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Executive Committee

Greg Kicska, MD, PhD

Dr. Kicska, Section Chief, is an associate professor in the thoracic section of the Department of Radiology. His clinical expertise lies in imaging of diseases of the lungs, heart, and blood vessels. His subspecialty training is in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.

He also conducts research on digital chest tomosynthesis, a new form of imaging which is a hybrid of traditional chest x-ray and chest CT and on pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Kicska attended the University of Chicago where he received a B.S. in both chemistry and biological chemistry. He obtained his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also obtained a PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry where he developed chemotherapy drugs for leukemia and malaria.

Phillip Young, MD, FNASCI


Dr. Carol Dennie is a Professor of Radiology at the University of Ottawa. She is Head of Cardiac and Thoracic Imaging at The Ottawa Hospital and co-director of Cardiac Radiology and MRI at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. She was the Director of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Radiology from 2010 until 2020.

She is the immediate past Chair of the Diagnostic Radiology Examination Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Founding President of the Canadian Society of Thoracic Radiology.

Prachi Agarwal, MD, FNASCI

Dr. Prachi Agarwal, Professor of Radiology is Division director of Cardiothoracic Radiology and Co-Director of the Congenital Cardiovascular MRI program at University of Michigan. She obtained a Masters in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the School of Public Health. She has over 100 publications and has presented at conferences nationally and internationally. She is the Editor-in-chief of Seminars in Roentgenology and Chair of the American Board of Radiology (Cardiac Imaging Subsection).

Daniel Vargas, MD, FNASCI

Daniel Vargas, MD is associate professor and section chief of cardiothoracic imaging at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus where he also serves as the cardiothoracic imaging fellowship co-director.

Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI

Dr. Diana Litmanovich is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging section in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Lahey Health, Boston, Massachusetts. She is also a Director of Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship and Medical Director of Lung Cancer Screening Program at her institution.

Dr. Litmanovich is Immediate Past-President of North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging and Co-chair of RSNA ‘Image Wisely” committee. She also serves on Cardiovascular Research Commission of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and American College of Radiology Appropriateness criteria panel. She is an editorial board member of “Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging” journal and “Journal of thoracic Imaging”. She specializes in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging. Her main research interests are in the clinical impact of advanced cardiovascular CT, with primary focus in imaging in pregnancy and post-partum, as well as development of radiation dose reduction techniques in cardiopulmonary imaging. She has also led efforts to increase the awareness of appropriate imaging of pregnant patients with suspected pulmonary embolism.

Diana attended Bruce Rappaport Medical School in Technion, Haifa, Israel and completed her residency training in the Rambam Hospital, Haifa, Israel. She moved to the United States in 2006 to pursue a research and clinical career in cardiovascular imaging at BIDMC, where she completed 2 years of combined clinical and research fellowship in cardiothoracic imaging and joined the faculty in 2008.