Lab Members

Principal Investigator
Kajetan Grodecki, MD
Visiting Graduate Student

Kajetan Grodecki, MD, earned his medical degree at Medical University of Warsaw, Poland, where he holds a position of PhD candidate. Mentored by Damini Dey, PhD, he is currently on a research-dedicated year. His studies are focused on quantitative CT angiography analysis for planning and optimization of transcatheter cardiovascular interventions.

Andrew Lin, MBBS, BMedSci
Postdoctoral Researcher

Andrew Lin, MBBS, BMedSci, earned his medical degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He completed internal medicine training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, followed by cardiology training at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital, Australia. He subsequently completed fellowships in advanced echocardiographic and cardiac computed tomography interpretation, and cardiac MRI, at MonashHeart.

Andrew is undertaking a PhD in coronary computed tomography angiography and has been awarded a prestigious Australian National Health and Medical Research Council scholarship. Joining the Dey Laboratory in July 2019, his research interests include vascular inflammation, coronary plaque quantification, and artificial intelligence in cardiac computed tomography.

Priscilla McElhinney, BS
Clinical Research Associate I

Priscilla McElhinney, BS, graduated from UCLA with a degree in physiological science. During her time at UCLA, she was a research associate in Ronald Reagan Hospital facilitating clinical trial enrollment of stroke patients. She completed further stroke research examining magnetic resonance images of the brain. Since September 2018, Priscilla has worked in Dr. Dey’s lab to research cardiac computed tomography angiography.

Aryabod Razipour, MD
Research Associate III

Aryabod received his associate degree in science from El Camino College, bachelor of science in biochemistry from UCLA and his medical degree from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic. Aryabod also received academic training and a degree in health information technology from Santa Barbara City College and is continuing his educational career in health delivery science with Cedars-Sinai’s Graduate Department. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, he has worked as a research fellow with Professor Matthew J. Budoff, MD, a world-renowned cardiologist at L.A. BioMed/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Afterward, Aryabod employed with Prime Healthcare organization to assist clinical departments in IT planning and implementation; worked with the leaderships of administration, IT and reimbursement to create detailed application designs that conform to application architecture guidelines. Currently, he is a research fellow in cardiac imaging at Cedars-Sinai, working to develop machine- and deep-learning algorithms, which allow for fast, robust and fully automated quantification of cardiovascular measurement from noncontrast calcium scoring CT; it performs equally well as an expert reader and can be implemented in clinical routine for cardiovascular risk assessment. Recently, he became a board member of Trendsetters.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, watching science fiction movies and cooking.

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116 N. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048