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Leipsic and Raff to receive 2019 SCCT Gold Medal Award
Vienna, Va. (June 4, 2019) —The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) will present the 2019 Gold Medal Award to Jonathon Leipsic, MD, FSCCT, and Gilbert Raff, MD, FSCCT, at the SCCT 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, July 11 – 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. The SCCT Gold Medal Award recognizes outstanding leaders who have made landmark contributions to the field of cardiovascular computed tomography and to the society.
“Drs. Leipsic and Raff exemplify an outstanding commitment to the advancement of cardiovascular computed tomography through clinical excellence, and continued research and education” says SCCT President Suhny Abbara, MD, FSCCT. “It is with great pleasure that I recognize both Drs. Leipsic and Raff with the 2019 Gold Medal Award – the highest honor bestowed by SCCT.”
Jonathon A. Leipsic, MD, FSCCT is the chairman of the department of radiology for Providence Health Care and the vice-chairman of research and a professor of radiology and cardiology for the University of British Columbia. Dr. Leipsic is also a Canada research chair in advanced cardiopulmonary imaging. He has over 415 peer reviewed manuscripts in press or in print, over 300 scientific abstracts, and is the editor of 2 textbooks. He speaks internationally on a number of cardiopulmonary imaging topics with over 150 invited lectures in the last four years. Dr. Leipsic is a former SCCT president (2015 – 2016).
Gilbert Raff, MD has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. He is the founding program manager of the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium of Michigan and principal investigator at CT-STAT and CT-DOSE. He has had over 133 peer-reviewed manuscripts published. Dr. Raff is a founding board member for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.
Drs. Leipsic and Raff will receive the Gold Medal Award during the plenary session on Friday, July 12, 8 -9:00am. Each recipient will give a presentation.
About the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Founded in 2005, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) is the international professional society devoted exclusively to cardiovascular computed tomography (CCT), with members from over 60 countries. SCCT is a community of physicians, scientists and technologists advocating for research, education and clinical excellence in the use of CCT. For more information, please visit www.SCCT.org.
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