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Mosa Alhamami PhD, MSc

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentRadiology at UMass Chan - Lahey
AddressLahey Hospital and Medical Center
41 Mall Road
Burlington MA 01805
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentRadiology at UMass Chan - Lahey

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    Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, CanadaBSMedical Physics
    Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON, CanadaMSCBiomedical Physics
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CanadaPHDImaging Biophysics & Biomedica
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    2017 - 2017University of Toronto Nominee for the Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award
    2014 - 2017NSERC Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (NSERC CGS - D3), University of Toronto
    2013 - 2014Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), University of Toronto
    2013 - 2013University of Toronto Nominee for the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
    2013 - 2017University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowships
    2013 - 2014Institute of Medical Science PhD Entrance Award (declined), Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
    2014 - 2014Best research article (MSc paper), Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
    2013 - 2013Top-ranked graduate student graduating in Fall 2013, Dept. of Physics, Ryerson Univesity
    2012 - 2013Ryerson Graduate Scholarship, Ryerson University
    2012 - 2012Travel Award to the 2012 Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Congress, Ryerson University
    2011 - 2012Ryerson Graduate Fellowship, Ryerson University
    2011 - 2011Travel Award to the 2011 Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference, Ryerson University
    2011 - 2011Dennis Mock Student Leadership Award, Ryerson University
    2010 - 2010Science Mentorship & Leadership Certificate Award, Ryerson University
    2009 - 2010Canada Millennium Excellence Award, Ryerson University

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    Mosa Alhamami, Ph.D., is a Medical Physicist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at UMass Chan-Lahey. Prior to his current position, he practised as a clinical medical physicist in Hartford, CT, and Honolulu, HI, and was previously a resident in diagnostic imaging physics at the Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences, Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. He earned his Ph.D. in Imaging Biophysics & Biomedical Engineering from the University of Toronto, where he held a prestigious Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship. He also holds an M.Sc. in Biomedical Physics and B.Sc. (With Distinction) in Medical Physics, both from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).

    Dr. Alhamami has a strong interest in clinical medical physics as well as research and education. Clinically, Dr. Alhamami provides diagnostic medical physics support in MRI, CT, mammography (2D & 3D), stereotactic breast biopsy, ultrasound, radiography and fluoroscopy. He is also involved with some nuclear medicine/PET quality assurance work.

    As a researcher, Dr. Alhamami's expertise is in contrast-enhanced MRI techniques for cellular imaging of cancer and quantitative MRI measurements for tissue characterization. Specifically, he is very interested in the investigation of novel contrast media for cancer imaging, molecular and cellular MRI, and multifunctional drug delivery nano-systems for cancer imaging and therapy. The findings of his doctoral work at the University of Toronto have provided a novel gadolinium-free approach to sensitively detect multiple clinical subtypes of breast cancer cells, thereby enabling early detection and characterization of breast cancers. Previously, Dr. Alhamami was involved in the development of ultrasonic and photoacoustic methods that enabled the detection of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) thermal treatments in biologic tissues, where he studied bio-heat transfer and acoustic wave propagation in tissues and conducted an in-depth study of light photon-tissue interactions, performing novel optical spectroscopy measurements on the induced thermal lesions in biologic tissues. Discovering state-of-the-art imaging methods that enable the detection of HIFU treatments noninvasively is a strong area of his research interest.

    In addition to his clinical and scholarly activities, Dr. Alhamami has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, training, and learning. He has previously held appointments as an Instructor and Teaching Assistant in 11 undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, where he also mentored and supervised research assistants and undergraduate students in research laboratories. As an educator, he trained students from various backgrounds, including biomedical engineering, mechanical / industrial engineering, pharmacy, and physics. Recently, he was involved in designing and delivering medical imaging physics lectures to diagnostic and interventional radiology resident physicians at IU School of Medicine.


    Dr. Alhamami welcomes collaborative research efforts. He can be reached at: Mosa.Alhamami@umassmed.edu

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    1. Alhamami M, Daye D. Editorial for "In Vivo MRI Tracking of Polyurethane Hydrogel Degradation In Situ Using a Manganese Porphyrin Contrast Agent". J Magn Reson Imaging. 2023 10; 58(4):1151-1152. PMID: 36946990.
    2. Veronesi MC, Alhamami M, Miedema SB, Yun Y, Ruiz-Cardozo M, Vannier MW. Imaging of intranasal drug delivery to the brain. Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2020; 10(1):1-31. PMID: 32211216.
    3. Alhamami M, Cheng W, Lyu Y, Allen C, Zhang XA, Cheng HL. Manganese-porphyrin-enhanced MRI for the detection of cancer cells: A quantitative in vitro investigation with multiple clinical subtypes of breast cancer. PLoS One. 2018; 13(5):e0196998. PMID: 29795583.
    4. Alhamami M, Kolios MC, Tavakkoli J. Photoacoustic detection and optical spectroscopy of high-intensity focused ultrasound-induced thermal lesions in biologic tissue. Med Phys. 2014 May; 41(5):053502. PMID: 24784408.
    5. Ganesh T, Mokhtari RB, Alhamami M, Yeger H, Cheng HL. Manganese-enhanced MRI of minimally gadolinium-enhancing breast tumors. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Mar; 41(3):806-13. PMID: 24591227.
    6. Alhamami M, Bayat Mokhtari R, Ganesh T, Tchouala Nofiele J, Yeger H, Margaret Cheng HL. Manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for early detection and characterization of breast cancers. Mol Imaging. 2014; 13. PMID: 25060340.
    7. Alhamami M, Tran S, Tavakkoli J. Effects of High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound with Different Acoustic Doses on Neural Tissues in Vitro. Canadian Acoustics. 2011; 39(3):40-41.
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