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MingDe Lin, PhD

Assistant Professor Adjunct, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Dr. Lin received the B.S. degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Ph.D. degree from Duke University, all in biomedical engineering. He is currently the Director for Clinical Research in North America for Visage Imaging and is stationed at Yale-New Haven Hospital where he oversees, coordinates, drives and directs research collaborations with high profile academic hospitals in North America to develop new solutions for diagnostic image analysis and guidance that improve clinical and...

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Julius Chapiro, MD

Associate Research Scientist in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Resident in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Research Interests

Ablation Techniques; Artificial Intelligence; Carcinoid Tumor; Carcinoma, Hepatocellular; Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Liver; Liver Cirrhosis; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Metabolism; Molecular Imaging; Neoplasm Staging

Dr. Chapiro joined the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging as a research scientist and interventional radiology resident from Berlin, Germany. After graduating from the University of Leipzig and upon completion of his research thesis at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen with summa cum laude, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow in interventional oncology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and then as radiology resident at the Department of Radiology, Charité University...

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Eliot Funai

Research Associate

Eliot Funai graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and previously worked at Johns Hopkins University before coming to Yale. His work as a clinical research coordinator is to develop and oversee the management and execution of clinical trials, primarily concerning locoregional therapies for treating liver cancers. His experience is with investigator initiated studies, industry and NIH-funded trials, and cooperative group studies.

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Edvin Isufi, MD

Clinical Fellow

Edvin Isufi is a native of Albania and received his medical degree from University of Medicine of Tirana in 2001. He completed his 4 years of residency training in Radiology at the "Mother Teresa" University Hospital of Tirana in 2008. His focus during the residency was interventional radiology. His plan for the future is getting into radiology residency and certified from the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Isufi joined the radiology research lab as a Visiting Research Scientist,...

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Luzie Dömel

Postgraduate Associate

Luzie Dömel is a 6th-year medical student from Charité University Hospital Berlin in Germany. Luzie joined the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale in September 2018 as a Postgraduate Associate within the “Rising Star” Research Exchange Program between the Charité University Hospital Berlin and the Yale School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and received a travel grant from the Rolf W. Günther...

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Ahmet Kücükkaya

Postgraduate Fellow

Ahmet is a 3rd-year medical student from Charité University Hospital Berlin in Germany and joined the Interventional Oncology Research Lab in February 2020. 

He's taking part in the research of our Lab within the “Rising Star“ Research Exchange Program between the Yale School of Medicine and the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. 

He is a fellow of the Avicenna Scholarship Foundation (Avicenna-Studienwerk) and received a travel grant from the Rolf W. Günther Foundation for Radiological...

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Alexandra Petukhova

Postgraduate Fellow

Alexandra Petukhova joined the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at Yale in February 2019 as a Postgraduate Associate within the “Rising Star” Research Exchange Program between the Charité University Hospital Berlin, Germany and the Yale School of Medicine. Alexandra is a 4th-year medical student at the Charité University Hospital Berlin and received a travel grant from the Rolf W. Günther Foundation for Radiological Sciences. 

Alexandra’s current research at Yale focuses on the...

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Fabian Laage Gaupp, MD

Hospital Resident

Fabian joined our group as a first year radiology resident in 2016, after having completed his surgical intern year at Cornell. His current work includes evaluation of a novel imaging technique to visualize tumor hypoxia and acidity noninvasively in a rabbit liver tumor model after transarterial chemoembolization. He plans to specialize in interventional radiology and is particularly interested in how combining ultrasound with CT and MRI can be used to guide surgical and interventional...

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Brian Letzen, MD, MS

Hospital Resident

Integrated IR/DR Residency, Radiology & Biomedical Imaging

Brian Letzen received his M.D. degree from the Yale School of Medicine, where he continues as an interventional/diagnostic radiology resident. He graduated with a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University and with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida. In the past, he has worked in engineering at GE Healthcare and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His overall research interests involve clinical, translational, and basic...

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Evan Chen

Medical Student

Evan is a first year medical student at the Yale School of Medicine. He is working on a retrospective study that evaluates the efficacy of intra-arterial in liver cancer patients. The long-term goal of this study is to help inform future clinical decisions and improve outcomes of patients with liver cancer.

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Arash Fereydooni

Medical Student

Arash received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Yale University in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in 2015. He is currently a medical student at Yale School of Medicine and a researcher at the Radiology Research Group. His basic science research at Forscher Lab was funded by several fellowships and investigated focal adhesion dynamic and traction force in neuronal cells. Currently his clinical research is focused on assessing safety-profile and response after image-guided liver...

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Mansur Ghani

Medical Student

Mansur Ghani is a third year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. Since joining the group in 2015, Mansur's work has involved predicting response to treatment of HCC to intra-arterial therapy and investigating staging biomarkers for colorectal cancer metastases to the liver. He currently holds a BS in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry from Yale College, and plans to apply for residency programs in interventional radiology.

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Stephen Ghazikhanian

Medical Student

Stephen is a medical student at Yale School of Medicine. His current research with the lab assesses different image analysis algorithms and their ability to classify viable tumor and necrosis in the context of HCC. He received his BS in Neuroscience from Duke University in 2016.

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Nikitha Murali

Medical Student

Nikitha Murali is a medical student at Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests include the application of statistical and machine learning techniques to medical imaging. She received her BA from the University of Chicago in 2015 and worked for a healthcare technology company prior to joining Yale.

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Marley Windham-Herman

Medical Student

Medical Student at Yale School of Medicine. Studied Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior in his home state at the University of California, Davis. Research experience in interventional radiology, diagnostic radiology, and addiction medicine. Currently investigating the effects of intra-arterial embolic therapies such as chemoembolization, drug-eluting bead embolization, and radioembolization in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic liver tumors. Other ongoing research...

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