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Rikesh Makanji, MD

Specialty: Radiology
Program: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Radiology

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Locations: Moffitt Cancer Center

Cancer Focus: GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor) , Osteosarcoma , Sarcoma

Dr. Makanji obtained his MD degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. He completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Nuclear Medicine Fellowship at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he also served as Chief Fellow. He subsequently completed a Musculoskeletal Radiology Fellowship at the University of South Florida. Dr. Makanji's clinical interests include multimodality musculoskeletal imaging, nuclear medicine and body imaging.

Education & Training

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Radiology
  • Nuclear Radiology
  • Nuclear Medicine


  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Nuclear Medicine
  • University of South Florida - Musculoskeletal Radiology


  • University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital - Diagnostic Radiology

Medical School:

  • University of Miami School of Medicine(MD, - MD)
Participating Trials

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  • Reed DR, Metts J, Pressley M, Fridley BL, Hayashi M, Isakoff MS, Loeb DM, Makanji R, Roberts RD, Trucco M, Wagner LM, Alexandrow MG, Gatenby RA, Brown JS. An evolutionary framework for treating pediatric sarcomas. Cancer. 2020 Mar. Pubmedid: 32176331.
  • Belzarena AC, Makanji RJ, Joyce DM. Recurrent parachordoma of the lower back: A case report. Radiol Case Rep. 2019 Jan.14(1):94-96. Pubmedid: 30386446. Pmcid: PMC6205874.
  • Saller J, Walko CM, Millis SZ, Henderson-Jackson E, Makanji R, Brohl AS. Response to Checkpoint Inhibitor Therapy in Advanced Classic Kaposi Sarcoma: A Case Report and Immunogenomic Study. J Natl Compr Canc Ne. 2018 Jul;16(7):797-800. Pubmedid: 30006421.
  • Montilla-Soler JL, Makanji RJ, Barron BJ. Oncologic F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography: What All Physicians Need to Know. Am J Med. 2018 Apr;131(4):357-364. Pubmedid: 29274757.
  • Christopher Z, Binitie O, Henderson-Jackson E, Perno J, Makanji RJ. Langerhans cell histiocytosis of bone in an adult: A case report. Radiol Case Rep. 2018 Apr.13(2):310-314. Pubmedid: 29904462. Pmcid: PMC5999879.
  • Montilla-Soler JL, Makanji R. Skeletal Scintigraphy. Cancer Control. 2017 Apr;24(2):137-146. Pubmedid: 28441368.
  • Huang Q, Schneeberger VE, Luetteke N, Jin C, Afzal R, Budzevich MM, Makanji RJ, Martinez GV, Shen T, Zhao L, Fung KM, Haura EB, Coppola D, Wu J. Preclinical Modeling of KIF5B-RET Fusion Lung Adenocarcinoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2016 Oct;15(10):2521-2529. Pubmedid: 27496134. Pmcid: PMC5289739.