Psychiatrist (A132282)

ALUMNI OF: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
LOCATION: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic, CA
DR. NASER AHMADI, M.D., M.S., Ph.D profile pic


  • Psychiatry – Primary (depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Psychosomatic medicine – Secondary
  • Cardiology – Secondary

Treatment Orientation

  • Medications
  • Psychotherapy

Work experience

  • Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA ( 11/2018-present)
  • Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Director of Sepulveda VE Primary Care Integration Mental Health, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, CA (06/2017- 09/2018)
  • Psychiatry Emergency Room Attending, UCLA Olive View Medical Ctrs, CA (04/2018-11/2018)
  • Chief Fellow, UCLA – Kern Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CA (07/1/2016-06/2017)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, UCLA Kern, Bakersfield, CA (07/2015-06/2017)
  • Chief Resident, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL (04/2014-06/2015)
  • Psychiatry Resident, Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL (07/2012-06/2015)
  • Assistant Researcher, Cardiology Section, Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System Los Angeles, UCLA, CA (7/2011-6/2014)
  • Research Scientist, Cardiac Imaging Harbor ULCA, Los Angeles, CA (7/2008-06/2016)
  • Cardiac Imaging Fellow, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA (02/2006-06/2008)
  • Research Manager, Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, a WHO Collaborating Center in EMR (09/2003-01/2006)
  • President, Student Research Center, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (09/1998-08/2003)


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, UCLA-Kern, Bakersfield, CA (2015-2017)
  • Psychiatry Residency, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL (2012-2015)
  • Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010-2012)
  • M.S. Clinical and Biomedical Investigations- University of Southern California, LA (2010-2011)
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship-Harbor UCLA, Torrance (2006-2008)
  • Preventive Medicine WHO EMR Fellowship, Iran (2002-2006)
  • Ph.D. Epidemiology/Biostatistics- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (1998-2002)
  • M.D. – Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran (1996-2003)

Affiliations and certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certificate No. 10092 – 09/2017
  • Psychiatry Certificate No. 70816 – 09/2016
  • Iranian Board of Medicine, 01/2004
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards and honors

  • UCLA-Kern CAP Psychiatry Best Research Award – 2017
  • The AACAP Pilot Research Award – 2017
  • The AACAP Beatrix A. Hamburg Best Abstract Award – 2016
  • The APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators – 2014
  • VA Research Day Best Abstract Award, at Hines VA – 2013
  • APA-Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar – 2013
  • Early Career Investigator Award-Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, American Heart Association – 2012
  • ACC Best Abstract Award, American College of Cardiology – 2011
  • Best Abstract Award- Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography 2010 – 2009
  • Award of Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance – 2009
  • ACCF/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award, American College of Cardiology – 2009
  • ACCF/Bristol-Myers Squibb Award, American College of Cardiology – 2008
  • Young Investigator Award, Isfahan Univ. School of Medicine – 2003
  • Young Investigator Award, Isfahan Univ. School of Medicine -2000

In-Network Insurance

I have worked on non-communicable disease projects of the World Health Organization, practicing medicine at the Isfahan University Hospital, along with my post-graduate training at the University of Southern California (MS in clinical and biomedical investigations 2010) and University of California Los Angeles (K30 Translational Research), post-doctorate fellowships in preventive cardiology and cardiovascular imaging at Harbor-UCLA, Ceders Sinai, and Greater Los Angeles VA, assistant professor of medicine at UCLA and doing a residency in adult psychiatry at Chicago Medical School, and child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA.

It provided me with a unique set of skills and knowledge that will allow me to pursue my academic career as a clinician-neuroscientist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, neuromodlllation intervention, and positive psychiatrist and daily practice integrated psychosomatic medicine to passionately server our patients, community, and enhancing mental wellbeing.


