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Adel Mustafa, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Director, Yale Diagnostic Medical Physics Residency Program, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging; Chief of Diagnostic Radiology Physics, Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Adel Mustafa, PhD

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Dr. Mustafa has obtained his Ph.D. in medical physics from Surrey University, England, UK. His past hospital and academic carriers include faculty positions at Kuwait University School of Medicine, New York Medical College, and currently at Yale University School of Medicine.  He is Yale New Haven Health System chief of diagnostic radiology physics and program director of Yale Medical Physics residency program.

Dr. Mustafa is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and the American Board of medical Physics (ABMP) in diagnostic imaging physics.  Dr. Mustafa is an elected Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

For many years he served as member, co-chair or chair of several AAPM scientific and professional committees. Dr Mustafa is examiner with the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic imaging physics conducting Part 3 oral examination since 2004.  He is Chairman of the Accreditation Committee and the Chief Examiner for the International Medical Physics Certification Board (IMPCB).

His current clinical, teaching and research interests include image quality optimization, radiation dose management and quantification of disease conditions using multiple imaging modalities with particular interest in CT imaging. Currently leading a team of medical physicists and collaborating with scientists, radiologists and clinicians in areas of CT detection, quantification and optimization

Established Yale Diagnostic Medical Physics Residency under GMEC of Yale New Haven Hospital.  He is currently the residency program director.   

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral fellow
    Surrey University (1982)

Honors & Recognition

Fellow of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine2007

Professional Service

YSMMedical Physics Residency program as Faculty for MRI rotations of Radiation Oncology Medical Physicists.2018 - Present
YSM- Directing the medical physics curriculum for teaching of radiology residents - Member of the radiology residency programmatic committee - Teaching faculty2016 - Present
Yale New Haven HospitalYNHH radiation safety committee, YNHH/Radiology equipment specification and selection committee, YNHHS Informatics, YNHHS radiation dose managagement and reporting committee, Connecticut Hospital Administration (CHA) dose management committee, YNHHS MRI safety committee2015 - Present
International Medical Physics Certification Board, IMPCBMember of the IMPCB Accreditation Committee, Chairman of the Oral Board examination committee, Examiner for Parts I, II and the Oral Boards, Conduct board exams given internationally2014 - Present
the American Board of RadiologyOral Board Examiner for Diagnostic Radiology Physics2002 - Present
American Association of Physicists in MedicineServed in multiple scientific and professional committees. Authored published work for the training of radiology residents and medical physicists through NY chapter of the AAPM RAPHEX. Chaired the International Scientific Exchange Program. Program director and speaker in 8 AAPM international medical physics programs in 8 countries.1992 - Present

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