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Dr JAD CHOKR (FRCR)

Diagnostic Radiology Consultant

Director of Diagnostic Radiology

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Locations
CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
Languages
English Arabic

Bio

Dr Jad Chokr is a Consultant Neuroradiologist and the director of the diagnostic radiology department at Clemenceau Medical Center, Dubai.

He received his Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiology, United Kingdom in 2017.

After graduating from medical school, he completed his training in Diagnostic Radiology at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Next, he completed an ACGME-accredited Neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Arizona, USA, a level 1 trauma and stroke center.

Dr. Chokr’s practice encompasses imaging of the Brain, Head/neck and spine. He has a special focus on Brain tumor imaging (Functional MRI, DTI and tractography, MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion) and epilepsy imaging. He also performs CT myelography, CT cisternography, Fluoroscopy-guided lumbar puncture, Fluoroscopy-guided intrathecal injections, Facet joint and selective nerve root block.

He is an assistant professor of Radiology at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Medical Sciences, has multiple peer-reviewed and indexed publications, received several research awards and member of international radiologic societies.

Education
  • Neuoradiology Fellowship, University of Arizona, USA, June 2017.
  • Fellow of Royal College of Radiology, UK, March 2017.
  • Radiology Residency, American University of Beirut, June 2016.
  • Medical Diploma, Lebanese University, June 2011
Publications
  1. Summa Cum Laude award. Imaging the Degenerative Brain: Patterns of Disease to Sort Through the Void. American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), April 22 – 27, 2017.
  2. Best scientific paper at the Western Neuroradiology Society. Analysis of diagnostic yield of brain MRI sequence combination in patients from the ER department. October 2017.

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Charbel S, Chokr J, et al. Reduced contrast volume and radiation dose during computed tomography of the pancreas: Timing-specific Contrast Media Protocol. Acad Radiol. 2018 Aug 16. doi: 10.1016/ j.acra.2018.05.027.
  2. Choudhary G, Chokr J, Udayasankar U. Imaging of atypical brain infections and infection mimics in children. J Pediatr Neurol 2017; 15(05): 228-240. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1604236.
  3. Chokr J, Udayasankar U, Choudhary G et al. A systematic approach in the diagnosis of pediatric skull lesions: what radiologists need to know. Pol J of Radiol,2019. 84. 92-111. doi:10.5114/ pjr.2019.83101.
  4. Choudhary G, Adhikari N, Chokr J. Type-2 Persistent Primitive Proatlantal Intersegmental Artery: a rare variant of persistent carotid-vertebrobasilar anastomoses. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent), 2019. doi:10.1080/08998280.2018.1533312.
  5. Jagpal A, Choudhary G, Chokr J. Severe arthritis and tenosynovitis caused by immune checkpoint blockade therapy with pembrolizumab (anti-PD-1 antibody). Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent), 2019.doi:10.1080/08998280.2019.1588654.
  6. Maroun G, Chokr J, Saade C et al. High comorbidity index is not associated with high morbidity and mortality when employing constrained arthroplasty as a primary treatment for intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol, doi: 10.1007/s00590-019-02394-7.
  7. Rahal M, Chokr J, Moucharafieh R et al. Elbow Cystic Lymphangioma in an 8-Month-Old Boy. Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2019, doi:10.1155/2019/8762614.
  8. Chokr J, Taslakian B, Choudhary G et al. PHACES syndrome: a new association with ectopia cordis and hemihypertrophy.Proc(Bayl Univ Med Cent), 2019.doi:10.1080/08998280.2018.1548263.
  9. Jagpal A, Chokr J, and Choudhary G. Sarcoid-Like Reaction after Lymphoma Treatment. Austin J Radiol. 2018; 5(2): 1084.
  10. Jagpal A, Chokr J, and Choudhary G. Spontenous ruptured intracranial dermoid cyst. Austin J Radiol. 2019; 6(1): 1090.
  11. Haidar M, Baassiri A, Chokr J, et al. The role of SPECT/CT in detection and localization of sentinel lymph node in breast cancer. J Med Liban 2018; 66 (1): 10-15.
  12. Haidar M, Chehade F, Chokr J, et al. Role of 18F-FDG-PET/CT in evaluation of epidermoid carcinoma of head and neck. Lebanese experience with review of the literature. Médecine Nucléaire (2015), doi:10.1016/j.mednuc.2014.12.007.

BOOKS

Contributor in a book entitled ‘Procedural Dictations in Image-Guided Intervention’ (NonVascular, Vascular, and Neuro Interventions). Editors: Bedros Taslakian, Aghiad Al-Kutoubi, Jamal Houballah. Publisher: Elsevier, released on September 2016.

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS & EXHIBITS

  1. R Khan, J Chokr, C REYNOLDS, R Avery, V Patel, L MacKinnon, H Albasha, R Carmody.Imaging the Degenerative Brain: Patterns of Disease to Sort Through the Void. American Society of Neuroradiology (55th annual meeting), April 22 – 27, 2017, Long Beach Convention &Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California.
  2. R Khan, J Chokr, G Choudhary, B Winegar, S Ahmed. The Other Sinus Cancers: A Tour of the Tumors Not Named Squamous Cell. American Society of Neuroradiology (55th annual meeting), April 22 – 27, 2017, Long Beach Convention &Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California.
  3. R Khan, C REYNOLDS, J Chokr, C Harms, L MacKinnon, H Albasha, M Lemole, J Karis.Differentiating spinal cord lesions: Signs to Hang Your Hat On. American Society of Neuroradiology (55th annual meeting), April 22 – 27, 2017, Long Beach Convention &Entertainment Center, Long Beach, California.
  4. Chokr J, Taslakian B, Rebeiz K, Semaan S, Al-Kutoubi A, Faraj W, Saade C, Khalife M, El-Merhi F, Haydar A, Assessment of Mesocaval Shunts and Associated Complications: The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Role of Radiologists. Radiological Society of North America 2014 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 30 – December 5, 2014, Chicago IL. rsna2014.rsna.org/program/ details/?emID=14008821.
  5. Semaan, J. Chokr, B. Taslakian, P. Sawan, J. Abbas, M. Hourani, M. Haidar. Role of SPECT/CT Tc-Sestamibi in primary Hyperparathyroidism: A single institution experience. The 27th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, October 18-22, 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  6. Chokr, S. Semaan, B. Taslakian, P. Sawan, G. Berjawi, J. Abbas, M. Hourani, M. Haidar. The role of SPECT/CT in detection and localization of sentinel lymph node in breast cancer: First Lebanese experience. The 27th Annual Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, October 18-22, 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  7. Chokr, M.Haidar, M.AbuSamra, M.Haddad, F.Chehade. Role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in restaging and management of suspected recurrent breast neoplasm. International Conference on Clinical PETCT and Molecular Imaging (IPET 2015): PET-CT in the era of multimodality imaging and imageguided therapy, October 5-9, 2015, Vienna, Austria.
  8. Haidar, M.Haddad, A.Zaghal, F.Chehade, J.Chokr. The Impact of 18F-Choline PET/CT in theStaging and Restaging of Prostate Cancer. International Conference on Clinical PET-CT and Molecular Imaging (IPET 2015): PET-CT in the era of multimodality imaging and image-guided therapy, October 5-9, 2015, Vienna, Austria.
  9. Haidar, M.Haddad, A.Zaghal, F.Chehade, J.Chokr. Lebanese Experience: 68Ga-DOTA-TATEPET/CT in the Diagnosis and Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors. International Conference on Clinical PET-CT and Molecular Imaging (IPET 2015): PET-CT in the era of multimodality imaging and image-guided therapy, October 5-9, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

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