UC San Diego - Cardiovascular Imaging Lab

Lab Collaborators

Francisco Contijoch, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioengineering, Jacobs School of Engineering

Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, School of Medicine

Francisco Contijoch received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania focusing on cardiovascular imaging and cardiac physiology. Specifically, he developed cardiac MRI data acquisition, image reconstruction and analysis strategies for imaging patients with arrhythmias as well as estimating load-independent measures of cardiac function.

As a University of California President’s Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Cardiology Division at the University of California San Diego, Francisco developed techniques for quantification of coronary artery disease and regional ventricular function using cine computed tomography (CT). Learn More

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Anna Narezkina , MD

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, UC San Diego

Anya Narezkina, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist. As a general cardiologist, she works with patients to diagnose and prevent heart disease, as well as manage conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), coronary artery disease, or heart failure.

Dr. Narezkina is also an expert in cardio-oncology, and collaborates with UC San Diego Health oncologists to address the cardiac needs of patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This includes assessing and planning for any cardiovascular risks before cancer treatment begins, monitoring for cardiovascular complications during treatment, and providing long-term followup for cancer survivors to minimize or prevent later complications.

Dr. Narezkina completed a fellowship in cardiology and a residency in internal medicine and at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the Smolensk State Medical Academy in Russia. She is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Narezkina is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography in adult comprehensive echocardiography.


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