Radiology Personnel

Hamid Chalian, M.D.

Associate Professor 

Cardiothoracic Imaging


Dr. Chalian is an Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington. He is subspecialized in cardiothoracic imaging, with a focus on research and teaching in chest and cardiovascular systems. He is especially interested in the development of novel techniques for more accurate assessments of cardiac diseases, such as coronary artery diseases and atherosclerotic plaque characterization. 

Dr. Chalian is a lung cancer screening advocate. Part of his research focuses on the improvement of lung cancer screening guidelines and techniques for earlier detection and more precise characterizations of lung cancer in high-risk populations. 


2017-2018 — Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellow, Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC

2013-2017 — Radiology Resident, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

2012-2013 — Intern, Griffin Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Derby, CT

2010-2012 — Radiology Postdoctoral research fellow, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Chicago, IL

2009-2010 — Radiology Postdoctoral research scientist, Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Radiology, New York, NY

2006 — M.D., Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran