Faculty Spotlights


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Mehmet Sait Albayram, MD

Doctor Mehmet Sait Albayram
Mehmet Albayram, MD

Associate Professor of Neuroradiology
Hometown: Gaziantep, Turkey

Why UF?
Big territory center, big university, tradition

Clinical Interests:
All Neuroradiology topics

Research Interests:
Brain lymphatics

Interests/Hobbies:
Gardening, music, basketball


Izabella Barreto, PhD

Izabella Barreto, PhD
Izabella Barreto, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical Physics
Hometown: Curitiba, Brazil

Why UF?
At UF, I’m surrounded by supportive colleagues, diverse and progressive cultures, clear springs, warm beaches, dog parks, theme parks, and good shopping.

Clinical Interests:
CT imaging protocol optimization, management, and review

Research Interests:
Evaluate and enhance novel CT technologies to improve clinical evaluation and radiation utilization in imaging examinations.

Interests/Hobbies:
Teaching salsa dancing, traveling, game night, dinner parties, my family


Charles Bush, MD

Charles Bush, MD
Charles Bush, MD

Associate Professor of MSK
Hometown: Bronx, NY

Why UF?
I fell in love with UF Radiology and life in Gainesville during my fellowship year in 1986-87. I joined the faculty in 1991, and I have never once considered returning to the northeast.

Clinical Interests:
Clinical agents in radiology. Imaging of musculoskeletal neoplasia.

Interests/Hobbies:
Running, chess, my family


Cooper Dean, MD

Doctor Cooper Dean
Cooper Dean, MD

Assistant Professor of MSK
Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Why UF?
The people, the place, and the fun.

Clinical Interests:
Sports Imaging, MSK Interventions, Tumor Imaging, Trauma

Research Interests:
Orthopedic Oncology, Sports Medicine, DECT

Interests/Hobbies:
Spending time with family and friends, surfing, playing music


Reordan De Jesus, MD

Dr. Reordan DeJesus
Reordan De Jesus, MD

Associate Professor and Chief of Neuroradiology
Hometown: Santiago, Dominican Republic

Why UF?
Collegial work environment with lots of talent, diverse population, and progressive thinking city in North Central Florida with great weather, lots of nature, and a smaller town feel.

Clinical Interests:
Head and neck, seizures, vascular imaging

Research Interests:
MR Neurography and Imaging optimization

Interests/Hobbies:
Cross fit, traveling, ecotourisim, and spending time with my family


Joseph R. Grajo, MD

Doctor Joseph Grajo
Joseph Grajo, MD

Associate Professor and Chief of Abdominal Imaging
Hometown: Youngstown, OH

Why UF?
UF foster a friendly team-oriented approach with support for my passions of research and teaching. I enjoy working with a large residency and living in a college town with great weather.

Clinical Interests:
Prostate cancer, chronic liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease

Research Interests:
Prostate mpMRI, Crohn’s disease, liver elastography, rectal cancer MRI

Interests/Hobbies:
Family time, sports, cars, home improvement projects


Robert Evans Heithaus, MD

Robert Evans Heithaus, MD
Robert Evans Heithaus, MD

Assistant Professor of Vascular & Interventional Radiology
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Why UF?
I moved to UF after spending time in private practice and couldn’t be happier. UF boasts a very collegial atmosphere in a friendly central Florida town. The university draws complex patients with rare conditions offering the best clinical practice (and learning environment) in Florida without having to live and work in the largest cities in the state.

Clinical Interests:
Interventional Oncology, Sarcoma ablation, Arterial venous malformation embolization, CVT and PE, minimally invasive spine interventions

Research Interests:
We participate in multiple areas of clinical research in the IR division. Most recently we evaluated our large volume of Y90 patients.

Interests/Hobbies:
I love spending time outdoors with family including going to the beach. Hunting and fishing top the list as well.


Abdullah Malkawi, MD

Dr. Abdullah Malkawi
Abdullah Malkawi, MD

Assistant Professor of Abdominal Imaging
Hometown: Irbid, Jordan

Why UF?
Great place to work. Faculty, residents, and radiology staff from administration to technologists make work an enjoyable task.

