Amir K. Sepahdari, M.D.
Dr. Sepahdari provides a rich background in multi-modality imaging and radiology education. He is fellowship-trained in MRI and Body Imaging from Rush University and Medical Center and served as Associate Program Director for the University of Illinois Diagnostic Radiology Residency. Before joining us in 2018, he served as President of his corporation and Chair of the Department of Radiology at a historic teaching hospital in Chicago. In addition to managing a robust practice, he has taught and lectured for over a decade, mentoring nearly one hundred residency graduates, and receiving the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award on multiple occasions. He is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.
University of Illinois, Chicago: Medical Doctorate (M.D.) 1995-1999
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 1990-1995
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools 1979-1990
Rush University Medical Center: MRI and Body Imaging Fellowship 2004-2005
University of Illinois, Chicago: Diagnostic Radiology Residency 2000-2004
Northwestern University / Evanston: Internship in Medicine 1999-2000
Radiological Physicians Limited, SC 2007-2018
Served as President 2014-2018
Metropolitan Diagnostic Imaging 2007-2013
Medical Director 2010-2013
Diagnostic Radiology Specialists, SC 2005-2007
Awards / Honors
Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Univ of Illinois 2013, 2012, 2009
Dept of Medicine Interdepartmental Teaching Award 2008, 2014
Residency: John Cerrone Memorial Award 2004
Internship: C.A.R.E Award (peer and patient referred), multiple 1999-2000
Medical School: Merit Award 1997
Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2010, 2011, 2015
Vitals Patients’ Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2015
Additional Committees / Appointments
Medical Executive Committee 2014 – 2018
Credentialing Committee 2014-2018
Bylaws Committee (Chair) 2017-2018
Residency Curriculum Committee 2008 – 2018
Illinois State Medical Society: Strategic Planning Initiative 2011- 2013
RSNA: Technical Exhibits Committee 2007 – 2015
RSNA: Local Services Committee 2006 – 2011
Chief Resident, Diagnostic Radiology 2001 – 2004
Univ of Illinois: Graduate Medical Education Committee 2001 – 2002
Medical School: Class Secretary & Treasurer 1996 – 1999
Medical School: Chair, College of Medicine Gala 1997
Publications / Submissions / Presentations
Gunasekaran S, Goettl C, Patel D, Sepahdari AK, Yang L. The added value and cost savings of Q-SPECT/CT over planar V/Q for the evaluation of pulmonary embolus- charting outcomes of a four-year experience. Submitted to Academic Radiology.
Patel DC, Huang YH, Meyer J, and Sepahdari A. Abdominal-pelvic scanning parameters revisited: A case for Z-axis reduction in patients with right lower quadrant pain. Emergency Radiology 2017 Dec; 24(6):661-666. Also presented as a poster at the American College of Radiology 2015 and as the section winning poster at Chicago Radiological Society in January 2017.
Patel D, and Sepahdari AK. Diazatroate induced acute renal failure following lower GI examination and subsequent colonoscopic biopsy. Radiography 2017; 23: e20-e22.
Prasad K, and Sepahdari AK. Improving clinical efficiency and patient access to care through process standardization and back-office workflow software development in a busy outpatient interventional center. – Presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics 2014.
Merkel FK, Hois EL, Hibbeln JF, Schreiner VC, and Sepahdari AK. Successful transplant of a pediatric cadaveric cross-fused kidney to an adult recipient. Pediatric Transplantation 9:61, 2005.
Merkel FK, Hois EL, Gallucci M, Hibbeln JF, and Sepahdari AK. Successful resection of a de novo renal cell cardinoma occurring long after transplant of a pediatric cadaver kidney to an adult recipient. Pediatric Transplantation 9: 104, 2005.
Chicago Radiological Society Multimodality Section Multiple Years
Women’s Health Board Advances in Breast MRI 2009, 2013
MHMC Grand Rounds Advances in MR imaging 2008
Univ of Ill. College of Medicine Radiology Core Series Multiple Years
SCH Grand Rounds Emerging MRI ApplicationsFebruary 2005