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photo Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FACC, FRCP


Professor of Medicine

Associate Chief of Cardiology (Faculty Development)

Director, Cardiac Amyloidosis Center

Director, Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging Fellowship


Phone: 412-647-3435

Office: UPMC-Heart and Vascular Institute
A 429, Scaife Hall, 200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-647-3435
Fax: 412-647-3873
Administrative Assistant:
Rebecca Conley
Phone: 412-647-3435
Education and Training
MBBS, JN Medical College,Karnatak University, India
MD, PGIMER, Chandigarh , India
MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians, London, UK
PhD, University of Guildford, Surrey, UK
Research Interest
Dr. Soman’s research focuses on Cardiac Amyloidosis, and the use of radionuclide-based imaging techniques in cardiac diseases, particularly heart failure.
Clinical Interest
Dr. Soman practices clinical cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, with areas of Clinical focus in Cardiac Amyloidosis, and the noninvasive diagnosis and risk stratification of heart disease. He is the founder-director of the cardiac amyloidosis center which has robust clinical and research operations. He is also the director of Nuclear Cardiology. Under his direction, the nuclear cardiology laboratory performs high-volume, state-of-the-art imaging, and is a national leader in clinical research.
He has been selected “Best Doctors of Pittsburgh” every year from 2013 to 2020.
Educational Interest
Clinical cardiology, bedside medicine, clinical decision making, cardiac imaging
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Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: New York School of Medicine/National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: U01 HL105907
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2018
Title: Hemostasis and Vascular Biology Research Institute - Al Ghouleh McTiernan Pilot
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Institute for Transfusion Medicine
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2028
Notable Achievements
Conferral of Tenure, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
President, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, 2018
Hermann Blumgart Award and Lectureship or Outstanding Achievement and Service to Nuclear Cardiology (Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging), 2016
Homi Bhabha Memorial Award, Nuclear Cardiology Society of India, 2011
Associate Editor, Circulation CV Imaging, 2018-present
Chair, Imaging Council, American College of Cardiology, 2014-2016
President, CV Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2014-2015