Medical School
Heinrich Heine University (1995)
Heinrich Heine University (1997), Vascular Surgery
Medstar Georgetown Univ. Hospital (2000), Diagnostic Radiology
University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program (2001), Surgery
Medstar Georgetown Univ. Hospital (2002), Diagnostic Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital (2003), Cardiac Advanced Imaging

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Publications

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    Case records of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Case 11-2014. A man with traumatic injuries after a bomb explosion at the Boston Marathon.
    Eikermann M, Velmahos G, Abbara S, Huang PL, Fagan SP, Hirschberg RE, Kwon JY, Nosé V N. Engl. J. Med. 2014 Apr 370 15 1441-51
    Incremental prognostic value of coronary artery calcium score versus CT angiography among symptomatic patients without known coronary artery disease.
    Hulten E, Bittencourt MS, Ghoshhajra B, O'Leary D, Christman MP, Blaha MJ, Truong Q, Nelson K, Montana P, Steigner M, Rybicki F, Hainer J, Brady TJ, Hoffmann U, Di Carli MF, Nasir K, Abbara S, Blankstein R Atherosclerosis 2014 Mar 233 1 190-5
    Prognostic Value of Non-Obstructive and Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease Detected by Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography To Identify Cardiovascular Events.
    Bittencourt MS, Hulten E, Ghoshhajra B, O'Leary D, Christman MP, Montana P, Truong QA, Steigner M, Murthy V, Rybicki FJ, Nasir K, Gowdak LH, Hainer J, Brady TJ, Di Carli MF, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Blankstein R Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2014 Feb
    HDL redox activity is increased in HIV-infected men in association with macrophage activation and noncalcified coronary atherosclerotic plaque.
    Zanni MV, Kelesidis T, Fitzgerald ML, Lo J, Abbara S, Wai B, Marmarelis E, Hernandez NJ, Yang OO, Currier JS, Grinspoon SK Antivir. Ther. (Lond.) 2014 Feb
    Ultra-low contrast computed tomographic angiography (CTA) with 20-mL total dose for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) planning.
    Azzalini L, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB J Comput Assist Tomogr 2014 Jan-Feb 38 1 105-9
    ACR appropriateness criteria asymptomatic patient at risk for coronary artery disease.
    Earls JP, Woodard PK, Abbara S, Akers SR, Araoz PA, Cummings K, Cury RC, Dorbala S, Hoffmann U, Hsu JY, Jacobs JE, Min JK J Am Coll Radiol 2014 Jan 11 1 12-9
    Noncalcified Coronary Atherosclerotic Plaque and Immune Activation in HIV-Infected Women.
    Fitch KV, Srinivasa S, Abbara S, Burdo TH, Williams KC, Eneh P, Lo J, Grinspoon SK J. Infect. Dis. 2013 Dec 208 11 1737-46
    ACR Appropriateness Criteria Imaging for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Dill KE, George E, Abbara S, Cummings K, Francois CJ, Gerhard-Herman MD, Gornik HL, Hanley M, Kalva SP, Kirsch J, Kramer CM, Majdalany BS, Moriarty JM, Oliva IB, Schenker MP, Strax R, Rybicki FJ J Am Coll Radiol 2013 Oct
    Cardiometabolic Risk is Associated With Atherosclerotic Burden and Prognosis: Results from the Partners Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Registry.
    Hulten E, Bittencourt MS, O'Leary D, Shah R, Ghoshhajra B, Christman MP, Montana P, Steigner M, Truong QA, Nasir K, Rybicki F, Hainer J, Brady TJ, Di Carli MF, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Blankstein R Diabetes Care 2013 Oct
    American Society of Echocardiography clinical recommendations for multimodality cardiovascular imaging of patients with pericardial disease: endorsed by the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
    Klein AL, Abbara S, Agler DA, Appleton CP, Asher CR, Hoit B, Hung J, Garcia MJ, Kronzon I, Oh JK, Rodriguez ER, Schaff HV, Schoenhagen P, Tan CD, White RD J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013 Sep 26 9 965-1012.e15


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