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Farhood Saremi, MD
Professor of Clinical Radiology
GNH 3D321 Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 226 7263


After receiving his medical degree and completing a radiology residency in 1988 from the University of Tehran, Dr. Saremi was employed as assistant professor of radiology at the same university. He also served as Chief of Radiology at Vali-Asr Hospital for four years and was later promoted to associate professor. During this period Dr. Saremi’s main interest was interventional radiology. He published several articles on the subject.

Dr. Saremi moved to the United States in 1995 and entered the radiology residency program at USC before completing two fellowships in neuroradiology and body imaging. In 2002 he was appointed as associate professor of radiology at the University of California, Irvine and in three years, was promoted to professor of radiology with a joint appointment in medicine. He then served as Chief of Cardiothoracic section at UCI for seven years and completed subspecialty fellowships in Cardiovascular MRI at Duke Medical Center and Cardiovascular CT at UCI. During this period, he published more than 30 articles in cardiac imaging and contributed to four cardiac imaging books as main author or co-author.

Currently, his research is mainly focused on CT and MRI of the heart and specifically on cardiac conduction system and arrhythmias.


RSNA: Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, 2001


Prosper A, Saremi F. Delayed Development of Multiple Pancreaticoduodenal Arcade Pseudoaneurysms after Abdominal Trauma. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Oct; 36:297. e11-297. e15. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Cen S, Tayari N, Alizadeh H, Emami A, Lin L, Fleischman F. A correlative study of aortic valve rotation angle and thoracic aortic sizes using ECG gated CT angiography. Eur J Radiol. 2017 Apr; 89:60-66. View in: PubMed

Yoon AJ, Do HP, Cen S, Fong MW, Saremi F, Barr ML, Nayak KS. Assessment of segmental myocardial blood flow and myocardial perfusion reserve by adenosine-stress myocardial arterial spin labeling perfusion imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Feb 02. View in: PubMed

Saremi F. Cardiac MR Imaging in Acute Coronary Syndrome: Application and Image Interpretation. Radiology. 2017 Jan; 282(1):17-32. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Hassani C, Sánchez-Quintana D. Septal Atrioventricular Junction Region: Comprehensive Imaging in Adults. Radiographics. 2016 Oct 14; 160010. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Ho SY. Extracardiac Pulmonary-Systemic Connection via Persistent Levoatriocardinal Vein in Adults. Ann Vasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 34:269. e1-7. View in: PubMed

Do HP, Yoon AJ, Fong MW, Saremi F, Barr ML, Nayak KS. Double-gated myocardial ASL perfusion imaging is robust to heart rate variation. Magn Reson Med. 2016 May 30. View in: PubMed

Gurudevan S, Garg P, Malik S, Khattar R, Saremi F, Hecht H, DeMaria A, Narula J. Impaired fasting glucose is associated with increased severity of subclinical coronary artery disease compared to patients with diabetes and normal fasting glucose: evaluation by coronary computed tomographic angiography. BMJ Open. 2016; 6(8):e005148. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Saremi A, Hassani C, Cen S, Lin L, Ng B, Shahriarian S. Computed Tomographic Diagnosis of Myocardial Fat Deposits in Sarcoidosis. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Jul-Aug; 39(4):578-83. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Hassani C, Millan-Nunez V, Sánchez-Quintana D. Imaging Evaluation of Tricuspid Valve: Analysis of Morphology and Function With CT and MRI. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 May; 204(5):W531-42. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Achenbach S. Coronary Plaque Characterization Using CT. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Mar; 204(3):W249-60. View in: PubMed

Chaudhry MA, Correa A, Lee C, Yoon A, Grazette L, Saremi F, Fong MW. Modern day management of giant cell myocarditis. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jan 15; 178:82-4. View in: PubMed

