Dr. Sorrell is the director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Research Team. Currently he is a professor of medicine and radiology, chair of cardiovascular imaging for the UK enterprise, and assistant division chief of cardiovascular medicine. Dr. Sorrell recieved his B.S. in combined Sciences from Youngstown State University in 1987 and recieved his M.D. from St. George's University School of Medicine in 1989. Dr. Sorrell completed an Internal Medicine internship at St. Joseph's Hospital (Seton Hall University) in 1990 and residency from University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1992. He continued his education in medicine by completeting two more fellowships from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston: One in adult cardiology (1994) and antother in advanced imaging (1995).
Dr. Susan Smyth is a physician scientist who combines clinical practice in cardiology with NIH- , VA-, and industry-funded research focused on the interplay between inflammation and thrombosis in vascular biology. Her training and expertise center around the contribution of extracellular mediators and blood and vascular cell-surface signaling receptors. Her team applies genetic and pharmacologic strategies in animal models of cardiovascular disease, in order to define cellular and molecular pathways, and then tests those pathways in clinical studies in humans. She has authored more nearly 150 publications and contributed to over a dozen textbooks.
Dr. M. Elizabeth Oates is a tenured Professor and Rosenbaum Endowed Chair of the Department of Radiology. Dr. Oates received her A.B. summa cum laude from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and her M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. Following a transitional internship and residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Los Angeles County-Harbor U.C.L.A. Medical Center, Dr. Oates completed a fellowship in Nuclear Radiology at Tufts University/New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Currently, Dr. Oates chairs the Nuclear Medicine/Molecular Category Core Examination Development Committee for the American Board of Radiology. She chairs the Commission on Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and sits on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology. Dr. Oates serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American College of Radiology and as an Associate Editor for Radiology. She has published more than 135 scholarly articles and book chapters, presented more than 85 scientific papers or education exhibits, and delivered more than 125 invited talks. Dr. Oates continues to enjoy practicing and teaching nuclear cardiology, notably myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging.