Dr. Udo Hoffmann, MD, MPH - Director

Dr. Hoffmann, is a clinical cardiac radiologist with over ten years of experience in noninvasive cardiovascular imaging. He received his MD from the Medical School at the University of Leipzig, Germany and received an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Vienna, Austria, and is an Associate Professor in Radiology at the Harvard Medical School. He was the American Roentgen Ray Society, Elio Bracco Scholar in 2005. He is the Director of the MGH Cardiac MR PET CT Program. He has conducted several NIH-sponsored and industry-supported studies, and leads the Imaging Core Lab of the Framingham Heart Study. His research initially focused on the feasibility of cardiac CT for the detection of coronary stenosis and assessment of atherosclerotic plaque. More recently, he has built a multidisciplinary research team to systematically assess the clinical utility of novel imaging technologies. His research has resulted in over 100 publications to date.

Dr. Garry Choy, MD - Director of Informatics

Dr. Choy is a clinical radiologist with expertise in cardiothoracic, abdominal, and emergency imaging. His academic and research interests are in the areas of medical informatics, teleradiology, healthcare delivery systems, and global health. He brings significant information technology expertise to CVIC with prior experience in development of web-based learning tools, online collaboration platforms, and telemedicine platforms.  Dr. Choy also is co-founder and serves additional leadership roles at the MGH Imaging Global Health Programs and International Radiology Exchange. He also currently leads development and efforts of the MGH Radiology Department’s second opinion service. He received his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and BS from Columbia University. In addition, Dr. Choy also attended Stanford University and earned a Masters in Management Science & Operations Research. Dr. Choy completed his radiology residency and fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Quynh Truong, MD, MPH, FACC - Director of Education

Dr. Truong is a noninvasive cardiologist with advanced training in multi-modality, multi-disciplinary cross-sectional imaging techniques including cardiac computed tomography (CT), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), echocardiography, and nuclear cardiology. She completed her clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco with imaging training Echocardiography and Nuclear Cardiology,  advanced cardiovascular imaging research fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital in cardiac CT and CMR, and the Masters in Public Health degree at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Truong is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has board certification in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  Her research interest is in cardiovascular epidemiology and clinical trials, in addition to developing novel use of noninvasive imaging strategies to improve efficacy of invasive cardiac procedures and therapies.  Her projects involve using cardiac CT to improve the prediction of response to device therapy in patients with severe heart failure, epidemiologic studies with the Framingham Heart Study, and acute chest pain studies in the emergency department.

Kristen Salvaggio - Director of Operations

Kristen Salvaggio is the Director of Operations for the CVIC Lab and functions as the Project Manager for all active clinical trials. Kristen has over seven years of in-depth experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. After several years at a leading imaging CRO and four years with CVIC lab, her experience conducting both NIH-funded and Phase II-III industry funded clinical trials ranges across multiple therapeutic areas, including oncology, arthritis, obesity, and cardiovascular studies, as well as many imaging modalities, including CT, MR, DXA, PET, and mammography. As the key operational interface, Kristen is responsible for study management, supervision of research staff, and coordination of educational efforts. Kristen holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University.

Carlo Eracleo - Director of Finance

As Director of Finance for the CVIC, Carlo is responsible for the oversight of all external funding, including federal, foundation and industry sponsored research awards. Carlo joined the Cardiac MR PET CT Program in 2011 from Partners Research Management, the corporate research office for MGH. Carlo came with many years of financial and research administration experience, having worked at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and then at Harvard Medical School in various grant management roles. He is responsible In addition to his MGH responsibilities, Carlo served as Treasurer for the New England Region of NCURA (National Council of University Research Administrators) from 2011 to 2012.