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A. Cahid Civelek, MD
Nuclear Medicine Physician and Deputy Chief, Nuclear Medicine Section 
Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Academic Degrees
MD, Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine

Email: ali.civelek@mail.nih.gov

Phone: 301-451-3547

Biosketch

Dr. Civelek earned his medical degree at the Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine, and a residency at Hacettepe University Medical Center, Ankara. He received a scholarship from International Atomic Energy Agency, when he completed his nuclear medicine residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Division of Nuclear Medicine. After his period as a post-doctoral fellow, he was recruited as a fulltime faculty at Hopkins, where he stayed until 2003.

In his early years of career at Johns Hopkins, he ably assisted the clinical and research programs and later, he served as director of nuclear cardiology and clinical director and the director of nuclear medicine residency program as well as the medical director of nuclear medicine technologist program. Before joining University of Louisville as the professor and director of Nuclear Medicine & PET in 2008, he was recruited by the Saint Louis University Medical School Hospital as professor and the director of Nuclear Medicine.

Before joining Nuclear Medicine Division at the NIH in November 2015 as the deputy chief of the Nuclear Medicine Section, Dr. Civelek spent two years at the section of Body MRI and MRI-PET, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at NIH Clinical Center. He holds a part-time active staff faculty-visiting professor position at the department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He is a fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine, and Fellow & Founding member of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and a fellow of The American College of Angiology.

Dr. Civelek has trained numerous American and international physicians in nuclear medicine including nuclear cardiology and nuclear oncology. He has a worldwide reputation in nuclear medicine and lectures at medical centers in the U.S. and internationally on nuclear medicine including nuclear cardiology and nuclear oncology/PET-CT and PET-MRI.

Dr. Civelek is committed to the continued progress of Nuclear Medicine, cardiology and oncology, the development of new tumor targeting radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy, and supports high quality clinical trials and patient care, safety.

Awards

International Atomic Energy Agency Scholarship recipient (1982-1984), Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Award for best scientific paper presented at the Mideastern Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine; First Prize, 1984. Listed in: America’s Top Physicians 2005, 2006 (Consumers’ research council of America)

Selected Publications

To date, Dr. Civelek has published more than 210 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts and participated and fostered many nuclear oncology research projects. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals. He is a reviewer for multiple scientific journals, including the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, American Journal of Radiology, and Journal of Urology.

Selected Recent Journal Articles

A. Cahid Civelek. New Insights: PET imaging to document synergistic therapy effect of the ‘old’-ancient recipe, and the ‘new’-modern drug in stroke. J Nucl Med Published November 5, 2015 as doi:10.2967/jnumed.115.166702

Zhongheng Zhang, Gavin Winston , Hai-Tao Zhao, Edwin H.G. Oei, Qiyong Ai, Pr Romaric Loffroy Ting Lin, Yaxing Shen, Chin K. Ng, Hua Liu, A. Cahid Civelek, Zhijun Han, Yong-Ming He, Ling-Yan Ji, Yi-Xiang Wang. Focus on China: Should Clinicians Engage in Research? Journal Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery (QIMS)

Hong Zhang, Mei Tian, Ignasi Carrio, Ali Cahid Civelek, and Yasuhisa Fujibayashi. Molecular Image-Guided Theranostic and Personalized Medicine 2014. BioMed Research International, Article ID 258612, 2 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/682527.

Xiao-Feng Li, Tao Huang, Huijie Jiang, Xuemei Wang, Baozhong Shen, Xiang Cheng Wang, Chin K. Ng, Gregory C. Postel and A. Cahid Civelek. 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose and 3′-Deoxy-3′-[18F] Fluoro-thymidine PET Achieves More Complete Identification of Viable Lung Cancer Cells in Mice and Patients than Individual Radiopharmaceutical: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Translational Oncology (2013) 6, 775–783

Geetika Bhatt, Aashish D. Bhatt, Anthony E. Dragun and Ali Cahid Civelek. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw mimicking bone metastasis. Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, vol. 2014, Article ID 281812, 4 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/281812

Xiao-Feng Li, Yang Du, Yuanyuan Ma, Gregory C. Postel, and A. Cahid Civelek. 18F fluorodeoxyglucose uptake and tumor hypoxia: Revisit 18F fluorodeoxyglucose in oncology application. Translational Oncology (2014) 7, 240-247 dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tranon.2014.02.010.

Tao Huang, A. Cahid Civelek, Huaiyu Zheng, Chin K. Ng, Xiaoxian Duan, Junling Li, Gregory C. Postel, Baozhong Shen, and Xiao-Feng Li. 18F-misonidazole PET imaging of hypoxia in micrometastases and macroscopic xenografts of human non-small cell lung cancer: a correlation with autoradiography and histological findings. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013; 3(2): 142-153. PMCID: PMC3601474

Li XF, Jiang H, Ma Y, Huang T, Yin X, Civelek AC, Shen B. A model system for PET radiopharmaceuticals validation: Focusing on tumor microenvironment. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology. 2013;2:19-29 doi:10.4236/ijmpcero.2013.21004.

