- RadiologyCardiothoracic Imaging
About Seth J. Kligerman, MD
Seth J. Kligerman, MD, is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist and a professor in the Department of Radiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Kligerman is the division chief of Cardiothoracic Imaging at UC San Diego Health and has clinical expertise in interpreting imaging studies of patients with a variety of thoracic (lung) and cardiac diseases.
He was awarded an advanced proficiency in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging by the American College of Radiology. His research examines the pathogenesis of fibrotic lung disease, low-dose CT imaging, advanced CT reconstruction techniques and infiltrative cardiomyopathies. He has also investigated the relationship between disease status as inferred from imaging studies and disease status based on pathology reports (examination of tissue under the microscope).
Dr. Kligerman is a lecturer in both cardiac and thoracic imaging at the American Institute of Radiologic pathology and serves on multiple research committees related to cardiothoracic imaging. He is published widely in his field and is a frequent invited lecturer nationally and internationally.
Prior to joining UC San Diego Health in 2017, Dr. Kligerman was an associate professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Kligerman completed fellowship training in thoracic imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in radiology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kligerman is board certified in diagnostic radiology.
He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology.
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- Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL
- University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
- Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Radiology
- Diagnostic Radiology
Conditions and Treatments
- Cardiac CT Scan
- Imaging Tests for Heart
- Lung and Chest Conditions