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

Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute

Building 10, Room B3B69F
Bethesda, MD 20892-1088
301-402-8409

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
1) advanced imaging

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, Clinical Research, Genetics and Genomics, 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 Adler Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Harsh Agarwal Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Vinita Alexander M.S. Guest Researcher
Kingsley Asiedu Student Intern
Marcelino Bernardo Staff Scientist (Contr)
Dagane Daar M.S. RT MRI Technician (Contr)
Philip Eclarinal MRI Technician (Contr)
Osama Elbuluk Student Trainee
Michael Green Research Physicist (Contr)
Gary Griffiths Ph.D. Guest Researcher
Elaine Jagoda M.S. Staff Scientist
Sho Koyasu Special Volunteer
Frank Kuo Special Volunteer
Karen Kurdziel M.D. Staff Clinician
Gideon Kwarteng MRI Technician (Contr)
M. Lindenberg M.D. Staff Clinician
Mirna Martinez Clinical Coordinator (Contr)
Yolanda McKinney B.S.N., R.N. Clinical Research Nurse
Francesca Mertan Summer Student
Takahito Nakajima M.D., Ph.D. Special Volunteer
Sandeep Sankineni M.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Noriko Sato M.D., Ph.D. Staff Scientist
Jurgen Seidel Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Vijay Shah Ph.D. Special Volunteer
Kathryn Szajek Summer Student
Ismail Turkbey M.D. Staff Clinician
Srinivas Vourganti M.D. Special Volunteer
Juanita Weaver Program Coordinator (Contr)
Mark Williams Research Assistant (Contr)
Karen Wong M.S. Research Chemist

Summary

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
1) advanced imaging

Research

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, Clinical Research, Genetics and Genomics, Immunology

Publications

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 ]

Biography

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.

Team

Name Position
Stephen Adler Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Harsh Agarwal Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Vinita Alexander M.S. Guest Researcher
Kingsley Asiedu Student Intern
Marcelino Bernardo Staff Scientist (Contr)
Dagane Daar M.S. RT MRI Technician (Contr)
Philip Eclarinal MRI Technician (Contr)
Osama Elbuluk Student Trainee
Michael Green Research Physicist (Contr)
Gary Griffiths Ph.D. Guest Researcher
Elaine Jagoda M.S. Staff Scientist
Sho Koyasu Special Volunteer
Frank Kuo Special Volunteer
Karen Kurdziel M.D. Staff Clinician
Gideon Kwarteng MRI Technician (Contr)
M. Lindenberg M.D. Staff Clinician
Mirna Martinez Clinical Coordinator (Contr)
Yolanda McKinney B.S.N., R.N. Clinical Research Nurse
Francesca Mertan Summer Student
Takahito Nakajima M.D., Ph.D. Special Volunteer
Sandeep Sankineni M.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Noriko Sato M.D., Ph.D. Staff Scientist
Jurgen Seidel Ph.D. Research Physicist (Contr)
Vijay Shah Ph.D. Special Volunteer
Kathryn Szajek Summer Student
Ismail Turkbey M.D. Staff Clinician
Srinivas Vourganti M.D. Special Volunteer
Juanita Weaver Program Coordinator (Contr)
Mark Williams Research Assistant (Contr)
Karen Wong M.S. Research Chemist