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Current BSCMR Board

The BSCMR was formed in 2004 and the current Board of Officers (2022-2024) consists of the following leading practitioners in the field:

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Professor Colin Berry

Professor Colin Berry is a Scottish Senior Fellow and holds a Chair in Cardiology and Imaging in the University of Glasgow. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is an Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital and Western Infirmary, Glasgow. His subspecialty interests are Interventional Cardiology and Imaging. Professor Berry jointly founded the Scottish Heart Disease Research Collaboration and the Scottish Cardiovascular Imaging Network. His research focuses on injury and repair pathways in heart attack and heart failure. His group’s research seeks to better understand the nature of heart muscle injury, including causes, consequences, and health outcomes in the longer term. A current focus is heart muscle bleeding after a heart attack. His research uses novel research technologies such as MRI and coronary “pressure wires” and current and future studies are aimed to identify new treatments (such as stem cells) which may help patients who have had a heart attack. His research has been supported by the British Heart Foundation, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Chief Scientist Office, Medical Research Council UK, Medical Research Scotland, Scottish Funding Council and Wellcome Trust. Professor Berry undertook undergraduate medical studies at the University of Glasgow (1987-1993) and completed an intercalated science degree (Maîtrise, Physiology) at the University of Paris (1989-1990). He was awarded a PhD at the University of Glasgow (2002) in Cardiovascular Science and his studies were supported by a Medical Research Council Clinical Training Fellowship.

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Prof Saul Myerson

Prof. Saul Myerson is a consultant cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and is the clinical lead for cardiac imaging. He is also an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Oxford, and Lecturer in Medicine at St. Catherines College, Oxford. He specialises in non-invasive cardiac imaging, particularly cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and his clinical and research interests are in valve disease, aortic disease and cardiomyopathies. He qualified from the University of Bristol and completed further training in London and Oxford. He has published widely, has given many national and international lectures and is editor of the Oxford Handbooks of Cardiology Emergencies, Valve Disease and Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. He was president of the British Junior Cardiologists Association from 2005-2007.

Dr Niall Keenan

Dr Keenan is a consultant cardiologist at West Herts NHS Trust as well as an honorary consultant cardiologist at Hammersmith Hospital, and an Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College, London. He qualified from Oxford University in 2001 and then trained in cardiology and general medicine in London. He carried out specialised training and research in cardiac MRI at the Royal Brompton Hospital, in cardiac CT at the London Chest Hospital, and in echocardiography both at Hammersmith Hospital in London, and also at Hospital Bichat in Paris. He has also undertaken advanced heart failure training at Harefield Hospital.

Dr Gaby Captur
BSCMR Lead for Communications & IT

Dr Captur is a consultant cardiologist leads the inherited cardiac conditions at the Royal Free London and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Institute of Cardiovascular Science at UCL. She trained in cardiac MRI at the Heart Hospital/Barts Heart Center. Her research focuses on CMR in cardiomyopathy and population-based cohorts, and on the development of devices to support the CMR community. Her inventions to date include the CE-mark/FDA-cleared CMR phantoms for quality assurance of multi-parametric mapping and the reusable CMR-safe electrocardiographic imaging vest for whole-heart mapping. She contributes to the BSCMR by managing its website, developing its newsletters, distributing its CPD certificates, assisting with webinar logistics, designing promotional material and through other communications activities. Gaby leads the Cardiomyopathy Task Force for the BSCMR.

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Mr Benny Lawton
Radiographer Representative

I am a diagnostic radiographer with over 16 years of Cardiovascular MRI experience. I was the first Superintendent radiographer at the Bristol Heart Institute, one of the UK’s largest single scanner CMR units. I was a co-founder and co-director of the Bristol Cardiac MRI Radiographers course for 5 years.

After working for 20 years in the NHS, I have now moved to the independent sector as the Executive CMR Radiographer for St Joseph’s Hospital in Malpas, Wales. I currently sit on the Technologist committee for the Society of Cardiac MRI (SCMR), the education committee for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and I am the radiographer representative to the board of the British Society of Cardiac MR (BSCMR). I am currently a contributor to the SCMR newsletter and co-author the technologist top tip segment. I have given presentations over the last 10 years on cardiac MRI technique across the world both virtually, and in person.

I am an ardent advocate of CMR radiographer education and our role development. I have published articles on radiographer education in peer reviewed journals and industry magazines.

