Executive Committee

2016 - 2016 Leadership

 

President
U. Joseph Schoepf, MD
 
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

 

 

President-Elect
Charles White, MD

University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

 


Vice President
Karen G Ordovas, MD, MS, FNASCI

University of California
San Francisco,CA 

 

 

Treasurer
Jacobo Kirsch, MD

Section Head, Cardiothoracic Imaging; Vice-Chairman, Division of Radiology
Cleveland Clinic Florida


 

 

Secretary
Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Imaging Staff Radiologist
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center


Immediate Past President
Gautham P. Reddy, MD, MPH

Professor & Vice Chair Education
University of Washington
Seattle, WA


 
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U. Joseph Schoepf, MD 

Dr. Schoepf is a Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Dr. Schoepf, a native of Austria, graduated from the medical school of Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, in 1996. After his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Klinikum Grosshadern in Munich, Germany, he assumed a position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, which he held from 2001-2004. At MUSC Dr. Schoepf is the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging and of CT Research and Development. His main scientific interest is cardiovascular imaging, especially the use of advanced CT and MRI techniques for diagnosing heart disease.

Dr. Schoepf has been serving on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Radiology, the Journal of the American Heart Association, the American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology, and European Radiology and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging. He has given > 300 invited lectures internationally, has authored > 250 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, 20 book chapters, and three books.

 Dr. Schoepf is a member of numerous scientific societies and serves as chairman of several committees of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, American Heart Association, North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, Society of Computed Body Tomography and MR, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. He is an honorary member of the Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie and of the Hungarian Radiology Society. Dr. Schoepf was elected Fellow of the American Heart Association, of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and MR, of the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, and of the Society for Cardiovascular CT.
 
Dr. Schoepf has been named among the top 10 cardiovascular imagers worldwide by Medical Imaging Magazine two years in a row. He has been listed among the Best Doctors in America®since 2007 and was ranked as Most Influential in Radiology by RT Image Magazine in 2008 and by AuntMinnie.com in 2010.

Charles White, MD

Dr. White is Professor of Radiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 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.

 

Karen G. Ordovas, MD, MS, FNASCI- Secretary 2014-2015

Karen Ordovas, MD, is an Associate Professor in Residence, Director of Cardiac Imaging, and Co-Chair of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Imaging Interest Group (CIRIG) in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She specializes in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging, in particular cardiovascular CT and MRI at the UCSF Imaging Center. She received her medical degree from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and completed her residency in Radiology at the Instituto de Cardiologia do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, followed by a fellowship in Cardio-Thoracic Radiology from UCSF.


Jacobo Kirsch, MD

Section Head, Cardiothoracic Imaging; Vice-Chairman, Division of Radiology
Cleveland Clinic Florida

 

 

 

Secretary

Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI

Thoracic & Cardiovascular Imaging Staff Radiologist
Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center

Gautham P. Reddy, MD, MPH

Gautham P. Reddy, MD, MPH is a Professor of Radiology, Vice Chair for Education, and Director of Thoracic Imaging at the University of Washington. Dr. Reddy trained at Thomas Jefferson University and at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He served as Chief of Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging and Director of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program at UCSF. In 2008, he moved to the University of Washington. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two young sons.
 
Dr. Reddy is the co-author of 100 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters, as well as two textbooks and an educational CD. He has presented 450 lectures at international, national, and regional conferences, and he has received four teaching awards. Dr. Reddy's research has focused on cardiovascular imaging, including MRI assessment of physiology in congenital and acquired heart disease. During his time as a Radiological Society of North America Scholar, he investigated coronary pathophysiology in myocardial diseases. He has also studied the use of coronary CT angiography and MR angiography in patients with ischemic disease. Dr. Reddy is the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging.

He serves on the boards of the Association of University Radiologists and the North American Society for Cardiovascular Imaging (NASCI), and on the Executive Committee of the Society of Thoracic Radiology. He is the Vice-President of NASCI, the President of the Pacific Northwest Radiological Society (PNWRS), the Past President of the Alliance of Clinician-Educators in Radiology (ACER), the Senior Faculty Advisor of the American Alliance of Academic Chief Residents in Radiology, and a member of the Diagnostic Radiology Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He has served as Program Chair for NASCI, ACER, PNWRS, the Washington State Radiological Society, and the American Roentgen Ray Society Categorical Course.