Mehdi Djekidel MD
Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology; Director of Nuclear Radiology and PET-CT Fellowships
Mehdi Djekidel MD is currently Assistant Professor in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship Director for Nuclear Radiology and PET-CT at Yale University school of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital. He has a dual board certification in Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine and completed his nuclear medicine training at the University of Michigan. He is committed to providing excellence in patient care in the nuclear medicine therapeutic and diagnostic arenas.
His Internist background feeds his interest in improving techniques and finding novel diagnostic and therapeutic radiotracers that may impact oncological and neurological clinical practice.
He has been looking into the added value of Hybrid SPECT-CT and PET-CT cameras.
He is also a strong believer in appropriate multimodality imaging, where there is no panacea and only the right test ordered in the right patient for the right indication yields the best results. This goes in tandem with ongoing efforts of developing appropriateness criteria. He is interested in evaluating novel radiotracers and imaging quantifications in a manner that may predict the biological behavior of tumors and therefore adapt or modulate therapies in accordance with imaging biomarkers data.
Some of his current research endeavors has involved novel imaging targets for epilepsy patients such as understanding mGluR5 and neuroinflammatory changes through clinical PET imaging in medically refractory patients.
His neuro interests are also exploring currently imaging changes in Tourette's patients.
He is also evaluating techniques for the use of FDG as a biomarker in determining tumor phenotypes pre and posttherapy as well as other direct PET imaging of driver mutations in oncology.
Education & Training
- Algiers University (2001)
- Oakwood Hospital Medical Center, Internal Medicine (2004 - 2007)
- University of Michigan, Radiology/Nuclear Medicine (2007 - 2009)