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Radiology, Medicine, Pediatrics, Cardiovascular Imaging, Computed Tomography Research and Development, Radiological Science, Cardiac CT, Cardiac MRI, Heart CAT scan, Heart MRI, Aorta CT, Coarctation, Coronary CT, Calcium Score, Aorta MRI, CT angiography angiogram, MR angiography angiogram, Lung CT, Lung imaging, Lung x ray, Lung nodule, Lung cancer CT, Lung embolism, Blood clot, Pulmonary embolism, Deep venous thrombosis,

Expert Witness No. 691

CURRICULUM VITAE

               Tenured Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics

                Director, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging

                Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

                Director of Computed Tomography Research and Development

                MUSC Department of Radiology and Radiological Science

 

NATIONALITY

Austria (US Permanent Resident)

 

Education

1989-1996         Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, MD, Medicine

1992-1993         Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN, Visiting Medical Student

1995                  Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, Final Year Internal Medicine Rotations

1996                  Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Final Year Radiology Rotations

 

Residency

1997-2001         Institute of Clinical Radiology, Klinikum Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximilians University,Munich, Germany

Faculty Appointments

2001 – 2004      Staff Radiologist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA

2004 – 2008      Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina,Charleston, SC

2008 – 2011      Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina

Since 2011          Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina

CERTIFICATIONS

American Board of Radiology (ABR) – Diagnostic Radiology

Austrian Board of Radiology – valid in all member countries of the European Union

South Carolina Medical License

American College of Radiology (ACR) Certification of Advanced Proficiency in Cardiac Computed Tomography

Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT)

American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications current

BOARD / COMMITTEE POSITIONS

Current:

4th World Congress of Thoracic Imaging – Technical Exhibits Committee (2015-2017)

ACR Certificate of Advanced Proficiency Examination Committee for CCTA (Committee Chair since 2011)

International Society for Computed Tomography (ISCT) – Board for the Annual MDCT Symposium and its Derivative Activities (since 2013)

North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) – President (2016/2017)

NASCI – Executive Council of the Board of Directors (since 2012)

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) – Education Committee (since 2015)

Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT/MR) – Corporate Relations Committee (since 2012)

Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR) – Executive Committee

STR Corporate Relations Committee (Committee Chair since 2009)

STR Task Force for Cardiac Imaging Education

 

Past:

ABR Committee on Focused Practice Recognition in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) for Cardiac CT (2011-2015)

American College of Cardiology (ACC) CT-SAP Committee (2008)

ACR Appropriateness Criteria Committee for Cardiac Imaging (2005-2011)

ACR Cardiac CT Guidelines Committee (2006-2011)

ACR Committee on Cardiac Imaging (2006-2011)

ACR International Education and Meetings Committee (2011-2014)

American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Intervention – Leadership Committee (2009-2013)

AHA Council on Cardiovascular Radiology & Intervention – Communications & Membership Committee (Committee Chair, 2009-2013)

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) – Scientific Program Committee (Cardiopulmonary Section 2005-2011)

CBCCT Section Chair “Non Cardiac Structures” (2007 / 2008)

CBCCT Section Chair “Reconstruction/Post Processing” (2008 / 2009)

NASCI – President-Elect (2015/2016)

NASCI Program Committee (2010-2012)

NASCI Research Committee (Committee Chair, 2010-2012)

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) – Scientific Program Committee, Cardiac Subcommittee (2008-2015)

RSNA Program Committee, Cardiac Case of the Day Program (Chair, 2011 / 2012)

SCBT/MR Communications Committee (Committee Chair, 2010-2012)

SCCT – Radiology Committee (2010-2015)

STR – Research & Education Fund Committee (2004 – 2006)

STR – Development and Corporate Relations Committee (2006 – 2008)

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Current:

Academic Radiology, Deputy Editor, Cardiovascular Imaging (since 2011)

American Journal of Roentgenology, Assistant Editor, Cardiothoracic Imaging (since 2011)

Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy (since 2012)

Current Radiology Reports (since 2012)

European Radiology, Cardiac Imaging Section Editor (2015-2017)

Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA – since 2011)

Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Deputy Editor (since 2016)