Sánchez-Quintana D, Doblado-Calatrava M, Cabrera JA, Macías Y, Saremi F. Anatomical Basis for the Cardiac Interventional Electrophysiologist. Biomed Res Int. 2015; 2015:547364. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Patel A, Shavelle D, Licht JR, Kang J. Left circumflex coronary-pulmonary artery fistula and transmediastinal participation of bronchial arteries best shown by CT. Int J Cardiol. 2014 Dec 20; 177(3):e120-4. View in: PubMed

Mohar DS, Salcedo J, Hoang KC, Kumar S, Saremi F, Erande AS, Naderi N, Nadeswaran P, Le C, Malik S. Epicardial adipose tissue volume as a marker of coronary artery disease severity in patients with diabetes independent of coronary artery calcium: Findings from the CTRAD study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Nov; 106(2):228-35. View in: PubMed

Cabrera JA, Saremi F, Sánchez-Quintana D. Left atrial appendage: anatomy and imaging landmarks pertinent to percutaneous transcatheter occlusion. Heart. 2014 Oct 15; 100(20):1636-50. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Emmanuel N, Wu PF, Ihde L, Shavelle D, Go JL, Sánchez-Quintana D. Paradoxical embolism: role of imaging in diagnosis and treatment planning. Radiographics. 2014 Oct; 34(6):1571-92. View in: PubMed

Groves EM, Erande AS, Le C, Salcedo J, Hoang KC, Kumar S, Mohar DS, Saremi F, Im J, Agrawal Y, Nadeswaran P, Naderi N, Malik S. Comparison of epicardial adipose tissue volume and coronary artery disease severity in asymptomatic adults with versus without diabetes mellitus. Am J Cardiol. 2014 Sep 1; 114(5):686-91. View in: PubMed

Sánchez-Quintana D, López-Mínguez JR, Macías Y, Cabrera JA, Saremi F. Left atrial anatomy relevant to catheter ablation. Cardiol Res Pract. 2014; 2014:289720. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Gera A, Yen Ho S, Hijazi ZM, Sánchez-Quintana D. CT and MR Imaging of the Pulmonary Valve. Radiographics. 2014 Jan-Feb; 34(1):51-71. View in: PubMed

Lee C, Saremi F. Anomalous left hepatic vein draining into coronary sinus imaged with multidetector computed tomography. Clin Anat. 2013 Nov; 26(8):987-9. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Shavelle D. Dual origin, course and supply in coronary artery system. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4970-4. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Bai C, Saremi A, Young C, Garon B, Lee C, Hassani C, Ihde L. Incremental value of color coding in 3D volume rendered CT images for interpretation of complex cardiothoracic vascular malformations. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12; 168(5):4692-8. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Vojdani E, Vorobiof G, Shavelle D, Wilcox A, Madanipour S, Lundquist R. Right to left shunting through communications between the left superior intercostal vein tributaries and the left atrium: a potential cause of paradoxical embolism. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Sep 10; 167(6):2867-74. View in: PubMed

Chu H, Arsene D, Huang G, Saremi F, Rahimtoola SH. Syphilitic angina. Am J Med. 2013 Sep; 126(9):e3-4. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Hakim A, Saremi A, Bai C. The art of color coding for three dimensional diagnostic mapping of unusual cardiothoracic vascular abnormalities. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jul 1; 166(3):e68-74. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Ho SY, Sanchez-Quintana D. Morphological assessment of RVOT: CT and CMR imaging. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 May; 6(5):631-5. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Kang J, Rahmanuddin S, Shavelle D. Assessment of post-atrial switch baffle integrity using a modified dual extremity injection cardiac computed tomography angiography technique. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Jan 10; 162(2):e25-7. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Ho SY, Cabrera JA, Sánchez-Quintana D. Right ventricular outflow tract imaging with CT and MRI: Part 1, Morphology. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):W39-50. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Ho SY, Cabrera JA, Sánchez-Quintana D. Right ventricular outflow tract imaging with CT and MRI: Part 2, Function. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Jan; 200(1):W51-61. View in: PubMed

