Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha appointed to the Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology

A photo of Dr. Mahmud Mossa-Basha. Dr. Mossa-Basha wears a lab coat over a pink button-up shirt and smiles into the camera.The UW Radiology Department is pleased to announce that Professor Mahmud Mossa-Basha, M.D., has been appointed to the Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology, confirmed by the Board of Regents. Dr. Mossa-Basha is also the UW Radiology Vice-Chair of Clinical Research and Clinical Transformation and the Co-Director of the Research Vascular Imaging Lab. He has previously served as the Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, the Director of MRI, of Quality and Safety, and the Chief of Service at UWMC-ML and NW at University of Washington, and the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety and Director of MRI at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. 

When asked for his thoughts about receiving the appointment, Dr. Mossa-Basha wrote, “I am truly honored to be selected as the Ellsworth C. and Nancy D. Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuro-oncology, an honor that I deeply cherish. This is truly humbling recognition, not only for me but for the teams and mentors I have had the privilege to work with and their accomplishments in the advanced neuroimaging field. This endowment will allow us to continue to push the field forward and advance diagnostic algorithms to improve patient care and outcomes.” 

This Chair is given to a candidate who has achieved national recognition in the field of radiology and who is expected to make contributions to the advancement of teaching and research in the field of neuro-oncology. The award is highly competitive and awarded for the purposes of recruitment and retention of highly-qualified radiology faculty in neuro-oncology.

Dr. Mossa-Basha obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio. He completed his transitional year and Diagnostic Radiology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He completed a 2-year Fellowship in Diagnostic Neuroradiology from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland.  

Some of Dr. Mossa-Basha’s recent awards include receiving the 2023 AuntMinnie Researcher of the Year Semifinalist, 2022 Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction, the 2021 Ron and Christine Lee Raccoon Fellowship Award, the 2021 RSNA Honored Educator Award, the 2020 AuntMinnie Research Paper of the Year First Runner-Up, the 2020 British Institute of Radiology BJR/Jusha Early Career Investigator Award for Research Publication (Mentor), and the 2020 Best Clinical Abstract at the Radiosurgical Society Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Mossa-Basha has served or serves as PI/multiple-PI on 3 NIH R01 grants, NIH supplemental grant, AUR GERRAF grant, RSNA Emerging Issues, ASNR, and multiple industry grants during his faculty career. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed manuscripts in top journals, has edited two textbooks and written countless book chapters, in addition to giving more than 100 invited educational lectures at national and international conferences. He is the chair of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Angiography Education Committee and the American Society of Spine Radiology Abstracts and Awards Committee. He serves on the ASNR Nominating Committee and as an Associate Editor for AJNR. He had also served as the Chair of the Radiological Society of North America COVID-19 Task Force.  

Dr. Mossa-Basha has also been named one of Seattle’s “Top Doctors” by Seattle Magazine and Castle Connolly multiple years in a row in both publications.

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