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Noushin Yahyavi, MD, MBA

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Administrative Title:

Senior Vice Chair of Business Affairs and Chief Operating Officer

Additional Title:

Senior Vice Chair and Chief Operating Officer

Education and Training


1998-2007       M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences      

2020-2023       M.B.A., Healthcare Management, Innovation, and Technology, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School                                

Post Graduate Medical Training    

2009 - 2010     Internship, Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

2010 - 2014     Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital

2014 - 2016     Fellowship and Clinical Instructorship, Neuroradiology, Johns Hopkins University



Dr. Yahyavi is an Associate Professor, Senior Vice Chair, and Chief Operating Officer at the Department of Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a nationally and internationally renowned Healthcare Leader and Neuroradiologist overseeing the operations, business development, strategic planning, and financial management of the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Yahyavi received her medical degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and did her internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH followed by a Diagnostic Radiology Residency at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She then did a two-year Neuroradiology Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, during the second year of which she served as a Clinical Instructor. Dr. Yahyavi was recruited in 2022 to the University of Maryland from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she served as faculty for 5 years. She received her MBA with a focus on Healthcare Management, Innovation, and Technology in 2023 from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

Dr. Yahyavi serves on multiple local and national Boards and Committees. She is a member of the American College of Radiology (ACR)’s Engage Steering Committee and Incidental Finding Committees, and the Economics subcommittee of the ACR’s Patient and Family-Centered Care. She is on the Neurological Imaging expert panel for the ACR’s Appropriateness Criteria. Dr. Yahyavi serves on the executive board and is currently the Treasurer of the Washington DC Metropolitan Society of Radiology chapter of the American College of Radiology. She is a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology’s Health Policy Committees on Standards & Guidelines, Safety Quality and Value, and the International Collaboration Committees. 

Dr. Yahyavi has been a successful educator at local and international meetings and is a member of the American Board of Radiology, Neuroradiology Certifying and Subspecialty exam question writing committee. She also serves on the Radiological Society of North America's Education Exhibits Awards Committee.  

Her research interests include Health policy and management, Informatics, Value-Based Healthcare, diversity, and health equity. Her Neuroradiology research interest is in vessel wall imaging, advanced imaging of stroke, functional imaging, and resting state fMRI. She has authored/co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Highlighted Publications

Tao TY, Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Singh G, Bhalla S. (2014) Mass Confusion: Pictorial Review of Pediatric Cardiac Masses. 34(4):1031-46.

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Hillen TJ, Jennings JW. (2015) Percutaneous vertebroplasty of unstable metastatic C2 and C3 lesions using a CT guided posterolateral approach and ultra-high viscosity cement. Spine (Phila Pa 1976).40(8):510-513.

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Menias CO, Bhalla S, Siegel C, Geyer, Katz D (2015) Imaging of cosmetic plastic procedures and implants in the body and their potential complications. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 204(4):707-15.

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Poretti A, Idowu OR, Hoon Jr AH, Huisman TA, Izbudak II (2016) Middle Interhemispheric Variant of Holoprosencephaly. Radiology.280(2):640-2.

Sair HI, Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Airan RD, Agarwal S, Caffo B, Choe A, Intrapiromkul J, Lindquist M, Gujar SK, Pillai JJ (2016) Presurgical brain mapping of the language network in patients with brain lesions using resting-state fMRI: comparison with task fMRI. Human Brain Mapping. 37(3):913-23.

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Pillai JJ, Calhoun V, Lindquist M, Agarwal S, Airan RD, Caffo B, Gujar SK, Sair HI (2017)Presurgical mapping of ventral motor network using resting-state functional MRI: comparison with task-based fMRI. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 38(5):1006-1012

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Kiczek M, Zeiler SR, Wasserman BA (2021) Imaging features of Susac syndrome on high-resolution intracranial vessel wall MRI. Neurology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroinflammation Apr 16;8(4):e994. doi:10.1212/NXI.0000000000000994.

Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N, Naik R (2021) Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis associated with vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia. The Neuroradiology Journal. Aug 1:19714009211036687. doi: 10.1177/19714009211036687. Online ahead of print.

Yi P, Kim T, Siegel E, Yahyavi-Firouz-Abadi N (2022) Demographic Reporting In Publicly Available Chest Radiograph Datasets: Opportunities For Mitigating Sex And Racial Disparities in Deep Learning Models. Journal of American College of Radiology. Jan;19(1 Pt B):192-200. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2021.08.018

Awards and Affiliations

2012                Radiological Society of North America annual meeting, Chicago, IL

                        Certificate of Merit Award

2014                Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL

Trainee Research Prize- Resident Category

2014                American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) Research and Education Foundation

Member-in-Training Award for Outstanding RSNA Presentation in Diagnostic Radiology

2021                RadioGraphics Editor’s Recognition Award for reviewing with Distinction

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