Atif Zaheer, M.D.

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  • Cross-Sectional Body Imaging Fellowship Director
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Languages: English, Urdu


Diagnostic Radiology

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-4100

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-4100

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
10803 Falls Road
Pavilion III, Suite 1100
Lutherville, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2700 | Fax: 443-451-6986

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 443-997-1811

Johns Hopkins Medical Imaging - Columbia

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
11055 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia Medical Center, Suite L9
Columbia, MD 21044 map
Phone: 443-574-5800 | Fax: 443-451-6986

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
4924 Campbell Boulevard
Suite 105
White Marsh, MD 21236 map
Phone: 443-442-2401 | Fax: 443-451-6986


Dr. Atif Zaheer is a Professor of Radiology and Radiological science at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as well as the director of the Cross-Sectional Body Imaging Fellowship program. Dr. Zaheer practices at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

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 also 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 pancreas, liver and rectal cancer imaging. His research interests include imaging of tumors and inflammatory disorders of the pancreas and is considered a leader in pancreatic imaging. He is the associate editor of the journal Abdominal Radiology and actively participates in clinical trials, publishes scientific articles, authors books on pancreatic and gastrointestinal imaging, and gives talks at national and international conferences. more


  • Cross-Sectional Body Imaging Fellowship Director
  • Medical Director e-Learning
  • Associate Program Director Diagnostic Radiology Residency
  • Director MRI operations Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Professor of Oncology

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Centers & Institutes



  • 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

Type 1 Diabetes in Acute Pancreatitis Consortium - Clinical Centers (T1DAPC-CCs) 

Activities & Honors


  • Fellow status Society of Abdominal Radiology
  • RSNA Honored Educator Award
  • Mentor of the year, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Outstanding teacher of the year in recognition of exceptional ability as radiologist and Teacher, Department of Radiology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Gatewood Research Award for Research on a Novel Idea
  • 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


  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Society of Abdominal Radiology

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