Dr. Elliot K. Fishman received his bachelor's degree in 1973 and his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Maryland. After a residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Fishman completed a Fellowship in Computed Tomography in 1980 at Johns Hopkins Hospital and joined The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins in 1981 as an Assistant Professor. In 1986, he became Associate Professor and, in 1991, Professor of Radiology and Oncology.

Dr. Fishman's clinical and research interests have focused on medical imaging with specific emphasis on 3-Dimensional Imaging and Computed Tomography. He was involved from the beginning in the development of 3D Imaging through his work with Pixar, which was a spin-off from LucasFilms in San Rafael, California. Over the last 25 years, Dr. Fishman continued to help develop 3D imaging and has been a leader in the development of interactive 3D rendering. Today, this is a major part of state-of-the-art imaging with a significant impact on patient care and management. Dr. Fishman's interests in computed tomography have spanned the era from early scanners that took 10 seconds per slice, to the scanners of today where the studies are done in less than 1 second. His research team is one of the world's leading groups in developing new techniques and technologies, whether in visualization or post-processing tools.

Dr. Fishman's work in CT has spanned the past 30 years and has resulted in over 1000 peer-reviewed publications; he has also been the author or co-author of 8 textbooks. Dr. Fishman is a member of various organizations and is a past-president of the Society of Body CT/MR.

During his career at Hopkins, his involvement has included graduate and post-graduate education, teaching and, most importantly, patient care. In terms of education, Dr. Fishman has been a sought-after speaker worldwide for many Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and has given many named lectures. He has coordinated more than 100 CME courses for Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, including the CT Cutting Edge Course for the past 25 years. Dr. Fishman has also developed one of the largest websites in medical imaging and surely the largest in CT, known as www.CTISUS.com. This website is currently used each month by over 50,000 medical professionals from more than 100 countries. The site has been honored by numerous organizations for its excellence and is one of the sites chosen sites for Medscape.

Dr. Fishman was recognized for his excellence in education and teaching when he received three Aunt Minnie Awards: as Outstanding Educator in 2002 and 2007, and as Outstanding Researcher in 2004. Radiologists throughout the world choose the recipients of the annual Aunt Minnie Awards and Dr. Fishman is the first person ever to receive both awards. In addition, in April of 2007, Medical Imaging named Dr. Fishman the "top radiologist" in the nation.


B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, MD
M.D., University of Maryland


Residency: Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital

Clinical Interests

Computed Tomography
3D Imaging and Analysis
Oncologic Imaging
Cardiac and Vascular Imaging
Abdominal Imaging

Research Interests

3D Medical Visualization
Web-based Education and Training
Oncologic Imaging
Cardiac Imaging
MDCT/CTA Development and Design


Elliot Fishman, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 N. Wolfe Street
JHOC, Rm 3251
Baltimore, MD, 21287 USA
Work 410-955-5173
Fax 410-614-0341