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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces New Leadership

Vienna, VA (August 4, 2015) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announces the election of Jonathon Leipsic, MD, FSCCT as its new president. Patricia Carrascosa, MD, PhD, FSCCT; Maros Ferencik, MD, PhD; Koen Nieman, MD, PhD and Mahadevappa Mahesh, PhD, FSCCT were newly elected to its Board of Directors. The announcement was recently made during the society's 10th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dr. Jonathon Leipsic is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Providence Health Care and the Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology. He is the Assistant Professor of Radiology and is also appointed in the Division of Cardiology with the University of British Columbia. He acts as the co-director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging for the Providence Health Care Heart Center at St. Paul's Hospital. Dr. Leipsic is actively involved in cardiac CT and MR research with prior involvement in a multicenter trial evaluating coronary CT angiography vs. QCA. With more than 70 peer reviewed manuscripts in press or in print and more than 125 scientific abstracts, he has published extensively. These articles include, but are not limited to, diagnostic performance and radiation reduction as well as CT to guide minimally invasive valve intervention. He also chairs the Canadian International Regional Committee for the SCCT. Dr. Leipsic serves as a reviewer for numerous cardiac imaging journals and is also the director for the Advanced Cardiac Imaging fellowship at the Heart Center at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

The remainder of the SCCT executive committee is as follows:

Immediate Past President - Ricardo C. Cury, MD, FSCCT. Director, Cardiac Imaging of Baptist Hospital of Miami and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute

President-elect - Leslee J. Shaw, PhD, FSCCT. Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, co-director of the Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Emory University School of Medicine

Vice President - Wm Guy Weigold, MD, FSCCT. Director, Cardiac CT, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Treasurer - Vinay Malhotra, MD, FSCCT. Cardiologist, Cardiac Study Center

Secretary - Suhny Abbara, MD, FSCCT. Professor of Radiology, Radiology Department, UTSW Medical Center

Member Liaison - Stephan Achenbach, MD, FSCCT. Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Germany

The remainder of the SCCT Board of Directors is as follows:

Hyuk-Jae Chang, MD, Severance Cardiovascular Hospital

James P. Earls, MD, FSCCT, Fairfax Radiological Consultants

Ralph Gentry, RT(R)(MR)(CT), William Beaumont Hospital


Richard T. George, Jr., MD, FSCCT, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Brian Ghoshhajra, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital


Khurram Nasir, MD, MPH, Baptist Health of South Florida & Miami, Cardiac Vascular Institute


Todd C. Villines, MD, FSCCT, Walter Reed Army Medical Center 



About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT). The Society is acknowledged and recognized as the representative and advocate for research, education, and clinical excellence in the use of cardiovascular computed tomography. For more information on the society's mission and goals, please see the SCCT website at   


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