Researchers at UCD

Okan Ekinci

Occasional Lecturer

School Of Medicine



Honours and Awards

Year: 2014.
Title: Best Paper Award at 10th International Conference on Educational Technologies, Istanbul
Year: 2012.
Title: EMBA Best Fellow Award
Year: 2012.
Title: ESMT President's Award Runner-Up
Year: 2010.
Title: Full grant for MBA study
Year: 2010.
Title: Honors Certificate as Elite Reviewer
Year: 1991.
Title: Annual Public Scholarship


Association: German Cardiac Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: European Society of Cardiology, Function/Role: Member
Association: Cardiovascular Roundtable of the European Society of Cardiology, Function/Role: Member
Association: American Heart Association, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Function/Role: Member
Association: ESC Working Group on Cardiovascular MRI, Function/Role: Member
Association: American College of Cardiology Professional Consortium, Function/Role: Member


Patent 8111888 : Method for automatically selecting a display mode for an image data record of an organ to be examined
Patent 7978891 : Method and processor for generating a medical image using stored pan/zoom preferences
Patent 20120112750 : Apparatus with local coil arrangement and implantable device
Patent 20110144475 : Method for a regulation of a vascular intervention and device to regulate a vascular intervention
Patent 20090315561 : Magnetic resonance data acquisition system and method with parameter adjustment during patient movement
Patent 20080188737 : Method and device for automatic determination of a flow of a bodily fluid within vessels of an organism
Patent 20080037850 : Method and processor for generating a medical image

Conference Contributions

Stroetmann, A; Leinfelder, A; Ortisi, A; Ekinci, O (2013) When measuring performance makes a difference - Quality and success of a clinical knowledge management project. [Oral Presentation], KDIR/KMIS Conference, Vilamoura, Portugal , 19-SEP-13 - 22-SEP-13.
Gattnar, E; Ekinci, O; Detschew, V (2011) A novel way of standardized and automized retrieval of timing information along clinical pathways. [Oral Presentation], XXIII International Conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, Oslo, Norway , 28-AUG-11 - 31-AUG-11.
Gattnar, E; Ekinci, O; Detschew, V (2011) Health care performance monitoring using an inpatient reference process model and clinical KPI's. [Oral Presentation], 4th International Conference on eHealth, Malaga, Spain , 21-NOV-11 - 23-NOV-11.


Year 1998 Institution: University of Mainz Medical School
Qualification: MD Subject: Medicine
Year 2012 Institution: European School of Management and Technology, Berlin
Qualification: MBA Subject: Management Administration
Year 2014 Institution: Harvard Business School
Qualification: Certificate Subject: Value-based healthcare


Client: European Commission



Book Chapters

Lambertz, H; Ekinci, O (2007) 'Rechtsherzerkrankungen (Diseases of the Right Heart)' In: Flachskampf, FA (eds). Praxis der Echokardiographie. Stuttgart: Thieme. [Details]
Lambertz, H; Ekinci, O (2002) 'Rechtsherzerkrankungen (Diseases of the Right Heart)' In: Flachskampf, FA (eds). Praxis der Echokardiographie. Stuttgart: Thieme. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Dill T, Deetjen A;Ekinci O;M¿¿llmann S;Conradi G;Kluge A;Weber C;Weber M;Nef H;Hamm CW (2008) 'Radiation dose exposure in multislice computed tomography of the coronaries in comparison with conventional coronary angiography'. International Journal of Cardiology, 124 (3):307-311. [DOI] [Details]
Weber C, Weber M;Ekinci O;Neumann T;Deetjen A;Rolf A;Adam G;Hamm CW;Dill T (2008) 'Atrial septal defects type II: noninvasive evaluation of patients before implantation of an Amplatzer Septal Occluder and on follow-up by magnetic resonance imaging compared with TEE and invasive measurement'. European Radiology, 18 (11):2406-2413. [DOI] [Details]
Deetjen AG, Conradi G;M¿¿llmann S;Ekinci O;Weber M;Nef H;M¿¿llmann H;Hamm CW;Dill T (2007) 'Diagnostic value of the 16-detector row multislice spiral computed tomography for the detection of coronary artery stenosis in comparison to invasive coronary angiography'. Clinical cardiology, 30 (3):118-123. [DOI] [Details]
Weber M, Dill T;Deetjen A;Neumann T;Ekinci O;Hansel J;Elsaesser A;Mitrovic V;Hamm C (2006) 'Left ventricular adaptation after atrial septal defect closure assessed by increased concentrations of N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in adult patients'. Heart (British Cardiac Society), 92 (5):671-675. [DOI] [Details]
Maksimovi¿¿ R, Ekinci O;Reiner C;Bachmann GF;Seferovi¿¿ PM;Risti¿¿ AD;Hamm CW;Pitschner HF;Dill T (2006) 'The value of magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy'. European Radiology, 16 (3):560-568. [DOI] [Details]
Berkowitsch A, Neumann T;Ekinci O;Greiss H;Dill T;Kurzidim K;Kuniss M;Schneider HJ;Pitschner HF (2005) 'A decrease in pulmonary vein diameter after radiofrequency ablation predicts the development of severe stenosis'. Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE, 28 Suppl 1 :1-5. [DOI] [Details]
Kluge A, Gerriets T;M¿¿ller C;Ekinci O;Neumann T;Dill T;Bachmann G (2005) '[Thoracic real-time MRI: experience from 2200 examinations in acute and ill-defined thoracic diseases]'. RoFo : Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin, 177 (11):1513-1521. [DOI] [Details]
Dill T, Ekinci O;Hansel J;Kluge A;Breidenbach C;Hamm CW (2005) 'Delayed contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging for the detection of autoimmune myocarditis and long-term follow-up'. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 7 (2):521-523. [Details]
Dill T, Breidenbach C;John A;Brandt RR;Ekinci O;Szalay Z;Bauer EP;Ricken W;Bachmann G;Hamm CW (2004) 'Pre- and postoperative assessment of left ventricular function by magnetic resonance imaging and 2-D-echocardiography in patients undergoing left ventricular aneurysmectomy'. The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, 52 (5):274-279. [DOI] [Details]
Dill T, Neumann T;Ekinci O;Breidenbach C;John A;Erdogan A;Bachmann G;Hamm CW;Pitschner HF (2003) 'Pulmonary vein diameter reduction after radiofrequency catheter ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation evaluated by contrast-enhanced three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging'. Circulation, 107 (6):845-850. [Details]


Schmidt, M; Ekinci, O; Liu, J; Lefebvre, A; Nadar, MS; Mueller, E; Zenge, MO (2013) Novel highly accelerated real-time CINE-MRI featuring compressed sensing with k-t regularization in comparison to TSENSE segmented and real-time Cine imaging. Abstract [Details]


Research Interests

Cardiovascular MRI in cardiomyopathies, cardiotoxicity, heart failure and risk stratification of sudden cardiac death.

Integrated diagnostics (e.g. cardiac MRI & CT with novel biomarkers for early detection of cardiomyopathies)

Value-based healthcare - context of "outcome" in imaging.

Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) in imaging (focus on advanced cardiac imaging).

Process management in healthcare.