Dr. Cihan Duran is an Associate Professor of Radiology, and Cardiothoracic Imaging Fellowship Program Director at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston. She received her medical degree from Hacettepe University in Turkey. After completing her residency at Istanbul University, she worked in Group Florence Nightingale/ Istanbul Bilim University as a body and cardiothoracic imaging faculty. After she came to the United States, she worked as a research fellow in Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Laboratory at Harvard University. She completed her fellowship in Cardiovascular MRI at Baylor College of Medicine St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital and Thoracic Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology, and Body Imaging fellowships in MD Anderson Cancer Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Radiology.

She worked as a clinical, research, and teaching faculty specialized in cardiothoracic and body imaging at The University of Texas Medical Branch before she joined us.

Dr. Duran authored and co-authored over 65 peer-reviewed articles; multiple book chapters and over 100 abstracts and scientific and educational exhibits at National and International conferences on the topics of cardiothoracic and body imaging. She serves as a journal reviewer for several scientific journals.



Radiology Board Certification, Ministry of Health, Turkey, 1994

ECFMG Certificate, # 0-824-210-9, 2012

American Board Certification, ABR, US, 2016



Outstanding Faculty Leadership Award, UTMB, 2019

Teacher of The Year Award, UTMB, 2020

Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, UT Health Houston, 2022



Medical Degree
Hacettepe University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey, 1988
Hacettepe University Medical School Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, July 1988-June 1989
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology
Cerrahpasa Medical School Hospital, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, September 1989 – July 1994
Observer, Diagnostic Radiology - Cardiac MRI Department
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, September 2000 – October 2000
Research Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging Section, Applied Imaging Science Laboratory
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, Massachusetts 2010-2011
Research Fellowship, Body Imaging Section
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 2012-2013
Clinical Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Cardiovascular MR Imaging Section
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas, July 2013 – June 2014
Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Imaging Section, Department of Radiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, July 2014 – June 2015
Clinical Fellowship, Musculoskeletal Imaging Section, Department of Radiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, July 2015 – June 2016
Clinical Fellowship, Body Imaging Section, Department of Radiology
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, July 2016 – June 2017


**Faculty profiles will only highlight current information (the last three years). Please see the faculty’s CV for more information.



  1. Ng, C. S., Wei, W., Duran, C., Ghosh, P., Anderson, E. F., Chandler, A. G., & Yao, J. C. (2017). CT perfusion in normal liver and liver metastases from neuroendocrine tumors treated with targeted anti vascular agents. Abdominal Radiology (New York). Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s00261-017-1367-1
  2. Odisio EG, Truong MT, Duran C, de Groot PM, Godoy MC. (2018). Role of Dual Energy Computed Tomography in Thoracic Oncology. Radiol Clin North Am. 2018 Jul; 56(4):535-548 doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2018.03.011.
  3. Duran C, Masood I, Saleem A, Muttupillai R, Frank L, Cheong B. (2019) Multi-Detector Computed Tomography Angiography in the Pre-Procedural Assessment of Patients Undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. Eurasian Journal of Medicine-EAJM-2019-0329
  4. Duran ES, Ahmad F, Elshikh M, Masood I, Duran, C. (2019) Computed Tomography Imaging Findings of Acute Aortic Pathologies. Cureus, 2019. doi:10.7759/cureus.5534
  5. Ganeshan DM, Pickhardt PJ, Morani AC, Javadi S, Lubner MG, Elmohr MM, Duran C, Elsayes KM. (2019) Hepatic Hemangioendothelioma: Bi-institutional Comprehensive Cancer Center Review of Multimodality Imaging in 67 Patients. European Radiology EURA-D-19-01394R2 (accepted)
  6. Gormez S, Erdim R, Akan G, Caynak B, Duran C, Gunay D, Sozer V, Atalar F. (2019) Relationships between visceral/subcutaneous adipose tissue FABP4 expression and coronary atherosclerosis in patients with metabolic syndrome. Cardiovascular Pathology



  1. Kumar, R., Duran, C., Amini, B., Araujo, DM, Wang, WL. (2017) Periosteal Mesenchymal Chondrosarcoma of the tibia with multifocal bone metastases: a case report. Skeletal Radiol. 46(7):995-1000. doi: 10.1007/s00256-017-2626-5,
  2. Pirimoglu B, Duran A, Duran C. (2018) Right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia: A common rhythm due to an uncommon etiology. Eurasian J Med 2018; 50: DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2018.18138.
  3. Harmon T. S., Olano J. P., Nguyen, Q. D., Duran C, Patel, S. (2019) David Versus Goliath: The Clinical Consequences of an Influenza A Viral Infection in an Unvaccinated Patient. Cureus 11(5):e4788. doi: 10.7759.
  4. Wong, B, Kundra, S., Duran, C. (2020) Portal Vein Thrombosis RSNA Case collection. Doi:10.1148/cases.20201660


ABSTRACTS (scientific exhibits and oral presentations)

  1. Duran, C., Saleem, A., Pham, J., Masood, I., & Frank, L. Multi-detector computed tomography angiography in the pre-procedural assessment of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Society of Thoracic Radiology. 2018 Mar 4-7; Austin, TX.
  2. Ersoy, H., Duran, C., Hunsaker, T., Rybicki, F. Coronary Artery Termination Variations and Anomalies Identified on Coronary CT Angiography. North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging. 2018 Sep 22-25; Charleston, SC
  3. Ersoy, H., Duran, C., Hunsaker, T., Rybicki, F. Coronary Artery Termination Variations and Anomalies Identified on Coronary CT Angiography Radiological Society of North America, 2018 Nov 25-30 Chicago, IL.
  4. Duran AH, Dixon LB, Elshikh MI, Tenreiro AF, Ahmad F, Moshksar A, Duran C. Diagnostic Value of the 3D Volume Rendering Imaging in Routine Radiology Practice. RSNA 2019, Dec 1-6 Chicago, IL
  5. Elshikh M, Masood I, Matta E, Duran C. Intra-abdominal and Pelvic Foreign Bodies (FB): Case Based Review.” SAR 2020,Mar 1-6 Maui Hawaii
  6. Farhan A, Dixon LB, Elshikh M, Duran C. Case-Based Pictorial Review of Abdominopelvic Hernias and Complications” SAR 2020, Mar 1-6 Maui Hawaii.
  7. Morshid A, Woongsoon C, Hyunjoo Ko, Kosarek C, Williams S, Walser E, Duran C. Magnetic Resonance/Ultrasound-fusion targeted prostate biopsy in early detection of clinically significant prostate cancer and comparison with PI-RADS v2 score. ACR annual meeting 2020, May 16-20 Washington, DC.


  1. Duran, C. & Visvanathan, C. (2019). Chapter 10: Principles of body imaging in cancer. Cancer rehabilitation: Principles and practice (2nd ed.) New York, Springer Publishing Company. ISBN:97808261111338