PA) - Harold I. Litt, MD, PhD, has been named
an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology
at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Dr. Litt received both his MD and PhD degrees from the
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences in 1996. He began his postgraduate
training as a Guest Researcher at the Unit on Brain
Imaging and Computing Laboratory for Neurosciences at
the National Institute of Aging. In 1997, he completed
his internship in Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital-Harvard
Medical School. He served his residency in Radiology
at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr.
Litt completed his postgraduate training in June 2002,
as a Fellow in Cardiothoracic Radiology at the University
of California San Francisco.
Dr. Litt's research interests focus on cardiac and thoracic
imaging, especially non-invasive imaging of the heart
and coronary arteries. He is currently the Associate
Director of Cardiovascular Imaging, and Chief of Cardiac
CT for Penn's Department of Radiology. Dr. Litt has
held editorial positions for Buffalo Physician Magazine
and Penn's Department of Radiology's Web Case of the
Week (www.uphs.upenn.edu/radiology). He has authored or co-authored
book chapters, research papers and abstracts in publications
including Radiology, The American Journal of Roentgenology,
Clinical Nuclear Medicine, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine,
and Academic Radiology.
Dr. Litt has received several accolades including the
Roche Laboratories Award for Excellence in Clinical
Research, the Young Investigator Award from the Third
International Conference on Quantification of Brain
Function with PET and the Baum-Laufer Award for Excellence
in Service to the University of Pennsylvania Radiology
Residency. He has been invited to lecture on cardiovascular
imaging in Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States.
He is also a member of numerous professional societies
including the Radiological Society of North America
and the North American Society of Cardiac Imaging, among
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