Kambiz Nael, MD
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Radiology
Kambiz Nael, MD is an Assistant Professor of Radiology in the Division of Neuroradiology at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a board-certified Radiologist with specialty certification in Neuroradiology.
Dr. Nael is a graduate of the Shiraz Medical School. He completed a surgical internship at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. He did Radiology Residency at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles followed by a Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology at UCLA. He then worked 3 years in University of Arizona as an Assistant Professor of Medical imaging, serving as the Director of Neuroradiology MRI and stroke imaging, before joining Mount Sinai in July 2015.
Dr. Nael’s clinical and research interests include advanced imaging, quantitative neuroimaging, and multiparametric imaging approach in diagnosis of variety of cerebrovascular disorders and brain and spinal neoplasms.
Dr. Nael has contributed to numerous publications and book chapters. He has given talks and presented research at many national and international meetings. He is a senior member of the American Society of Neuroradiology and also holds membership in the Radiologic Society of North America, International Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine, Western Neuroradiology Society, American Society of Head and Neck Radiology (ASHNR), and American Heart Association, Stroke Council (AHA/ASA).
MD, Shiraz University
Internship, General Surgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, UCLA Medical Center
Fellowship, Neuroradiology, UCLA Medical Center
Travel Awward for Junior Investigators
Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award
Anti-Tumor Therapy, Blood-Brain Barrier, Brain Imaging, Computational Neuroscience, Computed Tomography, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Imaging, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neuroscience, Spinal Cord, Stroke
1. Cerebrovascular disorders:
- Application of MR perfusion techniques (DSC and ASL) in better understanding the pathophysiology of cerebrovascular disorders
- Evaluation of collateral flow in patients with acute ischemic stroke using perfusion biomarkers
- Prediction of intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke using combined MR diffusion and perfusion biomarkers
- Advanced multimodal MR imaging paradigm (DSC, fMRI, MR OEF) for better detection and prediction of future risk of stroke in patients with TIA
2. Quantitative multiparametric MRI analysis towards predictive modeling in patients with brain tumors:
- Differentiation of solitary brain metastasis from GBM: A predictive model using combined MR diffusion and perfusion
- Differentiation of radiation necrosis from recurrent high grade glioma using multi parametric MRI
- Multiparametric MRI in distinguishing pseudoprogression vs. true progression in intracranial metastases treated with radiation
Nael K, Trouard TP, Lafleur SR, Krupinski EA, Salamon N, Kidwell CS. White matter ischemic changes in hyperacute ischemic stroke: voxel-based analysis using diffusion tensor imaging and MR perfusion. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2015 Feb; 46(2).
Nael K, Villablanca JP, Pope WB, McNamara TO, Laub G, Finn JP. Supraaortic arteries: contrast-enhanced MR angiography at 3.0 T--highly accelerated parallel acquisition for improved spatial resolution over an extended field of view. Radiology 2007 Feb; 242(2).
Nael A, Siaghani P, Wu WW, Nael K, Shane L, Romansky SG. Metastatic malignant ectomesenchymoma initially presenting as a pelvic mass: report of a case and review of literature. Case reports in pediatrics 2014; 2014.
Nael K, Khan R, Choudhary G, Meshksar A, Villablanca P, Tay J, Drake K, Coull BM, Kidwell CS. Six-minute magnetic resonance imaging protocol for evaluation of acute ischemic stroke: pushing the boundaries. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2014 Jul; 45(7).
Nael K, Meshksar A, Ellingson B, Pirastehfar M, Salamon N, Finn P, Liebeskind DS, Villablanca JP. Combined low-dose contrast-enhanced MR angiography and perfusion for acute ischemic stroke at 3T: A more efficient stroke protocol. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2014 Jun; 35(6).
Meshksar A, Villablanca JP, Khan R, Carmody R, Coull B, Nael K. Role of EPI-FLAIR in patients with acute stroke: a comparative analysis with FLAIR. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2014 May; 35(5).
Nael K, Meshksar A, Liebeskind DS, Coull BM, Krupinski EA, Villablanca JP. Quantitative analysis of hypoperfusion in acute stroke: arterial spin labeling versus dynamic susceptibility contrast. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2013 Nov; 44(11).
Khan R, Nael K, Erly W. Acute stroke imaging: what clinicians need to know. The American journal of medicine 2013 May; 126(5).
Nael K, Meshksar A, Liebeskind DS, Wang DJ, Ellingson BM, Salamon N, Villablanca JP. Periprocedural arterial spin labeling and dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion in detection of cerebral blood flow in patients with acute ischemic syndrome. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation 2013 Mar; 44(3).
Nael K, Moriarty JM, Finn JP. Low dose CE-MRA. European journal of radiology 2011 Oct; 80(1).
Nael K, Krishnam M, Ruehm SG, Michaely HJ, Laub G, Finn JP. Time-resolved MR angiography in the evaluation of central thoracic venous occlusive disease. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2009 Jun; 192(6).
Nael K, Kee ST, Solomon H, Katz SG. Endovascular management of central thoracic veno-occlusive diseases in hemodialysis patients: a single institutional experience in 69 consecutive patients. Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR 2009 Jan; 20(1).
Habibi R, Lell MM, Steiner R, Ruehm SG, Sayre JW, Nael K, Finn JP. High-resolution 3T MR angiography of the carotid arteries: comparison of manual and semiautomated quantification of stenosis. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2009 Jan; 30(1).
Nael K, Mossadeghi B, Boutelier T, Kubal W, Krupinski EA, Dagher J, Villablanca JP. Bayesian estimation of cerebral perfusion using reduced-contrast-dose dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion at 3T. AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology 2015 Apr; 36(4).
Villablanca JP, Nael K, Habibi R, Nael A, Laub G, Finn JP. 3 T contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography for evaluation of the intracranial arteries: comparison with time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography and multislice computed tomography angiography. Investigative radiology 2006 Nov; 41(11).
Nael K, Fenchel M, Salamon N, Duckwiler GR, Laub G, Finn JP, Villablanca JP. Three-dimensional cerebral contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance venography at 3.0 Tesla: initial results using highly accelerated parallel acquisition. Investigative radiology 2006 Oct; 41(10).
Fenchel M, Nael K, Ruehm S, Finn JP, Miller S, Laub G. Isotropic high spatial resolution magnetic resonance angiography of the supra-aortic arteries using two-dimensional parallel imaging (iPAT2) at 3 Tesla: a feasibility study. Investigative radiology 2006 Jul; 41(7).
Nael K, Ruehm SG, Michaely HJ, Pope W, Laub G, Finn JP, Villablanca JP. High spatial-resolution CE-MRA of the carotid circulation with parallel imaging: comparison of image quality between 2 different acceleration factors at 3.0 Tesla. Investigative radiology 2006 Apr; 41(4).
Nael K, Michaely HJ, Villablanca P, Salamon N, Laub G, Finn JP. Time-resolved contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography of the head and neck at 3.0 tesla: initial results. Investigative radiology 2006 Feb; 41(2).
Dagher J, Nael K. MAGPI: A framework for maximum likelihood MR phase imaging using multiple receive coils. Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2015 May;.