U. Joseph Schoepf, MD

U. Joseph Schoepf, MD

Dr. Joe Schoepf is a professor with appointments in radiology, cardiovascular medicine, and pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, South Carolina. At MUSC, Dr. Schoepf serves as the director of the division of cardiovascular imaging, director of computed tomography research, and as a director of the university-designated Center for Biomedical Imaging.

Dr. Schoepf, a native of Austria, graduated from the medical school of the University of Munich, Germany. After his residency he assumed a position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, which he held from 2001 to 2004. Dr. Schoepf is certified in diagnostic radiology by the American and Austrian Specialty Boards as well as in cardiovascular CT by the American College of Radiology and the Certification Board for Cardiovascular CT. His main clinical and scientific interest is the use of advanced CT and MRI techniques for diagnosing disorders 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, and Academic Radiology. He is deputy editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging, and head of the cardiac section of the editorial board of European Radiology. He has given over 300 invited lectures internationally, has authored more than 400 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, over 20 book chapters, and five books.

Dr. Schoepf has been serving as chairman of several committees of the ACR and other professional societies. He is an honorary member of the Hungarian Radiology Society and of the Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie and received Honorary Professorship from Nanjing University, China.

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

Dr. Schoepf receives research support from and is a consultant for various manufacturers of medical imaging products, including Astellas, Bayer, Bracco, General Electric, Guerbet, Medrad, and Siemens.

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