  • Orakzai SH, Orakzai RH, Ahmadi N, Agrawal N, Bauman WA, Yee F, et al. Measurement of coronary artery calcification by electron beam computerized tomography in persons with chronic spinal cord injury: evidence for increased atherosclerotic burden. Spinal cord. 2007;45(12):775-9. Epub 2007/03/07. doi: 10.1038/sj.sc.3102045. PubMed PMID: 17339887.
  • Shantouf R, Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Tiano J, Flores F, Kalantar-Zadeh K. Effects of sevelamer and calcium-based phosphate binders on lipid and inflammatory markers in hemodialysis patients. American journal of nephrology. 2008;28(2):275-9. Epub 2007/11/10. doi: 10.1159/000111061. PubMed PMID: 17992011; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2785908.
  • Shokouhi G., Tubbs R.S., Shoja M.M., Roshangar L., Mesgari M., Ghorbanihaghjo A., Ahmadi N., et. al. The effects of aerobic exercise training on the age-related lipid peroxidation, Schwann cell apoptosis and ultrastructural changes in the sciatic nerve of rats. Life Sciences. 2008 Apr 9;82(15-16):840-6. Epub 2008 Feb 11
  • Mao SS, Ahmadi N, Shah B, Beckmann D, Chen A, Ngo L, et al. Normal thoracic aorta diameter on cardiac computed tomography in healthy asymptomatic adults: impact of age and gender. Academic radiology. 2008;15(7):827-34. Epub 2008/06/24. doi:10.1016/j.acra.2008.02.001. PubMed PMID: 18572117; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2577848.
  • Ostrom MP, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Nasir K, Yang E, Kakadiaris I, et al. Mortality incidence and the severity of coronary atherosclerosis assessed by computed tomography angiography. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2008;52(16):1335-43. Epub 2008/10/22. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2008.07.027. PubMed PMID: 18929245.
  • Gopal A, Mao SS, Karlsberg D, Young E, Waggoner J, Ahmadi N, et al. Radiation reduction with prospective ECG-triggering acquisition using 64- multidetector Computed Tomographic angiography. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2009; 25(4):405-16. Epub 2008/12/04. Doi: 10.1007/s10554-008-9396-z. PubMed PMID 19051055.
  • Shareghi S, Ahmadi N, Young E, Gopal A, Liu ST, Budoff MJ. Prognostic significance of zero coronary calcium scores on cardiac computed tomography. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2007;1(3):155-9. Epub 2008/12/17. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2007.10.001.PubMed PMID: 19083900.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Gul K, Vane J, Usman N, Flores F, et al. Relations between digital thermal monitoring of vascular function, the Framingham risk score, and coronary artery calcium score. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2008;2(6):382-8. Epub 2008/12/17. doi:10.1016/j.jcct.2008.09.001. PubMed PMID: 19083982.
  • Foster G, Shah H, Sarraf G, Ahmadi N, Budoff M. Detection of noncalcified and mixed plaque by multirow detector computed tomography. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy. 2009;7(1):57-64. Epub 2008/12/25. doi: 10.1586/14779072.7.1.57. PubMed PMID: 19105767.
  • Ahmadi N, Usman N, Shim J, Nuguri V, Vasinrapee P, Hajsadeghi F, et al. Vascular dysfunction measured by fingertip thermal monitoring is associated with the extent of myocardial perfusion defect. Journal of nuclear cardiology: official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 2009;16(3):431-9. Epub 2009/01/07. doi: 10.1007/s12350-008-9044-y. PubMed PMID: 19125310.
  • Isma’eel H, Hamirani YS, Daga N, Kadakia J, Mao S, Ahmadi N, et al. Determinants of left main calcifications in a cohort of 2136 diabetes patients. International journal of cardiology. 2010;142(3):e48-50. Epub 2009/01/28. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.12.176. PubMed PMID:19171398.
  • Ahmadi N, Tirunagaram S, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, Saeed A, Hecht H, et al. Concomitant insulin resistance and impaired vascular function is associated with increased coronary artery calcification. International journal of cardiology. 2010;144(1):163-5. Epub 2009/02/06. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.12.200. PubMed PMID: 19193461.
  • Ibebuogu UN, Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Ramirez J, Flores F, Young E, et al. Measures of coronary artery calcification and association with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Journal of the cardiometabolic syndrome. 2009;4(1):6- 11. Epub 2009/02/28. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-4572.2008.00028.x. PubMed PMID: 19245510.
