Director of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
After being trained by both radiologists and cardiologists, I was recruited to set up the Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance program at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. It is a pleasure to take my previous training in echocardiography and vascular ultrasound, cardiac and vascular CT, and nuclear cardiology and apply it to improve patient care. We have the largest regional CMR program offering vascular MR, imaging with non-conditional devices, and perform predominantly clinical research from novel sequence concepts; working with industry, the NIH, and investigator-initiated studies; to large cohorts of patient outcomes. We have performed research ranging from novel stress strain concepts to left atrial late gadolinium enhancement, and are interested in ischemic imaging and valvular disease. We support the Athletic Heart Clinic, the Adult Congenital Heart Disease program, the Cardiac Amyloid Clinic, and Cardio-Oncology Structural and Electrophysiology, Women's Heart Center, Valve Center of Excellence, Complex PCI and Heart Failure/Transplant Program. We recently hired a second outstanding clinician from Mayo Clinic, and are interested in a third. Finally, we have an advanced imaging training program for interested fellows.
Friday, February 8
8:40 AM – 8:55 AM