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Tragically, Dr. Bush died on September 3, 2015. Dr. Bush was an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He attended the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His research interests and prior publications included assessment risk factors for progression of atherosclerosis including vascular , platelet and psychological factors. His recent interests were in research and teaching in the use of CT for cardiac applications.
Dr. Shapiro is currently Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University and director of the non-invasive labs at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He trained at Johns Hopkins for medical school, Johns Hopkins in internal medicine, and the University of Chicago in Cardiology. He has long term interests in cardiac imaging, left ventricular deformation, and left ventricular diastolic function, and has published more than 100 papers on these subjects. His original work utilized echocardiography, then cardiac MRI, and now cardiac CT. Currently, he is devoting the majority of his time toward teaching and research in cardiac CT angiography.
Internal Medicine background, Postgraduate training in Nuclear Medicine at JHMI Baltimore, MD and Radiology training in Washington, DC. Board certified in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. Extensive experience in cardiac imaging and collaboration between Cardiology and Radiology departments. Major interest in advance cardiac clinical imaging and research.
Dr. Hees is an engineer and physicist who joined the Hopkins faculty after completing a Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1993. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and has a background in cardiac MRI, as well as imaging applications in cancer and stroke diagnosis. His recent research interests have applied imaging methods to evaluate changes in cardiac structure and function that occur with aging.
Dr. Roger Blumenthal is Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone Preventive Cardiology Center. He has published many works on cardiac prevention, and has particular interest in the contribution of family history, and in the use of calcium scoring for augmenting the predictive value of screening. He is Chairman of the A.C.C. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Committee. He was a co-author of the 2006 A.H.A. guidelines on cardiac CT and CTA.
Dr. Brinker is a professor of Medicine and Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University. He obtained his MD degree Suma Cum Laude at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1970. He did post graduate training in Medicine and Cardiovascular disease at the State University of New York, the University of Louisville, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He Joined the Hopkins faculty in 1978 where his interests have included cardiovascular imaging and intervention as well as cardiac pacemaking. Dr. Brinker is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Interventional Cardiology. He has authored or co-authored over 200 peer reviewed papers and is on the editorial board of a number of specialty journals. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
Dr. Albert C. Lardo is Associate Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering and Assistant Director of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Johns Hopkins Heat Institute. He has published many works in the area of cardiac MRI and CT imaging and has particular interest in the use of MRI and CT to guide and monitor myocardial and vascular therapies. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association in the Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and serves on the National Institutes of Health special emphasis panel for Cellular Regenerative Therapies.
Dr. Lima has been at Hopkins since completing medical school at the University of Bahia, Brazil, a period of almost 25 years. After completing his Cardiology Fellowship at Hopkins, he spent 2 years on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania before returning as a faculty member in 1992.
Dr. Lima developed widely used MRI methods to measure myocardial infarct size. He has also applied sophisticated MRI techniques to the study of heart failure in large populations, such as the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, which is a modern Framingham of heart disease taking place in six different states in America. More recently, Dr. Lima’s research has concentrated on monitoring the effects of statin therapy on atherosclerosis by MRI and CT.
Mahadevappa Mahesh, MS, PhD is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Chief Physicist at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD. His research interests are in medical imaging, particularly in areas of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT), interventional fluoroscopy and digital mammography. He is board certified from the American Board of Radiology in diagnostic radiological physics. He is a board member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), member of the Radiation Control Advisory Board for the State of Maryland and Scientific program committee member for the Radiological Society of North America. His editorial activities include, contributing editor of RadioGraphics, editorial advisory panel member for American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), editoral board member and Physics column editor for Journal of American College of Radiology (JACR), editor of AAPM Newsletter and peer reviewer for a number of journals. He is currently member of Scientific Committee at the National Council of Radiation Protection (NCRP) investigating especially on CT doses to the United States Population. He is also the Chair of the AAPM/RSNA Physics Tutorials, Chair of the Physics panel for ACR-Diagnostic X-ray In-Training examination and Chair of International Scientific Exchange Programs at AAPM. Prior joining Hopkins, Dr Mahesh obtained his Ph.D. in Medical Physics from Wisconsin. He has published and lectures extensively in the area of MDCT technology and other medical physics areas. Dr Mahesh also serves as a Scholar for Gerson Lehrman Group, an independent primary research firm serving business and investment leads in North America, Asia and Europe.
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Julie Miller is an Associate Professor of Medicine, and a busy interventional cardiologist. Her experience in MDCT is focused on MDCT research related to the diagnostic accuracy of MDCT related in comparison with cardiac catheterization. She was the Principal Investigator of the CORE 64 study, an international multicenter comparison of CT with conventional angiography and the director of the angiographic core laboratory for CORE 320 an internatinoal multicenter study comparing CT coronary angiography and CT perfusion with SPECT imaging and conventional coronary angiography.
Wendy Post, MD, MS, is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology in the Division of Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. Post is an attending cardiologist at the Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease and the Echocardiography Laboratory.
After earning her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, Dr. Post completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Upon completion of a research fellowship in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Framingham Heart Study in Framingham, Massachusetts, Dr. Post earned a master’s in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and completed a cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Post practices cardiology with a focus on primary and secondary prevention and echocardiography. She is also a cardiovascular epidemiologist with research interests focusing on noninvasive imaging of subclinical atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease in HIV, genetics, prevention of sudden cardiac death, lipids and hypertension. She is the principal investigator of the Hopkins Field Center for the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and an RO1 to study subclinical cardiovascular disease in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) using coronary CTA angiography. Dr Post has mentored multiple trainees, including medical students, medical house officers, cardiology fellows and junior faculty members.
Dr. White is Professor of Radiology at the University of Maryland. He has focused his clinical work, teaching, and research in cross-sectional cardiac imaging for over 15 years, initially using cardiac MRI and more recently cardiac CT. His current research interests include the use of cardiac CTA to evaluate chest pain in the emergency department and to assess coronary artery bypass grafts.
Dr. Armin Zadeh is a board certified cardiologist and the Associate Director of the Cardiac CT Program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was one of the main investigators of the CorE-64 multicenter study and now is the Director of the CT Coronary Angiography Core Laboratory and steering committee member for the CorE-320 multicenter study. Dr. Zadeh has published many studies focusing on Cardiac CT and co-wrote the current SCCT guidelines for cardiac CT image acquisition. He is the Co-Director of the SCCT Cardiac CT Board Review Course and Editor of the SCCT Cardiac CT Board Preparation Book.