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photo Timothy C. Wong, MD MS


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Director, UPMC Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center

Associate Director, UPMC Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center


Phone: 412-648-6598

Office: PUH A344
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6598
Fax: 412-648-6101
Administrative Assistant:
Shelly Ossman
Address: 200 Lothrop St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-648-6598
Fax: 412-648-6101
Education and Training
BS, Yale University, 1998
MD, New York University School of Medicine, 2002
MS, University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education, 2013
Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Bellevue Hospital, 2005
Chief Medical Resident, New York University School of Medicine, 2006
Cardiovascular Disease, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Presbyterian, 2009
Advanced Cardiac Imaging - Cardiac MRI, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Presbyterian, 2010
Research Interest
Dr. Wong's research interests include the comparative effectiveness of
cardiovascular imaging modalities, as well as the role of a novel cardiac MRI
biomarker of diffuse myocardial fibrosis in cardiovascular diseases, including
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. His work has been published in major scientific
journals, including Circulation and the European Heart Journal. He also
participates as a site investigator in several multi-center research protocols,
while serving as a scientific reviewer for numerous journals, an American Heart
Association grant review committee, and imaging society working groups.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Wong focuses his clinical efforts on multimodality cardiovascular imaging,
combining his background in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology with
advanced training in cardiac MRI. He is the associate director of the
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Laboratory at UPMC Presbyterian. He
helped establish and currently directs the UPMC Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Center at UPMC Presbyterian - one of approximately 40 such centers in the
United States - where patients receive expert care from a multi-disciplinary
team. Dr. Wong continues to maintain a general cardiology practice at the
Magee Women's Hospital Heart Center.
Educational Interest
Dr. Wong directs CLRES 2108: Patient Registrics and Electronic Health Records
in CER at the Institute for Clinical Research Education at the University of
Pittsburgh. This 2 month course provides an overview of best practices in
designing and using clinical registries for observational research.
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Selected Publications:
Schelbert EB, Piehler KM, Zareba KM, Moon JC, Ugander M, Messroghli DR, Valeti US, Chang CC, Shroff SG, Diez J, Miller CA, Schmitt M, Kellman P, Butler J, Gheorghiade M, Wong TC. Myocardial Fibrosis Quantified by Extracellular Volume is Associated with Subsequent Hospitalization for Heart Failure, Death, or Both Across the Spectrum of Ejection Fraction and Heart Failure Stage. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015; 4(12): PMID26683218.
Wong TC. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Myocardial Interstitial Expansion in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Curr Cardiovasc Imag Rep. 2014; 5(9267) Mar 2014: PubMedPMID:24719675.
Kuller LH, Wong TC. Coronary Artery Disease: Detection of Ischemic Heart Disease In Symptomatic Women. Nat Rev Cardiol. 2014; 11(9): 505-6.
Wong TC, Piehler K, Puntil KS, Moguillansky D, Meier CG, Lacomis JM, Kellman P, Cook SC, Schwartzman DS, Simon MA, Mulukutla SR, Schelbert EB. Effectiveness of Late Gadolinium Enhancement to Improve Outcomes Prediction in Patients Referred for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance After Echocardiography. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013; 15(1): 6.
Wong TC, Piehler K, Meier CG, Testa SM, Klock AM, Aneizi AA, Shakesprere J, Kellman P, Shroff SG, Schwartzman DS, Mulukutla SR, Simon MA, Schelbert EB. Association Between Extracellular Matrix Expansion Quantified by Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Short Term Mortality. Circulation. 2012; 126(10): 1206-16.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Imaging-based identification of premature ventricular contraction-mediated cardiomyopathy
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Pennsylvania / National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL148103
Start Year: 2020
End Year: 2025
Notable Achievements
Fellow of the Year, Cardiology, 2008
Gerald Pohost JCMR Best Manuscript Award, 2014