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Atif Zaheer, M.D.

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Associate Program Director Diagnostic Radiology Residency

Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science


Languages: English, Urdu

Expertise: Diagnostic Radiology

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Dr. Atif Zaheer is an associate professor of radiology and radiological science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as an associate program director to the diagnostic radiology residency. Dr. Zaheer is board certified in diagnostic radiology and practices out at  Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. and is also affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital and Sibley’s Prostate Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Zaheer earned his medical degree from the Aga Khan University. He completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, followed by a fellowship in abdominal imaging and interventional radiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Zaheer is the medical director of the e-Radiology learning program at Johns Hopkins, which provides radiology residents and practicing radiologists around the world with a lecture series designed to address core knowledge of normal anatomy, pathology and background physics required for successful practice of the field. Dr. Zaheer is clinically active in cross-sectional imaging of the body using CT, MRI and ultrasound and is also involved in multidisciplinary conferences for liver, pancreas and prostate imaging. His research interests include imaging of tumors and inflammatory disorders of the pancreas. He has contributed to clinical trials, publications and presentations. more


  • Associate Program Director Diagnostic Radiology Residency
  • Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Aga Khan Medical College Aga Khan University (1997)


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center / Diagnostic Radiology (2007)


  • Massachusetts General Hospital (2000)
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital / Interventional Radiology (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology / Diagnostic Radiology (2007)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Zaheer is actively involved in research and education and believes in a multidisciplinary approach for evaluation of disease. His research interests include imaging of tumors and inflammatory disorders of the pancreas.

Clinical Trials

Efficacy of Secretin MRCP in the Diagnosis and Follow up of Auto Immune Pancreatitis (S-MRCP)

Selected Publications

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CT and MRI assessment of symptomatic organized pancreatic fluid collections and pancreatic duct disruption: an interreader variability study using the revised Atlanta classification 2012.

Kamal A, Singh VK, Akshintala VS, Kawamoto S, Tsai S, Haider M, Fishman EK, Kamel IR, Zaheer A.

Abdom Imaging. 2014 Nov 26. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID: 25425489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Liver transplant patients have a risk of progression similar to that of sporadic patients with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.

Lennon AM, Victor D, Zaheer A, Ostovaneh MR, Jeh J, Law JK, Rezaee N, Molin MD, Ahn YJ, Wu W, Khashab MA, Girotra M, Ahuja N, Makary MA, Weiss MJ, Hirose K, Goggins M, Hruban RH, Cameron A, Wolfgang CL, Singh VK, Gurakar A.

Liver Transpl. 2014 Dec;20(12):1462-7. doi: 10.1002/lt.23983.

PMID: 25155689 [PubMed - in process]

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Resolution of walled-off pancreatic necrosis by EUS-guided drainage when using a fully covered through-the-scope self-expandable metal stent in a single procedure (with video).

Saxena P, Singh VK, Messallam A, Kamal A, Zaheer A, Kumbhari V, Lennon AM, Canto MI, Kalloo AN, Baron TH, Khashab MA.

Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Aug;80(2):319-24. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.04.041.

PMID: 25034838 [PubMed - in process]

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Intrapancreatic accessory spleen: possibilities of computed tomography in differentiation from nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor.

Coquia SF, Kawamoto S, Zaheer A, Bleich KB, Blackford AL, Hruban RH, Fishman EK.

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014 Nov-Dec;38(6):874-8. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000127.

PMID: 24979264 [PubMed - in process]

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Dual-phase CT findings of groove pancreatitis.

Zaheer A, Haider M, Kawamoto S, Hruban RH, Fishman EK.

Eur J Radiol. 2014 Aug;83(8):1337-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ejrad.2014.05.019. Epub 2014 May 27.

PMID: 24935140 [PubMed - in process]

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Role of a multidisciplinary clinic in the management of patients with pancreatic cysts: a single-center cohort study.

Lennon AM, Manos LL, Hruban RH, Ali SZ, Fishman EK, Kamel IR, Raman SP, Zaheer A, Hutfless S, Salamone A, Kiswani V, Ahuja N, Makary MA, Weiss MJ, Hirose K, Goggins M, Wolfgang CL.

Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct;21(11):3668-74. doi: 10.1245/s10434-014-3739-x. Epub 2014 May 8.

PMID: 24806116 [PubMed - in process]

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CT severity of post-ERCP pancreatitis: results from a single tertiary medical center.

Woods RW, Akshintala VS, Singh VK, Almulla A, Khan VN, Cader R, Fishman EK, Zaheer A.

Abdom Imaging. 2014 Dec;39(6):1162-8. doi: 10.1007/s00261-014-0147-4.

PMID: 24770607 [PubMed - in process]

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Differentiating autoimmune pancreatitis from pancreatic adenocarcinoma using dual-phase computed tomography.

Zaheer A, Singh VK, Akshintala VS, Kawamoto S, Tsai SD, Gage KL, Fishman EK.

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2014 Jan-Feb;38(1):146-52. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3182a9a431.

PMID: 24424563 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Activities & Honors


  • Morrison Research Award for Exemplary Efforts in the Creation of New Knowledge, Harvard Medical School, 2001
  • Risa and Felix Fleischner Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research Performed as a Fellow in the Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, 2002
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