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Moritz F. Kircher, MD, PhD


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  • Chair, Department of Imaging
  • Director, Lurie Family Imaging Center
  • Director, Molecular Cancer Imaging Facility
  • Chief, Division of Oncoradiology, Department of Radiology, Brigham Health
  • Physician
  • Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School


Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal & pelvic imaging
  • Molecular imaging
  • Nanotechnology

Contact Information

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


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:

  • American Board of Radiology, 2009


  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Molecular Imaging
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Body MRI
  • Stanford University Medical Center, Molecular Imaging Program


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Medical School:

  • Charité - University Medicine, Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany


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