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

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 27 available »

2014 Aug
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.
2013 Jun
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; 74(1):33-6. Epub 2013 May 09.
Steinman RA, De Castro IO, Shrayyef M, Chengazi V, Giampoli E, Van Der Sloot P, Calvi LM, Wittlin SD, Hammes SR, Hou R. "Two cases of malignant struma ovarii with metastasis to pelvic bone." Gynecologic and obstetric investigation. 2013 75(2):139-44. Epub 2013 Feb 06.
Petraglia AL, Chengazi HU, Chung MM, Silberstein HJ. "Leber congenital amaurosis associated with Chiari I malformation: Two cases and a review of the literature." Surgical neurology international. 2012 3:4. Epub 2012 Jan 21.

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 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