Name: Jay Paul Heiken
Academic Title: Professor of Radiology
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Specialization: Body computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and gastrointestinal and genitourinary fluoroscopic procedures
Year joined MIR: 1982
Current research interests: Diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and assessment of response of hepatocellular carcinoma to treatment. Currently, I’m a member of the steering committee of the American College of Radiology LI-RADS Committee, which is working on developing a system to improve the accuracy of diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma with CT and MRI.
Professional Honors, Awards or Organizational Status:
• Past president of: the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2002-3); the International Cancer Imaging Society (2007-8); and the Society of Gastrointestinal Radiologists (2010-11).
• Awarded the Gold Medal of the International Cancer Imaging Society (2014)
• Awarded Honorary Fellowship in the Asian Society of Abdominal Radiology (2011) and the Radiological Society of South Africa (2013)
• Received the MIR Residents' Distinguished Teaching Award (1994).
Married to Deborah Smith Heiken
One daughter: Lauren Mackenzie Heiken (20 years old)
Personal hobbies: sports, travel, wine tasting
Quote: I chose MIR because it is a superb radiology department which provides excellent patient care and offers the opportunity to teach and engage in high quality clinical research in a warm and collegial environment.