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Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD
Associate Member, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, MGHInstructor Medicine, HMS
Dr. Ferencik is an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Associated Member of the Cardiac MR PET CT Program. He is a physician scientist and a board-certified cardiologist. He completed his medical school training at Comenius University in Bratislave, his clinical training in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital in Bratislava and repeated his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at MGH. He has also competed advanced training in Advanced Cardiac Imaging (CT and MR) and Echocardiography at MGH. During his training and early faculty position, Dr. Ferencik has gained an extensive experience in the areas of technical feasibility, accuracy studies and clinical efficacy of the coronary atherosclerosis imaging using computed tomography (CT). He participated in the evaluation and assessment of cardiac CT in large multicenter clinical trials (ROMICAT I and II, PROMISE) with the focus on detection and characterization of coronary atherosclerosis. He also extended his interest into the area of serum biomarkers and explored whether highly-sensitive troponin independently and in combination with cardiac CT can more accurately and efficiently assess cardiovascular risk. His current research addresses several important questions such as whether novel CT technology allows detailed characterization of high-risk coronary atherosclerosis and whether these features improve the diagnostic accuracy of CT for the diagnosis of ACS and prognosis of future cardiovascular events in large multicenter clinical trials (ROMICAT II and PROMISE) and in the Framingham Heart Study population. In summary, so far in his career, he has authored or co-authored almost 100 original manuscripts, presented over 90 abstracts at international meetings, have given the sentinel lectures at major national and international meetings, and received funding from the American Heart Association.
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