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Dima A. Hammoud, MD
Tenure Track Investigator
Center for Infectious Disease Imaging (CIDI)
Neuroradiologist
Radiology and Imaging Services

Academic Degrees
BS, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
MD, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Email: hammoudd@cc.nih.gov

Phone: 301-402-3041

Portrait  of Dima Hammoud

Biosketch

Dr. Hammoud attended college at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon where she earned a Bachelor degree in Biology in 1992 and an MD degree in 1996. After completing a residency in diagnostic radiology at the American University of Beirut-Medical Center, she joined the division of neuroradiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a fellow. After completion of her fellowships, she joined the Neuroradiology faculty at Johns Hopkins as assistant professor for three years before joining the neuroradiology faculty at NIH.  Dr. Hammoud is board-certified in Diagnostic Imaging by the American Board of Radiology and has completed fellowships in Neuroradiology and PET imaging.

Dr. Hammoud is currently a tenure track investigator in the Center for Infectious Disease Imaging (CIDI), a joint initiative between Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the NIH Clinical Center and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr Hammoud’s research interests are aligned with the CIDI mission, and target the development of preclinical, translational and clinical molecular imaging applications to improve the understanding of the pathophysiology of infection and to provide reliable imaging biomarkers of infectious diseases. Research in her laboratory currently focuses on imaging neuro-inflammation, HIV-associated neurocognitive dysfunction and HIV-associated vasculopathy in animal models and in patients, using a variety of advanced techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography.

Dr. Hammoud serves as a reviewer for multiple radiology journals including Radiology, the American Journal of Radiology and Molecular Imaging. Dr. Hammoud has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences and CME meetings.

Selected Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

Hammoud DA, Jacobs AH, Pomper MG. Central Nervous System Molecular Imaging. In Molecular Imaging: Principles and Practice. Editors: Weissleder, Ross, Rehemtulla, Gambhir. Publisher: BC Decker Inc, 2008.

Hammoud DA, Pomper MG. Central Nervous System Imaging. In Oncology: An Evidence-Based Approach. Editors: A.E. Chang, P.A. Ganz, D.F. Hayes, T. Kinsella, H.I. Pass, J.H. Schiller, R. Stone, V. Strecher. Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York. 2004.

Nath A, Crain B, Hammoud DA, Pomper MG. Brain abscess. In Bakers Clinical Neurology. Editors: Robert J. Joynt and Robert C. Griggs. Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2004.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Endres CJ, Hammoud DA, Pomper MG. Reference tissue modeling with parameter coupling: application to a study of SERT binding in HIV. Phys. Med. Biol. 56 (2011) 2499-2513.

Bonekamp D, Hammoud DA, Pomper MG. Molecular imaging: Techniques and current clinical applications. Applied Radiology, May 2010: 10-21.

Hammoud DA, Endres CJ, Hammond E, Uzuner O, Brown A, Nath A, Kaplin AI, Pomper MG. Imaging serotonergic transmission with [(11)C]DASB-PET in depressed and non-depressed patients infected with HIV. NeuroImage. 2010, Feb 1;49(3):2588-95.

Endres C, Pomper M, James M, Uzuner O, Hammoud D, Watkins C, Hilton J, Dannals R, Kassiou M.  Initial Evaluation of 11C-DPA-713, a Novel TSPO PET Ligand, in Humans. J Nucl Med. 2009, 50: 1276-1282.

Guilarte TR, Hammoud DA, McGlothan JL, Caffo BS, Foss CA, Kozikowski AP, Pomper MG. Dysregulation of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase II in psychiatric disease. Schizophrenia Res. 2008 Feb; 99(1-3): 324-332

Hammoud DA, Hoffman JM, Pomper MG. Molecular Neuroimaging: From conventional to Emerging Techniques. Radiology. 2007 Oct; 245(1):21-42.

Hammoud DA, Endres C, Chander A, Guilarte T, Wong DF, Sacktor N, McArthur J, Pomper MG. Imaging Glial Cell Activation with [11C]-R-PK11195 in Patients with AIDS. Journal of Neurovirology 2005 Aug;11(4):346-55.

Nakamoto Y, Cohade C, Tatsumi M, Hammoud D, Wahl RL. CT Appearance of Bone Metastases Detected with FDG PET as Part of the Same PET/CT Examination. Radiology. 2005 Nov; 237(2):627-34.

Nakamoto Y, Tatsumi M, Hammoud D, Wahl R. Normal FDG distribution patterns in the head and neck: PET/CT evaluation.  Radiology 2005 Mar; 234(3):879-85.

Hammoud DA, Endres C, Chander A, Guilarte T, Wong DF, Sacktor N, McArthur J, Pomper MG. Imaging Glial Cell Activation with [11C]-R-PK11195 in Patients with AIDS. Journal of Neurovirology 2005 Aug;11(4):346-55.

Nakamoto Y, Tatsumi M, Hammoud D, Wahl R. Normal FDG distribution patterns in the head and neck: PET/CT evaluation. Radiology 2005 Mar; 234(3):879-85

Pomper MG, Hammoud DA. Positron Emission Tomography in Molecular Imaging. Could the promise of personalized patient care be reaching fruition? IEEE engineering in medicine and biology magazine 2004 July/August; 23(4): 28-37.

Hammoud D, Belden C, Ho A, Dal Pan G, Herskovits E, Hilt DC, Brem H, Pomper MG. The Surgical Bed after BCNU-polymer Wafer Placement for Recurrent Glioma: Serial Assessment with CT and MR. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2003 May;180(5):1469-1475.

Hammoud DA, Wasserman BA. Diffuse axonal injury: Pathophysiology and imaging findings. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2002; 12: 205-216.


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