Patient Care

Raghid Kikano, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Interventional Neuroradiology

Program Director, Residency in Radiology
Acting Division Head, Interventional Neuroradiology

Dr. Raghid Kikano is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Therapeutics at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital and School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Kikano is a double fellowship-trained interventional radiologist, having completed two American-based training programs: Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Chicago, Illinois, and Body Interventional Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He has a broad experience in neuroradiology; in the diagnosis and interventional treatment of stroke; and in advanced neuroimaging techniques including perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging, tractography, and functional MRI.

Dr. Kikano is a founding faculty member of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital — the first such center in Lebanon — and is an active member of its team.

Selected Publications

Saade C, Al-Fout G, Mayat A, Brennan PC, Hui F, Maroun G, Kikano RN, Naffaa L. Increased image quality and reduced radiation dose and contrast media volume: A holistic approach to intracranial CTA. Clinical Radiology (2017) 72(9):797.e11 - 797.e16. DOI:10.1016/j.crad.2017.03.025

Barakat E, Aouad P, Tawk S, Kikano RN. Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease: A probable diagnosis based on clinical picture, EEG finding and adjunctive brain MRI. Family Medicine and Community Health (2017) 5(4): 282-285. DOI:10.15212/FMCH.2017.0121

Ahdab R, Saade HS, Kikano R, Ferzli J, Tarcha W, Riachi N. Pure ipsilateral central facial palsy and contralateral hemiparesis secondary to ventro-medial medullary stroke. Journal of the Neurological Sciences (2013) 332(1): 154-155. DOI:10.1016/j.jns.2013.06.028

Ahdab R, Kikano R, Saade H, Riachi N. Early corticospinal tract Wallerian degeneration versus mesencephalic substantia nigra degeneration secondary to striatal stroke. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery (2013) 118:101-102. DOI:10.1016/j.clineuro.2013.12.005

Levitin A, Tam M, Karuppasamy K, Kikano R. Interventional approaches to treatment in supportive oncology. Chapter in Supportive Oncology. Saunders/Elsevier, Philadelphia PA (2011)

Talanow R, Levitin A, Kikano RN … Srinivas S. Conference Paper: Ability of Pre-therapy Tc99m MAA SPECT/CT to Predict the Distribution of Y90 Radiomicrosphere Therapy as Defined by Bremsstrahlung SPECT/CT. Radiological Society of North America 2010 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting

Kikano RN, Tam MDBS, Moon E, Karuppasamy K. Prophylactic antibiotic guidelines in modern interventional radiology practice. Seminars in Interventional Radiology (2010) 27(4): 327

Obara PR, Kikano RN, Poon CS. Conference Paper: Congenital brain malformations: How mishaps in embryological development result in various imaging findings. Radiological Society of North America 2011 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting

View Dr. Kikano’s publications on PubMed.

Professional and Research Interests

Education and Training

Professional Memberships and Organizations


stroke, brain aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation, AVM, neurovascular, spine, pain management, chronic pain, radiology, interventional radiology, endovascular