Peter L. Choyke, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Peter L. Choyke, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Program Director
Senior Investigator
Head, Imaging Section

Dr. Choyke directs the Molecular Imaging Program. His research interests include the translation of molecular imaging methods, such as MRI, optical and radionuclide/PET into the clinic. His research includes novel methods of detecting ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, cancer cell receptor imaging and treatment, cell tracking, and exploration of unique animal models of cancer.

Areas of Expertise
Prostate Cancer, Cell Tracking, Radiopharmaceutical development, Lymphatic Imaging

Contact Info

Peter L. Choyke, M.D., F.A.C.R.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 10, Room B3B69F
Bethesda, MD 20892-1088
Ph: 301-402-8409
pchoyke@nih.gov

The vision of the Molecular Imaging Program is to accelerate the development of new treatments for cancer using advanced imaging methods. Dr. Choyke's research interests include the translation of molecular imaging methods, such as MRI, optical and radionuclide/PET into the clinic. His research includes novel methods of detecting ovarian cancer, prostate cancer, angiogenesis, lymphangiogenesis, cancer cell receptor imaging and treatment, cell tracking, and exploration of unique animal models of cancer.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, Cell Biology, Clinical Research, Immunology
View Dr. Choyke's PubMed Summary.

Selected Recent Publications

  1. .Pantin JM, Hoyt RF Jr, Aras O, Sato N, Chen MY, Hunt T, Clevenger R, Eclarinal P, Adler S, Choyke P, Childs RW.
    Am J Transplant. [Epub ahead of print - Feb. 5], 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Siddiqui MM, Truong H, Rais-Bahrami S, Stamatakis L, Logan J, Walton-Diaz A, Turkbey B, Choyke P, Wood BJ, Simon R, Pinto PA.
    J. Urol. [Epub ahead of print - Jan. 26], 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Siddiqui MM, Rais-Bahrami S, Turkbey B, George AK, Rothwax J, Shakir N, Okoro C, Raskolnikov D, Parnes HL, Linehan WM, Merino MJ, Simon RM, Choyke PL, Wood BJ, Pinto PA.
    JAMA. 313(4): 390-7, 2015. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Basuli F, Li C, Xu B, Williams M, Wong K, Coble VL, Vasalatiy O, Seidel J, Green MV, Griffiths GL, Choyke PL, Jagoda EM.
    Nucl Med Biol. [Epub ahead of print - Dec. 6], 2014. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Watanabe R, Hanaoka H, Sato K, Nagaya T, Harada T, Mitsunaga M, Kim I, Paik CH, Wu AM, Choyke PL, Kobayashi H.
    J Nucl Med. 56(1): 140-4, 2014. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Choyke obtained his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Following an imaging fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty of Georgetown University and soon thereafter the Diagnostic Radiology Department, Clinical Center, NIH. In June 2004, he started the Molecular Imaging Program within the Center for Cancer Research, NCI.

Name Position
Stephen S. Adler Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Gadi Cohen Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (Visting)
Marcin Czarniecki Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Dagane Daar M.S. RT MRI Technician (Contr)
Philip C. Eclarinal PET Technician (Contr)
Alicia Forest PET Technician (Contr)
Michael V. Green Research Physicist (Contr)
Gary Leonard Griffiths Ph.D. Research Associate III (Contr)
Stephanie Harmon Scientist I (Leidos)
Paula M. Jacobs Ph.D. Adjunct Investigator
Elaine M. Jagoda, M.S. Staff Scientist
Karen A. Kurdziel, M.D. Staff Clinician
M. Liza Lindenberg, M.D. Staff Clinician
Mirna Martinez Clinical Coordinator (Contr)
Yolanda L. McKinney B.S.N., R.N. Clinical Research Nurse
Esther Mena-Gonzalez M.D. Staff Clinician
Noriko Sato, M.D., Ph.D. Staff Scientist
Jurgen Seidel Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Hoa Tieu MRI Technician (Contr)
Anita Ton Technician
Ismail Baris Turkbey, M.D. Staff Clinician
Juanita Weaver Program Coordinator (Contr)
Mark Williams Research Associate III (Contr)
Karen Wong M.S. Technical Laboratory Manager
Colin R. Young M.D. Clinical Collaborator
Anna Brown
MRSP student
2014-2015

Medical Student, Duke University Medical School

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Esther Mena-Gonzalez
Post-doctoral Fellow
2011-2013

Staff Clinician, Molecular Imaging Program, NCI

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Vinita Alexander
HHMI Research Scholar
2011-2012

Resident, University of Wisconsin, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Frank Kuo
MRSP student
2012-2013

Resident, UCLA, Diagnostic Radiology

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Osama Elbuluk
MRSP student
2013-2014

Attending, UCLA, Diagnostic Radiology

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Sandeep Sankineni
Post-doctoral Fellow
2014-2015

Intern

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Jason McKellop
Post-doctoral Fellow
2003-2004

Attending, NYU Diagnostic Radiology

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Cesar Castro
Post-doctoral Fellow
2003-2004

Attending, Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical Oncology

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Iclal Ocak
Post-doctoral Fellow
2006-2007

Attending, University of Pittsburgh, Diagnostic Radiology

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Tristan Barrett
Post-doctoral Fellow
2005-2007

Attending, Addensbrooke Hospital Cambridge UK, Radiology

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Baris Turkbey
Post-doctoral Fellow
2007-2012

Staff Clinician, Molecular Imaging Program, NCI

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Greg Ravizzini
Post-doctoral Fellow
2007-2009

Attending, MD Anderson, Houston, Nuclear Radiology

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