Gregory A. Kicska M.D., Ph.D.

 Gregory  A. Kicska M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Chest Radiology, Radiology & Imaging


Radiology and Imaging Services




Primary Location

Radiology/Imaging Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7200|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Outpatient Clinic

825 Eastlake Ave E.
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 


Dr. Kicska is a UW associate professor in the thoracic section of the Department of Radiology. His clinical expertise lies in imaging of diseases of the chest, heart and blood vessels. Specifically, his training is in cardiac MRI and cardiac CT.

He also conducts research on digital chest tomosynthesis, a new form of imaging which is a hybrid of traditional chest x-ray and chest CT.
In this work, he has studied the utility of digital chest tomosynthesis in the diagnosis of early pneumonia, pulmonary embolism and pediatric airway foreign body.

Dr. Kicska attended the University of Chicago where he received a B.S. in both chemistry and biological chemistry. He obtained his M.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also obtained a Ph.D. from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry where he developed chemotherapy drugs for leukemia and malaria.

Dr. Kicska has been board certified by the American Board of Radiology since 2009. He has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally. He is active in many local and national societies including the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging, in which he is a board member and chair of the Research Committee.

Patient Care Philosophy

A patient's care often hinges upon an accurate interpretation of their radiology images. Therefore, I feel great responsibility to review every image with the utmost care. Although I do not meet most of the patients whose images I review, I still feel very connected to them because they have trusted me, along with others in our hospital system, to protect their health.

Personal Interests

Family and photography.

Clinical Interests

Cardiac MRI; cardiac CT; chest CT; high resolution chest CT; digital chest tomosynthesis; chest x-rays.

Research Interests

Computer simulation of digital chest tomosynthesis; emphysema; pulmonary hypertension.


Albert Einstein College of MedicineMedical education2003
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterInternship
University of PennsylvaniaFellowshipCardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging
University of PennsylvaniaResidency


Board Certifications

American Board of RadiologyDiagnostic Radiology2008
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