  • Gopal A, Nasir K, Ahmadi N, Gul K, Tiano J, Flores M, et al. Cardiac computed tomographic angiography in an outpatient setting: an analysis of clinical outcomes over a 40-month period. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2009;3(2):90-5. Epub 2009/03/10. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2009.01.003. PubMed PMID: 19269915.
  • Mao SS, Pal RS, McKay CR, Gao YG, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, et al. Comparison of coronary artery calcium scores between electron beam computed tomography and 64- multidetector computed tomographic scanner. Journal of computer assisted tomography. 2009;33(2):175-8. Epub 2009/04/07. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e31817579ee. PubMed PMID: 19346841.
  • Foster GP, Dunn AK, Abraham S, Ahmadi N, Sarraf G. Accurate measurement of mitral annular dimensions by echocardiography: importance of correctly aligned imaging planes and anatomic landmarks. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography: official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography. 2009;22(5):458-63. Epub 2009/04/11. Doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2009.02.008. PubMed PMID: 19359141.
  • Gul KM, Ahmadi N, Wang Z, Jamieson C, Nasir K, Metcalfe R, et al. Digital thermal monitoring of vascular function: a novel tool to improve cardiovascular risk assessment.
  • Vascular medicine. 2009;14(2):143-8. Epub 2009/04/16. doi: 10.1177/1358863X08098850. PubMed PMID: 19366821; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3349085.
  • Shantouf R, Kovesdy CP, Kim Y, Ahmadi N, Luna A, Luna C, et al. Association of serum alkaline phosphatase with coronary artery calcification in maintenance hemodialysis patients.
  • Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN. 2009;4(6):1106-14. Epub 2009/05/09. doi: 10.2215/CJN.06091108. PubMed PMID: 19423565; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC2689878
  • Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Sarraf G, Gao Y, Chow D, Flores F, et al. Determination of left ventricular mass on cardiac computed tomographic angiography. Academic radiology. 2009;16(6):726-32. Epub 2009/05/12. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2008.12.022. PubMed PMID: 19427981.
  • Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Gul KM, Liu ST, Flores FR, Tiano J, et al. Aged garlic extract supplemented with B vitamins, folic acid and L-arginine retards the progression of subclinical atherosclerosis: a randomized clinical trial. Preventive medicine. 2009;49(2-3):101-7. Epub 2009/07/04. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2009.06.018. PubMed PMID: 19573556.
  • Isma’eel H, Hamirani YS, Mehrinfar R, Mao S, Ahmadi N, Larijani V, et al. Optimal phase for coronary interpretations and correlation of ejection fraction using late-diastole and end-diastole imaging in cardiac computed tomography angiography: implications for prospective triggering. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2009;25(7):739-49. Epub 2009/07/28. doi:10.1007/s10554-009-9481-y. PubMed PMID: 19633922; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2729417.
  • Ibebuogu UN, Nasir K, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Young E, et al. Comparison of atherosclerotic plaque burden and composition between diabetic and non diabetic patients by noninvasive CT angiography. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2009;25(7):717-23. Epub 2009/07/28. doi: 10.1007/s10554-009-9483-9. PubMed PMID: 19633998.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Nuguri V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, Akhtar M, et al. Low fingertip temperature rebound measured by digital thermal monitoring strongly correlates with the presence and extent of coronary artery disease diagnosed by 64-slice multi-detector computed tomography. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2009;25(7):725-38. Epub 2009/07/28. doi: 10.1007/s10554-009-9476-8. PubMed PMID: 19634001; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2729419.
  • Budoff MJ, Karwasky R, Ahmadi N, Nasserian C, Pratt F, Stephens J, et al. Cost- effectiveness of multidetector computed tomography compared with myocardial perfusion imaging as gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography in asymptomatic firefighters with positive treadmill tests. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2009;3(5):323-30. Epub 2009/10/13. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2009.08.004. PubMed PMID: 19818321.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Gul K, Leibfried M, DeMoss D, Lee R, et al. Vascular function measured by fingertip thermal reactivity is impaired in patients with metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus. Journal of clinical hypertension. 2009;11(11):678-84. Epub 2009/11/03. Doi: 10.1111/j.1559-4572.2009.00058.x. PubMed PMID: 19878383.
