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Christopher Sibley, MD
Staff Clinician
Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Academic Degrees
AB, Princeton University
MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


Phone: 301-402-5086

 Portrait of Christopher Sibley, MD


Dr. Sibley earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy of science from Princeton University.  His internal medicine residency was at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and he served as Chief Medical Resident for Northwestern and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center from 2004-2005.  Dr. Sibley’s fellowship in cardiology was at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases by the ABIM. 

In addition to his position as staff clinician in cardiovascular imaging at the NIH Clinical Center, Dr. Sibley is adjunct assistant professor of medicine in the division of cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He maintains an active practice as an attending physician on the inpatient cardiology and consult services.

His research interests focus on the noninvasive imaging of heart failure, atherosclerotic disease and their impact on end-organ function.  At the Clinical Center, he oversees the Image Guided Plaque Regression trial (10-CC-0214) evaluating the use of high resolution carotid MR atherosclerosis imaging to guide cholesterol lowering therapy. He also oversees the Noninvasive Imaging of Heart failure study (10-CC-0153).  This 200 patient natural history study of nonischemic cardiomyopathy employs new techniques in  MR and CT imaging for noninvasive characterization of myocardium and heart function.

He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, Atherosclerosis and Radiology.  He is a member of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Selected Publications

Lee JJ, Liu S, Nacif MS, Ugander M, Kawel N, Sibley CT, Kellman P, Arai A, Bluemke DA.  Myocardial T1 and Extracellular Volume Fraction Mapping at 3 Tesla. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2011 Nov 28;13(1):75.

Ebong IA, Bertoni AG, Soliman EZ, Guo M, Sibley CT, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Chen YC, Goff DC . Electrocardiographic Abnormalities Associated with the Metabolic Syndrome and ItsComponents: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.  Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2011 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Mathai SC, Sibley CT, Forfia PR, Mudd JO, Fisher MR, Tedford RJ, Lechtzin N, Boyce D, Hummers LK, Housten T, Zaiman AL, Girgis RE, Hassoun PM. Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion Is a Robust Outcome Measure in Systemic Sclerosis-associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. J Rheumatol. 2011 Nov;38(11):2410-2418. Epub 2011 Oct 1

Nacif MS, Turkbey EB, Gai N, Nazarian S, van der Geest RJ, Noureldin RA, Sibley CT, Ugander M, Liu S, Arai AE, Lima JA, Bluemke DA.  Myocardial T1 mapping with MRI: Comparison of look-locker and MOLLI sequences.  J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Sep 23. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22753. [Epub ahead of print]

Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Obele CC, Sibley CT, Matta JR, Pettigrew RI, Gharib AM.  Free-breathing single navigator gated cine cardiac magnetic resonance at 3 T:  feasibility study in patients. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2011 May-Jun;35(3):382-6.

Vogel-Claussen J, Skrok J, Shehata M, Singh S, Sibley CT, Boyce D, Lechtzin N, Girgis RE, Matthai SC, Lima JA, Bluemke DA, Hassoun PM. Right and Left ventricular myocardial perfusion reserve correlates with right ventricular dysfunction and pulmonary hemodynamics in patients with known or suspected pulmonary arterial hypertension. Radiology. 2011 Jan; 258(1):119-2.

Sibley CT, Lima JA.  Assessment of ventricular structure and function with multidetector CT and MRI. Current Cardiology Reports, 2008 Feb, 10(1) 67-71.

Sibley C, Stone NJ Familial Hypercholesterolemia:  A challenge of diagnosis and therapy  Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 2006 Jan; 73 (1) 57-64.

Sibley C, McGann S, Stone NJ  Long-term survival of childhood coronary artery disease in a patient severely affected with familial hypercholesterolemia.  American Journal of Cardiology, 2004 Sep 1; 94(5) 699-700.

This page last reviewed on 12/22/11

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