Farrokh Dehdashti, MD

Senior Vice Chair and Division Director, Nuclear Medicine

Drs. Barry A. and Marilyn J. Siegel Professor of Radiology
Co-leader, Oncologic Imaging Program, Siteman Cancer Center
Medical Director, PET Imaging, Center for Clinical Imaging Research

Farrokh Dehdashti, MD, the Drs. Barry A. And Marilyn J. Siegel Professor of Radiology and senior vice chair and division director of nuclear medicine for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dehdashti is board certified in nuclear medicine also serves as the PET medical director of the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR). She is the co-leader of Siteman Cancer Center’s Oncologic Imaging Program, which focuses on translational research studies in all fields of imaging. 
 
Involved in PET research for over 30 years, Dehdashti’s research focuses on translational oncologic studies with an emphasis on receptor imaging. She has designed and executed the first-in-human, phase 1 and 2 studies of a variety of novel radiotracers developed at Washington University, such as imaging tumor receptors for breast cancer (estrogen receptor, progesterone receptors and HER2), prostate cancer (androgen receptor), CCR2, receptor of very late antigen-4 as well as radiotracers for imaging  hypoxia, proliferation and PARP. 

Clinical Interest

Clinical applications of positron emission tomography, nuclear medicine

Research Interests

Positron emission tomography in oncology using novel radiotracers for cancer phenotyping as well as diagnosis, staging, and for predicting and monitoring response to therapy

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Education History

Fellowship

Research Fellow (PET Imaging), Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Residency

Radiology, Pahlavi University Hospitals; Diagnostic Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Nuclear Medicine, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Medical Degree

Pahlavi University School of Medicine

Undergraduate

Pahlavi University

Associations

American Medical Association
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Nuclear Medicine
American Roentgen Ray Society
Academy of Molecular Imaging
American College of Radiology
Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB)

Awards

2018 Distinguished Investigator Award, Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research
2018 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2017 Schuster Award for Distinguished Work in Clinical and Translational Science
America’s Top Doctors, Castle Connolly