Lee C, Yoon AJ, Klipfel NE, Cunningham MJ, Saremi F. Caseous mitral annular calcification along the anterolateral annulus causing mild mitral regurgitation: multi-modality imaging and diagnosis. Circ J. 2012; 76(12):2898-900. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Muresian H, Sánchez-Quintana D. Coronary Veins: Comprehensive CT-Anatomic Classification and Review of Variants and Clinical Implications. Radiographics. 2012 Jan; 32(1):E1-E32. View in: PubMed

Pursnani A, Jacobs JE, Saremi F, Levisman J, Makaryus AN, Capuñay C, Rogers IS, Wald C, Azmoon S, Stathopoulos IA, Srichai MB. Coronary CTA assessment of coronary anomalies. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2012 Jan; 6(1):48-59. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Goodman G, Wilcox A, Salibian R, Vorobiof G. Coronary Artery Ostial Atresia Diagnosis of Conotruncal Anastomotic Collateral Rings Using CT Angiography. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Dec; 4(12):1320-3. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Vorobiof G. Aberrant penetrating posterior descending artery from proximal right coronary artery. Clin Anat. 2011 Nov; 24(8):956-8. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Thonar B, Sarlaty T, Shmayevich I, Malik S, Smith CW, Krishnan S, Sánchez-Quintana D, Narula N. Posterior interatrial muscular connection between the coronary sinus and left atrium: anatomic and functional study of the coronary sinus with multidetector CT. Radiology. 2011 Sep; 260(3):671-9. View in: PubMed

Barksdale J, Abolhoda A, Saremi F. Intravenous leiomyomatosis presenting as acute Budd-Chiari syndrome. J Vasc Surg. 2011 Sep; 54(3):860-3. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Mekhail S, Sefidbakht S, Thonar B, Malik S, Sarlaty T. Quantification of epicardial adipose tissue: correlation of surface area and volume measurements. Acad Radiol. 2011 Aug; 18(8):977-83. View in: PubMed

Dao A, Karnezis S, Lane JS, Fujitani RM, Saremi F. Eagle syndrome presenting with external carotid artery pseudoaneurysm. Emerg Radiol. 2011 Jun; 18(3):263-5. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Jalili M, Sefidbakht S, Channual S, Quane L, Naderi N, Schultze-Haakh H, Torrone M. Diffusion-weighted imaging of the abdomen at 3 T: image quality comparison with 1. 5-T magnet using 3 different imaging sequences. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 May-Jun; 35(3):317-25. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Sefidbakht S, Quane L, Santa Maria J, Khararjian A, Jalili M. Effect of intravenous extracellular gadolinium based contrast medium on renal diffusion weighted images. Acad Radiol. 2011 Feb; 18(2):174-83. View in: PubMed

Mak GS, Milliken JC, Saremi F. Multisite infective endocarditis with mural vegetations in the right atrium and right ventricle. Circulation. 2011 Feb 1; 123(4):457-8. View in: PubMed

Meng K, Lee CH, Saremi F. Metabolic syndrome and ectopic fat deposition: what can CT and MR provide? Acad Radiol. 2010 Oct; 17(10):1302-12. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Abolhoda A. Dual left anterior descending artery with dominant long left anterior descending artery ascending as posterior interventricular artery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Sep; 90(3):1022. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Channual S, Sarlaty T, Tafti MA, Milliken JC, Narula J. Coronary venous aneurysm in patients without cardiac arrhythmia as detected by MDCT: an anatomic variant or a pathologic entity. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2010 Mar; 3(3):257-65. View in: PubMed

Saremi F. Study of hemodynamics of abdominal aortic dissection with ECG-gated CT. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2010 Mar-Apr; 4(2):147; author reply 147. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Knoll AN, Bendavid OJ, Schultze-Haakh H, Narula N, Sarlati F. Characterization of genitourinary lesions with diffusion-weighted imaging. Radiographics. 2009 Sep-Oct; 29(5):1295-317. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Tafti M. The role of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in ablation procedures for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2009 Apr; 30(2):125-56. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Gurudevan SV, Harrison AT. Isolated right ventricular infarction owing to anomalous origin of right coronary artery: role of MR and CT in diagnosis. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 Feb; 24(1):34-7. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Torrone M, Yashar N. Cardiac conduction system: delineation of anatomic landmarks with multidetector CT. Indian Pacing Electrophysiol J. 2009; 9(6):318-33. View in: PubMed