Clinical Interests:
Advanced MRI imaging, inflammatory bowel disease, image guided interventions

Research Interests:
Contrast and the kidneys, Crohn’s disease, applied artificial intelligence in radiology.

Interests/Hobbies:
I like playing soccer when possible, swimming, and occasional cooking.


Tara Massini, MD

Tara Massini, MD
Tara Massini, MD

Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology
Hometown: Clearwater, FL

Why UF?
Stimulating work with great colleagues in a college town with lots to offer.

Clinical Interests:
Brain tumors, head and neck imaging, demyelinating disease

Research Interests:
I provide radiology support for immunotherapy trials for high grade gliomas and also for the Adolescent Brain and Child Development study.

Interests/Hobbies:
Mom of three, reading, games, Peloton


Tan-Lucien Mohammed, MD

Tan-Lucien Mohammed, MD
Tan-Lucien Mohammed, MD

Professor & Chief Thoracic Imaging
Vice Chair of Education
Hometown: Washington, DC

Why UF?
Why not?! UF is a great academic medical center in Florida. We do a high volume of lung transplants and lung cancer screenings for the North Central Florida population. What’s NOT to like?

Clinical Interests:
All things cardiopulmonary!! Graduate medical education.

Research Interests:
Interstital lung disease, lung transplantation and pulmonary hypertension.

Interests/Hobbies:
Travel, closet foodie


Patricia Moser, MD

Patricia Moser, MD
Patricia Moser, MD

Associate Professor of Abdominal Radiology
Hometown: Tampa, FL

Why UF?
The culture between the residents and the faculty combined with clinically interesting and challenging patient imaging. Of course the location in the sunshine state!

Clinical Interests:
Body interventional procedures

Research Interests:
Inflammatory bowel disease, Medical student/resident education

Interests/Hobbies:
Family time, travel, tennis, and reading


Dhanashree Rajderkar, MD

Dhanashree Rajderkar, MD
Dhanashree Rajderkar, MD

Associate Professor & Chief of Pediatric Radiology
Hometown: Nagpur, India

Why UF?
Warm, friendly and diverse! Extensive pathology and talented residents and colleagues.

Clinical Interests:
Optimizing imaging in pediatric patients

Research Interests:
Dose reduction, education and training, curriculum

Interests/Hobbies:
Cooking, traveling, and watching Bollywood movies


John Rees, MD

John Rees, MD
John Rees, MD

Assistant Professor of Neuroradiology
Hometown: Washington, DC

Why UF?
I came to UF to practice high quality clinical neuroradiology in an academic environment which encouraged teaching and research.

Clinical Interests:
Neuroembryology, tumor biology, trauma, stroke

Research Interests:
I am currently studying the pathogenesis of intracranial germ cell tumors, among other things.

Interests/Hobbies:
Photography, gardening, piano, hiking


Priya G. Sharma, MD

Priya Sharma, MD
Priya Sharma, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatric Radiology
Hometown: South Windsor, CT

Why UF?
Dedication to humanism in medicine and to radiology resident education.

Clinical Interests:
Pediatric fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance urography, genitourinary and gastrointestinal imaging

Research Interests:
Identifying educational gaps in radiology resident education, innovative digital teaching methodologies

Interests/Hobbies:
Dogs, board games, scary movies


Nupur Verma, MD

Doctor Nupur Verma
Nupur Verma, MD

Associate Professor of Abdominal & Emergency Radiology
Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency
Hometown: Miami, FL

Why UF?
Academic hospital, warm weather, fun bright residents – they teach me new things all the time, are smart and very helpful and make time fly! I enjoy working with them and seeing great cases.

Clinical Interests:
Trauma imaging, LDCT, Aortic/AAS imaging

Research Interests:
Organizational/residency structure, LDCT implementation and revisions

Interests/Hobbies:
Pomeranians, painting, traveling. I am inspired and challenged by my colleague Dr. LaRue to try new places and things.