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

Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Joe Schoepf is a Professor with appointments in Radiology, Medicine, and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, SC. At MUSC Dr. Schoepf serves as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Imaging, of CT Research and Development, and as 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, MA, which he held from 2001-2004. Dr. Schoepf holds a current unrestricted medical license in the State of South Carolina and is certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American and Austrian Specialty Boards as well as in cardiac CT by the American College of Radiology and the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. His main clinical and scientific interest is non-invasive cardiovascular and thoracic imaging, especially 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 Associate Editor of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging and Head of the Cardiac section of the Editorial Board of European Radiology. He has given >400 invited lectures internationally, has authored >300 articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, >20 book chapters, and five books.

Dr. Schoepf is a member of numerous scientific societies and has been serving 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 Hungarian Radiology Society and of the Société Canadienne-Française de Radiologie 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 AuntMinnie.com.