Fereidoun Abtin, MD

Fereidoun Abtin, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Radiological Sciences
Member, JCCC Community


English, Persian (Farsi)


Radiology, Clinical and Interventional Thoracic Radiology

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica



Radiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006 - 2008
Thoracic Radiology Research Group, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005 - 2006


Kasturba Medical College, 1994 - 1995


MBBS, Kasturba Medical College, 1994


Radiology, Kasturba Medical College, 1997 - 2000

Board Certification

Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2011

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, Diagnosis and Management of Mesothelioma, Diagnosis and Management of Thoracic Neoplasms Including Metastasis, Use of Ablative Technologies to Treat Lung Cancer and Tumors, Planning and Targeting Treatment Through the Use of Quantitative Imaging to Characterize Tumor and Diffuse Lung Disease

Scientific Interests

Dr. Fereidoun Abtin is developing an ablation map and scoring system for thoracic tumors in order to guide clinicians on the modality to be used for a specific tumor type, size and location, using predictors of complete ablation at the time of procedure or in short intervals following the procedure.

Highlighted Publications

Abtin F, Quirk MT, Suh RD, Hsu W, Han SX, Kim GJ, Genshaft S, Sandberg JK, Olevsky O, Cameron RB. Percutaneous Cryoablation for the Treatment of Recurrent Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Safety, Early-Term Efficacy, and Predictors of Local Recurrence. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2017 Feb;28(2):213-221. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2016.09.027. Epub 2016 Dec 12.

de Baere T, Tselikas L, Woodrum D, Abtin F, Littrup P, Deschamps F, Suh R, Aoun HD, Callstrom M. Evaluating Cryoablation of Metastatic Lung Tumors in Patients--Safety and Efficacy: The ECLIPSE Trial--Interim Analysis at 1 Year. J Thorac Oncol. 2015 Oct;10(10):1468-74. doi: 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000632.

Abtin F, Suh RD, Nasehi L, Han SX, Hsu W, Quirk M, Genshaft S, Gutierrez AJ, Cameron RB. Percutaneous cryoablation for the treatment of recurrent thymoma: preliminary safety and efficacy. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2015 May;26(5):709-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jvir.2014.12.024.

Aberle DR, Abtin F, Brown K. Computed tomography screening for lung cancer: has it finally arrived? Implications of the national lung screening trial. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Mar 10;31(8):1002-8. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2012.43.3110. Epub 2013 Feb 11.

Chheang S, Abtin F, Guteirrez A, Genshaft S, Suh R. Imaging Features following Thermal Ablation of Lung Malignancies. Semin Intervent Radiol. 2013 Jun;30(2):157-68. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1342957.