Gold Medal Award
Inaugurated for SCCT's 10th anniversary year in 2015, the Gold Medal is the highest honor bestowed by SCCT. It 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.
2015: Daniel Berman and Stephan Achenbach
2016: Matthew Budoff
2017: James Min
2018: Leslee Shaw and Udo Hoffman
2019: Jonathon Leipsic and Gilbert Raff
Jonathon Leipsic, MD, FRCPC, FSCCT
Dr. Leipsic is the Chairman of the Department of Radiology for Providence Health Care, Vancouver Coastal Health and the Vice Chairman of Research for the UBC Department of Radiology. He is a Professor of Radiology and Cardiology with the University of British Columbia. Dr Leipsic is also a Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cardiopulmonary Imaging. Dr. Leipsic has over 480 peer reviewed manuscripts in press or in print, over 300 scientific abstracts, and editor of 2 textbooks. He speaks internationally on a number of cardiopulmonary imaging topics with over 150 invited lectures in the last 4 years. He is also past President of the Society of Cardiovascular CT (2015-2016).
Gilbert Raff, MD, FSCCT
Director of advanced cardiovascular imaging, Beaumont Health
Florine and J. Peter Ministrelli endowed chair for cardiovascular research
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 133 peer-reviewed manuscripts published. Dr. Raff is a founding Board member for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. His major research interests include Radiation Dose Reduction in Cardiac Computed Tomography, as well as, the Use of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography and CT-Derived Fractional Flow Reserve in the Diagnosis of Acute Chest Pain.
Arthur S. Agatston Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Award
Description: Dr. Arthur Agatston, the award’s namesake, is a visionary and pioneer in the field of noninvasive cardiac imaging and one of the world’s leading preventive cardiologists. This award promotes the prevention of death from heart disease by recognizing individuals whose pioneering efforts have saved lives from the leading killer throughout the world, coronary artery disease.
2010: William Castelli, MD
2011: Scott Grundy, MD
2012: Sanjay Gupta
2013: Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD
2014: Prediman K. Shah, MD
2015: Arthur Agatston, MD; Bruce Brundage, MD; Matt Budoff, MD, FSCCT; Tracy Q. Callister, MD, FSCCT; Warren Robert Janowitz, MD; Raolo Raggi, MD, FSCCT; John Rumberger, PhD, MD, FSCCT; Harvey Hecht, MD
2016: Jagat Narula, MD
2017: Peter Wilson, MD
2018: Peter Libby, MD
2019: Roger Blumenthal, MD
||Dr. Roger Blumenthal, MD
Director Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease | Professor of Medicine at John Hopkins Medicine
Dr. Blumenthal is recognized for his contributions to the optimal management of ischemic heart disease, noninvasive detection of coronary atherosclerosis and the development of new strategies to optimize the management of CVD risk factors.