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Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography names finalists for SOAR Award 2019
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Contact: Claire Johns


Phone: 703-766-1712

Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography names finalists for SOAR Award 


Vienna, Va. (May 10, 2019)– Five early-career radiologists and cardiologists have been selected as finalists for the 12th Annual Siemens Healthineers Outstanding Academic Research (SOAR) Awards. Each finalist will present their research at the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting, July 11 – 14 in Baltimore, Maryland. The SOAR Awards program supports the professional and clinical development of physicians and scientists, with an emphasis on those who have completed a cardiovascular computed tomography imaging training program within the last four years.

“SCCT is delighted that Siemens Healthineers’s continues to support the careers of young cardiologists and radiologists in developing the skills and training to provide quality patient care with CT imaging,” says the SOAR judging panel chair, Suhny Abbara, MD. “Their commitment to partner with us is helping to prepare the next generation of clinicians and researchers for developing and using innovative technology solutions.”
The following five finalists will present their abstracts before an independent panel of judges on Friday, July 12, 1:30 – 3:00pm:

Andres F. Abadia, MD, The Medical University of South Carolina
Omar Dzaye, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Varun Bhasin, MD, Stony Brook University Hospital
Alejandro Pena, Jr, MD, Banner University Medical Center - Phoenix
Alexander van Rosendael, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

The judges will select one first place winner and one runner-up, and each will receive a cash prize. The winning finalist will be invited to submit his or her original research manuscript for priority peer-reviewed publication in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (JCCT).  



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




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