Gerald M. Pohost

Expert in diagnosis of heart disease in women and diabetic patients

Professor of Radiology, USC Keck School of Medicine Professor of Electrical Engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering


  • cardiac imaging
  • cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and cardiovascular magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • ischemic heart disease
  • chest pain in the absence of significant coronary artery disease
  • heart disease in patients with diabetes mellitus
  • cardiovascular medicine
  • nuclear cardiology

Additional Information

  • Elected Member: American Society of Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians
  • Pioneer in applications of thallium to detect myocardial ischemia and MRI to evaluate diseases of the heart, blood vessels and metabolism
  • Recipient: Gold Medal Award of Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance for Pioneering Work in Cardiovascular MRI; Passion of the Heart Award (2004), for numerous contributions to cardiology
  • Founder, Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (International SCMR)
  • President, Los Angeles Chapter, American Heart Association, 2003-2004
  • Member, Board of Trustees, American College of Cardiology, 1995-2000
  • Chairman, Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association, 1993-1995

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