Ricardo C. Cury, M.D., FSCCT
Director of Cardiac Imaging, Baptist Hospital of Miami and
Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine,
Florida International University
Dr. Cury's Bio
Juan Carlos Batlle, M.D.
Baptist Health and Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute
Dr. Batlle came to his role as a diagnostic radiologist at Radiology Associates of South Florida from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he served as a resident physician in the radiology department and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. During his time at the hospital, he spent a year focusing on cardiothoracic imaging, including hands-on supervision of cardiac CT and MRI acquisition and post-processing. He also completed a musculoskeletal fellowship at MGH, specializing in sports medicine, soft tissue and bone tumors, and general musculoskeletal radiology, including musculoskeletal interventional procedures.
Dr. Batlle graduated Duke University summa cum laude before earning a master's degree in bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Concurrently, he took part in an M.D./ MBA degree program at the university's Wharton School, graduating with honors. He received numerous awards upon graduation, including the Theodore Friedmann Prize, given to the graduating student who has made the most significant advance in biomedical ethics.
Dr. Batlle has published numerous abstracts and journal articles, covering several fields of interest, including clinical radiology, informatics, bioethics, and heath services research. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Roberto C. Cury, M.D.
Medical Director, Cardiac CT and MRI
São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Cury is the chair of Cardiology and director of Cardiac CT and MRI at Samaritano Hospital in São Paulo. He received his doctorate degree from Santa Casa School of Medical Sciences in Brazil and finished his clinical fellowship in Cardiac CT and MRI at InCor, Heart Institute of São Paulo. Dr. Cury was the pioneer in Brazil in the field of stress myocardial perfusion cardiac CT and concluded his Ph.D. at InCor. Dr. Cury has contributed in cardiovascular imaging field with published papers, book chapters, case reports and invited presentations. He is the director of the SCCT Brazilian International Regional Committee.
Judd E. Hollander, M.D., FACEP
Professor and Clinical Research Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Hollander graduated from New York University Medical School in 1986, completed an internal medicine residency at Barnes Hospital in 1989, and an emergency medicine residency at Jacobi Hospital in 1992. His research interests include risk stratification and treatment of patients with potential acute coronary syndromes and congestive heart failure; cocaine- associated cardiovascular complications; and laceration and wound management. Dr. Hollander has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and editorials on these and other topics. Dr. Hollander is chair of the SAEM Program Committee and a past member of the SAEM Board of Directors (2000-2003). He has been a member of the Emergency Medicine Foundation Scientific Review Committee (1996-2003) and is past chair of this committee (2000-2002). He is currently Deputy Editor for the Annals of Emergency Medicine and has served as associate editor for academic emergency medicine and as a reviewer for NEJM, JAMA, Circulation, JACC and many other emergency medicine and cardiology journals. Dr. Hollander received the ACEP Award for Outstanding Research in 2001 and the Hal Jayne SAEM Academic Excellence Award in 2003.
Constantino S. Peña, M.D.
Medical Director, Vascular Imaging, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute
Baptist, Doctors, Homestead and South Miami Hospitals and Baptist Outpatient Services
Dr. Peña serves as a radiologist at Radiology Associates of South Florida. He has held roles as a clinical assistant in radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, clinical fellow in radiology at Harvard Medical School, clinical staff member in radiology for vascular imaging and intervention at Massachusetts General Hospital, and instructor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Peña has been published a number of times, including pieces on adrenal masses,
post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder of the liver, cervical spine osteoblastoma, liver lesion detection, and surgical conversions from endoluminal aortic aneurysm stent graft repair. In addition to his publications in respected journals such as the Journal of Magnetic Imaging, American Journal of Radiology, Radiology, and Korean Journal of Radiology, Dr. Peña has presented before the American Roentgen Ray Society, the Radiological Society of North America, and the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology.
Dr. Peña received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Stanford University before receiving an MD from Yale University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a residency in diagnostic radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also completed a fellowship in vascular intervention.
Jack Ziffer, Ph.D, M.D., FAHA, FACC, FSCCT, FASNC
Chief Executive Officer, Baptist Health Medical Group
Clinical Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
A radiologist and nuclear medicine physician for 30 years, Dr. Jack Ziffer is the first leader of the Baptist Health Medical Group, serving as corporate vice-president of Physician Enterprises for Baptist Health South Florida. The group is the preeminent organization of physicians and surgeons serving Baptist Health. Its approximately 100 members cover a broad base of specialties, including cardiac and thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, general surgery, and hospitalists.
Prior to becoming a physician-executive at Baptist Health, Dr. Ziffer served for more than six years as president and CEO of RASF, one of the 10 largest multispecialty physician groups in South Florida. He was chief of radiology at Baptist Hospital of Miami for seven years, and prior to that director of cardiac imaging at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, as well as medical director of nuclear medicine and positron emission tomography (PET) at Baptist Hospital. He continues to practice radiology and nuclear medicine at Baptist Health facilities.