermediate- or high-risk pulmonary embolus." Pulmonary circulation.. 2020 10(3):2045894020952019. Epub 2020 Sep 21.

    Ambrosini V, Fanti S, Chengazi VU, Rubello D. "Diagnostic accuracy of FDG PET/CT in mediastinal lymph nodes from lung cancer." European journal of radiology.. 2014 Aug; 83(8):1301-2. Epub 2014 May 17.

    Chengazi, Vaseem U. "JAOCR at the Viewbox". J Am Osteopath Coll Radiol. 2014; 3(4): 35.

    Books & Chapters

    Chapter Title: Prostate Cancer
    Book Title: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
    Author List: Britton, KE, Carroll MJ and Chengazi V
    Edited By: Cook GJR, Malsey MN, Britton KE and Chengazi V
    Published By: Hodder Arnold 2006

    Chapter Title: Benign Bone Disease
    Book Title: Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine-4th Edition
    Author List: Chengazi V and OMara RE
    Edited By: Sander MP, etal.
    Published By: Williams & Wilkins 2002 in Maryland

    Chapter Title: Section 2: Clinical Systems: Genital: Prostate cancer
    Book Title: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
    Author List: Britton KE, Chengazi VU
    Edited By: Maisey MN, Britton KE, Collier BD
    Published By: Chapman and Hall 1998 in London