Ron BlanksteinMD, FSCCT
Dr. Ron Blankstein is the co-director of the Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program, director of Cardiac Computed Tomography and a preventative cardiology specialist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In addition, he is an associate professor of Medicine and Radiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS).
Dr. Blankstein received his medical degree from Rush Medical College. He completed an internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Blankstein then completed an advanced fellowship in cardiac imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and cardiovascular computed tomography.
His clinical interests focus on methods to identify and treat early stages of coronary heart disease, prevention of cardiovascular disease, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiac sarcoidosis. Dr. Blankstein is an expert in the use of multi-modality imaging for the assessment of cardiovascular disease. This includes acquiring and interpreting non-invasive cardiovascular imaging tests—such as cardiac MRI, cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology, and exercise treadmill testing.