Ahmed M. Gharib, M.D.
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  • Head: Biomedical and Metabolic Imaging Branch
  • Section Chief: Biomedical and Metabolic Imaging Branch
Scientific Focus Areas: Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, Clinical Research, Genetics and Genomics, Health Disparities


A selection of recent and significant publications can be viewed below.

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Sexual Dimorphism of Coronary Artery Disease in a Low- and Intermediate-Risk Asymptomatic Population: Association with Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness at MRI in Women.
Ghanem AM, Matta JR, Elgarf R, Hamimi A, Muniyappa R, Ishaq H, Hadigan C, McConnell MV, Gharib AM, Abd-Elmoniem KZ.
Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging (2019 Apr 25) 1:e180007. Abstract/Full Text
Coronary calcification in adults with Turner syndrome.
Schoepp M, Hannah-Shmouni F, Matta J, Ghanem AM, Hanover JA, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Gharib AM.
Genet Med (2018 Jun) 20:664-668. Abstract/Full Text
Rheological determinants for simultaneous staging of hepatic fibrosis and inflammation in patients with chronic liver disease.
Sinkus R, Lambert S, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Morse C, Heller T, Guenthner C, Ghanem AM, Holm S, Gharib AM.
NMR Biomed (2018 Oct) 31:e3956. Abstract/Full Text
Correlative Detection of Isolated Single and Multi-Cellular Calcifications in the Internal Elastic Lamina of Human Coronary Artery Samples.
Wen H, Morales Martinez A, Miao H, Larsen TC, Nguyen CP, Bennett EE, Moorse KP, Yu ZX, Remaley AT, Boehm M, Gharib AM.
Sci Rep (2018 Jul 20) 8:10978. Abstract/Full Text
Hypercortisolism is associated with increased coronary arterial atherosclerosis: analysis of noninvasive coronary angiography using multidetector computerized tomography.
Neary NM, Booker OJ, Abel BS, Matta JR, Muldoon N, Sinaii N, Pettigrew RI, Nieman LK, Gharib AM.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab (2013 May) 98:2045-52. Abstract/Full Text

