Radiology Personnel

Gregory Kicska, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology
Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Director
Thoracic Radiology


Dr. Kicska, Section Chief, is an associate professor in the thoracic section of the Department of Radiology. His clinical expertise lies in imaging of diseases of the lungs, heart and blood vessels. His subspecialty training is in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.

He also conducts research on digital chest tomosynthesis, a new form of imaging which is a hybrid of traditional chest x-ray and chest CT and on pulmonary hypertension.

Dr. Kicska attended the University of Chicago where he received a B.S. in both chemistry and biological chemistry. He obtained his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also obtained a Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry where he developed chemotherapy drugs for leukemia and malaria.

Dr. Kicska has been board-certified by the American Board of radiology since 2009. He has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally. He is active in many local and national societies including the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, in which he is a board member and chair of the Research Committee.

Recent Publications

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Radiographic Signs and Patterns in Interstitial Lung Disease
Nasrullah A., Fadl S., Ahuja J., Xu H., Kicska G.
Seminars in Roentgenology. 2019 Jan:66-72

Radiologic computed tomography features of Mycobacterium abscessus in cystic fibrosis
Lam D., Kapnadak S., Godwin J., Kicska G., Aitken M., Pipavath S.
Clinical Respiratory Journal. 2018 Feb:459-466

Crus Atrophy: Accuracy of Computed Tomorgraphy in Diagnosis of Diaphragmatic Paralysis
Sukkasem W., Moftah S., Kicska G., Godwin D., Pipavath S., Stern E.
Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2017 May

ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Chronic Chest Pain—High Probability of Coronary Artery Disease
Akers S., Panchal V., Ho V., Beache G., Brown R., Ghoshhajra B., Greenberg S., Hsu J., Kicska G., Min J., Stillman A., Stojanovska J., Abbara S., Jacobs J.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2017 May:S71-S80

Imaging of heart disease in women
Tailor T., Kicska G., Jacobs J., Pampaloni M., Litmanovich D., Reddy G.
Radiology. 2017 Jan:34-53

Tracheal diverticula in advanced cystic fibrosis: Prevalence, features, and outcomes after lung transplantation
Kapnadak S., Kicska G., Ramos K., Marshall D., Carroll T., Pipavath S., Mulligan M., Goss C., Aitken M.
Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. 2017 Jan

The functional single ventricle: how imaging guides treatment
Edwards R., Reddy G., Kicska G.
Clinical Imaging. 2016 Nov:1146-1155

A Quantitative Approach to Distinguish Pneumonia from Atelectasis Using Computed Tomography Attenuation
Edwards R., Godwin J., Hippe D., Kicska G.
Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. 2016 Sep:746-751

The direct incorporation of perfusion defect information to define ischemia and infarction in a finite element model of the left ventricle
Veress A., Fung G., Lee T., Tsui B., Kicska G., Segars W., Gullberg G.
Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2015 May

Imaging of Small Airways and Emphysema
Edwards R., Kicska G., Schmidt R., Pipavath S.
Clinics in Chest Medicine. 2015 Jan:335-347