Cameron Henry, MD, second-year diagnostic radiology resident, was recently appointed to a three-year term on the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography’s (SCCT) Fellow and Resident Leaders of SCCT (FiRST) Committee.
Launched in 2011, the FiRST Committee is designed to provide trainees the knowledge and experience necessary for successful careers in cardiovascular CT through various organizational and leadership opportunities.
“The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography is the leading professional organization focused on cardiovascular disease and imaging,” said Jeff Carr, MD, Professor of Radiology and SCCT Past President. “Being named to the SCCT’s FiRST committee is a distinct honor for Cam, and is very well deserved. He is a great representative of Vanderbilt Radiology!”
Appointed by the SCCT Board of Directors, FiRST Committee members serve as liaisons between SCCT officers, residents and fellows, and other professional organizations, including the American College of Radiology and American College of Cardiology. They also help develop educational programming, outreach and mentorship opportunities for other trainees.
In his new role on the FiRST Committee, Dr. Henry plans to create learning materials related to cardiovascular imaging, including for the organization’s podcast, “The Donut of Destiny;” help update the Levels 2 and 3 Cardiac CT Verification guidelines; and moderate panel discussions at the SCCT’s Annual Scientific Meeting.
The FiRST Committee, however, is not Dr. Henry’s first involvement with the SCCT. His participation dates back to his time in medical school, and he credits the organization for having taught him the basics of segmentation and advanced post-processing. In addition, for the past three years, he has helped teach SCCT’s pre-procedural Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) workshops.
“I'm excited to be appointed to FiRST Committee because it allows me the opportunity to continue giving back to an organization that I hold dear,” said Dr. Henry. “I look forward to seeing how I can serve the organization in this capacity, and how my participation on the Committee will further prepare me for a career in cardiovascular CT.”