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Ritu R. Gill, MD,MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: (617) 650-9545

Ritu R. Gill, MD,MPH

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


  • Associate Professor, Radiology, Harvard Medical School


Research Abstract

My research has involved optimizing the imaging and staging of Chest malignancies including Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma. I have evaluated quantitative imaging techniques and incorporated them into prognostic models to generate predictive algorithms to improve diagnosis and staging. In the Mesothelioma domain, I have used

tumor volume derived from CT scans and combined it with other prognostic criteria to derive a predictive algorithm, that can help stratify patients for clinical trials. I also have an avid interest in genomic profiling of Lung cancer and radiomic characterization of Lung Cancera nd Mesothelioma.


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  • Gill RR, Barlow J, Jaklitsch MT, Schmidlin EJ, Hartigan PM, Bueno R. Image-guided video-assisted thoracoscopic resection (iVATS): Translation to clinical practice-real-world experience. J Surg Oncol 2020. PubMed
  • Widick P, Gill RR, Mantia C, Costa DB, Rangachari D. Extensive-Stage Small-Cell Lung Cancer With Sustained Complete Response to Single-Agent Nivolumab and Immune-Related Dermatitis. Clin Lung Cancer 2019; 21:e6-e9. PubMed
  • de Margerie-Mellon C, Gill RR, Monteiro Filho AC, Heidinger BH, Onken A, VanderLaan PA, Bankier AA. Growth Assessment of Pulmonary Adenocarcinomas Manifesting as Subsolid Nodules on CT: Comparison of Diameter-Based and Volume Measurements. Acad Radiol 2019. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Tsao AS, Kindler HL, Richards WG, Armato SG, Francis RJ, Gomez DR, Dahlberg S, Rimner A, Simone CB, de Perrot M, Blumenthal G, Adjei AA, Bueno R, Harpole DH, Hesdorffer M, Hirsch FR, Pass HI, Yorke E, Rosenzweig K, Burt B, Fennell DA, Lindwasser W, Malik S, Peikert T, Mansfield AS, Salgia R, Yang H, Rusch VW, Nowak AK. Radiologic Considerations and Standardization of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Imaging Within Clinical Trials: Consensus Statement from the NCI Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee - International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer - Mesothelioma J Thorac Oncol 2019; 14:1718-1731. PubMed
  • Nicholson AG, Sauter JL, Nowak AK, Kindler HL, Gill RR, Remy-Jardin M, Armato SG, Fernandez-Cuesta L, Bueno R, Alcala N, Foll M, Pass H, Attanoos R, Baas P, Beasley MB, Brcic L, Butnor KJ, Chirieac LR, Churg A, Courtiol P, Dacic S, De Perrot M, Frauenfelder T, Gibbs A, Hirsch FR, Hiroshima K, Husain A, Klebe S, Lantuejoul S, Moreira A, Opitz I, Perol M, Roden A, Roggli V, Scherpereel A, Tirode F, Tazelaar H, Travis WD, Tsao MS, van Schil P, Vignaud JM, Weynand B, Cree I, Rusch VW, Girard N, Galateau-Salle F. EURACAN/IASLC proposals for updating the histologic classification of pleural mesothelioma: towards a more multidisciplinary approach. J Thorac Oncol 2019. PubMed
  • Gomez DR, Rimner A, Simone CB, Cho BCJ, de Perrot M, Adjei AA, Bueno R, Gill RR, Harpole DH, Hesdorffer M, Hirsch FR, Jackson AA, Pass HI, Rice DC, Rusch VW, Tsao AS, Yorke E, Rosenzweig K. The Use of Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Expert Opinion from the National Cancer Institute Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, and Mesothelioma Applied Re J Thorac Oncol 2019; 14:1172-1183. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Murphy DJ, Kravets S, Sholl LM, Janne PA, Johnson BE. Success of genomic profiling of non-small cell lung cancer biopsies obtained by trans-thoracic percutaneous needle biopsy. J Surg Oncol 2018. PubMed
