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SCCT Announces Recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal Award
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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) Announces Recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal Award


Vienna, VA (June 7, 2017) - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) proudly announces the recipient of the 2017 Gold Medal Award, which will be presented at the 12th Annual Scientific Meeting (SCCT2017), July 6-9 in Washington, DC.


Launched in SCCT's 10th anniversary year, the Gold Medal Award recognizes outstanding leaders who have made landmark contributions to the field of cardiovascular CT and to the Society. The award recognizes SCCT members who best exemplify leadership and a lifetime commitment to clinical excellence, research, and education.


The 2017 recipient of the Gold Medal Award is James K. Min, MD, FSCCT. Dr. Min is currently a Professor of Radiology and of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Director of the Dalio Institute of Cardiovascular Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, created to help prevent and diagnose cardiovascular diseases by using state of the art tools such as MRI, CT, and PET scans.


A former SCCT President (2011-2012) and Fellow of SCCT, Dr. Min is an expert in cardiovascular imaging. He specializes in the diagnosis of coronary heart disease with multi-detector CT angiography, and the identification of novel clinical risk factors that place individuals at higher risk for the development of coronary heart disease. He has led numerous multi-center international clinical trials and has published over 250 papers oncardiovascular CTandcoronary artery disease.


One of the most notable research endeavors led by Dr. Min is the CONFIRM registry, a large prospective multi-national registry on prognosis following for cardiac CT enrolling more than 30,000 patients.


“Dr. Min is one of a selected few researchers in the field of cardiovascular CT that has transformed our field,” said SCCT President Dr. Leslee Shaw, FSCCT. “He is by far a visionary researcher who is so deserving of this award. We, at SCCT, are so grateful for his immense contributions and we look forward to celebrating Dr. Min at this Gold Medal presentation.”


After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree fromUniversity of Chicagoand his Doctor of Medicine fromTemple University School of Medicine, Dr. Min completed his residency in medicine and fellowship in Cardiology atthe University of ChicagoHospitals. He served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, from 2005 to 2011 and held the positions of Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences, Associate Professor of Imaging (Radiology) and Associate Professor of Medicine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA from 2011-2013.

Dr. Min will be honored with the Gold Medal Award at the SCCT2017 Opening Session on Friday, July 7, 2017. Dr. Min will be speaking in the following sessions:


Friday, July 7:

  • Current State of the Evidence and the Future of Cardiovascular CT
  • TCT at SCCT: CT-Guided Transcatheter Interventions

Saturday, July 8:

  • Participant in:Gladiators Arena: Great Debates on Imaging
  • Speaking in Debate 2:Non-Obstructive Coronary Plaque Requires Action


Register online before June 25 to secure Advance Registration discounts for SCCT2017, specialty hands-on workshops, and the 9th Annual SCCT Comprehensive Board Review and Update of Cardiovascular CT! Book your hotel by June 12 for the SCCT discount!


About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

SCCT is the professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography. 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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