Adam Bernheim, MD Email Adam Bernheim
- ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Diagnostic, Molecular and Interventional Radiology
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
Dr. Bernheim is a cardiothoracic radiologist who began his medical training by completing a six-year B.A./M.D. program out of high school, and he then completed medical internship and radiology residency in New York followed by a sub-specialty fellowship in Boston while working clinically at the Massachusetts General Hospital and teaching and conducting research at Harvard Medical School.
While he enjoys day-to-day clinical cardiothoracic imaging and places providing excellent patient care as a paramount priority (he reads approximately 25,000 cases per year), he also aims to involve himself in research, teaching, lecturing, and writing. Through 2021, Dr. Bernheim has co-authored over sixty paper and poster publications, has written four textbook chapters, is an active reviewer for several journals, and has lectured at several medical conferences throughout the world, including at the Asian Congress of Thoracic Imaging in Taipei, Taiwan and the Cardiothoracic Imaging Symposium in Chengdu, China in 2019.
Dr. Bernheim's chief research interests include lung cancer screening, interstitial lung disease, radiofrequency ablative and cryoablative techniques, the role of PET/CT in the oncologic patient, cardiac computed tomography, and artificial intelligence and deep learning. He has served as international master for the Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography two consecutive years during their winter meetings in Hawaii. In addition, he has served as a radiology board examiner (thoracic section) for the past three years for the American Board of Radiology. In 2019, Dr. Bernheim co-founded the Cardiothoracic Imaging Society of New York (CISNY). He also co-founded and co-hosts an international cardiothoracic imaging podcast, which has reached thousands of listeners across several dozen countries. Dr. Bernheim also serves on several boards and committees of local and national organizations and societies in addition to working as a consultant and advisor for medical industry for enterprises throughout the United States as well as Germany, Israel, and China.
Dr. Bernheim's pioneering work in COVID-19 has drawn has drawn enormous international exposure, including one Radiology article for which he was the lead author that has been downloaded over 350,000 times to date andhas already been cited by approximately one thousand subsequent articles. He is now a member of the American College of Radiology (ACR) COVID-19 Imaging Registry Steering Committee as well as the Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) COVID-19 Task Force. Moreover, his COVID-19 work has allowed him to have an impact beyond the United States and has attracted the spotlight from the lay media. Specifically, he has appeared on live national television and radio many times, including CNN Cuomo Prime Time, CBS Evening News, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Bloomberg, NBC Evening News, and others, and he considers it an honor to have been able to represent Mount Sinai Hospital and his field of cardiothoracic radiology to many tens of millions of people on live media. His work has also been cited countless times in lay print media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and dozens of others.
Away from medicine, Dr. Bernheim enjoys reading, playing tennis, biking, and international travel.
MD, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Internship, Internal Medicine
Staten Island University Hospital
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology
Staten Island University Hospital
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Bernheim A, Grunhut J, Tang A, Gofur E, Thai J, Mehta V, Stern J, Jadidi N, Hodes A, Goldwasser B, Arneja A, Krausz D, Coords M, Peti S, Chacko J, Sarkany D. Should Radiologists Comment on Incidental Findings of Vascular Calcifications Found on Abdominal/Pelvic CT in Patients Less Than 50 Years of Age?. Acad Radiol 2019;.
Hernandez-Romieu AC, Little BP, Bernheim A, Schechter MC, Ray SM, Bizune D, Kempker R. Increasing Number and Volume of Cavitary Lesions on Chest Computed Tomography Are Associated With Prolonged Time to Culture Conversion in Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Open Forum Infect Dis 2019 6; 6(6).
Berkowitz EA, Bernheim A, Little BP. Introducing ILD-RADS: A Pilot Study of an Interstitial Lung Disease Standardized Reporting Template. J Am Coll Radiol 2019 9; 16(9A).
Bernheim A, Gore A, Goyal N. Evaluation of Incidental Cardiac Masses on Computed Tomography Imaging: An Algorithmic Approach. Journal of thoracic imaging 2019 Jan; 34(1).
Wang Y, Lanuti M, Bernheim A, Shepard JO, Sharma A. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for detection of tumor recurrence following radiofrequency ablation in retrospective cohort of stage I lung cancer. International journal of hyperthermia : the official journal of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology, North American Hyperthermia Group 2018; 35(1).
Kempker RR, Heinrichs MT, Nikolaishvili K, Sabulua I, Bablishvili N, Gogishvili S, Avaliani Z, Little BP, Bernheim A, Derendorf H, Blumberg HM, Vashakidze S, Peloquin CA. A comparison of linezolid lung tissue concentrations among patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis. The European respiratory journal 2018 02; 51(2).
Heinrichs MT, Vashakidze S, Nikolaishvili K, Sabulua I, Tukvadze N, Bablishvili N, Gogishvili S, Little BP, Bernheim A, Guarner J, Peloquin CA, Blumberg HM, Derendorf H, Kempker RR. Moxifloxacin target site concentrations in patients with pulmonary TB utilizing microdialysis: a clinical pharmacokinetic study. The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy 2018 02; 73(2).
Fintelmann FJ, Bernheim A, McLoud TC. Brief History of Lung Cancer Screening Including the National Lung Screening Trial. Seminars in roentgenology 2017 Jul; 52(3).
Kempker RR, Heinrichs MT, Nikolaishvili K, Sabulua I, Bablishvili N, Gogishvili S, Avaliani Z, Tukvadze N, Little B, Bernheim A, Read TD, Guarner J, Derendorf H, Peloquin CA, Blumberg HM, Vashakidze S. Lung Tissue Concentrations of Pyrazinamide among Patients with Drug-Resistant Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy 2017 06; 61(6).
Bernheim A, McLoud T. A Review of Clinical and Imaging Findings in Eosinophilic Lung Diseases. AJR. American journal of roentgenology 2017 May; 208(5).
Bernheim A, Auffermann WF, Stillman AE. The Dubious Value of Coronary Calcium Scoring on Lung Cancer Screening CT. Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR 2017 03; 14(3).
Fintelmann FJ, Bernheim A, Digumarthy SR, Lennes IT, Kalra MK, Gilman MD, Sharma A, Flores EJ, Muse VV, Shepard JA. The 10 Pillars of Lung Cancer Screening: Rationale and Logistics of a Lung Cancer Screening Program. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc; 35(7).
Dipoce J, Bernheim A, Spindola-Franco H. Radiology of cardiac devices and their complications. The British journal of radiology 2015 Feb; 88(1046).
Einstein AJ, Weiner SD, Bernheim A, Kulon M, Bokhari S, Johnson LL, Moses JW, Balter S. Multiple testing, cumulative radiation dose, and clinical indications in patients undergoing myocardial perfusion imaging. JAMA 2010 Nov; 304(19).
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