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Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD


Radiology

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Physician

  • Chairman, Department of Imaging
  • Physician

Centers/Programs

Clinical Interests

  • Imaging of malignancies of the abdomen using MRI and CT
  • Optoacoustic imaging

Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number617-632-4106
  • Fax617-582-8574

Bio

Dr. Kircher had formal training in basic molecular imaging research as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Ralph Weissleder at the Center for Molecular Imaging Research (CMIR) at MGH/Harvard Medical School and with Dr. Sam Gambhir at the Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS). He is a board certified diagnostic radiologist with a subspecialty training in abdominopelvic MRI. Between 2010 and 2018 he was an attending in the Body Imaging Service and member of the MRI and CT sections at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Here, he also was Head of the Kircher laboratory at the Sloan Kettering Institute, and served as Associate Vice Chair for Research for the Department of Radiology. He is one of 6 elected members of the "Young Leaders Club" of the "International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology" (IS3R), served as the founding chair of the "Molecular Imaging in Nanotechnology and Theranostics (MINT)" interest group of the World Molecular Imaging Society, and is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nanotheranostics. On December 1st, 2018 he assumed the role as Chairman of the Department Imaging of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, as well as directorship of DFCI's Lurie Family Imaging Center and the Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility. He also serves as Chief of Oncoradiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Board Certification:

  • Diagnostic Radiology, 2009

Fellowship:

  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Molecular Imaging
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Clinical Body MRI
  • Stanford University, Molecular Imaging

Residency:

  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School

Medical School:

  • Humboldt University Medical School

Location

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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