  • Tsao AS, Lindwasser OW, Adjei AA, Adusumilli PS, Beyers M, Blumenthal GM, Bueno R, Burt BM, Carbone M, Dahlberg SE, de Perrot M, Fennell DA, Friedberg J, Gill RR, Gomez DR, Harpole DH, Hassan R, Hesdorffer M, Hirsch FR, Hmeljak J, Kindler HL, Korn EL, Liu G, Mansfield AS, Nowak AK, Pass HI, Peikert T, Rimner A, Robinson BWS, Rosenzweig KE, Rusch VW, Salgia R, Sepesi B, Simone CB, Sridhara R, Szlosarek P, Taioli E, Tsao MS, Yang H, Zauderer MG, Malik SM. Current and Future Management of Malignant Mesothelioma : A Consensus Report from the National Cancer Institute Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. J Thorac Oncol 2018. PubMed
  • Tsao AS, Gladish GW, Gill RR. Revised Modified RECIST Criteria in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma (Version 1.1): A Step Forward in a Long Race. J Thorac Oncol 2018; 13:871-873. PubMed
  • Burt BM, Richards WG, Lee HS, Bartel S, Dasilva MC, Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Johnson BE, Swanson SJ, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. A Phase I Trial of Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Hyperthermic Cisplatin and Gemcitabine for Pleural Mesothelioma. J Thorac Oncol 2018. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Yeap BY, Bueno R, Richards WG. Quantitative Clinical Staging for Patients With Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2018; 110:258-264. PubMed
  • Hartigan PM, Ng JM, Gill RR. Anesthesia in a Patient with a Large Mediastinal Mass. N Engl J Med 2018; 379:587-588. PubMed
  • Li M, Narayan V, Gill RR, Jagannathan JP, Barile MF, Gao F, Bueno R, Jayender J. Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Ground-Glass Opacity Nodules Using Open-Source Software for Quantifying Tumor Heterogeneity. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2017; 209:1216-1227. PubMed
  • Murphy DJ, Gill RR. Volumetric assessment in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Ann Transl Med 2017; 5:241. PubMed
  • Murphy DJ, Gill RR. Overview of treatment related complications in malignant pleural mesothelioma. Ann Transl Med 2017; 5:235. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Naidich DP, Mitchell A, Ginsberg M, Erasmus J, Armato SG, Straus C, Katz S, Patios D, Richards WG, Rusch VW, . North American Multicenter Volumetric CT Study for Clinical Staging of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Feasibility and Logistics of Setting Up a Quantitative Imaging Study. J Thorac Oncol 2016. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Jacobson FL. Controversies in Lung Cancer Screening. J Am Coll Radiol 2016; 13:R2-7. PubMed
  • Glastonbury CM, Bhosale PR, Choyke PL, D'Orsi CJ, Erasmus JJ, Gill RR, Mukherji SK, Panicek DM, Schwartz LH, Subramaniam RM, Sullivan DC. Do Radiologists Have Stage Fright? Tumor Staging and How We Can Add Value to the Care of Patients with Cancer. Radiology 2015; 278:11-2. PubMed
  • Lizotte PH, Jones RE, Keogh L, Ivanova E, Liu H, Awad MM, Hammerman PS, Gill RR, Richards WG, Barbie DA, Bass AJ, Bueno R, English JM, Bittinger M, Wong KK. Fine needle aspirate flow cytometric phenotyping characterizes immunosuppressive nature of the mesothelioma microenvironment. Sci Rep 2016; 6:31745. PubMed
  • Armato SG, Coolen J, Nowak AK, Robinson C, Gill RR, Straus C, Khanwalkar A. Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: A review of the 12th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Lung Cancer 2015. PubMed