Additional Publications

Metreleptin-mediated improvements in insulin sensitivity are independent of food intake in humans with lipodystrophy.
Brown RJ, Valencia A, Startzell M, Cochran E, Walter PJ, Garraffo HM, Cai H, Gharib AM, Ouwerkerk R, Courville AB, Bernstein S, Brychta RJ, Chen KY, Walter M, Auh S, Gorden P.
J Clin Invest (2018 Aug 1) 128:3504-3516. Abstract/Full Text
Personalized Statin Therapy and Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque Burden in Asymptomatic Low/Intermediate-Risk Individuals.
Muniyappa R, Noureldin RA, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, El Khouli RH, Matta JR, Hamimi A, Ranganath S, Hadigan C, Nieman LK, Gharib AM.
Cardiorenal Med (2018) 8:140-150. Abstract/Full Text
T-cell Activation and E-selectin Are Associated With Coronary Plaque in HIV-infected Young Adults.
Mattingly AS, Unsal AB, Purdy JB, Gharib AM, Rupert A, Kovacs JA, McAreavey D, Hazra R, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Hadigan C.
Pediatr Infect Dis J (2017 Jan) 36:63-65. Abstract/Full Text
The relation between X chromosome parental origin and aortic stiffness in patients with Turner's syndrome: role of hypertension and antihypertensive drugs.
Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Bondy CA, Gharib AM.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) (2015 Jan) 82:156-7. Abstract/Full Text
Optimization of free-breathing whole-heart 3-dimensional cardiac magnetic resonance imaging at 3 tesla to identify coronary vein anatomy and to compare with multidetector computed tomography.
Ibrahim WG, El Khouli RH, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Matta JR, McAreavey D, Gharib AM.
J Comput Assist Tomogr (2014 Nov-Dec) 38:941-8. Abstract/Full Text
X chromosome parental origin and aortic stiffness in turner syndrome.
Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Bakalov VK, Matta JR, Muldoon N, Hanover JA, Bondy CA, Gharib AM.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) (2014 Sep) 81:467-70. Abstract/Full Text
Effects of mechanical properties and atherosclerotic artery size on biomechanical plaque disruption - mouse vs. human.
Riou LM, Broisat A, Ghezzi C, Finet G, Rioufol G, Gharib AM, Pettigrew RI, Ohayon J.
J Biomech (2014 Mar 3) 47:765-72. Abstract/Full Text
Biomechanics of atherosclerotic coronary plaque: site, stability and in vivo elasticity modeling.
Ohayon J, Finet G, Le Floc'h S, Cloutier G, Gharib AM, Heroux J, Pettigrew RI.
Ann Biomed Eng (2014 Feb) 42:269-79. Abstract/Full Text
Feasibility of coronary artery wall thickening assessment in asymptomatic coronary artery disease using phase-sensitive dual-inversion recovery MRI at 3T.
Gharib AM, Zahiri H, Matta J, Pettigrew RI, Abd-Elmoniem KZ.
Magn Reson Imaging (2013 Sep) 31:1051-8. Abstract/Full Text
Dominant gain-of-function STAT1 mutations in FOXP3 wild-type immune dysregulation-polyendocrinopathy-enteropathy-X-linked-like syndrome.
Uzel G, Sampaio EP, Lawrence MG, Hsu AP, Hackett M, Dorsey MJ, Noel RJ, Verbsky JW, Freeman AF, Janssen E, Bonilla FA, Pechacek J, Chandrasekaran P, Browne SK, Agharahimi A, Gharib AM, Mannurita SC, Yim JJ, Gambineri E, Torgerson T, Tran DQ, Milner JD, Holland SM.
J Allergy Clin Immunol (2013 Jun) 131:1611-23. Abstract/Full Text
Pulmonary vein morphology by free-breathing whole heart magnetic resonance imaging at 3 Tesla versus breathhold multi-detector computed tomography.
Fodi E, McAreavey D, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Ohayon J, Saba M, Elagha A, Pettigrew RI, Gharib AM.
J Magn Reson Imaging (2013 Apr) 37:846-52. Abstract/Full Text
Coronary vessel wall 3-T MR imaging with time-resolved acquisition of phase-sensitive dual inversion-recovery (TRAPD) technique: initial results in patients with risk factors for coronary artery disease.
Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Gharib AM, Pettigrew RI.
Radiology (2012 Dec) 265:715-23. Abstract/Full Text
Liver metabolite concentrations measured with 1H MR spectroscopy.
Ouwerkerk R, Pettigrew RI, Gharib AM.
Radiology (2012 Nov) 265:565-75. Abstract/Full Text
The feasibility of 350 μm spatial resolution coronary magnetic resonance angiography at 3 T in humans.
Gharib AM, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Ho VB, Födi E, Herzka DA, Ohayon J, Stuber M, Pettigrew RI.
Invest Radiol (2012 Jun) 47:339-45. Abstract/Full Text
Noninvasive coronary imaging for atherosclerosis in human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Gharib AM, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Pettigrew RI, Hadigan C.
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol (2011 Nov-Dec) 40:262-7. Abstract/Full Text
Optimization of coronary whole-heart MRA free-breathing technique at 3 Tesla.
Gharib AM, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Herzka DA, Ho VB, Locklin J, Tzatha E, Stuber M, Pettigrew RI.
Magn Reson Imaging (2011 Oct) 29:1125-30. Abstract/Full Text
To resect or not to resect? That is the question. Telangiectatic adenoma.
Noureddin M, Kleiner DE, Gharib AM, Bratslavsky G, Heller T.
Gut (2011 Sep) 60:1177, 1235. Abstract/Full Text
Coronary abnormalities in hyper-IgE recurrent infection syndrome: depiction at coronary MDCT angiography.
Gharib AM, Pettigrew RI, Elagha A, Hsu A, Welch P, Holland SM, Freeman AF.
AJR Am J Roentgenol (2009 Dec) 193:W478-81. Abstract/Full Text
Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque elasticity reconstruction based on a segmentation-driven optimization procedure using strain measurements: theoretical framework.
Le Floc'h S, Ohayon J, Tracqui P, Finet G, Gharib AM, Maurice RL, Cloutier G, Pettigrew RI.
IEEE Trans Med Imaging (2009 Jul) 28:1126-37. Abstract/Full Text
Cardiac magnetic resonance at high field: promises and problems.
Gharib AM, Elagha A, Pettigrew RI.
Curr Probl Diagn Radiol (2008 Mar-Apr) 37:49-56. Abstract/Full Text
Coronary MR angiography at 3T during diastole and systole.
Gharib AM, Herzka DA, Ustun AO, Desai MY, Locklin J, Pettigrew RI, Stuber M.
J Magn Reson Imaging (2007 Oct) 26:921-6. Abstract/Full Text