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Laura Marie Fayad, M.D., M.S.

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  • Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Languages: English, Arabic, French


Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Musculoskeletal Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Peripheral Nerve Imaging, Sports Injuries, Tumor Imaging more

Research Interests

Novel imaging techniques for bone and soft tissue tumors and peripheral nerve abnormalities; Gender-related differences in sports injuries; Fast musculoskeletal MRI sequence development and optimization more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

Appointment Phone: 443-997-7237
1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-4100

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

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601 N. Caroline St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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

Johns Hopkins Medicine - White Marsh

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

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 - 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 Medical Imaging - Bethesda

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6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 3100
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Phone: 301-897-5656 | Fax: 443-451-6986


Dr. Laura M. Fayad serves as the Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging. She is a 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 well over 100 publications that have been cited more than 1,500 times. more


  • Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Director of Translational Research for Advanced Imaging
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; McGill University School of Medicine (1996)


  • Radiology; New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2001)


  • Body Imaging; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2002)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology (Diagnostic Radiology) (2001)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Fayad's team has developed advanced MRI techniques for the assessment of bone and soft tissue tumors, including diffusion-weighted imaging, dynamic sequences, and metabolic MR imaging.  Her work has been utilized in averting unnecessary biopsies and has aided the diagnosis of malignant conditions in the musculoskeletal system. Her work has led to improvements in tumor characterization, assessment of treatment response, identification of recurrent disease following surgery, and whole-body detection of metastatic disease.  She has applied some of the advanced sequences to other areas of the musculoskeletal system, including peripheral nerve imaging and joint imaging.

Technology Expertise Keywords

MRI; Musculoskeletal Imaging

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
  • Best Scientific Paper, International Skeletal Society, 2017 - 2017
  • Cum Laude Award, RSNA, 2017 - 2017
  • Mary Elizabeth Garrett-Executive Leadership, Johns Hopkins University, 2018 - 2019

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