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Noushin Yahyavi Firouz Abadi, M.D.

Noushin Yahyavi Firouz Abadi, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Languages: English, Farsi, French


Diagnostic Radiology, Head and Neck Conditions, Neuroradiology more

Research Interests

Advanced Imaging of Stroke; Carotid and Intracranial Vessel Wall Imaging; Functional Imaging more

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Dr. Yahyavi received her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She did her internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH followed by a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She then did a two-year Neuroradiology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University, during the second year of which she served as a Clinical Instructor.

Dr. Yahyavi returned to Johns Hopkins in 2017 from Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group of Kaiser Permanente where she served as Sub-Specialty chief of Neuroradiology. Her research interests include High-Resolution Vessel Wall Imaging, Advanced imaging of stroke, and Functional Imaging. Her areas of leadership expertise and interest are Health Policy, Quality and Safety, High-Value practice, Diversity/Inclusion/Health Equity, and Global Health. She serves on multiple local and national committees including the ASNR Health Policy Committee/ Standards & Guidelines Committee, ASNR International Collaboration Committee, and co-chairs the ACR DC Metropolitan Radiological Society Member-in-training Committee. She studies MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. more


  • Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

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  • MD; Tehran University of Medical Sciences (2007)


  • Diagnostic Radiology; Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (2014)


  • Neuroradiology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2015)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N., Wasserman B.A. (2020) Advanced Intracranial Vessel Wall Imaging and Future Directions. In: Yuan C., Hatsukami T., Mossa-Basha M. (eds) Vessel Based Imaging Techniques. Springer, Cham.

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Pillai JJ, Calhoun V, Lindquist M, Agarwal S, Airan RD, Caffo B, Gujar SK, Sair HI, (2017) Presurgical mapping of ventral motor network using resting-state functional MRI: comparison with task-based, fMRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 38(5):1006-1012

Sair HI, Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Airan RD, Agarwal S, Caffo B, Choe A, Intrapiromkul J, Lindquist M, Gujar SK, Pillai JJ (2016) Presurgical brain mapping of the language network in patients with brain lesions using resting-state fMRI: comparison with task fMRI. Human Brain Mapping. 37(3):913-23

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Poretti A, Idowu OR, Hoon Jr AH, Huisman TA, Izbudak II (2016) Middle Interhemispheric Variant of Holoprosencephaly. Radiology.280(2):640-2

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Menias CO, Bhalla S, Siegel C, Geyer, Katz D (2015) Imaging of cosmetic plastic procedures and implants in the body and their potential complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(4):707-15

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