  • Nasir K, Gopal A, Blankstein R, Ahmadi N, Pal R, Khosa F, et al. Noninvasive assessment of gender differences in coronary plaque composition with multidetector computed tomographic angiography. The American journal of cardiology. 2010;105(4):453-8. Epub 2010/02/16. Doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.09.053. PubMed PMID: 20152238.
  • Ahmadi N, Tsimikas S, Hajsadeghi F, Saeed A, Nabavi V, Bevinal MA, et al. Relation of oxidative biomarkers, vascular dysfunction, and progression of coronary artery calcium. The American journal of cardiology. 2010;105(4):459- 66. Epub 2010/02/16. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2009.09.052. PubMed PMID: 20152239.
  • Abdelkarim MJ, Ahmadi N, Gopal A, Hamirani Y, Karlsberg RP, Budoff MJ Noninvasive quantitative evaluation of coronary artery stent patency using 64- row multidetector computed tomography. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2010;4(1):29-37. Epub 2010/02/18. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2009.10.014. PubMed PMID: 20159625.
  • Ahmadi N, Clouse M. Aortic valve calcification and subclinical coronary atherosclerosis. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2010;4(1):47- 8. Epub 2010/02/18. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2009.10.018. PubMed PMID: 20159628.
  • Shantouf RS, Budoff MJ, Ahmadi N, Ghaffari A, Flores F, Gopal A, et al. Total and individual coronary artery calcium scores as independent predictors of mortality in hemodialysis patients. American journal of nephrology. 2010;31(5):419-25. Epub 2010/04/15. doi:10.1159/000294405. PubMed PMID: 20389057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2883846.
  • Hamirani YS, Nasir K, Gopal A, Ahmadi N, Pal R, Flores F, et al. Atherosclerotic plaque composition among patients with stenotic coronary artery disease on noninvasive CT angiography. Coronary artery disease. 2010;21(4):222-7. Epub 2010/04/27. Doi: 10.1097/MCA.0b013e328337acf1. PubMed PMID: 20418769.
  • Ahmadi N, Shavelle D, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Moshrefi S, Flores F, et al. Coronary distensibility index measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2010;4(2):119-26. Epub 2010/05/01. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2010.01.007. PubMed PMID: 20430343.
  • Shantouf R, Ahmadi N, Flores F, Tiano J, Gopal A, Kalantar-Zadeh K, et al. Impact of phosphate binder type on coronary artery calcification in hemodialysis patients. Clinical nephrology. 2010;74(1):12-8. Epub 2010/06/19. PubMed PMID: 20557861.
  • Girsky, M. J., Shinbane, J. S., Ahmadi, N., Mao, S., Flores, F. and Budoff, M. J. (2010), Prospective Randomized Trial of Venous Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography for Facilitation of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 33: 1182–1187. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.02821.x.Epub 2010/06/22
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, Azmoon S, Ismaeel H, et al. Impaired aortic distensibility measured by computed tomography is associated with the severity of coronary artery disease. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2011;27(3):459-69.
  • Epub 2010/08/17. doi: 10.1007/s10554-010-9680-6. PubMed PMID: 20711815; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3092065.
  • Foster T, Budoff MJ, Saab S, Ahmadi N, Gordon C, Guerci AD. Atorvastatin and antioxidants for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: the St Francis Heart Study randomized clinical trial. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2011;106(1):71-7. Epub 2010/09/16. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2010.299. PubMed PMID: 20842109.
  • Hamirani YS, Isma’eel H, Larijani V, Drury P, Lim W, Bevinal M, Saeed A, Ahmadi N, etal. The diagnostic accuracy of 64-detector cardiac computed tomography compared with stress nuclear imaging in patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization. Journal of computer assisted tomography. 2010;34(5):645-51. Epub 2010/09/24. doi:10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181e3d0b1. PubMed PMID: 20861764.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Yang E, Hajsadeghi F, Lakis M, Flores F, et al. Increased epicardial, pericardial, and subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium. Academic radiology. 2010;17(12):1518-24. Epub 2010/10/16. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2010.08.017. PubMed PMID: 20947390.
