Radiology Personnel

Matthew Cham, MD

Professor
Director of Cardiac MRI
Thoracic Radiology

Biography

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.