Fatemeh Behnia M.D.

Fatemeh Behnia M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Nuclear Medicine, Radiology & Imaging


Radiology and Imaging Services


English, Farsi, French, Turkish


Primary Location

Radiology/Imaging Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7200|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 


Dr. Behnia is a UW assistant professor at the Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology. She was trained as a radiologist in Iran. With more than 10 years of experience, she moved to the US in 2004, where she completed a training in nuclear medicine at the University of Washington.

She is board certified in nuclear medicine and radiology. Her area of interest is general nuclear medicine and oncology imaging. She has a passion for teaching and has earned three teaching award in the first three years working as faculty.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy my job as a radiologist and nuclear medicine physician. Helping with diagnosis, follow-up, and management of oncology patients is very fulfilling and rewarding for me. I believe the therapeutic aspect of nuclear medicine, especially with novel treatment options that have become available to cancer patients, is particularly exciting.

Personal Interests

Dancing, hiking, cooking, and reading.

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic radiology; nuclear medicine imaging; nuclear medicine therapies.

Research Interests

Y-90 microsphere treatment of liver malignancies; oncologic imaging, especially PET-CT.


UW - Nuclear MedicineFellowshipNuclear Medicine2011
Tehran Univ. of Medical SciencesMedical education1985
Tehran Univ. of Medical SciencesInternship
Tehran Univ. of Medical Sciences SOMResidencyDiagnostic Radiology
UW - Nuclear MedicineResidencyNuclear Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology2013
American Board of Nuclear MedicineNuclear Medicine2011
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