  • Li M, Gao F, Jagadeesan J, Gill RR, Hua Y, Zheng X. Incremental value of contrast enhanced computed tomography on diagnostic accuracy in evaluation of small pulmonary ground glass nodules. J Thorac Dis 2015; 7:1606-15. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Zheng Y, Barlow JS, Jayender J, Girard EE, Hartigan PM, Chirieac LR, Belle-King CJ, Murray K, Sears C, Wee JO, Jaklitsch MT, Colson YL, Bueno R. Image-guided video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (iVATS) - phase I-II clinical trial. J Surg Oncol 2015; 112:18-25. PubMed
  • Baldini EH, Richards WG, Gill RR, Goodman BM, Winfrey OK, Eisen HM, Mak RH, Chen AB, Kozono DE, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ. Updated patterns of failure after multimodality therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2015. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Patz S, Muradyan I, Seethamraju RT. Novel MR Imaging Applications for Pleural evaluation. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 2015; 23:179-95. PubMed
  • Gaur P, Dunne R, Colson YL, Gill RR. Bronchopleural fistula and the role of contemporary imaging. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2014. PubMed
  • De Rienzo A, Yeap BY, Cibas ES, Richards WG, Dong L, Gill RR, Sugarbaker DJ, Bueno R. Gene expression ratio test distinguishes normal lung from lung tumors in solid tissue and FNA biopsies. J Mol Diagn 2014; 16:267-72. PubMed
  • Peixoto D, Hammond SP, Issa NC, Madan R, Gill RR, Milner DA, Colson YL, Koo S, Baden LR, Marty FM. Green herring syndrome: bacterial infection in patients with mucormycosis cavitary lung disease. Open Forum Infect Dis 2017; 1:ofu014. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Jacobson FL. Controversies in lung cancer screening. J Am Coll Radiol 2013; 10:931-6. PubMed
  • Armato SG, Labby ZE, Coolen J, Klabatsa A, Feigen M, Persigehl T, Gill RR. Imaging in pleural mesothelioma: a review of the 11th International Conference of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. Lung Cancer 2013; 82:190-6. PubMed
  • Sugarbaker DJ, Gill RR, Yeap BY, Wolf AS, DaSilva MC, Baldini EH, Bueno R, Richards WG. Hyperthermic intraoperative pleural cisplatin chemotherapy extends interval to recurrence and survival among low-risk patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma undergoing surgical macroscopic complete resection. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2013; 145:955-63. PubMed
  • Henderson LA, Loring SH, Gill RR, Liao KP, Ishizawar R, Kim S, Perlmutter-Goldenson R, Rothman D, Son MB, Stoll ML, Zemel LS, Sandborg C, Dellaripa PF, Nigrovic PA. Shrinking lung syndrome as a manifestation of pleuritis: a new model based on pulmonary physiological studies. J Rheumatol 2013; 40:273-81. PubMed
  • Mamata H, Tokuda J, Gill RR, Padera RF, Lenkinski RE, Sugarbaker DJ, Butler JP, Hatabu H. Clinical application of pharmacokinetic analysis as a biomarker of solitary pulmonary nodules: dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. Magn Reson Med 2012. PubMed
  • Raja AS, Ip IK, Prevedello LM, Sodickson AD, Farkas C, Zane RD, Hanson R, Goldhaber SZ, Gill RR, Khorasani R. Effect of computerized clinical decision support on the use and yield of CT pulmonary angiography in the emergency department. Radiology 2012; 262:468-74. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Richards WG, Yeap BY, Matsuoka S, Wolf AS, Gerbaudo VH, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ, Hatabu H. Epithelial malignant pleural mesothelioma after extrapleural pneumonectomy: stratification of survival with CT-derived tumor volume. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2012; 198:359-63. PubMed
  • Tokuda J, Mamata H, Gill RR, Hata N, Kikinis R, Padera RF, Lenkinski RE, Sugarbaker DJ, Hatabu H. Impact of nonrigid motion correction technique on pixel-wise pharmacokinetic analysis of free-breathing pulmonary dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging 2011; 33:968-73. PubMed
