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Yara Younan, MD

Yara Younan, MD - UMass Chan Radiology Resident

Yara Younan, MD
IR Chief Resident

Internship: Preliminary surgery at University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 

Medical School/Undergraduate School:  American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Hometown: Maghdouche, Lebanon

Clinical Interests: Interventional radiology, abdominal imaging, musculoskeletal radiology

Personal Interests:  Traveling, playing piano, fashion, hot yoga


Gonzalez FM, Harmouche E, Robertson DD, Umpierrez M, Singer AD, Younan Y, Bariteau J. Tenosynovial fluid as an indication of early posterior tibial tendon dysfunction in patients with normal tendon appearance. Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Sep; 48(9):1377-1383. PMID: 30778639

Sayyid S, Younan Y, Sharma G, Singer A, Morrison W, Zoga A, Gonzalez FM. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the knee: grading, risk factors, and outcome. Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Jun; [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 31250037

Hernandez R, Younan Y, Mulligan M, Singer AD, Sharma GB, Umpierrez M, Gonzalez FM. Correlation between subcutaneous fat measurements in knee MRI and BMI: relationship to obesity and related co-morbidities. Acta Radiol Open. 2019 Jun; 8(6):2058460119853541. PMID: 31218080

Walker MA, Younan Y, de la Houssaye C, Reimer N, Robertson DD, Umpierrez M, Sharma GB, Gonzalez FM. Volumetric evaluation of lumbar epidural fat distribution in epidural lipomatosis and back pain in patients who are obese: introducing a novel technique (Fat Finder algorithm). BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2019 Mar; 17:7(1):e000599. PMID: 31114695

Gonzalez FM, Kerchberger JM, Robertson DD, Younan Y, Singer A, Carpenter WA, Duszak R Jr, Roberson JR, Umpierrez MB. Knee MRI Primary Care Ordering Practices for Nontraumatic Knee Pain: Compliance with ACR Appropriateness Criteria and Its Effect on Clinical Management. J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Mar; 16(3): 289-294. PMID: 30552001

Singer AD, Younan Y, Saadat V, Umpierrez M, Kesner V, Boulis N, Gonzalez F, Subhawong TK. Performance of an Interactive Upper Extremity Peripheral Nerve Training Module Among Medical Students, Radiology Residents, and Fellows: A Multi-institutional Study. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2019 Jan; [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30639073

Younan Y, Martinez A, Reimer N, Edgar M, Gonzalez F, Umpierrez M, Subhawong T, Singer AD. Combined classical spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma spectrum imaging and clinical data. Skeletal Radiol. 2018 Jan; 47(1):51-59. PMID: 28823067

Younan Y, Wong PK, Karas S, Umpierrez M, Gonzalez F, Jose J, Singer AD. The glenoid track: a review of the clinical relevance, method of calculation and current evidence behind this method. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Dec; 46(12):1625-1634. PMID: 28593363

Younan Y, Uriell M, Carpenter W, Umpierrez M, Kakarala A, Jose J, Robertson DD, Subhawong TK, Singer AD. Anatomic Relationship and Imaging Relevance of the Perforating Branches of the Peroneal Vessels to the Anterior Talofibular Ligament. J Emerg Med. 2017 May; 52(5):707-714. PMID: 28131608

Younan Y, Wong PK, Jose J, Subhawong TK, Baraga M, Umpierrez M, Singer AD. Radiographic Assessment of the Postoperative Knee. Clin Imaging. 2017 Mar-Apr; 42:68-82. PMID: 27889679

Morris CJ, Younan Y, Singer AD, Johnson G, Chamieh J, Datir A. Masses of the hand and wrist, a pictorial review. Clin Imaging. 2016 Jul-Aug; 40(4):650-65. PMID: 27317210

Book Contributions

Contributions to the book "Emergency Imaging: Case Review Series, 2nd edition" by Jamlik-Omari Johnson (Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019). ISBN: 9780323428750


ACR 2019, RSNA 2016

Research Position

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Emory University, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology (September 2015-June 2017)