Kempf AE, Momeni MG, Saremi F. Myocardial calcinosis in chronic renal failure. J Radiol Case Rep. 2009; 3(2):16-9. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Channual S, Raney A, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Fowler S, Abolhoda A, Milliken JC. Imaging of patent foramen ovale with 64-section multidetector CT. Radiology. 2008 Nov; 249(2):483-92. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Channual S, Krishnan S, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Abolhoda A. Bachmann Bundle and its arterial supply: imaging with multidetector CT--implications for interatrial conduction abnormalities and arrhythmias. Radiology. 2008 Aug; 248(2):447-57. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Grizzard JD, Kim RJ. Optimizing cardiac MR imaging: practical remedies for artifacts. Radiographics. 2008 Jul-Aug; 28(4):1161-87. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Pourzand L, Krishnan S, Ashikyan O, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Kaushal K, Raney A. Right atrial cavotricuspid isthmus: anatomic characterization with multi-detector row CT. Radiology. 2008 Jun; 247(3):658-68. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Channual S, Abolhoda A, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Milliken JC. MDCT of the S-shaped sinoatrial node artery. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Jun; 190(6):1569-75. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Channual S, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Abolhoda A. Prevalence of left atrial appendage pseudothrombus filling defects in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing coronary computed tomography angiography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2008 May-Jun; 2(3):164-71. View in: PubMed

Raney AR, Saremi F, Kenchaiah S, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Narula N, Channual S. Multidetector computed tomography shows intramyocardial fat deposition. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2008 May-Jun; 2(3):152-63. View in: PubMed

Kempf AE, Saremi F. Diagnosis of variants of single right coronary trunk using 64 multidetector computed tomography. J Radiol Case Rep. 2008; 2(5):19-22. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Abolhoda A, Ashikyan O, Milliken JC, Narula J, Gurudevan SV, Kaushal K, Raney A. Arterial supply to sinuatrial and atrioventricular nodes: imaging with multidetector CT. Radiology. 2008 Jan; 246(1):99-107; discussion 108-9. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Gurudevan SV, Narula J, Abolhoda A. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) in diagnosis of "cor triatriatum sinister". J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2007 Dec; 1(3):172-4. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Krishnan S. Cardiac conduction system: anatomic landmarks relevant to interventional electrophysiologic techniques demonstrated with 64-detector CT. Radiographics. 2007 Nov-Dec; 27(6):1539-65; discussion 1566-7. View in: PubMed

Matsumoto Y, Krishnan S, Fowler SJ, Saremi F, Kondo T, Ahsan C, Narula J, Gurudevan S. Detection of phrenic nerves and their relation to cardiac anatomy using 64-slice multidetector computed tomography. Am J Cardiol. 2007 Jul 1; 100(1):133-7. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Ashikyan O, Saggar R, Vu J, Nunez ME. Utility of cardiac MRI for diagnosis and post-treatment follow-up of lupus myocarditis. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2007 Jun; 23(3):347-52. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Helmy M, Farzin S, Zee CS, Go JL. MRI of cranial nerve enhancement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Dec; 185(6):1487-97. View in: PubMed

Xu T, Shikhaliev PM, Berenji GR, Tehranzadeh J, Saremi F, Molloi S. Area beam equalization: optimization and performance of an automated prototype system for chest radiography. Acad Radiol. 2004 Apr; 11(4):377-89. View in: PubMed

Saremi F, Jadvar H, Siegel ME. Pharmacologic interventions in nuclear radiology: indications, imaging protocols, and clinical results. Radiographics. 2002 May-Jun; 22(3):477-90. View in: PubMed

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