Philosophy of Care
To provide compassionate and high level care to all.
Dr. Fananapazir is an abdominal radiologist who practices MRI, CT, and ultrasound, as well as nonvascular interventional procedures.
Dr. Fananapazir's research focus is on advancing the radiologic assessment of transplanted kidneys and vascular structures.
M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore MD 2007
B.S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN 2000
Radiology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC 2008-2012
Abdominal Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham NC 2012-2013
American Board of Radiology, 2012
CA Medical Board, License, 2013
Society of Abdominal Radiology
Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound
Honors and Awards
Roscoe E. Miller Best Paper Award, Society of Abdominal Radiology, 2015
Junior Faculty Radiology Teaching Excellence Award, Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis, 2013
ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Merit Award for oral presentation entitled “Initial in vivo validation of a hybrid magnitude/complex MRI-based method for liver fat quantification”, 2013
Chief Resident, Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Radiology, 2011
String of Pearls Winner for Humanism and Dedication to Teaching, 2010
Select Recent Publications
Fananapazir G, Bashir MR, Corwin MT, Lamba R, Vu CT, Troppmann C. Comparison of ferumoxytol-enhanced MRA with conventional angiography for assessment of severity of transplant renal artery stenosis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Mar;45(3):779-785.
Fananapazir G, Troppmann C, Corwin MT, Nikpour AM, Naderi S, Lamba R. Incidences of acute kidney injury, dialysis, and graft loss following intravenous administration of low-osmolality iodinated contrast in patients with kidney transplants. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Nov;41(11):2182-2186.
Lamba R, Corwin MT, Fananapazir G. Practical dose reduction tips for abdominal interventional procedures using CT-guidance. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Apr;41(4):743-53.
Fananapazir G, Troppmann C, Corwin MT, Bent CK, Vu CT, Lamba R. Incidence of Contrast-Induced Nephropathy After Renal Graft Catheter Arteriography Using Iodine-Based Contrast Medium. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Apr;206(4):783-6.
Fananapazir G, Tse G, Corwin MT, Santhanakrishnan C, Perez RV, McGahan JP, Stewart S, Troppmann C. Pediatric En Bloc Kidney Transplants: Clinical and Immediate Postoperative US Factors Associated with Vascular Thrombosis. Radiology. 2016 Jun;279(3):935-42.
Bent, C, Fananapazir, G, Tse, G, Corwin, MT, Vu, C, Santhanakrishnan, C, Perez, RV, Troppmann, C. Graft arterial stenosis in kidney en bloc grafts from very small pediatric donors: incidence, timing, and role of ultrasound in screening. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2015;15(11): 2940-6.
Fananapazir G, Rao R, Corwin MT, Naderi S, Santhanakrishnan C, Troppmann C. Sonographic Evaluation of Clinically Significant Perigraft Hematomas in Kidney Transplant Recipients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Oct;205(4):802-6.
Fananapazir G, Lamba R, Lewis B, Corwin MT, Naderi S, Troppmann C. Utility of MRI in the Characterization of Indeterminate Small Renal Lesions Previously Seen on Screening CT Scans of Potential Renal Donor Patients. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Aug;205(2):325-30.
Fananapazir G, Bashir MR, Marin D, Boll DT. Computer-aided liver volumetry: performance of a fully-automated, prototype post-processing solution for whole-organ and lobar segmentation based on MDCT imaging. Abdom Imaging. 2015 Jun;40(5):1203-12.
Fananapazir G, Marin D, Suhocki PV, Kim CY, Bashir MR. Vascular artifact mimicking thrombosis on MR imaging using ferumoxytol as a contrast agent in abdominal vascular assessment. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Jun;25(6):969-76.