Farhood Saremi

Professor of Radiology

Areas of treatment:

Noninvasive cardiovascular imaging


  • Radiology


  • Department of Radiology


  • English
  • Farsi

Farhood Saremi, MD

Professor of Radiology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • LAC+USC Medical Center

About this doctor:

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.


Doctor of Medicine, Tehran University Medical School - 1983


University of Tehran, Iran, 1983
LAC+USC Medical Center Medicine, 1997 - 1998


University of Tehran, Iran, Radiology, 1984-1987
LAC+USC Medical Center Radiology, 1998 - 2002


LAC+USC Medical Center - Neuroradiology, 2000 - 2001
LAC+USC Medical Center - Body imaging, 2001 - 2002


American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, 2002
American Board of Radiology - Neuroradiology, 2009
Society of Cardiovascular CT: Certification Board of cardiovascular CT 2007

Professional society memberships:



2001 Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. RSNA 2001

RSNA 2006 Award winner, Magna Cum Laude and in design for poster presentation# LL-CA5086-L. winner for radiographics. Saremi F. Cardiac conduction system: Anatomical landmarks relevant to interventional electrophysiology techniques demonstrated by 64 MDCT.

RSNA 2008: winner for radiographics. Saremi et al. Characterization of Genitourinary Lesions Using Diffusion Weighted Imaging with 3T MRI. RSNA 2008: LL-UR2711-L12

RSNA 2009: Award winner, Certificate of Merit. Saremi et al. Metabolic Syndrome: The spectrum of image findings as provided by CT and MR

RSNA 2010: Exhibit, LL-CAE3131Award winner, Cum Laude , winner for radiographics. Saremi F. Muresian H, Sanchez-Quintana D. Cardiac veins: Comprehensive radio-anatomical classification, and review of variants and clinical implications using MDCT. RSNA 2010, Dec1st