Feature | February 26, 2010| Dave Fornell

Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology Turns 50

Introducing our New Editorial Board

Carter Newton, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Breall, M.D.

Diwakar Jain, M.D.

Juan Granada, M.D.

Michael Gold, M.D.

John Kao, M.D.

Chris Malaisrie, M.D.

Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology (DAIC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010. It began as part of the broad coverage in Medical Electronics and Equipment News (MEEN). As medicine became more specialized, so too have our publications. The cardiac technology was spun off into Cardiology and Critical Care Technology in 1999. DAIC evolved as a stand-alone magazine in 2002 to serve specialists in the cath lab, cardiac imaging and diagnostic testing.

New Editorial Advisory Board Members

DAIC is introducing its new Editorial Advisory Board for 2010. We assembled experts involved in the various specialties the magazine covers to help guide coverage, discuss trends and offer their insights.

Jeffrey A. Breall, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of clinical medicine, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories and head of interventional cardiology for Indiana University, Krannert Institute of Cardiology. He is also medical director of the cardiac catheterization laboratories for Clarian Health Partners in Indianapolis. He was on the faculty at Georgetown University for seven years, where he served as associate director of the cath labs and interventional cardiology. He came to Indiana University in 2000 to lead the interventional section. He has participated in numerous multicenter clinical trials and has authored many papers and book chapters. Dr. Breall specializes in high-risk coronary intervention.

Juan Granada, M.D., FACC, is medical director of the Jack H. Skirball Center for Cardiovascular Research at the Columbia University Medical Center in Orangeburg, N.Y. The center is the preclinical arm of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. He leads a multidisciplinary research group that aims to accelerate the validation process of promising technologies before undergoing human testing. They concentrate on cardiac imaging, emerging endovascular therapy and tissue regeneration. Dr. Granada is a leading investigator in the field of animal models of atherosclerosis, advanced endovascular imaging and emerging cardiovascular therapies. He authored articles for numerous publications, book chapters, and holds several patents.

Carter Newton, M.D., FACC, is an assistant clinical professor of cardiology and radiology at the University of Arizona, Tucson. After 18 years of group adult cardiology practice in Los Angeles, he created his own medical imaging consultancy, specializing in CT angiography. He lectures in the United States and internationally on the business and technical aspects of performing and reading CT cardiac scans. He teaches courses and tutorials for level 2 and level 3 CTA certification, and provides telecardiology peer review and quality assurance to hospitals and imaging centers. He holds American boards in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac CT.

Michael R. Gold, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of cardiology and medical director at the Heart and Vascular Center, Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, where he was the director of the cardiac electrophysiology service and assistant professor of medicine and physiology. In 2001, he became a professor of medicine. Since 2002, Dr. Gold has been the chief of cardiology, Michael E. Assey professor of medicine and medical director of the Heart and Vascular Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He is the author of more than 250 publications.

Diwakar Jain, M.D., FACC, FRCP, FASNC, is a professor of medicine and director of nuclear cardiology at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Jain is an internationally known authority in nuclear cardiology and has done extensive research in the fields of cardiovascular imaging, nuclear cardiac imaging, and behavior and heart disease. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and book chapters in scientific journals and textbooks. He is on several committees in the field of nuclear cardiology, including the board of directors of American Society of Nuclear Cardiology the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He is editor of Nuclear Medicine Communications, a European scientific journal.

John Kao, M.D., is director of cardiovascular services at Kapiolani Medical Center at Pali Momi in Hawaii. Until recently, he was an interventional cardiologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and chief of the section of cardiology at the Jesse Brown V.A. Medical Center.

S. Chris Malaisrie, M.D., is a cardiac surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the co-director of the thoracic aortic surgery program at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago. He serves as an assistant professor at Northwestern University. He specializes in both surgical and transcatheter heart valve repair, valve-sparing aortic root replacement, mitral valve repair, Marfan syndrome, open and endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms, heart transplantation, and ventricular assist
device implantation.

Colin Ramsey is the cardiac services manager at Sharp HealthCare in La Mesa, Calif.

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