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U. Joseph Schoepf, MD, Prof. (h.c.), FAHA, FSCBT-MR, FNASCI, FSCCT

Joe Schoepf is a Professor of Radiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. At MUSC Dr. Schoepf is the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging, of CT Research and Development, and the Cardiovascular Imaging Director of the University Designated Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Dr. Schoepf, a native of Austria, graduated from the medical school of Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, in 1996. After his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany, he assumed a position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, which he held from 2001-2004. His main scientific interest is cardiovascular and thoracic imaging, especially the use of advanced CT and MRI techniques for diagnosing diseases of the heart and lung.

Dr. Schoepf has been serving on the editorial boards of several scientific journals including Radiology, the Journal of the American Heart Association, the American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology, and European Radiology and is Associate Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging. He has given > 300 invited lectures internationally, has authored > 270 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, 20 book chapters, and three books.

Dr. Schoepf is a member of numerous scientific societies and serves as chairman of several committees of the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, American Heart Association, North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, Society of Computed Body Tomography and MR, and the Society of Thoracic Radiology. He is an honorary member of the Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie and of the Hungarian Radiology Society and received Honorary Professorship from, Nanjing University, China. Dr. Schoepf was elected Fellow of the American Heart Association, of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and MR, of the North American Society of Cardiovascular Imaging, and of the Society for Cardiovascular CT.

Dr. Schoepf has been named among the top 10 cardiovascular imagers worldwide by Medical Imaging Magazine two years in a row. He has been continuously listed among the Best Doctors in America® since 2007 and was ranked as Most Influential in Radiology by RT Image Magazine in 2008. In 2013 he was selected as the “Most Influential Radiology Researcher” by


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