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Dr Tom Treibel
BSCMR Clinical Standards Lead

Dr Treibel is a clinical academic cardiologist with specialist interest in valvular heart disease, heart failure and multimodality imaging. He is a BHF Intermediate Clinical Research Fellow and Associate Professor in Cardiology at UCL; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Barts Health. He is the clinical lead for CMR at Barts Heart Centre. His main research work focuses on the mechanisms of excess mortality in patients with valvular heart disease despite successful valve replacement. He investigates myocardial fibrosis in heart valve disease using multi-modality imaging including cardiovascular magnetic resonance, cardiac CT and echocardiography. His aim is to improve outcomes for patients with valvular heart disease by developing clinical trials in this field.

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Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall
Cardiovascular Radiologist Representative:

Jonathan is a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Cardiothoracic Radiologist at the Royal Papworth Hospital. His research interests lie in the use of cardiovascular CT and MRI for better understanding how these can be used to improve patient treatment and outcomes in structural and coronary artery disease.  He also sits on the guideline committee of the SCCT, the Certification and Accreditation Committee of the EACVI and Diagnostics Advisory Committee of NICE.

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Prof Chris Miller
Chair of BSCMR Research Group.

Prof. Chris Miller is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, NIHR Advanced Fellow and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist in Manchester. He is the current chair of the BSCMR Research Group.

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Dr Peter Swoboda
BSCMR Board Representative

Dr Peter Swoboda is a Consultant Cardiologist and British Heart Foundation funded researcher at the University of Leeds. He leads the clinical CMR service in Mid Yorkshire Hospitals which performs over 1000 scans per year and hosts a full-time cross-sectional imaging fellowship. His CMR research involves using both new and established imaging techniques to understand the mechanisms of cardiac risk in athletes. He also works on multi-centre trials of cardiovascular imaging to use imaging to improve patient experience and outcomes in conditions including heart failure and ischaemic heart disease.

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Dr Marina Hughes
BSCMR Board Representative

Marina’s special expertise is Cardiac MRI for adults and children with congenital and inherited heart disease. She has published clinical research and has continually helped to educate junior and senior trainees. After medical school in Perth, Western Australia, Marina completed a PhD in Infectious Diseases and trained in clinical paediatrics in Oxford, UK. She then trained further in paediatric cardiology and took a post as Consultant and Echocardiography Lead at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. After moving back to the UK in 2006, Marina worked as Clinical Lead for Cardiac MRI at Great Ormond St Hospital in London, helping to build a leading service, scanning more than 1000 paediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease per year. In 2019 Marina began work as Clinical Lead for Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Papworth Hospital and since January 2021 she is concentrating on developing congenital and structural cardiac MRI services in East Anglia, both at Norwich and Peterborough. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

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Dr Pankaj Garg
BSCMR Board Representative

Dr Pankaj Garg is an Associate Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and an honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals. After completing his BHF-funded PhD at Leeds (2017), he was awarded the NIHR Clinical Lectureship programme at the University of Sheffield. In 2020, he was awarded the Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellowship. His research focus is cardiovascular haemodynamics and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging. His ambition is to discover and advance a better understanding of the interface between cardiovascular flow, pressures and cardiac remodelling. He has received 20 national/international awards and has published >175 peer-reviewed papers.

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Dr Dan Sado
BSCMR Lead on Education and Training

Dr Sado is a Cardiology Consultant and the clinical and academic leader of the cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging service at King’s College Hospital. As well as general clinical Cardiology, he has particular interests in heart failure, heart imaging and inherited heart diseases. He has won international, national and regional prizes for his research and published over 80 articles in peer reviewed medical literature. His work spans fields including CMR, heart failure, hypertension, inherited heart disease, iron overloading and resuscitation. Dr Sado has a strong involvement in medical education, both as a teacher and a developer of learning events. He is the South London lead for Cardiology Registrar training in imaging. He was the first chair of the British Society of CMR training committee and he organises and leads the London Registrar training days in cardiovascular imaging. He provides heart failure and CMR training to consultants, junior doctors, students and allied health professionals. He has formal medical education qualifications and has won awards for his teaching.

Richard Bazneh
Richard Bazneh
BSCMR Secretariat

BSCMR Board Observers Representing Trainees:
Dr Ayisha Khan-Kheil (University Hospitals Birmingham)
Dr Samer Alabed (Sheffield Teaching Hospital)
Dr Kris Knott (King’s College Hospital)