Molecular Imaging Services, Inc. (MIS) is pleased to announce today that Dr. Gary Heller will be joining MIS as Chief Medical Officer

Feb 25, 2014, 10:17 ET from Molecular Imaging Services, Inc.

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Imaging Services, Inc. (MIS) announces today that Dr. Gary Heller will be joining MIS as Chief Medical Officer. Gary V. Heller, MD, Ph.D., FACC, FASNC, FAHA is a nationally recognized expert in cardiology and cardiovascular imaging.  He has experience in medical imaging, pharmaceutical and radiopharmaceutical drug development, as well as research in clinical outcomes in Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Heller has more than 30 years of experience in clinical cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He established the first PET program in Connecticut that focused on cardiac perfusion, myocardial viability assessment and cardiac Sarcoid   He is a former program director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship Program at Hartford Hospital/University of Connecticut School of Medicine. 

Dr. Heller is past-president of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and has been a member of the Editorial Boards of several journals including American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.  He is also past-president of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), as well as past-president of the IAC-Nuclear-PET Division.  Dr. Heller has authored over 175 peer-reviewed manuscripts, he is also Co-editor of Nuclear Cardiology Practical Applications (2nd Edition, McGraw Hill), Nuclear Cardiology: Technical Applications (McGraw Hill), and the Handbook of Nuclear Cardiology:  Cardiac SPECT and PET (Springer).

"MIS is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Gary Heller to our Team. His role will be to provide clinical education and to enhance overall quality for our current and future customers.  Dr. Heller is one of the most respected professionals in the Cardiac PET industry. His immense experience coupled with the existing expertise of the MIS team will further strengthen MIS's position as the national Cardiac PET experts. Dr. Heller and MIS share the same vision to improve the quality of myocardial perfusion imaging, reduce patient radiation exposure and to reduce the overall downstream cost of healthcare," stated Frank DiGregorio, President and CEO of MIS.

"I am pleased to be joining the MIS team in the capacity of Chief Medical Officer.  I look forward to working with their group and adding my experience to the overall quality their team has established as an industry leader in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac PET Imaging. We look forward to offering comprehensive solutions to their current and future customers," stated Gary Heller, MD.

SOURCE Molecular Imaging Services, Inc.