Leslee J Shaw, PhD, FACC, FASNC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

Co-Director

Emory Clinical Cardiology Research Institute

Biography

Leslee J. Shaw is an outcome research scientist with a background in the diagnosis of coronary disease and in the evaluation of cardiovascular imaging modalities. Her particular areas of research interest include test accuracy, risk assessment, prognosis, clinical outcome evaluation, and cost effectiveness with a particular emphasis on the role of diagnostic testing in special populations including gender and ethnic differences in risk detection. In total, Dr. Shaw has published over 290 publications and presented more than 300 abstracts in major scientific meetings in the US, Europe, Australia, and South America. She serves as an Associated Editor for several journals including: the Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation - Cardiovascular Imaging, and the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. She is also an editorial consultant for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She lectures frequently and has invited presentations at the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology meetings as well as international scientific meetings in Europe, South America, Japan, and Australia.

Dr. Shaw also serves on the board of directors for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (where she serves on the executive committee as its President) and Society for Cardiac Computed Tomography. She has authored two books on outcomes assessment and women’s health, and serves on several national committees including two recent taskforces on computed tomography for the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. Dr. Shaw currently serves on the Cardiovascular Imaging Committee for the American Heart Association. In addition to her work with the American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and American College of Cardiology, Dr. Shaw has served on guidelines committees for the American Society of Echocardiography, Society of Nuclear Medicine, Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, European Society of Cardiology, and American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine. She also serves as an abstract grader for the scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, World Congress of Cardiology, and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology.

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Education

  • BA, Calvin College, 1981.
  • MA, University of Michigan, 1985.
  • PhD, University of Michigan, 1994.
  • Fellowship, Duke University , 1994.

Achievements

1993 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities And Colleges
1993-1994 Research Training Fellowship, Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research & Development Program
2003 Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Canadian Nuclear Cardiology Society, Robert Burns Memorial Lectureship, Toronto, Canada
2004-2005 Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
2006-Present Fellow in the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Elite Reviewer, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2009 Corrigan Lecture in Women’s Health, Massachusetts General Hospital
2009-Present
Fellow in the American College of Cardiology

2009

American College of Cardiology Simon Dack Award for Excellence
2009
Fellow in the American Heart Association

Associations

Tenured Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, 2006 - present

Committee Memberships

National:

  • Clinical Trials Taskforce, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (1997-2000)
  • Co-Chair, Guidelines for Clinical Cardiology Outcomes Assessment, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1998-1999)  
  • Outcomes Assessment Sub-Committee, National Cardiovascular Data Registry, American College of Cardiology (1998-2006)
  • Outcomes and Technology Assessment Committee, Society of Nuclear Medicine (1998-2000)
  • Guidelines for the Use of Intravenous Contrast Agents, American Society of Echocardiography (1999)
  • Technology & Policy Evaluation Committee, Subsection on the Evaluation of Electron Beam Computed Tomography, American College of Cardiology (1999-2000)
  • Chair, Guidelines for Clinical Cardiology Outcomes Assessment, Society of Nuclear Medicine (2000-2001)
  • Steering Committee, American College of Cardiology 34th Bethesda Conference on Atherosclerotic Imaging (2000-2003)
  • Co-Chair, Taskforce 5: Is Atherosclerotic Imaging Cost Effective? American College of Cardiology 34th Bethesda Conference on Atherosclerotic Imaging (2000-2003)
  • Commission of Health Policy and Practice, Society of Nuclear Medicine (2001-2002)
  • Education Committee, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001-Present)
  • Women and CAD Taskforce, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001-2003)
  • Quality Assurance Committee, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001-2005)
  • Program Committee for the Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001-Present)
  • Chair, Annual Scientific Sessions for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Boston, Massachusetts (2009)
  • Writing Group, Consensus Statement - Role of Cardiac Imaging in the Clinical Evaluation of Women with Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease, American Heart Association Cardiac Imaging Committee (2003-2005)
  • Chair, Information Statement on Computed Tomographic Imaging within Nuclear Cardiology, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2004-2005)
  • Writing Group, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Statement on Cost Effectiveness of Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2005)
  • Writing Group, American College of Cardiology Taskforce on Clinical Expert Consensus Document on Electron-Beam Computed Tomography (EBCT), American College of Cardiology (2005-2007)
  • Writing Group, American Heart Association, Expert Consensus Document on Computed Tomography, American Heart Association (2005-2006)
  • Chair, Information Statement, Computed Tomography for Imaging Subclinical Disease and Imaging for Prevention, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2006 – Present)
  • Member, Cardiac Imaging Committee, Council of Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association (2006 – Present)
  • Member, Publications Committee, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2006 – Present)
  • Writing Group, 2010 ACCF/AHA Guideline for Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk in Asymptomatic Adults (2008 – Present)
  • Writing Group, ACCF / ACR Appropriate Utilization of Imaging in Heart Failure (2009 – Present)
  • Taskforce Member, ACCF Appropriate Use Criteria Taskforce (2009 – Present)
  • External Advisory Committee, Canadian Institute for Health Research – Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Canadian Atherosclerosis Imaging Network (2009 – Present)
  • External Advisory Committee, Canadian Institute for Health Research – Institute for Circulatory and Respiratory Health, Imaging Trialist Network (2009 – Present)
  • Writing Group, ACCF Appropriate Utilization of Multimodality Imaging (2010 – Present)
  • Council Member, National Institutes of Health – National Heart, Lumg, and Blood Institute (2009 – 2013)
  • Executive Writing Committee, 2011 Update: Effectiveness-Based Guidelines for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Women, American Heart Association (2009 – Present)
  • Chair, Information Statement on Strategies for defining an optimal risk-benefit ratio for stress myocardial perfusion SPECT, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2010 – Present)
  • Member, Information Statement on the Role of Radionuclide Myocardial Perfusion Imaging for Asymptomatic Individuals, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2010 – Present)
  • Member, Annual Scientific Sessions Committee for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2010 – Present)
  • Member Writing Group, Scientific Statement on Radiation Exposure for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2010 – Present)
  • International:
  • Steering Committee, 4th International Workshop on Challenges in Cardiovascular Imaging, Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy, September 18-21, 2002
  • Program Committee, 7th International Congress on Nuclear Cardiology, Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-11, 2005.
  • Program Committee, 8th International Congress on Nuclear Cardiology, Prague, Czech Republic, April 29 - May 2, 2007.
  • Program Committee, 9th International Congress on Nuclear Cardiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 15 – 18, 2011.

Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Associate Editor, American Journal of Managed Care (1998–2003)
  • Associate Editor, American Heart Journal (1997–2007)
  • Editorial Consultant, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 3rd term (2003–Present)
  • Editorial Board, Today in Cardiology (2004–Present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Nuclear Cardiology (2005–Present)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2007-2010)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American College of Cardiology – Cardiovascular Imaging (2007-Present)
  • Editorial Board, Circulation – Cardiovascular Imaging (2008-Present)

Manuscript reviewer

Outcomes and Health Policy

Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
Medical Care
American Journal of Managed Care
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management

General Medicine

New England Journal of Medicine                                      
Nature - Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine
Archives of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
Journal of the American Medical Association
Annals of Internal Medicine
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Medscape Medical Care

Specialty Review        

Diabetologia
Diabetes / Metabolism – Research and Reviews
American Journal of Hypertension
Circulation
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
American Heart Journal
American Journal of Cardiology
International Journal of Cardiology
Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Coronary Artery Disease

Sub-specialty Review
American Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
Journal of Nuclear Cardiology
European Journal of Echocardiography
J Am Coll Cardiol Cardiovasc Imag
J Cardiovasc CT
Circulation – Cardiovascular Imaging                    

Society Memberships

  • Society for Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Board of Directors (2009 – Present)
  • Society for Atherosclerotic Imaging and Prevention
  • Board of Directors (2003 – 2009), Secretary (2004 – 2006)
  • Corresponding Member, Socieded Argentina de Cardiologia
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Board of Directors, Executive Committee (2005 – Present)
  • President (2011)
  • American Heart Association

Organization of National or International Conferences

  • Steering Committee, American College of Cardiology 34th Bethesda Conference on Atherosclerotic Imaging (2000-2003)
  • Co-Chair, Taskforce 5: Is Atherosclerotic Imaging Cost Effective? American College of Cardiology 34th Bethesda Conference on Atherosclerotic Imaging (2000-2003)
  • Continuing Medical Education Committee for the Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001-Present)
  • Program Committee for the Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2001-Present)
  • Program Committee, 7th International Congress on Nuclear Cardiology, Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-11, 2005 (2003-2005)
  • Program Committee, 8th International Congress on Nuclear Cardiology, Prague, Czech Republic, April 29 - May 2, 2007 (2005-2007)
  • Program Committee, 9th International Congress on Nuclear Cardiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 15 – 18, 2011.
  • Chair, Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Boston, Massachusetts, (2009)
  • Chair, Oversight Committee for the Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2010).
  • Member, Annual Scientific Sessions Committee for the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (2010 – Present)
  • Technical Panel Member, Nuclear Cardiology, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria (May 3 – 9, 2008)
  • External Advisor – Canadian Atherosclerotic Imaging Network - Canadian Institute for Health Research (2009-Present)
  • External Advisor – Medical Imaging Network - Canadian Institute for Health Research (2010)
  • Peer Review - Committee Member, Agency for Health Related Quality (2010)
  • Peer Review - Committee Member, Canadian Institute for Health Research (2010)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, NIH-NHLBI (2010-Present)
  • Member, American College of Cardiology’s Appropriate Use Taskforce (2009-Present)

Publications & Presentations

Publications

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