Abida Taher, MD, PhD

Abida  Taher, MD, PhD

Languages Spoken

  • English

After earning a PhD in biochemistry and a medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, Dr. Abida Taher completed her Internship and Residency before being awarded a Fellowship in Oncologic Imaging at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, one of the most highly-respected cancer centers in the world; she also completed a mini-fellowship with the Department of Nuclear Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Taher worked as a staff physician at Concentra Health Services and Jefferson Parish Health Care Clinics in New Orleans, as well as Occupational Health Clinics in Houston, TX before moving to Florida in 2009. In addition to serving as a Nuclear Medicine Attending Physician at Veterans Administration Hospital in Bay Pines, FL and Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater, FL, Dr. Taher was a member of the courtesy teaching faculty at the University of South Florida School of Nursing in Tampa. She is a past recipient of a seed grant in Research from the American Medical Association Foundation and has been published in several leading professional journals. Her areas of interest include oncologic imaging, molecular brain imaging and radioisotope therapy. Dr. Taher was in private practice as a nuclear medicine physician before joining Florida Cancer Specialists in 2017.

Graduate Degree:

      • PhD, Biochemistry – Tulane University – New Orleans, LA

Medical School & Internship:

      • Tulane University School of Medicine – New Orleans, LA

Residency:

  • Nuclear Medicine – Baylor School of Medicine – Houston, TX

Fellowship in Oncologic Imaging/PET-CT Diagnostic CT Body Imaging

  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Boston, MA
  • Mini-Fellowship in Neuro PET-CT/Dementia Imaging – UCLA – Los Angeles, CA

Board Certified:

  • Nuclear Medicine

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
  • American College of Nuclear Medicine (ACNM)