October 2023

Ihab Kamel, MD, PhD, professor of radiology and oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has been named the next chair of the Department of Radiology, effective Sept. 5, 2023.

Kamel is an accomplished clinician, productive researcher, and active mentor who has been on the Johns Hopkins faculty for more than two decades. He is an internationally recognized expert in using functional MRI to quantify early tumor response to therapy. He is also an authority in hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging.

“I am excited to join the CU School of Medicine and the Anschutz Medical Campus, where we will have many opportunities to work together to build programs and improve patient care,” Kamel said. “I am confident that working together we can offer outstanding clinical care and excellent training experiences that are based on innovative research.”

Kamel joined Johns Hopkins Radiology in 2000 and served as Clinical Director of MRI from 2008 until 2019. During his tenure, he significantly expanded MRI operations across the Johns Hopkins Health System. He served as chair of imaging at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center from November 2018 through July 2021.

Ihab Kamel, MD, PhD

Ihab Kamel, MD, PhD

At Johns Hopkins, he developed a multidisciplinary clinic that includes liver surgery, transplant surgery, hepatology, interventional radiology, and oncology to discuss complex liver cases’ diagnosis and management. These activities have attracted new patients, generated new clinical revenue, and fostered interdepartmental teaching and research collaboration.

Kamel succeeds Gerald Dodd, MD, who joined the School of Medicine as chair and professor of radiology in 2008.

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