The BSCMR was formed in 2004 and the current Board of Officers (2022-2024) consists of the following leading practitioners in the field:
Professor Colin Berry (University of Glasgow, Glasgow) – President
Professor Saul Myerson (John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford) – President-Elect
Mr Richard Bazneh – Secretariat
Dr Niall Keenan (West Hertfordshire, Watford) – Treasurer
Dr Gaby Captur (Royal Free & UCL, London) – Communications
Education & Training:
Dr Daniel Sado (Kings College Hospital, London)
BSCMR Research Group Chair:
Professor Christopher Miller (University of Manchester)
Dr Thomas Treibel (Barts Heart Centre, London)
Mr Benny Lawton (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Newport)
Cardiovascular Radiologist Representative:
Dr Jonathan Weir-McCall (University of Cambridge)
Other BSCMR Board Members:
Dr Marina Hughes (Norfolk and Norwich Hospital)
Dr Pankaj Garg (Norfolk and Norwich Hospital)
Dr Peter Swoboda (Leeds Teaching Hospital)
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)
Professor Colin Berry – President
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 Saul Myerson – President-elect
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 Niall Keenan – Treasurer
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 – Communications
Dr Captur is a consultant cardiologist in inherited cardiac conditions at the Royal Free London and Senior Clinical Lecturer 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 CMR phantoms for quality assurance of multi-parametric 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.
Mr Benny Lawton – Radiographer Representative
Benny is a diagnostic radiographer with over 16 years of Cardiovascular MRI experience. He was the first Superintendent radiographer at the Bristol Heart Institute, one of the UK’s largest single scanner CMR units. He 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, he has now moved to the independent sector as the Executive CMR Radiographer for St Joseph’s Hospital in Malpas, Wales. He previously served on the Technologist committee for the Society of Cardiac MRI (SCMR), and currently sits on the education committee for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) and he is the radiographer representative to the board of the British Society of Cardiac MR (BSCMR). He is currently a contributor to the SCMR newsletter and co-author the technologist top tip segment. He have given presentations over the last 10 years on cardiac MRI technique across the world both virtually, and in person. He is an ardent advocate of CMR radiographer education and our role development. He has published articles on radiographer education in peer reviewed journals and industry magazines.