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
  • Research Interest

    • Cardiac Computed Tomography
    • Identification of Imaging Biomarkers to predict post surgical and post minimally invasive procedure outcomes and to predict anesthesia outcomes
    • Lung Cancer Screening and Early Detection
    • Single Energy, Dual Layer Spectral Computed Tomography (CT) and Dual Energy CT


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Esophagectomy and Gastric Pull-through Procedures: Surgical Techniques, Imaging Features, and Potential Complications.
    Flanagan JC, Batz R, Saboo SS, Nordeck SM, Abbara S, Kernstine K, Vasan V Radiographics 2016 Jan-Feb 36 1 107-121
    Computed Tomography Angiography of the Thoracic Aorta.
    Scheske JA, Chung JH, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra BB Radiol. Clin. North Am. 2016 Jan 54 1 13-33
    Computed Tomography Imaging in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease, Part 2: Technical Recommendations. An Expert Consensus Document of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT): Endorsed by the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) and the North American Society of Cardiac Imaging (NASCI).
    Han BK, Rigsby CK, Leipsic J, Bardo D, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra B, Lesser JR, Raman SV, Crean AM, Nicol ED, Siegel MJ, Hlavacek A J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2015 Nov-Dec 9 6 493-513
    Assessing Fibrosis in Pulmonary Sarcoidosis: Late-enhanced MRI Compared to Anatomic HRCT Imaging.
    Brady D, Lavelle LP, McEvoy SH, Murphy DJ, Gallagher A, Gibney B, Butler MW, Shortt F, McMullen M, Fabry A, Lynch D, Abbara S, Donnelly SC, Dodd JD QJM 2015 Nov
    Cardiac MR Imaging of Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies: Imaging Protocols and Spectra of Appearances.
    O'Donnell DH, Abbara S, Chaithiraphan V, Yared K, Killeen RP, Martos R, Keane D, Cury RC, Dodd JD Radiology 2015 Oct 277 1 308
    Computed tomography imaging in patients with congenital heart disease, part I: Rationale and utility. An expert consensus document of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).
    Han BK, Rigsby CK, Hlavacek A, Leipsic J, Nicol ED, Siegel MJ, Bardo D, Abbara S, Ghoshhajra B, Lesser JR, Raman S, Crean AM J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr 2015 Jul
    Prognostic value of coronary CTA vs. exercise treadmill testing: results from the Partners registry.
    Cheezum MK, Subramaniyam PS, Bittencourt MS, Hulten EA, Ghoshhajra BB, Shah NR, Forman DE, Hainer J, Leavitt M, Padmanabhan R, Skali H, Dorbala S, Hoffmann U, Abbara S, Di Carli MF, Gewirtz H, Blankstein R Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2015 Apr
    Quantification of aortic calcification - How and why should we do it?
    Saboo SS, Abbara S, Rybicki FJ, Chatzizisis YS Atherosclerosis 2015 Apr 240 2 469-471
    Radiation exposure from medical imaging must not be taken out of context.
    Rajiah P, Abbara S Trends Cardiovasc. Med. 2015 Apr
    Traumatic right atrial pseudoaneurysm.
    Nagpal P, Saboo SS, Khandelwal A, Duran-Mendicuti MA, Abbara S, Steigner ML Cardiovasc Diagn Ther 2015 Apr 5 2 141-4


    Featured Books Legend Featured Books

    Cardiac Imaging: The Requisites / Edition 3

    Stephen W. Miller, MD, Suhny Abbara, MD, Lawrence Boxt, MD (Ed.) (2009). Elsevier Health Sciences

    Diagnostic Imaging: Cardiovascular, 1st edition

    Suhny Abbara MD and Thomas G. Walker MD (Ed.) (2008). Salt Lake City, UT, AMIRSYS, Elsevier Saunders

    PocketRadiologist - Cardiac

    Brady, Grist, Westra, Wicky, Abbara (2003). Salt Lake City, UT, AMIRSYS