  • Gupta M, Hacioglu Y, Kadakia J, Ahmadi N, Gao Y, Mao SS, et al. Left ventricular volume:an optimal parameter to detect systolic dysfunction on prospectively triggered 64-multidetector row computed tomography: another step towards reducing radiation exposure. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2011;27(7):1015-23. Epub 2010/11/11. doi: 10.1007/s10554-010-9740-y. PubMed PMID: 21063782; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3182321.
  • Hamirani YS, Zeb I, Pagali SR, Kadakia J, Saraff G, Choi T, Ahmadi N, Isma’eel H, Budoff MJ. Normalization of automatic plaque quantification in cardiac computed tomography (CCT). International journal of cardiology. 2011;146(2):282-90. Epub 2010/11/26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.10.086. PubMed PMID: 21106261.
  • Gupta M, Kadakia J, Hacioglu Y, Ahmadi N, Patel A, Choi T, et al. Non-contrast cardiac computed tomography can accurately detect chronic myocardial infarction: Validation study.
  • Journal of nuclear cardiology: official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 2011;18(1):96-103. Epub 2010/12/04. doi: 10.1007/s12350-010-9314-3. PubMed
  • PMID: 21128040; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3032183.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, French WJ, Mao SS, et al. Mortality incidence of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease diagnosed by computed tomography angiography. The American journal of cardiology.2011;107(1):10-6.Epub2010/12/15.doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.08.034. PubMed PMID: 21146679.
  • Nabavi V, Ahmadi N, Bhatia HS, Flores F, Ebrahimi R, Karlsberg RP, et al. Increased carotid wall thickness measured by computed tomography is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium. Atherosclerosis. 2011;215(1):103-9. Epub 2011/01/05. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.11.034. PubMed PMID: 21196006.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Stone GW, Ebrahimi R. Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the Framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium. The American journal of cardiology. 2011;107(6):799-804. Epub 2011/01/21. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.10.066. PubMed PMID: 21247539.
  • Hajsadeghi F, Ahmadi N, Eshaghian S, Budoff M. Porcelain heart. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2011;5(3):183-5. Epub 2011/03/04. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.01.010. PubMed PMID: 21367683.
  • Hamirani YS, Kadakia J, Pagali SR, Zeb I, Isma’eel H, Ahmadi N, et al. Assessment of progression of coronary atherosclerosis using multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCT). International journal of cardiology. 2011;149(2):270-4. Epub 2011/03/23. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.02.056. PubMed PMID: 21419503.
  • Azmoon S, Demarest C, Pucillo AL, Hjemdahl-Monsen C, Kay R, Ahmadi N, et al. Neurologic and cardiac benefits of therapeutic hypothermia. Cardiology in review. 2011;19(3):108-14. Epub 2011/04/06. Doi: 10.1097/CRD.0b013e31820828af. PubMed PMID: 21464638.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Mirshkarlo HB, Budoff M, Yehuda R, Ebrahimi R. Post-traumatic stress disorder, coronary atherosclerosis, and mortality. The American journal of cardiology. 2011;108(1):29-33. Epub 2011/05/03. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.02.340. PubMed PMID: 21530936.
  • Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Hacioglu Y, Flores F, Gao Y, et al. Relation of subclinical left and right ventricular dysfunctions measured by computed tomography angiography with the severity of coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease. 2011;22(6):380-7. Epub 2011/06/15. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0b013e328347506f. PubMed PMID:21666441.
  • Ahmadi N, Eshaghian S, Huizenga R, Sosnin K, Ebrahimi R, Siegel R. Effects of intense exercise and moderate caloric restriction on cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation. The American journal of medicine. 2011;124(10):978- 82. Epub 2011/07/30. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.02.032. PubMed PMID: 21798505.
