Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD

Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD

Associate Member, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, MGH
Instructor Medicine, HMS

Email:   mferencik@mgh.harvard.edu
     

Education

  • MD Comenius University, Bratislava, 1998
  • PhD, Comenius University, Bratislava, 2003

Biography

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.

Awards

  • 1996 Chancellor’s Award, Comenius University
  • 1998 MD Diploma, Summa cum Laude
  • 1998 Chancellor’s Award, Comenius University
  • 1999 The Worcester Institute for Student Exchange Stipend, Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 2000 Young Investigator Award, The 5th Annual Meeting of the Slovak Society of Cardiology
  • 2003 Young Investigator Award, The 8th Annual Meeting of the Slovak Society of Cardiology
  • 2003 The Educator of the Year Award, The Worcester Institute for Student Exchange
  • 2005 Diploma for the Winning Moderated e-Poster, European Society of Cardiology Congress
  • 2009 Third Prize in Clinical Research, Fourth Annual Research Poster Symposium for Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 2009 Second Place Abstract, Resident Research Award, MGH Clinical Research Day
  • 2010 William F. Schreyer Cardiology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 2011 Siemens Outstanding Academic Research Award Finalist, 6th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • 2013 Second Place, Siemens Outstanding Academic Research Award, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • 2014 Best Abstract Award, 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • 2014 Departmental Award for Clinical Research – Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Clinical Research Day
  • 2015 Best Poster Award,64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology
  • 2016 Best Abstract Award, 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography2016 Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

 


 

 

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