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Tony DeFrance, MD, FACC
Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford Medical School, SCCT former treasurer and executive board member, Chairman of SCCT Education Committee, Director of Cardiology, HealthHelp       

Dr. Tony DeFrance is a board certified interventional cardiologist and has earned Level 3 competency in Cardiac CT Angiography. He became involved in Cardiac CT Angiography in 2002 and since then has performed and interpreted over tenl thousand studies. He has taught several thousand cardiologists and radiologists how to perform and interpret CTA studies. Dr. DeFrance is currently the medical director of the CVCTA Education Center in San Francisco.

Dr. DeFrance was one of the founding members of the Society of Cardiovascular CT and served on the exective committee and as treasurer of the SCCT for three years. He is currently the chairman of the education committee for the SCCT. He is the director of cardiovascular imaging at Health Diagnostics of San Francisco and Nevada Imaging Centers in Las Vegas. He is also the author of several articlesand book chapters on Cardiac CTA. Current research interests include CT myocardial perfusion, FFR CT and appropriate use of imaging modalities.


Peter S. Fail, MD, FACC
Dr. Peter Fail received his undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, British Indies.

In addition to an internship and residency in internal medicine, Dr. Fail also served as chief fellow in interventional cardiology at the Episcopal Heart Institute in Philadelphia. He later became director of the institute's cardiac catheterization laboratory. Dr. Fail was a clinical assistant professor of medicine at both Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine and the Allegheny Health Science School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Medical Association.  He has written or co-authored numerous research papers, abstracts, book chapters and medical presentations in his specialty.

Dr. Fail is the director of cardiac catheterization laboratories, interventional research and CT imaging for Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) and medical director of interventional trials for the CIS Clinical Research Corporation in Houma, Louisiana.

Ravi Bathina MD, FACC
Director of CVCTA Education and Research 
CARE group of hospitals HYDERABAD, India

Dr. Bathina completed his internship, internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship in North Western University affiliate hospitals in Chicago. He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, Geriatric Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Bathina completed his fellowship in Cardiac Magnetic Resonance at Royal Brampton Hospital, London. He is one of the founding members of a large multispeciality medical group and practiced in Fort Wayne, Indiana for more than two decades. He has been a part time teaching faculty at CVCTA Education for 3 years.


David Bush, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Director of Cardiac Catherization Laboratory

Dr. Bush is an associate professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University and director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He attended the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine and cardiology training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His research interests and prior publications include assessment risk factors for progression of atherosclerosis including vascular, platelet and psychological factors. His current interests are in research and teaching in the use of CT for cardiac applications.

Erasmo de la Pena-Almaguer, MD, FACC
Dr. Erasmo de la Pena-Almaguer is a board certified cardiologist and has earned Level 3 competency in Cardiac CT Angiography from the SCCT as well as Level 3 from SCMR and ASNC. He founded the Cardiovascular Imaging Department at Christus-Muguerza Heart Institute, in Monterrey Mexico, partially owned by  the USA Based Christus-Health Group.

He began clinical Cardiac and peripheral CT Angiography in 2002 with the first 16 slice scanner in Latin America after a Post-Doctoral fellowship from 1999 until 2002 at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and Stanford University Medical Center.

He currently co-Chairs the Latin-American Working Group for the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and has been recently appointed director for Latin-American affairs for the SCCT.

He has taught several radiologists and cardiologists from Latin America as well as the US and is a founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular CT. He is founder and Professor of the Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowship from Monterrey's University and Associate Professor of Nuclear Medicine. Dr. De La Pena-Almaguer is on the Educational Advisory Board for General Electric Medical Systems, and Medical Imaging Systems (MEDIS, the Netherlands).

Szilard Voros, MD, FACC
SCCT Founding Member

Dr. Voros is the Medical Director for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) and Computed Tomography (CCT) at the Fuqua Heart Center of Atlanta at Piedmont Hospital. He is a founding member of the Society for Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) and is a member of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance , American College of Cardiology, American Medical Association and American College of Physicians.

A graduate of University Medical School of Pecs in Hungary, Dr. Voros completed his internal medicine internship and residency at University of Alabama at Birmingham where he served as a Chief Medical Resident, and his fellowship at the University of Virginia, where he served as Chief Cardiovascular Fellow.

With years of experience, Dr. Voros has published extensively in the field of advanced cardiovascular imaging. He regularly lectures at national and international meetings, including many prestigious conferences sponsored by the American College of Cardiology. His research interests include imaging of atherosclerosis using various modalities, investigating the effect of lipid-modifying therapies on atherosclerosis using novel imaging approaches.


Paul Antonis, MD, MBBS, FRACP

Dr. Paul Antonis is a graduate Monash University and has completed fellowships in the fields of electrophysiology and pacing and interventional cardiology at Monash Medical Centre. Paul has been a co-investigator for numerous interventional cardiology trials including first-in-man and has a particular research interest in intravascular ultrasound.

He has trained in cardiac CT, achieving level 3 accreditation at MonashHeart. Paul is head of Acute Cardiac Services at MonashHeart and practices as an interventional and CT cardiologist.


Sujith Seneviratne, MD, MBBS, FRACP

Dr. Sujith Seneviratne (Sene) graduated from University of Melbourne and completed his Interventional Cardiology training at Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne. He pursued his interest in Cardiac CT by completing a Research Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 2006-2007, achieving level 3 training.

Sujith is considered a leader in the field in Australia and has a special interest in the role of Cardiac CT in the management of acute chest pain and has published widely. He is currently the Co-director of the 320 slice Cardiac CT facility at Monash Medical Centre and also practices as an Interventional Cardiologist and is a member of the senior medical staff at Southern Health.