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Posts by Michael T. Lu, MD, MPH


Michael T. Lu, MD, MPH, is director of Research in Cardiovascular Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, co-director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Center (CIRC)  and assistant professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Lu's clinical expertise is in cardiovascular imaging, including the acquisition and interpretation of CT, MRI and ultrasound of the heart and blood vessels. His research focus is on A) clinical trials of cardiac CT to improve health and B) machine learning to predict health outcomes from multimodal imaging. He co-chairs the mechanistic CT substudy of REPRIEVE, a NHLBI sponsored multicenter randomized controlled trial of statins to reduce coronary plaque and prevent cardiovascular events in persons with HIV. He is Associate Editor for the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.

Dr. Lu earned his undergraduate, MD and MPH degrees from Harvard University.  His training included a transitional internship in Surgery and Medicine at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of California, San Francisco, fellowship in Thoracic and Cardiac Imaging at Mass General and a NIH T32 fellowship in Cardiac Imaging at Mass General.


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