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Nabile M. Safdar, MD

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties

Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Radiology, Inc.
National Provider Identifier1457347296

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

Nabile Safdar, MD, is a radiologist who specializes in musculoskeletal imaging. He is one of a dozen radiologists who is fellowship trained in imaging informatics. In addition to his role as a radiologist, he is a principal investigator in the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.

Dr. Safdar’s areas of research include optimizing computer interfaces for communication, measuring and improving the factors that affect radiologist performance, and computer aided diagnosis. He works with both bioengineers and orthopedic surgeons in the development of innovative approaches to the diagnosis, treatment planning, motion analysis, and post-operative evaluation of children with musculoskeletal and sports related diseases and injuries.

Within the Sheikh Zayed Institute, Dr. Safdar works within the Bioengineering Initiative. His research will focus on improving pre- and post-surgical evaluation through biomedical imaging and computational sciences, and improving the training of radiologists and surgeons in these advanced methods, including the use of computer assisted surgery.

TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Medical School Jefferson Medical College Philadelphia, PADoctor of Medicine 1995 -1999
National & International Recognitions
General Electric Association University Radiologists Radiology Research Academic Fellowship2007
Roger A. Bauman Award for Best PaperSociety for Computer Applications in Radiology2005
Certificate of DistinctionUniversity of MarylandImaging Informatics Fellowship2005

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound2008
The International Society of Optical Engineering 2005
Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine 2005
American College of Radiology2002
Radiological Society of North America2000
American Roentgen Ray Society2000
Journal Article, Nagy P, Pierce B, Otto M, Safdar N. (2008), Quality Control Management and Communication Between Radiologists and Technologists. , JACR, 5, 759-765.

Journal Article, Nagy P, Kahn C, Boonn W, Siddiqui K, Meenan C, Knight N, Safdar N. (2006), Building Virtual Communities of Practice. , JACR , 3, 716-720.

Journal Article, Toland C, Meenan C, Toland M, Safdar N, Vandermeer P, Nagy P. (2006), A Suggested Classification Guide for PACS Client Applications: The Five Degrees of Thickness. , Journal of Digital Imaging, 19, 78-83.

Journal Article, Howard CM, Claudio PP, De Luca A, Stiegler P, Jori FP, Safdar N, Caputi M, Khalili K, Giordano A.. (2000), Inducible pRB2/p130 expression and growth-suppressive mechanisms: evidence of a pRB2/p130, p27Kip1, and cyclin E negative feedback regulatory loop. , Cancer Res.

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