Andrew J. Synn, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Areas of Expertise: Investigation
Dr. Synn is an investigator in the Institute for Lung Health at BIDMC. His research focuses on the use of advanced thoracic imaging techniques to study abnormal changes in the pulmonary blood vessels, with the goal of non-invasively identifying early pulmonary vascular disease in at-risk individuals.
Awards and Recognition
Morton M. Ziskind Clinical Research Scholar Award, American Thoracic Society
Outstanding Fellow/Trainee Award, Harvard Chan Program in Cardiovascular Epidemiology
Catalyst Award, American Lung Association
National Research Service Award, NHLBI/NIH
Harvard Catalyst Clinical/Translational Research Academy
Harvard Medical School Presidential Scholars Program Public Service Initiative Award
A full list of Dr. Synn’s published work can be found on My Bibliography.
More information can be found on Dr. Synn’s Harvard Catalyst Profile.
- Associations of vascular pruning on CT imaging with lung health, right heart function, and mortality
- Clinical applications of CT vascular image analysis in individuals with COPD
- Validation of CT vascular biomarkers against histologic vascular remodeling
- Synn AJ, Li W, San José Estépar R, Zhang C, Washko GR, O'Connor GT, Araki T, Hatabu H, Bankier AA, Mittleman MA, Rice MB. Radiographic Pulmonary Vessel Volume, Lung Function, and Airways Disease in the Framingham Heart Study. Eur Respir J. 2019 Jul 04. PMID: 31248956.
- Synn AJ, Zhang C, Washko GR, Estépar RSJ, O'Connor GT, Li W, Mittleman MA, Rice MB. Cigarette Smoke Exposure and Radiographic Pulmonary Vascular Morphology in the Framingham Heart Study. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2019 Jun; 16(6):698-706. PMID: 30714821.
- Synn A, Rice MB. Is Bucolic Life Bad for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2018 Jul; 15(7):799-800. PMID: 29957034.
- Synn AJ, Makhni EC, Makhni MC, Rozental TD, Day CS. Distal radius fractures in older patients: is anatomic reduction necessary? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2009 Jun; 467(6):1612-20. PMID: 19082864.