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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.