BSCMR Board of Officers 2018-2020
The British Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (BSCMR) was formed in 2004 and the current Board of Officers consists of the following leading physicians in the field:
- Professor John Greenwood (Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds) – President
- Dr Mark Westwood (London Chest Hospital, London) – President-Elect
- Professor Colin Berry (University of Glasgow, Glasgow) – Treasurer
- Dr Sanjay Prasad (The Royal Brompton, London)
- Dr Timothy Fairbairn (Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool)
- Professor Saul Myerson (University of Oxford, Oxford)
- Dr Lucy Hudsmith (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)
- Dr Declan O’Regan (Imperial College, London)
- Dr Niall Keenan (West Hertfordshire. Watford)
Observers to the Board, representing Trainees:
- Dr Gabriella Captur (Barts Hospital, London)
- Dr Michelle Williams (The University of Edinburgh)
Observers to the Board, representing Radiologists:
- Dr Ben Holloway (Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham)
Professor John Greenwood – President
John Greenwood is Senior Lecturer at Leeds University & Consultant Cardiologist at Leeds General Infirmary. He trained in cardiac MR in Leeds and at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
Cardiac MR is his main sub-specialty interest, providing a large clinical service to West Yorkshire (and beyond) for both complex congenital and acquired adult heart disease. He has a major commitment to cardiac MR research, predominantly in ischaemic heart disease, and is in receipt of research funding from the British Heart Foundation, Medical Research Council and Heart Research UK.
Dr Mark Westwood – President-Elect
Dr Mark Westwood is the Clinical Lead for CMR at the London Chest Hospital, London. He completed his MD in CMR at the Royal Brompton Hospital on the role of myocardial T2* imaging and the detection of cardiac iron loading. He has developed the CMR service at the London Chest Hospital into one of the largest CMR perfusion services in the UK. He recently co-founded London CMR.
Professor Colin Berry – Treasurer
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.
Dr Sanjay Prasad
Dr Sanjay Prasad is a consultant cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital and honorary senior lecturer at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London. His areas of clinical interest include cardiomyopathy and heart failure. In addition to his clinical work, he leads a research programme focused on clinical outcomes in risk stratification by CMR.
Dr Tim Fairbairn
Dr Fairbairn is a Consultant Imaging Cardiologist at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. He specialises in advanced echocardiography, cardiac MRI and cardiac CT. Clinical and research interests include aortic valve disease, TAVI and inherited cardiac conditions. Academically, he has over 20 peer reviewed publications and research awards from the AHA and BSCMR. He is lead of the TAVI service at LHCH, Chair of the Cheshire and Mersey Cardiac Imaging Network and was recently appointed to the board of BSCMR. Graduating in medicine from the University of Manchester his cardiology training was in Yorkshire and the North West of England, completing his PhD at the University of Leeds and an International Fellowship at Toronto General Hospital, Canada.
Dr Saul Myerson
Dr. 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 Lucy Hudsmith
Dr Lucy Hudsmith is a consultant cardiologist in Adult Congenital Heart Disease and heart disease in pregnancy at University Hospital, Birmingham with a special interest in CMR and TOE imaging.
She qualified from Oxford University and subsequently trained in Nottingham, Birmingham and Oxford, completing her research thesis in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Oxford.
Her research interests include CMR and the right ventricle, arrhythmias, transition and exercise in ACHD, and is widely published on CMR.
Dr Declan O’Regan
Dr Declan O’Regan is an MRC Senior Clinician Scientist and Consultant Radiologist who heads the Robert Steiner MRI suite (Mansfield Centre for Innovation) on the Hammersmith Hospital campus and is lead clinician for Imaging Research at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
His main research interest is mathematical modelling of the heart using human MR imaging to understand the genetic and physiological mechanisms that underpin cardiovascular disease.
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.