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Professor - Thoracic Imaging Vice Chair of Quality and Safety


Dr. Gruden received his BA  from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 before earning his Medical Degree from the University of Miami in 1987. Dr. Gruden completed his Diagnostic Radiology residency at Cornell Medical Center. He then continued his studies at the University of California-San Francisco, where he completed his Fellowship in Thoracic imaging. 

His primary experience is in cardiothoracic CT, CT protocol optimization, and CT image post-processing. Some of his specific interests center on high-resolution imaging of diffuse lung disease and the imaging findings in infiltrative lung disease, imaging of the pulmonary vasculature, and lung cancer screening and post-treatment assessment.


  • Medical School: University of Miami
  • Internship, Internal Medicine: Cabrini Medical Center- New York Medical College
  • Residency: New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center and Cooperating Hospitals
  • Fellowship: Thoracic Imaging – University of California-San Francisco
James Gruden headshot