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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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NIH Clinical Center Senior Staff

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


Miller PE, Solomon MA, McAreavey D. Advanced Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices for Cardiogenic Shock. Critical Care Medicine 2017;45:1922-1929.

Shah NG, Seam N, Woods CJ, Fessler HE, Goyal M, McAreavey D, Lee BW Longitudinal Regional Educational Model for Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows Emphasizing Small Group- and Simulation-based Learning. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016;13:469-74.

Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Hamimi A, Minniti CP, McAreavey D, Heller T, Fitzhugh CD, Tisdale JF, Gharib AM. MRI Optimization of Myocardial R2* Imaging for Iron Quantification in Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (submitted)

McAreavey D, Vidal JS, Aspelund T, Eiriksdottir G, Schelbert EB, Kjartansson O, Cao JJ, Thorgeirsson G, Sigurdsson S, Garcia M, Harris TB, Launer LJ, Gudnason V, Arai AE. Midlife Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Late-Life Unrecognized and Recognized Myocardial Infarction Detected by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance. ICELAND-MI, the AGES-Reykjavik Study. JAHA 2016 Feb 12;5(2).

Mattingly AS, Unsal AB, Purdy JB, Abd-Elmoniem KZ, Rupert A, Kovacs J, McAreavey D, Hazra R, Gharib AM, Hadigan C. T-cell Activation and E-Selectin Associated with Coronary Plaque in HIV-Infected Young Adults. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 2017 Jan;36(1):63-65.

Berrington de Gonzalez A, Kleinerman RA, McAreavey D, Rajaraman P. Cardiac MRI and the Specter of Double-strand Breaks. Radiology 2015; 277:329-31.

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(12):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 Nov-Dec;38(6):941-8.

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 Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and the Emerging Need for New Medical Staffing and Training Models. A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2012; 126:1408-28.

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.

Morrow DA, Granger CB, Katz JN, Kuvin JT, McAreavey D. Evolution of Critical Care: Meeting the Critical Care Crisis Head-On. September 11, 2012.

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