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A Cahid Civelek, M.D.

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  • Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Languages: English, Turkish


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Phone: 301-897-5656 | Fax: 301-897-7333


Dr. Civelek is a professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Radiology and Radiological Science. He serves as the director of the Nuclear Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Civelek earned his medical degree at Istanbul University, Istanbul School of Medicine, and completed his residency at Hacettepe University Medical Center, Ankara. He received a scholarship from the International Atomic Energy Agency when he completed his nuclear medicine residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins in the Division of Nuclear Medicine. After his period as a postdoctoral fellow, he joined Johns Hopkins Medicine as full-time faculty until 2003.

In his early years at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Civelek assisted the clinical and research programs. He later served as director of nuclear cardiology and clinical director, the director of Nuclear Medicine Residency Program, as well as medical director of the Nuclear Medicine Technologist Program.

Prior to his return to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Civelek was a professor and director of nuclear medicine and PET at the University of Louisville and a professor and director of nuclear medicine at the Saint Louis University Hospital.

Dr. Civelek spent two years in the body MRI and MRI-PET section, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, at National Institutes of Health Clinical Center before serving as the deputy chief in their nuclear medicine section.

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

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 and the development of new tumor-targeting radiopharmaceuticals for imaging and therapy. He supports high quality clinical trials and patient care and safety. To date, Dr. Civelek has published more than 210 peer-reviewed manuscripts and abstracts, and he has participated in 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. more


  • Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency Program
  • Director, Nuclear Medicine and Clinical PET/CT Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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  • MD; Istanbul Tip Fakultesi Istanbul Universitesi (1976)


  • Nuclear Medicine; Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (1981)
  • Nuclear Medicine; Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (1984)


  • Nuclear Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1985)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Nuclear Medicine (Nuclear Medicine) (1986)

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