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Laura Marie Fayad, M.D., M.S.
Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
Languages: English, Arabic, French
Expertise: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology, Peripheral Nerve Imaging, Sports Injuries, Tumor Imaging
Research Interests: Gender-related differences in sports injuries; Novel imaging techniques for MSK tumors; Diagnostic imaging; Tumor imaging; Musculoskeletal imaging ...read more
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Dr. Laura M. Fayad serves as the Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging. She is an Associate Professor in the Johns Hopkins University Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Department of Oncology, and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Fayad is also the Director of the Translational Research Program in the Department of Radiology.
Dr. Fayad earned a Bachelor of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science at Stanford University and M.D. C.M. degrees at the McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed residency training at Columbia University and MRI Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. She specializes in diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal radiology. In addition to routine sports medicine and spine applications, Dr. Fayad protocols and interprets specialized examinations in the areas of peripheral nerve imaging, tumor imaging, and rheumatology. Her primary area of research focuses on novel imaging techniques for musculoskeletal tumors, with her work including over 80 publications that have been cited more than 1,300 times.
- Chief of Musculoskeletal Radiology
- Director of Translational Research for Advanced Imaging
- Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
- Associate Professor of Oncology
- Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
- MD, McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1996)
- Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center / Radiology (2001)
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital / Body Imaging (2002)
- American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2001)
Research & Publications
Dr. Fayad's research interests include diagnostic, MSK, and tumor imaging, as well as novel imaging techniques for MSK tumors. She also investigates gender differences in sports-related injuries.
Selected PublicationsView all on Pubmed
Subhawong TK, Durand DJ, Thawait GK, Jacobs MA, Fayad LM. "Characterization of soft tissue masses: can quantitative diffusion weighted imaging reliably distinguish cysts from solid masses?" Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Nov;42(11):1583-92. doi: 10.1007/s00256-013-1703-7. Epub 2013 Aug 24.
Ahlawat S, Blakeley J, Montgomery E, Subramaniam RM, Belzberg A, Fayad LM. "Schwannoma in neurofibromatosis type 1: a pitfall for detecting malignancy by metabolic imaging." Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Sep;42(9):1317-22. doi: 10.1007/s00256-013-1626-3. Epub 2013 May 7.
Subhawong TK, Wang X, Machado AJ, Mammen AL, Christopher-Stine L, Barker PB, Carrino JA, Fayad LM. "1H Magnetic resonance spectroscopy findings in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies at 3 T: feasibility and first results." Invest Radiol. 2013 Jul;48(7):509-16. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0b013e3182823562.
Fayad LM, Mugera C, Soldatos T, Flammang A, del Grande F. "Technical innovation in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of musculoskeletal tumors: an MR angiographic sequence using a sparse k-space sampling strategy." Skeletal Radiol. 2013 Jul;42(7):993-1000. doi: 10.1007/s00256-013-1604-9. Epub 2013 Apr 5.
Shiga NT, Del Grande F, Lardo O, Fayad LM. "Imaging of primary bone tumors: determination of tumor extent by non-contrast sequences." Pediatr Radiol. 2013 Aug;43(8):1017-23. doi: 10.1007/s00247-012-2605-x. Epub 2013 Jan 23.
Activities & Honors
- Academic Fellow, Association of University Radiologists GE Radiology Research
- Resident Research Grant, Columbia University, 2000
- Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Radiological Society of North America Research & Education Foundation, 2001