US Radiology (since 2010)

Past:

European Radiology, Section Cardiac Imaging (2001-2004 and 2009-2014)

Journal of Thoracic Imaging (2005-2008)

Journal of Thoracic Imaging, Associate Editor (2009-2015)

Radiology, Associate Editor, Cardiac Imaging (2005-2010)

Radiology, Consultant to the Editor (2011-2012)

Membership in Professional/Scientific Societies

National:

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

American Heart Association (AHA) (Fellow)

Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance – (SCBT/MR) (Fellow)

Society of Thoracic Radiology (STR)

North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI) (Fellow)

Association of University Radiologists (AUR)

Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) (Fellow)

South Carolina Medical Association

International:

European Society of Radiology (ESR)

European Society of Thoracic Imaging (ESTI)

European Society of Cardiac Radiology (ESCR)

Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI)

Hungarian Society of Radiology (Honorary Member)

Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie (Honorary Member)

Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft (DRG)

Bayerische Landesärztekammer

scientific reviewer for

Academic Radiology (Journal)

Acta Radiologica (Journal)

American Heart Journal (Journal)

American Journal of Roentgenology – AJR (Journal)

Archives of Internal Medicine (Journal)

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (Journal)

Chest (Journal)

Circulation (Journal)

Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging (Journal)

Echocardiography (Journal)

European Heart Journal (Journal)

European Journal of Clinical Investigation (Journal)

European Journal of Radiology (Journal)

European Radiology (Journal)

Expert Reviews in Cardiovascular Therapy (Journal)

Fortschritte Roentgenstrahlen – RoeFo (Journal)

IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (Journal)

International Journal of the Kuwait University Health Sciences Center (Journal)

Investigative Radiology (Journal)

Journal of the American Heart Association (Open Access Journal)

Journal of the American Medical Association – JAMA (Journal)

Journal of the American College of Cardiology – JACC (Journal)

JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging (Journal)

Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (Journal)

Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (Journal)

Journal of the Saudi Heart Association (Journal)

Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis – JTH (Journal)

Journal of Thoracic Imaging – JTI (Journal)

Nature Reviews of Cardiology (Journal)

Neuroradiology (Journal)

New England Journal of Medicine (Journal)

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Biomedicine (Journal)

Obesity (Journal)

PLoS ONE (Open Access Journal)

Radiologe (Journal)

Radiology (Journal)

Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (Journal)

American Heart Association Scientific Sessions (Scientific Conference)

American Roentgen Ray Society (Scientific Conference)

EuroRad (Internet Database)

IEEE Visualization (Scientific Conference)

NASCI (Scientific Conference)

Radiological Society of North America (Scientific Conference)

External consultant / reviewer for academic POSITIONS / promotions

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Health Sciences, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Cornell University School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Hebrew University School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

University of Pittsburgh Faculty of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

AWARDS AND HONORS

1992 – 1996          Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

1993 – 1994          Scholar of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1995 – 1996          Scholar of the Krueger-Foundation

2000                         Best Scientific Paper, Annual Meeting of the European Society of Thoracic Imaging

2001                         Felix Fleischner Memorial Award, Fleischner Society

2002                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Special Distinction

2003                         Best Scientific Chest Paper, European Congress of Radiology

2003                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction

2004                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Special Distinction

2005                         Elected Fellow of the Society of Computed Body Tomography & Magnetic Resonance

2006                         Named among “The Best of the Best”, Top 10 Cardiovascular Imagers, Medical Imaging Magazine

2006                         Dr. Jean A. Vezina Award in Innovation and Excellence (Prix d'Innovation et d’Excellence de la Fondation Dr. Jean A. Vezina), Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie

2006                         Honorary Membership, Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie

2006                         Semifinal Candidate “Most Influential Radiology Researcher”. Aunt Minnie

2007                         Named among “The Best of the Best”, Top 10 Cardiovascular Imagers, Medical Imaging Magazine

2007                         European Journal of Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing

2007                         Inclusion in “Best Doctors in America®” 2007-2008

2008                         Distinguished Reviewer, American Journal of Radiology 2007-2008

2008                         Ranked 2nd among the "Most Influential in Radiology" by RT Image Magazine

2008                         Semifinal Candidate “Most Effective Radiology Educator”, Aunt Minnie

2008                         Elected Fellow of the American Heart Association

2008                         Named Business Partner of the Year by Medrad Inc., Indianola, PA

2009                         Distinguished Reviewer, American Journal of Roentgenology 2008-2009

2009                         Teacher of the Month – February, MUSC College of Medicine

2009                         MUSC designation as Siemens “Center of Excellence”

2009                         Applause Award, MUSC Department of Radiology and Radiological Science

2009                         Inclusion in “Best Doctors in America®” 2009-2010

2009                         Semifinal Candidate “Most Influential Radiology Researcher”, Aunt Minnie

2009                         Teacher of the Month – September, MUSC College of Medicine

2009                         Honor Tree Planted in the Galilee by the Israel Radiological Association

2010                         Elected Fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

2010                         Finalist “Most Influential Radiology Researcher”, Aunt Minnie

2010                         Teacher of the Month – September, MUSC College of Medicine

2010                         Distinguished Reviewer, American Journal of Roentgenology 2009-2010

2011                         Inclusion in “Best Doctors in America®” 2011-2012

2012                         Semifinal Candidate “Most Influential Radiology Researcher”, Aunt Minnie

2012                         Honorary Membership, Hungarian Society of Radiology

2012                         Elected Fellow of the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging

2012                         Honorary Professorship, Nanjing University, China

2013                         Inclusion in “Best Doctors in America®” 2013-2014

2013                         Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Academic Radiology

2013                         Named “Most Influential Radiology Researcher”, Aunt Minnie

2014                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction

2014                         European Radiology – Most Cited Paper Award 2011

2015                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Special Distinction

2015                         Inclusion in “Best Doctors in America®” 2015-2016

2016                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Distinction

2016                         Awarded Tenure, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

2016                         Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Academic Radiology

2017                         Elected Fellow of the American College of Radiology

2017                         Radiology Editor’s Recognition Award for Reviewing with Special Distinction

NAMED LECTURES

2001                         Felix Fleischner Memorial Lecture, Fleischner Society Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada

2004                         Henry M. Selby Lecture, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

2013                         M. Pinson Neal, Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture, Richmond Radiological Society, Richmond, VA

2013                         Atis K. Freimanis Visiting Professorship, Michigan State University Radiology, Lansing, MI

2013                         Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Lecture, Annual Meeting of the German Roentgen Society, Hamburg, Germany

2016                         Sandler Lecture, Vanderbilt University Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Cardiology, Nashville, TN

 

OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Current:

Director, Division of Cardiovascular Imaging

Director of CT Research and Development

Member, Research Oversight Committee

2016-17 Diagnostic Radiology Resident Selection Committee

Past:

Cardiovascular Imaging Director, University Designated Center for Biomedical Imaging 2013-2016

Member, MUSC Strategic Plan President’s Committee on Entrepreneurialism 2010-2015

Team Captain – Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, 2016 AHA Lowcountry Heart Walk

 

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

Undergraduate Medical Education:

Monthly one hour lecture to 3rd year medical students

Supervise medical student summer research clerkship (2 per summer)

Graduate Medical Education:

                Monthly one hour lecture to radiology residents

                Monthly one hour lecture to cardiology fellows

                Organizer of the monthly departmental journal club

Graduate Studies Education:

Faculty member, College of Graduate Studies, Medical University of South Carolina

Co-director, graduate course in cardiovascular imaging, College of Graduate Studies,

Medical University of South Carolina

Continuing Medical Education:

                “The Charleston Hands on Course: 64-Slice and Dual Source Cardiac CT”

                “The Charleston Course at the Sanctuary” 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

                MUSC winter meetings 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

 

MAJOR CLINICAL / RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cardio-thoracic imaging, especially the use of CT and MRI for imaging coronary heart disease and pulmonary thrombo-embolism.

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

INVITED LECTURES: Numerous (>400) invited lectures nationally and internationally

ABSTRACTS: Author or coauthor of numerous (>500) abstracts presented at scientific conferences

 

PUBLICATIONS

Available by Request

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES:

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