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Andrew J. Einstein

Name and Degree:
Andrew J. Einstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Background Information
Andrew J. Einstein is Herbert Irving Associate Professor of Medicine (in Radiology) at Columbia University, as well as Director of Cardiac CT Research, Co-Director of Cardiac CT and MRI, and Victoria and Esther Aboodi Cardiology Researcher. Born and raised in New Jersey, he received an A.B. from Princeton University and attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where he received an M.D. as well as a Ph.D. in the Department of Biomathematical Sciences. His graduate research focused on developing image analysis methodology in microscopy. He also received an M.S. in patient-oriented research/biostatistics from Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health. After internship and residency in internal medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Mount Sinai, where his training focused on clinical cardiology and cardiac imaging.

Dr. Einstein's clinical activities are centered on the Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT/MRI services, and he has served on the attending staff in the cardiac ICU, consultation service, and outpatient clinic. His research is currently funded by an R01 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and by the Margaret Q. Landenberger Research Foundation. Dr. Einsteinís current research interests lie in the areas of radiation safety in cardiology, multimodal correlative imaging studies, applications of cardiac CT in coronary and structural heart disease and electrophysiology, technology assessment, radioisotope supply, and global health. He has a particular interest in the measurement of radiation dose and estimation of risks from cardiac CT, SPECT, PET, and fluoroscopy procedures, and in the development of strategies to minimize these risks to patients and practitioners. His work in this area has been influential in affecting clinical practice, and has been widely reported in the popular press and cited in the scientific literature. For this work, Dr. Einstein has received the American College of Cardiology's Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award, the American Federation for Medical Research's Junior Physician Investigator Award, and the Lewis Katz Cardiovascular Research Prize for a Young Investigator.

Dr. Einstein is the author or coauthor of over 140 papers, abstracts, and book chapters. He serves as a reviewer for numerous medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Guest Editor of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology, and a member of the editorial board of JACC Imaging. He has served as an invited lecturer for many organizations, including the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, Radiological Society of North America, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and the U.S. Senate, in an AAAS Briefing. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, and the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, where he also serves as Treasurer and as a member of the Executive Committee. Dr. Einstein serves as a member of U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee and of the Congressionally-chartered National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, and as a consultant to the International Atomic Energy Agency. He has been actively involved in the research training of numerous trainees ranging from the high school to junior faculty levels.
Education and Training

  Princeton University , Princeton, NJ


  Mount Sinai School of Medicine , Columbia University, New York, NY

Medical School:

  Mount Sinai School of Medicine , New York, NY


  Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (UMDNJ) , New Brunswick, NJ


  Mount Sinai School of Medicine , New York, NY

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Clinical Interests:
Cardiac Imaging, Clinical Cardiology
Research Interests:
1. Einstein AJ, Weiner SD, Bernheim A, Kulon M, Bokhari S, Johnson LL, Moses JW, Balter S. Multiple testing, cumulative radiation dose, and clinical indications in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging. JAMA 2010; 304: 2137-2144.: 

2. Einstein AJ, Johnson LL, Bokhari S, Son J, Thompson RC, Bateman TM, Hayes SW, Berman DS. Agreement of visual estimation of coronary artery calcium from low-dose CT attenuation correction scans in hybrid PET/CT and SPECT/CT with standard Agatston scores. : Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2010; 56: 1914-1921..  

3. Fazel R, Krumholz HM, Wang Y, Ross JS, Chen J, Ting HH, Shah ND, Nasir K, Einstein AJ, Nallamothu BK. Exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation from medical imaging procedures. New England Journal of Medicine 2009; 361: 849-857.: 

4. Einstein AJ. Radiation protection of patients undergoing cardiac computed tomographic angiography. JAMA 2009; 301: 545-7.: 

5. Einstein AJ, Moser KW, Thompson RC, Cerqueira MD, Henzlova MJ. Radiation dose to patients from cardiac diagnostic imaging. Circulation 2007;116:1290-1305.: 

6. Einstein AJ, Henzlova MJ, Rajagopalan S. Estimating risk of cancer associated with radiation exposure from 64-slice computed tomography coronary angiography. JAMA 2007;298:317-323.: 

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