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Atif Zaheer, M.D.

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

Languages: English, Urdu


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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 also serves as the director of the Cross-Sectional Body Imaging Fellowship program. 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
  • Director MRI operations Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Medical Director e-Learning
  • Cross-Sectional Body Imaging Fellowship Director
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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


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


  • Abdominal Imaging; Brigham and Women's Hospital (2008)
  • Radiology; Massachusetts General Hospital (2000)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) (2007)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Zaheer is actively involved in research and education. 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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Pandharipande PV, Alabre CI, Coy DL, Zaheer A, Miller CM, Herring MS, Tramontano AC, Dowling EC, Eisenberg JD, Ashar BH, Halpern EF, Donelan K, Gazelle GS. Changes in Physician Decision Making after CT: A Prospective Multicenter Study in Primary Care Settings. Radiology. 2016 Jul 29:152887. [Epub ahead of print]

Masica DL, Dal Molin M, Wolfgang CL, Tomita T, Ostovaneh MR, Blackford A, Moran RA, Law JK, Barkley T, Goggins M, Irene Canto M, Pittman M, Eshleman JR, Ali SZ, Fishman EK, Kamel IR, Raman SP, Zaheer A, Ahuja N, Makary MA, Weiss MJ, Hirose K, Cameron JL, Rezaee N, He J, Joon Ahn Y, Wu W, Wang Y, Springer S, Diaz LL Jr, Papadopoulos N, Hruban RH, Kinzler KW, Vogelstein B, Karchin R, Lennon AM. A novel approach for selecting combination clinical markers of pathology applied to a large retrospective cohort of surgically resected pancreatic cysts. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Jun 21. pii: ocw069. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocw069. [Epub ahead of print]

Hafezi-Nejad N, Singh VK, Johnson SI, Makary MA, Hirose K, Fishman EK, Zaheer ASurgical approaches to chronic pancreatitis: indications and imaging findings. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 May 20. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

Keraliya AR, Tirumani SH, Shinagare AB, Zaheer A, Ramaiya NH. Solitary Fibrous Tumors: 2016 Imaging Update. Radiol Clin North Am. 2016 May;54(3):565-79. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2015.12.006. Review.

Somwaru AS, Alex D, Zaheer A. Erratum to: prostate cancer arising in ectopic prostatic tissue within the left seminal vesicle: a rare case diagnosed with multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance imaging-transrectal ultrasound fusion biopsy. BMC Med Imaging. 2016 Apr 26;16:33. doi: 10.1186/s12880-016-0132-1. No abstract available.

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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