Ron Blankstein

Ron Blankstein

Cardiology Specialist

Cardiovascular Imaging Program and Departments of Medicine and Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, US

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Personal History

Dr Ron Blankstein is a Clinical Cardiologist, Researcher and Professor of Medicine affiliated with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.


Academic History

Dr Blankstein received his Medical Degree from Rush Medical College in 2001. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency (2002 - 2004) and a Cardiology Fellowship (2004 - 2007) at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr Blankstein then completed an Advanced Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging (2007 - 2009) at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is certified in cardiovascular disease, nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular computed tomography.2, 3


Career Overview

Dr Blankstein is the Director of Cardiac Computed Tomography, Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program and a Preventive Cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.1

His clinical expertise and research interests focus on the evaluation and management of coronary artery disease, prevention of cardiovascular disease and cardiac sarcoidosis. The author of over 400 publications, Dr Blankstein’s research compares the results of different imaging techniques as well as the impact of these tests on patient management and outcomes. He frequently lectures on topics ranging from preventive cardiology and risk assessment to how to use the results of cardiovascular imaging in patient management decisions.1, 2

Dr Blankstein is president-elect of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and serves on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. He is a member of the ACC’s Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Council and is also a member of the ACC Nutrition & Lifestyle Work Group. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Council for the Certification of Cardiovascular Imaging. He is an Associate Editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging and Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.1


Career Timeline

  • Present: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    • Director, Cardiac Computed Tomography
    • Co-Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program
    • Associate Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Program
  • Present: Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Areas of Speciality

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Preventive Cardiology



  • ACC Fellow, 2012




Articles by Ron Blankstein, Cardiology Specialist

Contemporary Risk Stratification of Acute Coronary Syndrome

Gurleen Kaur, Swati Chand, Devesh Rai, et al


Citation: US Cardiology Review 2022;16:e23.

Cardiac Sarcoidosis: When and How to Treat Inflammation

Gerard T Giblin, Laura Murphy, Garrick C Stewart, et al


Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2021;7:e17.