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Ashkan A. Malayeri, MD
Staff Clinician
Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Academic Degrees
MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences


Phone: 301-496-7700


Dr. Malayeri earned his medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He spent a year as a clinical fellow and instructor where he received sub-specialized training in body magnetic resonance imaging, also at Johns Hopkins. He was a recipient of the 2013 RSNA Fellow Research Grant and studied the application of a novel high-resolution 3D-SPACE sequence for evaluation of left atrial edema and morphology in pulmonary vein isolation.

Dr. Malayeri is currently the lead radiologist for body MRI in Radiology and Imaging Sciences and is responsible for interpretation, quality control and standardization of body MRI procedures. In addition to his role at the NIH, Dr. Malayeri holds a position as Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he continues to participate in resident and fellow education by providing lectures and case conferences.

Research interests:

Dr. Malayeri's research involves the optimization of MRI techniques for clinical problem solving. He is particularly interested in the correlation between imaging features and gene expression and the use of whole body and functional MRI in cancer diagnosis, staging and evaluation of response to treatment.

Recent Awards:

  1. Radiology Department Fellow Teaching Award (2014) - Johns Hopkins Hospital
  2. Certificate of Merit, ARRS (2014) – for "MDCT Angiography of the Native and Repaired Aorta: Protocol Design and Interpretation Pearls to Avoid Diagnostic Pitfalls"
  3. Recipient of RSNA Fellow Research Grant (2013) – for "Application of a Novel High Resolution 3D MRI Sequence [SPACE] for Evaluation of Left Atrial Edema and Morphology in Pulmonary Vein Isolation"
  4. Roentgen Resident/Fellow Award (2013) - Johns Hopkins Hospital
  5. Certificate of Merit, RSNA (2010) – for "Diffusion-Weighted Imaging: Principles and Applications in Body Imaging"

Selected Publications:

  1. Malayeri AA, Zimmerman SL, Lake S, Fishman EK, Johnson PT. 128-Slice dual source coronary CTA: Defining optimal arterial enhancement levels. Emerg Radiol. 2014 Oct;21(5):499-504.
  2. Malayeri AA, Zaheer A, Fishman EK, Macura KJ. Adrenal masses: contemporary imaging characterization. J Comput Assist Tomog. 2013 Jul-Aug;37(4):528-42.
  3. Malayeri AA, El Khouli RH, Zaheer A, Jacobs MA, Corona-Villalobos CP, Kamel IR, Macura KJ. Diffusion-Weighted Imaging: Principles and Applications in Body Imaging. Radiographics. 2011 Oct;31(6):1773-91.
  4. Malayeri AA, Siegelman SS. Images in clinical medicine. Amyand's hernia. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jun 2;364(22):2147.
  5. Giles JT, Malayeri AA, Fernandes V, Post W, Blumenthal RS, Bluemke D, Vogel-Claussen J, Szklo M, Petri M, Gelber AC, Brumback L, Lima J, Bathon JM. Left ventricular structure and function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, as assessed by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Apr; 62(4):940-51.
  6. Malayeri AA, Macedo R, Li D, Chen S, Bahrami H, Lai S, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Coronary vessel wall evaluation by magnetic resonance imaging in the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis: determinants of image quality. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2009 Jan-Feb;33(1):1-7.
  7. Berkowitz SJ, Macedo R, Malayeri AA, Shea SM, Lorenz CH, Calkins H, Vogel- Claussen J, Tandri H, Bluemke DA. Axial black blood turbo spin echo imaging of the right ventricle. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Feb;61(2):307-14.
  8. Arepally A, Barnett BP, Patel T, Howland V, Malayeri AA. Catheter Directed Gastric Artery Chemical Embolization Suppresses Systemic Ghrelin Levels in a Porcine Model. Radiology. 2008, Oct;249(1):127-33.
  9. Malayeri AA, Natori S, Bahrami H, Bertoni AG, Kronmal R, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Aortic Wall Thickness and Distensibility in 1053 Participants: Relationship to Cardiovascular Risk Factors in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). American Journal of Cardiology. 2008, Aug; 15;102(4):491-6.
  10. Malayeri AA, Johnson WC, Macedo R, Bathon J, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. Cardiac Cine MRI: Relationship between Fast Gradient Echo and Steady State Free Precession for Determination of Myocardial Mass and Volumes. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2008, July; 28(1):60-66.

Ashkan A. Malayeri, MD

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