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

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

Contact Information

Strong Memorial Hospital
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-3307

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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.

Patient Care Bio

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

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

Current Appointments

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

Specialties

Nuclear Medicine - American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Education

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 University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1997 - 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