Tomas Neilan, MD, MPH, MRCPI

Tomas G. Neilan, MD, MPH, MRCPI

Director, Cardio-Oncology Program, MGH
Co-Director, Cardiac MR PET CT Program, MGH
Associate Director, T32 Program in Cardiovascular Imaging
Assistant Professor of Medicine, HMS



  • MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), Medicine, 1996, University College Dublin
  • MD, Pharmacology, 2004, University College Dublin
  • MPH, 2016, Harvard School of Public Heath


Dr. Neilan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, the Clinical Director of the Cardio-Oncology Program at MGH, the co-Director of the Cardiac MR PET CT Program, and the Associate Director of the MGH T32 Training Program in Cardiovascular Imaging. He is a physician scientist and a board-certified cardiologist. He completed his medical school training at University College Dublin Medical School, his clinical training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the Mater Hospital in Dublin and repeated his training in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at MGH. He has also competed advanced training in Echocardiography at MGH, a three-year Cardiac MRI clinical and research fellowship at BWH and a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His career has had two major focuses: 1) Understanding how we can improve the cardiovascular care of patients with cancer and 2) The use of advanced imaging to better understand and characterize cardiovascular disease. In summary, so far in his career, he has authored or co-authored 60 original manuscripts and more than 10 review articles, presented over 40 abstracts at international meetings, have given the sentinel lectures at major national and international meetings, and received funding from the American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, The National Institutes of Health, MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, The Irish Heart Foundation and the Center for AIDS Research. Dr, Neilan has been awarded the “de Gunzburg Family Endowed Scholar in Cardiology”, The Locke Award for excellence in medical education and elected as a Senior Fellow to the Oliver Wendell Holmes Society, a medical student mentorship program, at Harvard Medical School.

Awards and Honors

  • 1999 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Tutor of the year
  • 2004 Beaumont Hospital Annual Sheppard Prize for Scientific Research
  • 2004 Bristol-Myers-Squibb College Prize for Scientific Research
  • 2004 Registrar’s Prize for Research
  • 2006 Young Scientific Investigator
  • 2011 Roman DeSanctis Clinical Scholar
  • 2011 Clinical Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2012 Elite Fellow in Training "Rising Star" Award, American College of Cardiology
  • 2012/2013 de Gunzburg Family Endowed Scholar in Cardiology
  • 2013 The Locke Award, Excellence in Medical Education
  • 2014-present Oliver Wendell Holmes Society: Senior Fellow


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