Tao Huang, A. Cahid Civelek, Huaiyu Zheng, Chin K. Ng, Junling Li. Gregory C. Postel, Baozhong Shen and Xiao-Feng Li. 18F-misonidazole PET imaging hypoxia in micrometastases and macroscopic xenografts of human non-small cell lung cancer: Correlating with autoradiographic and histological findings. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013; 3(2): 142-153. PMCID: PMC3601474

Geetika Bhatt, Xiao-Feng Li, Angita Jain, Vivek R Sharma, Jianmin Pan, Archana Rai, Shesh Nath Rai, A. Cahid Civelek. Study evaluating the normal variant 18F-FDG uptake in the lower thoracic spinal cord segments in cancer patients without CNS malignancy. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2013;3(4):317-325 - PMCID: PMC3715776

Li XF, Huang T, Jiang H, Wang X, Shen B, Wang X, Ng CK, Postel GC, Civelek AC. Combined Injection of (18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose and 3'-Deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine PET Achieves More Complete Identification of Viable Lung Cancer Cells in Mice and Patients than Individual Radiopharmaceutical: A Proof-of-Concept Study. Transl Oncol. 2013 Dec
1;6(6):775-83. eCollection 2013 Dec 1. PubMed PMID: 24466381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3890713.

Tao, Huang, A. Cahid Civelek, Junling Li, Huijie Jiang, Chin K. Ng, Gregory C. Postel, Baozhong Shen, and Xiao-Feng Li. Tumor Microenvironment–Dependent 18F-FDG, 18F-Fluorothymidine, and 18F-Misonidazole Uptake: A Pilot Study in Mouse Models of Human Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer. J Nucl Med 2012; 53:1262-1268 DOI: 10.2967/jnumed.111.098087

Aashish D. Bhatt, MD, Moataz N. El-Ghamry, MD, Neal E. Dunlap, MD, Geetika Bhatt, MD, Matthew M. Harkenrider, MD, John C. Schuler, BS, Albert Zacarias, PhD, Ali Cahid Civelek, MD, Jianmin Pan, PhD, Shesh N. Rai, PhD, and Shiao Y. Woo, MD. Tumor Volume Change with Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) For Early Stage Lung Cancer (ESLC): Evaluating The Potential For Adaptive SBRT. American Journal of Clinical Oncology 2013. www.amjclinicaloncology.com

Geetika Bhatt MD1, Goetz H Kloecker MD2, Aashish Bhatt, MD3, Xiao-Feng Li, and A. Cahid Civelek, MD1. Intramedullary spinal cord metastases and 18F-FDG PET-CT: Review and case report. Case Reports in Medicine #685949, 2013

Jonathan K Joshi, MD, George M Kushner DMD, MD, Geetika Bhatt, MD, Aashish Bhatt, MD, and A. Cahid Civelek1, MD. Role of nuclear medicine imaging in recognizing different causes of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 38(1):40-43, January 2013. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31827082f0

Jonathan K Joshi, MD, George M Kushner DMD, MD, Geetika Bhatt, MD, Aashish Bhatt, MD, and A. Cahid Civelek1, MD. Role of nuclear medicine imaging in recognizing different causes of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Clinical Nuclear Medicine. 38(1):40-43, January 2013. doi: 10.1097/RLU.0b013e31827082f0

Muge Aygen, M.D., Parham Amirmokri, M.D., Fatma Berk, M.D., Nghi Nguyen, M.D., and Bahar Bastani, M.D., A. Cahid Civelek, M.D. A preliminary report on Tc-99m Fanolesomab imaging of renal allograft. Nucl Med Commun. 32:925-928, 2011

Diana V. Golub, A. Cahid Civelek, Vivek R. Sharma. A regimen of Taxol, Ifosfamide and Platinum (TIP) for advanced squamous cell cancer of the anal canal. Chemotherapy Research and Practice, vol. 2011, Article ID 163736, 6 pages, 2011. doi:10.1155/2011/163736.

Michael B. Flynn MD, A. Cahid Civelek, MD. Current status of surgical techniques for parathyroidectomy for untreated primary hyperparathyroidism. The American Surgeon 2010; 76:7: 663-671.

W. Lee Titsworth, A. Cahid Civelek., Alex Abou-Chebl, Use of Far-Field Basilar Artery Stenting for Recurrent Middle Cerebral Artery Ischemia J NeuroIntervent Surg 2011;3:57-61 Published Online: 4 October 2010

G. Kloecker, A. Cahid Civelek. The New England Journal of Medicine. Letters to the Editor. N Engl J Med 2009;361;16: 1606-.1608. Preoperative Staging of Lung Cancer with Combined PET–CT. Fischer et. al. N Engl J Med 2009;361:32-9.

A. Cahid Civelek, MD

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