- CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Radiology
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
- Mount Sinai Queens
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- ELCAP (Early Lung & Cardiac Screening Program) 212-241-2821212-241-2821
Claudia I. Henschke, PhD, MD is Radiologist and Professor of Radiology.
Dr. Henschke is a pioneer and leading expert in diagnostic radiology with more than 25 years of clinical and research experience with low-dose CT screening; and she has led the implementation of numerous city, state, national, and international lung screening programs.
Since the start, in 1992, of the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) Dr. Henschke has worked on advancing the CT screening research of early lung disease, with a particular focus on lung cancer. ELCAP soon grew into an international program (I-ELCAP), and now she leads a collaborative and international group of distinguished physicians and scientists whose 75 institutions have, to date, screened over 79,000 people in 10 countries around the world for I-ELCAP.
In addition, the success of the I-ELCAP program led to another multi-national study, The Initiative for Early Lung Cancer Research on Treatment (IELCART), implemented in 2016 to assess the efficacy of various early lung cancer treatments.
Dr. Henschke has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications, two books, many scientific presentations, and has trained over 80 physician researchers.
EDUCATION: PhD: University of Georgia; MD: Howard University; BA & MS: Southern Methodist University. Prior to joining the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2010, Henschke was a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School and the Weill Cornell Medical College.
LANGUAGES: English, German, French
American Board of Radiology
MD, Howard University Col. of Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Pulmonary Diseases from Secondhand Smoke
The purpose of this study is to determine the likelihood of specific diseases of the lungs in never-smokers exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke and the likely outcome of these diseases based on a single computed tomographic (CT) examination of the lungs. The diseases being studie...
American Legacy Smoking Cessation Study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of alternative smoking cessation (quitting smoking) techniques in current smokers who receive a low-dose CT scan of the chest. This study will also assess presence of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disea...
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