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Benoit Desjardins, MD, PhD

Benoit Desjardins, MD, PhD Physician

Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Desjardins is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2001

Description of Clinical Expertise

I am a non-invasive cardiovascular radiologist. My clinical skills are applied primarily to non-invasive imaging of cardiac and vascular disease by MRI and CT. I am especially interested in imaging of myocardial damage in ischemic and non-ischemic cardiomyopathies by MRI and CT, and imaging of disease of the thoracic aorta by CT and MRI, including 3-D and 4-D imaging. My skills also include stress testing and MR/CT imaging of patients with pacemakers and ICDs. I have also expertise in thoracic imaging (MRI, CT, CXR), body imaging (MRI/CT), and ER radiology.

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Radiology

    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3400 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Bucks County 777 Township Line Road Yardley, PA 19067 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Cupp Pavilion 51 N. 39th Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Penn Radiology

    Pennsylvania Hospital 800 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Penn Radiology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine Atrium, Ground Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Radnor 250 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Tuttleman Center 1840 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Pennsylvania Hospital

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine University City 7th Floor 3737 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

  • Penn Radiology

    Penn Medicine Valley Forge 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard Berwyn, PA 19312 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Medicare
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Montreal
Residency: UPMC Presbyterian
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Memberships

American College of Radiology , National American Heart Association, National Association of University Radiologists, International Canadian Society for Theoretical Biology , National Heart Rhythm Society, International International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, International Michigan Cardiovascular Center, Local Michigan Radiological Society, Local North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, International Penn Cardiovascular Institute, Local Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Philips Cardiac MR Council, International Radiological Society of North America, International Radiological Society of North America, Research and Education Foundation, International Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, International Society for Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance , International Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, International Society for Thoracic Radiology, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Desjardins is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

I am interested in the development of novel techniques for cardiovascular imaging by MRI and CT, including pulse sequence programming and post-processing algorithms. My current main research which is supported by a 1 million dollar NIH grant is on the high resolution imaging of myocardial damage by MRI, in the context of cardiac ablation therapy for arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia). This involves the development of new free breathing ECG-gated pulse sequences to acquire the data, post-processing algorithms to extract abnormal signal on MR images, semi-automatic methods for generation of 3-D representations of myocardial damage, and techniques for integration with endocardial mapping techniques. I am also interested in developing new techniques to assess aortic compliance from ECG-gated dynamic CTs, as well as new techniques to assess left atrial function from ECG-gated CT and MRI.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging Section
1 Donner
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-5476
Fax: (215) 662-7868
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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