Robert O'Donnell

Robert E O'Donnell , MD


Medical Director, Cardiovascular Ambulatory Services and Imaging Integration; Drs. Vijay and Khushman Sanghvi Endowed Chair

Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267


Medical Degree: SUNY Downstate School of Medicine 1999

Residency: Internal Medicine: UNC Hospitals 2002 (Internal Medicine)

Fellowship: Cardiovascular Disease: Emory University Hospital 2006 (Cardiovascular Diseases)

Fellowship: Cardiac MRI and CTA: Fuqua Heart Center, Piedmont Hospital 2007

Undergraduate Degree: University of Rochester Rochester, NY, 1989


American Board of Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Disease) (Certification Date: 11-01-2006 ) - (Recertification Date: to 09-29-2016 )

Certified Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (Certification Date: 09-16-2010 )

Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (Certification Date: 12-08-2007 ) - (Recertification Date: to 12-16-2017 )

Clinical Interests


Cardiovascular Disease



Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Computed Tomography

Internal Medicine

Nuclear Cardiology

Research and Practice Interests

Areas of Expertise:
1.  General Cardiology
2.  Cardiovascular Imaging
            -Cardiovascular MRI Level III
            -Cardiovascular CT Level III
            -Nuclear Cardiology Level II (main focus is Cardiac PET and Solid State SPECT)
3.  Vascular Biology
Research Focus:
1.  Obtaining both diagnostic and prognostic data for cardiac amyloidosis using cardiac MRI.
2.  Identification of multi-vessel coronary artery disease using advanced imaging techniques.
3.  Developing an objective software platform for stress MRI.
4.  Evaluation of atrial remodeling secondary in response to catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation.
5.  Using cardiac MRI to test models of cardiac performance.

Research Support

Grant: #AHA 18IPA34170157 Investigators:Hassett, Daniel; Kotagiri, Nalinikanth; O'Donnell, Robert 07-01-2018 -06-30-2020 American Heart Association - National Chapter Accurate and early noninvasive imaging of bacterial endocarditis Role:Collaborator $100,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit


Peer Reviewed Publications

Remus, Ebony Washington; O'Donnell, Robert E; Rafferty, Kathryn; Weiss, Daiana; Joseph, Giji; Csiszar, Katalin; Fong, Sheri F T; Taylor, W Robert (2012. ) The role of lysyl oxidase family members in the stabilization of abdominal aortic aneurysms.American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology, , 303 (8 ) ,H1067-75 More Information

Suever, Jonathan D; Watson, Pierre J; Eisner, Robert L; Lerakis, Stamatios; O'Donnell, Robert E; Oshinski, John N (2011. ) Time-resolved analysis of coronary vein motion and cross-sectional area.Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI, , 34 (4 ) ,811-5 More Information

Patterson, Randolph E; Sigman, Steven R; O'Donnell, Robert E; Eisner, Robert L (2010. ) Viability assessment with MRI is superior to FDG-PET for viability: Con.Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, , 17 (2 ) ,298-309 More Information

Akram, Kamran; O'Donnell, Robert E; King, Spencer; Superko, H Robert; Agatston, Arthur; Voros, Szilard (2009. ) Influence of symptomatic status on the prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease in patients with zero calcium score.Atherosclerosis, , 203 (2 ) ,533-7 More Information

Puskas JD, Williams WH, O'Donnell R, Patterson RE, Sigman SR, Smith S, Baio KT, Kilgo PD, Guyton RA (2011. ) Off-Pump and On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Are Associated With Similar Graft Patency, Myocardial Ischemia and Freedom From Re-intervention: Long-Term Follow-up Of A Randomized Trial. Ann Thorac Surg, , 91 (6 ) ,1836

Sun J, Stewart X, O'Donnell R, Leon A, Felner L, Thomas J, Merlino J (2009. ) Differentiation of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Amyloidosis from Other Causes of Ventricular Wall Thickening by Two-Dimensional Strain Imaging Echocardiography. Am J Cardiol, , 103 (3 ) ,411

O'Donnell RE, Boostein RJ, Cunningham RP, Teebor GW (1994. ) Effect of pH and Temperature on the Stability of UV-Induced Repairable Pyrimidine Hydrates in DNA. .Biochemistry, , 33 (33 ) ,9875

Boorstein RJ, Cadet J, Hilbert TP, Lustig M, O'Donnell RE, Zuo S, Teebor GW (1993. ) Formation, Stabilite and Reparation de Modifications Pyrimidinques dans l’AND. J Chim Phys, , 90 (4 ) ,837

Book Chapter

Lynch M, O'Donnell R, Weintraub NL, Lopez-Candales A. (2013 ) Assessment of Mitral Annular and Velocity Vector Imaging in Acute Myopericarditis Echocardiography .(pp. E227).

Contact Information

Academic - Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267