Research InterestsDr. Haggerty co-directs the Cardiac Imaging Technology Laboratory in Geisinger’s Department of Imaging Science and Innovation, and is passionate about translational research that improves the care of patients with heart disease. With a background in biomechanics and medical imaging, his current research is focused on the integration of cardiac function and clinical genetics: using imaging to quantify the structure and function of the heart in patients with genetic risk factors for heart disease. This multi-disciplinary work spans a range of approaches, from direct patient engagement through Geisinger’s Return of Results program to the development of machine learning and statistical models of the heart from Geisinger’s imaging archives.
- Linyuan Jing, Arichanah Pulenthiran, Christopher D Nevius, Abba Mejia-Spiegeler, Jonathan D Suever, Gregory J Wehner, H Lester Kirchner, Christopher M Haggerty, Brandon K Fornwalt. Impaired right ventricular contractile function in childhood obesity and its association with right and left ventricular changes: a cine DENSE cardiac magnetic resonance study. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2017 June 28; 19(1)49. Full Text
- Christopher M Haggerty, Cynthia A James, Hugh Calkins, Crystal Tichnell, Joseph B Leader, Dustin N Hartzel, Christopher D Nevius, Sarah A Pendergrass, Thomas N Person, Marci Schwartz, Marylyn D Ritchie, David J Carey, David H Ledbetter, Marc S Williams, Frederick E Dewey, Alexander Lopez, John Penn, John D Overton, Jeffrey G Reid, Matthew Lebo, Heather Mason-Suares, Christina Austin-Tse, Heidi L Rehm, Brian P Delisle, Daniel J Makowski, Vishal C Mehra, Michael F Murray, Brandon K Fornwalt. Electronic health record phenotype in subjects with genetic variants associated with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: a study of 30,716 subjects with exome sequencing. Genetics in Medicine. 2017 May 4. Full Text
- Jonathan D Suever, Gregory J Wehner, Linyuan Jing, David K Powell, Sean M Hamlet, Jonathan D Grabau, Dimitri Mojsejenko, Kristin N Andres, Christopher M Haggerty, Brandon K Fornwalt. Right ventricular strain, torsion, and dyssynchrony in healthy subjects using 3D spiral cine DENSE magnetic resonance imaging. IEEE transactions on medical imaging. 2017 May. 36(5)1076-1085. Full Text
- Sean M Hamlet, Christopher M Haggerty, Jonathan D Suever, Gregory J Wehner, Kristin N Andres, David K Powell, Richard J Charnigo, Brandon K Fornwalt. Using a respiratory navigator significantly reduces variability when quantifying left ventricular torsion with cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2017 March 1. 19(1)25. Full Text
- Sean M Hamlet, Christopher M Haggerty, Jonathan D Suever, Gregory J Wehner, Kristin N Andres, David K Powell, Xiaodong Zhong, Brandon K Fornwalt. Optimal configuration of respiratory navigator gating for the quantification of left ventricular strain using spiral cine displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) MRI. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 1 March 2017. 45(3)786-794. Full Text
Post-doctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Imaging, University of Kentucky, 2014
PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013