2022 Keynote Speakers
Dr. Aya Kamaya
Aya Kamaya, MD, FSRU, FSAR is a Professor of Radiology at Stanford University, Director of Ultrasound, and Division Chief of Body Imaging. She is currently President of the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. She has authored 4 major textbooks on the topic of ultrasound, authored over 115 publications, is NIH grant funded, and is active in clinical research in a variety of ultrasound, liver, gynecologic, and other abdominal imaging topics as well as translational ultrasound related research with active collaborations with basic scientists at Stanford. In 2021, Dr Kamaya led the SRU Consensus Committee on the topic of Incidental Gallbladder Polyps. Dr Kamaya is co-chair of the ACR Ultrasound LI-RADS working group and member of the ACR LI-RADS steering committee. She is the lead author of the Ultrasound section of RADPrimer, a popular online educational learning tool utilized by all radiology residents and fellows in the United States and Canada. She has received 2 Teacher of the Year awards at Stanford and has received the Honored Educator Award from the RSNA. She is a frequent lecturer at the SRU, SAR, RSNA, and ARRS as well as several CME courses.
Dr. Shiela Appavoo
Dr. Shiela Appavoo is a general radiologist with an interest in breast radiology. She lives and works in Edmonton and has been active with the Alberta Society of Radiologists, CAR and CSBI. She has an interest in guidelines as well as partnering with patients for advocacy and improving quality of care.
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Dr. Jeffrey S. Ross is a Professor of Radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a neuroradiologist by training. He is the founding president, and Gold Medal recipient of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR). His publications include over 150 peer-review articles and 15 books. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR), serves on the Board of Directors of the ASNR, and hosts a monthly AJNR Journal Scan podcast.
Dr. Laura Barger
Dr. Laura Barger is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Associate Physiologist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She earned a BS from Michigan State University, Master’s Degrees from California State University and Harvard Medical School and a PhD from University of California, Davis. Dr. Barger’s research focuses on the health and safety risks associated with work hours in safety-sensitive occupational groups, including resident physicians, first responders, flight controllers, and pilots. She directed NASA-sponsored research including the largest study of crewmembers’ sleep on spaceflight missions. Dr. Barger is a retired Lieutenant Colonel having spent 20 years in the USAF Reserve with >10 years of operational aviation experience as a navigator on the KC-135. Her last assignment was at HQ Air Combat Command where she was responsible for development and analysis of fatigue countermeasures.
Dr. Ron Blankstein
Ron Blankstein, MD, FACC, MSCCT, FASNC, FASPC is the Associate Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Program, Director of Cardiac Computed Tomography, Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Training Program, and a Preventive Cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is also a Professor of Medicine and Radiology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Blankstein’s clinical expertise and research interests focus on the evaluation and management of coronary artery disease, prevention of cardiovascular disease, and cardiac sarcoidosis. As a multimodality imager, he has clinical and research expertise in cardiac CT, cardiac MRI, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Blankstein has authored over 500 articles and text-book chapters, and has co-authored several national guidelines. His research has focused on how to use the results of cardiovascular imaging tests in improving patient outcomes. He is frequently invited to talk, both nationally and internationally on topics related to preventive cardiology, imaging coronary atherosclerosis, and cardiac sarcoidosis.
Dr. Blankstein is a past-president of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology. He is the chair-elect of the ACC Imaging Leadership Council, and is a past member of the ACC Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Leadership Council. He is also a member of the ACC Nutrition & Lifestyle Work Group. He has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Council for the Certification of Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Blankstein is an Associate Editor of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging and Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging; he serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.
Dr. Ricardo Cury
Ricardo C. Cury, MD, MBA, FACR, MSCCT, FAHA, FACC has been the Chairman and CEO of Radiology Associates of South Florida and Baptist Health of South Florida for the past 10 years and Director of Cardiac Imaging at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute for the past 13 years. He is Professor and Chairman of Radiology at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. He was former Chief Medical Officer of Mednax Radiology Solutions and former Director of Cardiac MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, in Boston. He is a past-president of the Society of Cardiovascular CT for the term 2014-2015.
Due to his outstanding contributions to the field of Radiology and Cardiology, Dr. Cury has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Radiology, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and a Master of the Society of Cardiovascular CT.
Dr. Cury has authored more than 200 original scientific publications in major radiology and cardiology journals, and over 400 abstracts, book chapters, case reports or invited presentations. He has been invited to speak about cardiac CT and MRI throughout the United States and internationally with speaking engagements in Europe, Asia, Central and South America.
Dr. Cury received his MD from Santos School of Medical Sciences in Brazil and finished his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at MedImagem, Beneficencia Portuguesa Hospital. He completed a Clinical/Research Fellowship in Cardiovascular Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School. Dr. Cury won the young investigator award sponsored by the American Heart Association, Radiology Council, during the North America Society of Cardiac Imaging (NASCI) early in his career.
Dr. Leandro Leite
Dr. Leandro Cardarelli Leite is an Adult and Paediatric Interventional Radiologist, and Abdominal Radiologist. He is an Assistant Professor at Western University and the Interventional Radiology Residency Program Director.
He has special interest in the management of patients with chronic pain secondary to malignant or benign disease processes.
He has published papers and book chapters in the most relevant IR literature in topics such as pain palliation, Y90 therapy, prostate artery embolization and distal radial interventions.
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The 2022 conference will be held in virtual format. Presentations will take place online via Zoom webinar.