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Westside Medical Imaging

Gerald M. Pohost, MD, FAHA, FACC

Professor, Keck School of Medicine
Professor, Viterbi School of Engineering
University of Southern California
Professor, School of Medicine
Loma Linda University
Director of Cardiovascular Imaging Westside Medical Imaging

Dr. Pohost's distinguished medical career spans more than three decades, with numerous clinical, academic and research positions. He moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to serve as chief of cardiovascular medicine and professor of medicine at USC's Keck School of Medicine. He developed a program in the diagnosis of heart disease in women using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

Prior to USC, Pohost spent 18 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), where he developed one of the most prominent cardiovascular programs in the country. At UAB, he held the positions of professor of medicine and radiology and director of the Division of Cardiovascular Disease and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research and Development, and was responsible for building the first center focused on the application of MRI for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Pohost has been involved as a member of the executive committee in the WISE (Women's Ischemia Syndrome Evaluation) study, an NIH-sponsored nationwide, long-term and ongoing study addressing innovative strategies to diagnose heart disease in women. In addition, he has the Principal investigator for the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging Core Laboratory for the Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart failure Study (STICH).



University of Maryland Medical School, MD, 1967


Montefiore Medical Center, 1967 - 1968


Montefiore Medical Center, 1968 - 1969
Jacobi Medical Center, 1969 - 1970


Massachusetts General Hospital, 1971 - 1973
Harvard Medical School, 1971 - 1973

Board Certification

Internal Medicine, 1974
Cardiovascular Disease, 1974
Nuclear Medicine, 1976


Clinical Affiliation

USC Care Medical Group
USC University Hospital
USC/Norris Cancer Hospital


Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles

Westside Medical Imaging is the Diagnostic Division of
Westside Medical Associates of Los Angeles


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