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Harold I. Litt, MD, PhD

Harold I. Litt, MD, PhD Physician

Division Chief, Cardiothoracic Imaging

Dr. Litt is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Radiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2001

Clinical Expertise:

  • Angiography
  • Arthrogram
  • Aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • CT Scan Guided Biopsy
  • CT Scan Guided Injection
  • CTA (Computed Tomography Angiography)
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Diagnostic Test
  • Dilation
  • Elastography
  • Fistulogram
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Insufficiency Fracture
  • Lesion of Testis
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • MRI Guided Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Pyelogram
  • Renal Mass
  • Stent Placement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound Guided Injection
  • Urogram
  • Venography
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program
  • Vibra Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: State University of New York at Buffalo
Residency: Mount Auburn Hospital
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of California - San Francisco


American College of Radiology Imaging Network, National American College of Radiology, National American Heart Association, National American Roentgen Ray Society, National North American Society for Cardiac Imaging, National Pennsylvania Radiological Society, Local Radiological Society of North America, National Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, International Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Litt is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


Selected Publications:

Contijoch Francisco, Iyer Srikant Kamesh, Pilla James J, Yushkevich Paul, Gorman Joseph H, Gorman Robert C, Litt Harold, Han Yuchi, Witschey Walter R T: Self-gated MRI of multiple beat morphologies in the presence of arrhythmias. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 78 (2): 678-688,2017.

Hammer Mark M, Litt Harold I: Risk of pulmonary embolism after a prior negative computed tomography pulmonary angiogram. The American journal of emergency medicine 34 (10): 1968-1972,2016.

Cheheltani Rabee, Ezzibdeh Rami M, Chhour Peter, Pulaparthi Kumidini, Kim Johoon, Jurcova Martina, Hsu Jessica C, Blundell Cassidy, Litt Harold I, Ferrari Victor A, Allcock Harry R, Sehgal Chandra M, Cormode David P: Tunable, biodegradable gold nanoparticles as contrast agents for computed tomography and photoacoustic imaging. Biomaterials 102 : 87-97,2016.

Tumma Roja, Dong Wei, Wang Jing, Litt Harold, Han Yuchi: Evaluation of cardiac masses by CMR-strengths and pitfalls: a tertiary center experience. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging 32 (6): 913-20,2016.

Chhour Peter, Naha Pratap C, O'Neill Sean M, Litt Harold I, Reilly Muredach P, Ferrari Victor A, Cormode David P: Labeling monocytes with gold nanoparticles to track their recruitment in atherosclerosis with computed tomography. Biomaterials 87 : 93-103,2016.

Hollander Judd E, Gatsonis Constantine, Greco Erin M, Snyder Bradley S, Chang Anna Marie, Miller Chadwick D, Singh Harjit, Litt Harold I: Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography Versus Traditional Care: Comparison of One-Year Outcomes and Resource Use. Annals of emergency medicine 67 (4): 460-468.e1,2016.

Lee Nam Ju, Litt Harold: Cardiac CT angiography for evaluation of acute chest pain. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging 32 (1): 101-12,2016.

Liyanage Luckmini, Lee Nam Ju, Cook Tessa, Herrmann Howard C, Jagasia Dinesh, Litt Harold, Han Yuchi: The impact of gender on cardiovascular system calcification in very elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging 32 (1): 173-9,2016.

Miller Wallace T, Marinari Lawrence A, Barbosa Eduardo, Litt Harold I, Schmitt James E, Mahne Anton, Lee Victor, Akers Scott R: Small pulmonary artery defects are not reliable indicators of pulmonary embolism. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 12 (7): 1022-9,2015.

deGoma Emil M, Salavati Ali, Shinohara Russell T, Saboury Babak, Pollan Laura, Schoen Marisa, Torigian Drew A, Mohler Emile R, Dunbar Richard L, Litt Harold I, Woo John, Rader Daniel J, Alavi Abass, Mehta Nehal N: A pilot trial to examine the effect of high-dose niacin on arterial wall inflammation using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Academic radiology 22 (5): 600-9,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Radiology
1 Silverstein
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3043
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366

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