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

Cancer, Imaging Sciences

Clinical Interests

Head & Neck, Thyroid Cancer, Throat Cancer; Nuclear Medicine

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

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Biography

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 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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Nuclear Medicine - American Board of Nuclear Medicine

Education

1980
F.Sc. | Pakistan Air Force Air Base Intermediate College, Pakistan
Premedical

1985
B.Sc. | U Punjab
Anatomy, Physiology and English

1987
MBBS | Pakistan-King Edward Med Coll
Medicine

1996
PhD | UK-U London Fac Med
Nuclear Medicine,general

1990
M.Sc. | Quaid-e-Azam University
Nuclear Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

10/01/1987 - 09/30/1988
Internship in at Mayo Hospital Lahore

01/01/1989 - 11/31/1990
Fellowship in at Center for Nuclear Studies

03/01/1993 - 12/31/1996
Fellowship in at St. Bartholomew s Hospital

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

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Awards

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.

1998
Alavi-Mandell Prize, Education and Research Foundation of the Society of Nuclear Medicine

1997
Awarded Outstanding Researcher (EB-1) status by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, for grant of permanent residence

1993
Merit Scholarship for Ph.D. studies

1980 - 1990
Merit Scholarship awarded by the Fauji Foundation

1980 - 1985
Quaid-e-Azam Talent Scholarship

1980
Best Graduate, Pakistan Air Force Air Base Intermediate College, Sargodha, Pakistan

1980
Chief of Air Staff Gold Medal

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Publications

Journal Articles

8/2014
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 0; 83(8):1301-2. Epub 2014 May 17.

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

6/2013
Hintz EB, Tomlin JM, Chengazi V, Vates GE. "Positron emission tomography-computed tomography coregistration for diagnosis and intraoperative localization in recurrent nelson syndrome." Journal of neurological surgery reports.. 2013 Jun 0; 74(1):33-6. Epub 2013 May 09.

Books & Chapters

2006
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 Arnold2006

2002
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 & Wilkins2002 in Maryland

1998
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 Hall1998 in London

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