Cardiovascular Radiology Medicine & Pediatrics Medical Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

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, Pediatric Imaging, Pediatric heart Imaging, Radiologist, Pediatric Heart Disease,

  • 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

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
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