Radiology Personnel

Matthew Cham, MD

Director of Cardiac MRI
Director, Cardiothoracic Fellowship Program
Cardiothoracic Imaging


Dr. Matthew Cham is a Professor of Radiology and the Director of Cardiac MRI at The University of Washington Medical Center.

Dr. Cham attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine through its early admission program, earning an MD degree with Distinction in Research in 2000.  He completed his radiology residency at the University of Rochester – Strong Memorial Hospital, where he received the Radiological Society of North America’s Resident Research Award in 2005 for his work on pulmonary CT angiography and thromboembolic disease.  He subsequently completed a Thoracic Radiology fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City and a Cardiac MRI fellowship at the Royal Brompton Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Before joining the University of Washington, Dr. Cham was the Director of Cardiac Radiology at The Icahn Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City where he helped to establish one of the largest clinical cardiovascular CT/MRI programs in the country. He was awarded Radiology Teacher of the Year in 2010 at Mount Sinai Hospital and has received teaching awards from other prestigious academic institutions including Yale University, the Weill Cornell Medical Center, and the University of Rochester. He has delivered more than 150 invited lectures in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters in cardiothoracic imaging.

Dr. Cham has chaired several committees in major medical societies including the Radiological Society of North America, American College of Radiology, North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. He has been an active contributor to exam development committees of the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Cham is also a distinguished reviewer for several scientific journals including Radiology, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the American Journal of Roentgenology, and the Journal of Thoracic Imaging. His clinical and research interests include cardiac MRI/CT, lung cancer screening, and CT-guided lung biopsies.

Recent Publications

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Retrospective analysis of 1118 outpatient chest CT scans to determine factors associated with excess scan length
Cohen S.L., Ward T.J., Makhnevich A., Richardson S., Cham M.D.
Clinical Imaging. 2020 Jun:76-80

Chinese Ring-Sword sign in intramural hematoma: feature of intramural blood pool
Revels J., Akaike G., Kicska G., Cham M.
Abdominal Radiology. 2020 Jan:234-236

Institutional Impact of a Personalized Technologist Feedback Program on Scan Length and Radiation Dose
Cohen S., Ward T., Jacobi A., Cham M.
Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2019 Aug:1073-1076

The relationship between CT scout landmarks and lung boundaries on chest CT: guidelines for minimizing excess z-axis scan length
Cohen S., Ward T., Cham M.
European Radiology. 2019 Jan

The added value of computer-aided detection of small pulmonary nodules and missed lung cancers
Cai J., Xu D., Liu S., Cham M.
Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2018 Nov:390-395

Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies and Implications
Azour L., Jacobi A., Alpert J., Uppu S., Latson L., Mason D., Cham M.
Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2018 Sep:W30-W38

Causative factors, imaging findings, and CT course of round atelectasis
Azour L., Billah T., Salvatore M., Cham M., Mendelson D., Eber C., Jacobi A.
Clinical Imaging. 2018 Jul:250-257

Aorto-left atrial fistula diagnosed with computed tomographic angiography: A case report
Voutsinas N., Chokshi A., Chung M., Cham M., LaRocca G., Sanz J., Jacobi A.
Clinical Imaging. 2018 Jul:235-238

Correction to: Baseline and annual repeat rounds of screening: implications for optimal regimens of screening (European Radiology, (2018), 28, 3, (1085-1094), 10.1007/s00330-017-5029-z)
Henschke C., Salvatore M., Cham M., Powell C., DiFabrizio L., Flores R., Kaufman A., Eber C., Yip R., Yankelevitz D.
European Radiology. 2018 Jul:3114

Quadricuspid pulmonic valve, pulmonary artery aneurysm, and apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: A rare combination
Guijarro-Contreras A., Pardo-Martínez P., Cham M., Macaluso F., Sanz-Salvo J.
Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 2018 Jun