Maros Ferencik, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine
  • Section Head, Cardiovascular Imaging

Biography

Dr. Ferencik’s research focuses on the effective and efficient use of cardiac CT in the assessment of coronary atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. He studies coronary atherosclerotic plaques and looks for morphologic plaque features associated with high-risk (vulnerable plaques). His research addresses several important questions such as whether novel CT technology allows detection of late enhancement and other coronary plaque features that correlate with high-risk plaques in OCT and culprit lesions of ACS and whether these features improve the diagnostic accuracy of CT for the diagnosis of ACS and prognosis of future cardiovascular events in large multicenter clinical trials (ROMICAT II and PROMISE). The epidemiologic component of this research will assess the predictive value of novel measures of coronary calcium for cardiovascular events in primary prevention in the Framingham Heart Study population.

Education

  • M.D., 1998, School of Medicine, Comenius University
  • Ph.D., 2003, School of Medicine, Comenius University
  • M.C.R., 2017, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Internship:

    • Intern in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2006-2007
  • Residency:

    • Resident in Medicine, University Hospital Bratislava-Petrzalka, School of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, 1998-2001
    • Resident in Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2007-2009
  • Fellowship:

    • Research Assistant, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 1999-2000
    • Research Fellow, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2002-2004
    • Clinical and Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2009-2012
    • Clinical and Research Fellow in Advanced Echocardiography, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2012-2013
  • Certifications:

    • Board of Internal Medicine Certificate, Slovak Republic
    • American Board of Internal Medicine
    • Diplomate of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
    • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
    • Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology
    • Diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography

Memberships and associations

  • Founding Member Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • The American College of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

Publications

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