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Ernest Victor Garcia

Ernest Victor Garcia, Cuban, American medical physicist. Achievements include development of computer interface and 3D reconstruction software for multiplane tomographic scanner, real-time computer acquisition for 2D echocardiography, software to quantify thallium-201 myocardial SPECT, software to quantify Tc99m Sestamibi myocardial SPECT distributions. Grantee National Institutes of Health, since 1987, since 1988, since 1990.

Background

  • Garcia, Ernest Victor was born on September 14, 1948 in Havana, Cuba. Came to the United States, 1960. Son of Antonio Librado Garcia and Norma Victoria (Giro) Triana.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, University Miami, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Miami, 1974.

    Career

    • Assistant professor radiology University Miami (Florida)/Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1976-1979, associate professor radiology, 1979-1980. Director nuclear medical computer science Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1980-1985. Professor radiology Emory University School Medicine, Atlanta, since 1990, director P.E.T. Center, since 1990.

      Co-director Emory University/Georgia Technology biomedical Technology Research Center, 1990-1993. Adjunct associate professor School Medicine University of California at Los Angeles, 1983-1985. Member diagnostic radiology study section division research grants National Institutes of Health, Washington, 1986-1990.

      Member medical imaging drugs advisory committee Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include development of computer interface and 3D reconstruction software for multiplane tomographic scanner, real-time computer acquisition for 2D echocardiography, software to quantify thallium-201 myocardial SPECT, software to quantify Tc99m Sestamibi myocardial SPECT distributions.

    Works

    • Member editorial board International Journal Cardiovascular Imaging, since 1985. Contributor articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Society Nuclear Medicine (4th Tetalman Memorial award 1984, 1st Winfield Evans Memorial Lecturer award Southwest chapter 1991, president cardiovascular council since 1990), American Heart Association (member council on cardiovascular radiology since 1987), American Association Physicists in Medicine.

    Connections

    • Married Terri Marylin Spiegel, November 16, 1980. Children: Meredith Sara, Evan Randall.
    • father: Antonio Librado Garcia Triana
    • mother: Norma Victoria (Giro) Triana
    • spouse: Terri Marylin Spiegel
    • children: Meredith Sara Garcia
    • Evan Randall Garcia
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    Born September 14, 1948
    (age 68)
    Nationality
    • 1972
      University Miami
    • 1974
      University Miami
    • 1980 - 1985
      director, nuclear medical computer science Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
    • 1990
      professor, radiology Emory University School Medicine
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1990 - 1993
      co-director Emory U./Georgia Technology biomedical Technology Research Center

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