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SPECT/PET in Nuclear Cardiology:
Present and Future Integration with Cardiac CT

Daniel Berman

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.
Los Angeles, California, Usa.

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Curriculum of Dr. Daniel Berman

- He M.D., FACC, is Chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center.
- He also serves as Medical Director of the Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program at Cedars-Sinai. 
- He is a Professor of Imaging at Cedars-Sinai and a Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.
- Considered one of the founding fathers of nuclear cardiology, Dr. Berman is one of the world’s preeminent clinical investigators in non-invasive cardiac imaging. 
- He also is one of the developers of the concept of “multimodality cardiac imaging” – the use of a variety of technologies to establish an accurate picture of the heart and its function.
- During his career, Dr. Berman has received more than $23 million in research grants, and he and his team have been credited a large number of innovations in the fields of nuclear cardiology and cardiac imaging. 
- His current studies explore new imaging methods and clinical applications of cardiac PET, and SPECT, cardiac CT and cardiovascular MR, as well as developing automated computer-based methods for evaluating medical images.
- He continues to lead the field in generating outcome data for analysis of cardiac imaging tests.
Dr. Berman established the largest and most extensively studied patient database in the field of cardiac imaging, analyzing information from more than 60,000 patients.
- Dr. Berman has authored more than 500 original manuscripts, written 110 book chapters, and edited or co-edited five books.
- A fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, he has held leadership positions in virtually all of the national professional societies devoted to cardiovascular medicine and cardiovascular imaging.
- He is a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and has played an integral role in the society’s development, sitting on the board of directors, serving as president in 2008-2009, chairing multiple committees, and lecturing at the society’s annual scientific sessions.
- He also sits on the board of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.
Formerly an associate editor for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Berman is an associate editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, in which he has published many original research, guideline, and review articles.
- He has served on several other journal boards.
- Listed among the best doctors in America, Dr. Berman received the American College of Cardiology’s Gifted Teacher Award in 2000.  Cedars-Sinai’s medical staff selected him for the prestigious Pioneer in Medicine Award in 2010. The award is presented each year to a member of the medical staff who has made clinical and research contributions recognized at Cedars-Sinai and in the national or international medical communities. In addition to his research and teaching contributions, he is consistently sought after to lecture worldwide.
- Dr. Berman earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed residencies in internal medicine and nuclear medicine, and a fellowship in cardiology at the University of California, Davis.
- He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology and nuclear medicine.





Publication: November 2011

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