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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.



  • Nuclear Medicine - American Board of Nuclear Medicine


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