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Executive Committee

Jacobo Kirsch, MD, FNASCI

Dr. Kirsch finished his medical school studies at the Universidad de Monterrey, in his native México. He completed his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology at the Cleveland Clinic and fellowship training at the Mayo Clinic in Cardiac Imaging as an RSNA grant recipient. He joined Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2007 as a staff Radiologist becoming section head of Cardiothoracic Imaging in 2011 and Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiology in 2012. In 2017, he was chosen as Center Director for the Center of Hospital Specialties which oversees the Departments of Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Anesthesia, and Emergency Medicine. He currently holds the position of Center Director for the Heart and Vascular Center in an interim position as well. He was the Chair of the Research Committee for Cleveland Clinic Florida from 2009 to 2015 and is currently the Chair of the Strategic Space Committee for the Institution. He holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Dr. Kirsch is an Assistant Professor at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University. He is a member, and holds several leadership positions, in several imaging societies including Chairman for the ACR Appropriateness Criteria Committee on Cardiac Imaging, Member of the Certifying Committee of the American Board of Radiology, Executive Board Member for the American Heart Association Council on Cardiac and Vascular Radiology and Interventions, and Vice-President of the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging. He is a member of the Scientific Program Committees for two of the largest medical meetings in the world, RSNA and AHA scientific sessions. He has published over 70 articles on peer-review journals, 9 book chapters, and edited a case-review collection iBook. Dr. Kirsch lives in North Miami Beach with his wife Joana and three kids, Joelle and Liat, 13-year-old twins, and Bernardo, 8 years old.

Diana Litmanovich, MD, FNASCI

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Greg Kicska, MD, PhDFNASCI

Gregory Kicska, MD, PhD, is a board-certified radiologist at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Radiology and Cardiothoracic Imaging. 
Dr. Kicska earned his MD and PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he developed chemotherapy drugs for leukemia and malaria. He also conducts research on a new form of imaging which is a hybrid of traditional chest x-ray and chest CT.

Phillip Young, MD, FNASCI

Phillip Young, MD, FNASCI, is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Chair of the Division of Body MRI at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

A native of Lima, Ohio, Dr. Young received a B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering with Honors in Humanities from Stanford University and an MD with Honors in Radiology from Case Western Reserve University, where he was awarded the Martin I Perlmutter award for most outstanding performance in Radiology. He completed an internship at CWRU/Metrohealth Medical Center, a radiology residency at Mayo Clinic Florida and an MRI fellowship at Stanford University.

On completion of his training, Dr. Young joined the Division of Body MRI in the Department of Radiology in the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

His clinical expertise is in cardiovascular and abdominal MR and CT as well as hospital/emergency imaging.

Dr. Young has been involved in NASCI for many years, having served on multiple committees and chaired the membership and research/awards committees, and has mentored multiple NASCI poster award winners and an AHA Young Investigator Award winner.  He has been recognized several times for teaching excellence by Mayo Clinic Radiology residents and has been invited as guest faculty for conferences and meetings in places as diverse as China, Chile, the United Kingdom, Guatemala, Brazil, and South Korea.

In addition to his involvement with NASCI, Dr. Young is also a member of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria committee for cardiac imaging and a reviewer for multiple journals.

Carole Dennie, MD

Karen G. Ordovas, MD, MAS, FNASCI, FSCMR

Dr. Ordovas is a Professor in Residence of Radiology and Medicine and  Director of Cardiac Imaging in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. She is the co-Chair of the UCSF cardiovascular research imaging interest group (CIRIG). She is the Chair of Cardiovascular Research Commission of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and Board member of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR). She specializes in Cardiac and Pulmonary Imaging.