  • Gill RR. Imaging of mesothelioma. Recent Results Cancer Res 2015; 189:27-43. PubMed
  • Hunsaker AR, Oliva IB, Cai T, Trotman-Dickenson B, Gill RR, Hatabu H, Rybicki FJ. Contrast opacification using a reduced volume of iodinated contrast material and low peak kilovoltage in pulmonary CT angiography: Objective and subjective evaluation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2010; 195:W118-24. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Umeoka S, Mamata H, Tilleman TR, Stanwell P, Woodhams R, Padera RF, Sugarbaker DJ, Hatabu H. Diffusion-weighted MRI of malignant pleural mesothelioma: preliminary assessment of apparent diffusion coefficient in histologic subtypes. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2010; 195:W125-30. PubMed
  • Schulz MD, Gill RR, Colson YL. Ipsilateral intralobar and subphrenic pulmonary sequestration. Ann Thorac Surg 2010; 89:2017-9. PubMed
  • Kallenberg MH, Gill RR, Factor RE, Bryar JM, Rubin RH, Jacobson FL, Marty FM. Diagnostic efficacy and safety of computed tomography-guided transthoracic needle biopsy in patients with hematologic malignancies. Acad Radiol 2009; 16:1408-15. PubMed
  • Matsuoka S,Hunsaker AR,Gill RR,Oliva IB,Trotman-Dickenson B,Jacobson FL,Hatabu H. Vascular enhancement and image quality of MDCT pulmonary angiography in 400 cases: comparison of standard and low kilovoltage settings. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2009; 192:1651-6. PubMed
  • Gill RR, Gerbaudo VH, Sugarbaker DJ, Hatabu H. Current trends in radiologic management of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2009; 21:111-20. PubMed
  • Bertagnolli MM,Morgan JA,Fletcher CD,Raut CP,Dileo P,Gill RR,Demetri GD,George S. Multimodality treatment of mesenteric desmoid tumours. Eur J Cancer 2008; 44:2404-10. PubMed
  • Gill RR,Poh AC,Camp PC,Allen JM,Delano MT,Jacobson FL,Hunsaker A,Colson YL. MDCT evaluation of central airway and vascular complications of lung transplantation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008; 191:1046-56. PubMed
  • Gill RR,Gerbaudo VH,Jacobson FL,Trotman-Dickenson B,Matsuoka S,Hunsaker A,Sugarbaker DJ,Hatabu H. MR imaging of benign and malignant pleural disease. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 2008; 16:319-39, x. PubMed
  • Matsuoka S,Hunsaker AR,Gill RR,Jacobson FL,Ohno Y,Patz S,Hatabu H. Functional MR imaging of the lung. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am 2008; 16:275-89, ix. PubMed
  • Jagannathan JP, Ramaiya N, Gill RR, Alyea EP, Ros P. Imaging of complications of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Radiol Clin North Am 2008; 46:397-417, x. PubMed
  • Hunsaker AR,Zou KH,Poh AC,Trotman-Dickenson B,Jacobson FL,Gill RR,Goldhaber SZ. Routine pelvic and lower extremity CT venography in patients undergoing pulmonary CT angiography. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2008; 190:322-6. PubMed
  • Nair RT, vanSonnenberg E, Shankar S, Morrison PR, Gill RR, Tuncali K, Silverman S. Visceral and soft tissue tumors: radiofrequency and alcohol ablation for pain relief - initial experience. Radiology 2008; 248:1067-1076.
  • Yamamuro M, Gerbaudo VH, Gill RR, Jacobson FL, Sugarbaker DJ, Hatabu H. Morphologic and functional imaging of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Eur J Radiol 2007; 64:356-66. PubMed
  • Tolaney SM, Colson YL, Gill RR, Schulte S, Duggan MM, Shulman LN, Winer EP. Sarcoidosis mimicking metastatic breast cancer. Clin Breast Cancer 2007; 7:804-10. PubMed
  • Cheung L, vanSonnenberg E, Morrison PR, Silverman SG, Nair R, Gill R, Tuncali K. Radiation ablation therapy 2005; 28:1-6.