Benjamin Cheong, MD

Texas Heart Institute Positions

  • Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, THI Leadership
  • Teaching Staff, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship
  • Editorial Consultant, Texas Heart Institute Journal


  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiology


  • Medical School:

    University of Liverpool (UK)

  • Residency:

    Cleveland Clinic Foundation

  • Fellowships:

    Tulane University

Academic & Clinical Affiliations

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
  • Singleton Associates


Cheong, B. Y. C., Wilson, J. M., Preventza, O. A. et al. (2022). Gadolinium-based contrast agents: updates and answers to typical questions regarding gadolinium use. Tex Heart Inst J 49, e217680.
Pednekar, A. S., Cheong, B. Y. C. and Muthupillai, R. (2021). Ultrafast computation of left ventricular ejection fraction by using temporal intensity variation in cine cardiac magnetic resonance. Tex Heart Inst J 48, e207238.
Angelini, P., Muthupillai, R., Lopez, A. et al. (2021). Young athletes: Preventing sudden death by adopting a modern screening approach? A critical review and the opening of a debate. Int J Cardiol Heart Vasc 34, 100790.
Cheong, B. Y. C., Wilson, J. M., Spann, S. J. et al. (2021). Coronary artery calcium scoring: an evidence-based guide for primary care physicians. J Intern Med 289, 309–324.
Masso, A. H., Uribe, C., Willerson, J. T. et al. (2020). Left ventricular noncompaction detected by cardiac magnetic resonance screening: A reexamination of diagnostic criteria. Tex Heart Inst J 47, 183–193.
Ajala, A., Zhang, J., Pednekar, A. et al. (2020). Mitral valve flow and myocardial motion assessed with dual-echo dual-velocity cardiac MRI. Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging 2, e190126.
Angelini, P., Muthupillai, R., Cheong, B. et al. (2020). We have plenty of reasons to propose new, updated policies for preventing sudden cardiac death in young athletes. J Am Heart Assoc 9, e014368.
Duran, C., Masood, I., Duran, A. et al. (2020). Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) angiography in the pre-procedural assessment of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Eurasian J Med 52, 86–93.
Preventza, O., Olive, J. K., Liao, J. L. et al. (2019). Acute type I aortic dissection with or without antegrade stent delivery: mid-term outcomes. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 158, 1273–1281.
Zhang, J., Chen, J., Cheong, B. et al. (2019). High frame rate cardiac cine MRI for the evaluation of diastolic function and its direct correlation with echocardiography. J Magn Reson Imaging 50, 1571–1582.