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Dorothea McAreavey, MD
Staff Clinician and
Head, Nuclear Cardiology Section
Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Critical Care Medicine Department
Nuclear Medicine Department

Academic Degrees
BS, and MB, BCh, Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland
MD, Queens University, Belfast, N. Ireland
MHS, Duke University, Durham, NC


Phone: 301-496-9320

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Dorothea McAreavey, MD


Dr. Dorothea McAreavey is a cardiologist and intensivist with the Critical Care Medicine Department and also serves as Program Director for the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. She provides nuclear cardiology services with the Nuclear Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center. Other appointments include adjunct associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

She completed her undergraduate and medical degrees at Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She joined NIH in 1991 as a visiting scientist and later as a senior staff fellow in the Cardiology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. In 1998, she joined the CC Critical Care Medicine Department as a fellow and was appointed to her current position in 2001.

Honors and Awards

NIH Clinical Center Director's Award, 2006 and 2012; NIH Merit Award, 2005; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow, Scotland, 1995; Fellow, American College of Cardiology, 1998.

Selected Publications


Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Unsal AB, Eshera S, Matta JR, Muldoon N, McAreavey D, Purdy JB, Hazra R, Hadigan C, Gharib AM. Increased Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness in HIV-infected Young Adults. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2014;59:1779-86.

Ibrahim WG, El Khouli RH, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Matta JR, McAreavey D, Gharib AM, Optimization of Free-Breathing Whole-Heart 3D Cardiac MRI at 3Tesla to Identify Coronary Vein Anatomy and to Compare with Multi-Detector Computed Tomography. J Comp Assist Tomography 2014 Jun 30.

Eszter Fodi E, McAreavey D, Matta JR, Muldoon N, Abd-Emoniem KZ, Ohayon J, Saba M, Elagha A, Pettigrew RI, Gharib AM. Pulmonary Vein Morphology by Free-Breathing Whole Heart Magnetic Resonance Imaging at 3T vs. Breathhold Multi-Detector Computed Tomography J Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2013;37:846-52.

Tanpaiboon P, Sloan JL, Callahan PF, McAreavey D, Hart PS, Lichter-Konecki U, Zand D, Venditti CP. Noncompaction of the ventricular myocardium and hydrops fetalis in cobalamin C disease. JIMD Rep. 2013;10:33-8.

Morrow DA, Fang JC, Fintel DJ, Granger CB, Katz JN, Kushner FG, Kuvin JT, Lopez-Sendon J, McAreavey D, Nallamothu B, Page II RL, Parrillo JE, Peterson PN, Winkelman C, on behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiopulmonary, Critical Care, Perioperative and Resuscitation; and the Council on Clinical Cardiology. Evolution of Critical Care Cardiology: Transformation of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Emerging Need for New Staffing and Training Models. Circulation. 2012 Sep 11;126(11):1408-1428.

Polkampally PR, Matta JR, McAreavey D, Bakalov V, Bondy CA, Gharib AM. Aneurysmal dilatation of medium caliber arteries in Turner syndrome. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Jul-Aug;6(4):382-3.

Berrington de Gonzalez A, Kim K-P, Smith-Bindman R, McAreavey D. Myocardial perfusion scans: projected population cancer risks from current levels of use in the U.S. Circulation, 2010, 122(23):2403-10.

McAreavey D, Vidal JS, Aspelund T, Owens DS, Hughes T, Garcia M, Sigurdsson S, Bjornsdottir H, Harris TB, Gudnason V, Launer LJ, Plehn JF. Correlation of Echocardiographic Findings with Cerebral Infarction in Elderly Adults: The AGES-Reykjavik Study. Stroke 2010; 41:2223-8.

Arena R, Owens DS, Arevalo J, Smith K, Mohiddin SA, McAreavey D, Ulisney K, Tripodi D, Fananapazir L, Plehn JF. The relationship between exercise ventilatory efficiency and resting hemodynamics in non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2008;40(5):799-805.

Ueda M, O'Brien K, Rosing DR, Ling A, Kleta R, McAreavey D, Bernardini I, Gahl WA. Coronary artery and other vascular calcifications in cystinosis patients after kidney transplantation. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 2006; 1: 555-562.

Ivanov SV, Ward JM, Tessarollo L, McAreavey D, Sachdev V, Fananapazir L, Banks MK, Morris N, Djurickovic D, Devor-Henneman, Wei M-H, Avord GW, Gao B, Richardson JA, Minna JD, Rogawski MA, Lerman MI. Cerebellar Ataxia, Seizures, Premature Death, and Cardiac Abnormalities in Mice with Targeted Disruption of the Cacna2d2 Gene. Am J Pathol 2004; 165:1007-18.

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