  • Ahmadi N, McQuilkin GL, Akhtar MW, Hajsadeghi F, Kleis SJ, Hecht H, et al. Reproducibility and variability of digital thermal monitoring of vascular reactivity. Clinical physiology and functional imaging. 2011;31(6):422-8. Epub 2011/10/11. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2011.01037.x. PubMed PMID: 21981452.
  • Pillutla P, Li D, Ahmadi N, Budoff MJ. Comparison of coronary calcium in firefighters with abnormal stress test findings and in asymptomatic nonfirefighters with abnormal stress test findings. The American journal of cardiology. 2012;109(4):511-4. Epub 2011/11/23. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.09.044. PubMed PMID: 22105785.
  • Larijani VN, Ahmadi N, Zeb I, Khan F, Flores F, Budoff M. Beneficial effects of aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 on vascular elasticity and endothelial function: The FAITH randomized clinical trial. Nutrition. 2012. Epub 2012/08/04. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2012.03.016. PubMed PMID: 22858191.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, et al. Aged garlic extract with supplement is associated with increase in brown adipose, decrease in white adipose tissue and predict lack of progression in coronary atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiol 2013. Mar 1. pii: S0167-5273(13)00242-8. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.01.182. PMID: 23453866.
  • Choi TY, Ahmadi N, Sourayanezhad S, et al. Relation of vascular stiffness with epicardial and pericardial adipose tissues, and coronary atherosclerosis.
  • Atherosclerosis 2013. Mar 15. pii: S0021-9150(13)00178-0. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.03.003. PMID: 23537929
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Conneely M, Mingos M, Arora R, Budoff M, Ebrahimi R. Accurate detection of metabolically active “brown” and “white” adipose tissues with computed tomography. Acad Radiol. 2013 Nov;20(11):1443-7.
  • Havmoeller R, Reinier K, Teodorescu C, Ahmadi N, Kwok D, Uy-Evanado A, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Elevated plasma free fatty acids are associated with sudden death: a prospective community-based evaluation at the time of cardiac arrest. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Apr;11(4):691-6.
  • Mao SS, Ahmadi N, Shah B, Beckmann D, Chen A, Ngo L, Flores FR, Gao YL, Budoff MJ., Normal thoracic aorta diameter on cardiac computed tomography in healthy asymptomatic adults: impact of age and gender. Acad Radiol. 2008 Jul;15(7):827-34.
  • Hajsadeghi F, Nabavi V, Bhandari A, Choi A, Vincent H, Flores F, Budoff M, Ahmadi N.,Increased epicardial adipose tissue is associated with coronary artery disease and major adverse cardiovascular events.Atherosclerosis. 2014 Dec;237(2):486-9.
  • Budoff MJ, Liu S, Chow D, Flores F, Hsieh B, Gebow D, DeFrance T, Ahmadi N. Coronary CT angiography versus standard of care strategies to evaluate patients with potential coronary artery disease; effect on long term clinical outcomes. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Dec;237(2):494-8.
  • Ahmadi N, Ruiz-Garcia J, Hajsadeghi F, Azen S, Mack W, Hodis H, Lerman A., Impaired coronary artery distensibility is an endothelium-dependent process and is associated with vulnerable plaque composition. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2014 Dec 18.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Yehuda R, Anderson N, Garfield D, Ludmer C, Vaidya N., Traumatic brain injury, coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality. Brain Inj. 2015 Dec;29(13-14):1635-41.
  • Zeb I, Ahmadi N, Flores F, Budoff MJ. Randomized trial evaluating the effect of aged garlic extract with supplements versus placebo on adipose tissue surrogates for coronary atherosclerosis progression. Coron Artery Dis. 2017 Nov 14.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Nabavi V, Olango G, Molla M, Budoff M, Vaidya N, Quintana J, Pynoos R, Hauser P, Yehuda R. The Long-Term Clinical Outcome of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Impaired Coronary Distensibility. Psychosom Med. 2018 Apr;80(3):294-300.
  • Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Arnold B, Kiramijyan S, Gao Y, Flores F, Azen S, Budoff M. The relation of low levels of bone mineral density with coronary artery calcium and mortality. Osteoporos Int. 2018 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4524-7
  • Ahmadi N, Moss L, Hauser P, Nemeroff C, Atre-Vaidya N. Clinical outcome of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research. Volume 105, October 2018, Pages 132-136

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