A team with heart
Four physicians from the UF Cardiac Imaging Team have achieved board certification in cardiovascular computed tomography by passing the first board certification exam for this specialty in September. These physicans (shown above from left) include: David C. Wymer, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of radiology; James Hill, M.D., a professor of cardiovascular medicine and director of the Heart Failure/Transplantation Section; Roger Shifrin, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of radiology; and Steven Kraft, M.D., a clinical assistant professor of cardiovascular medicine. Of the 878 examinees, 715 physicians passed to achieve Diplomate status. Recent advancements in the quality and detail of cardiac imaging have fostered greater collaboration between cardiologists and radiologists in reading cardiac CT scans. The UF Cardiac Imaging Team has been working together reading scans for more than three years and has trained more than 80 physicians in cardiac CT through its continuing medical education program.