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Clinical Advisors

Howard Leong-Poi

Dr. Howard Leong-Poi is presently the head of the Division of Cardiology, as well as Program Director, of the Heart and Vascular Program at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Leong-Poi is also a practicing Physician within the Cardiology department at St. Michael’s Hospital with over 20 years of experience. Along with his mentioned roles, Dr. Leong-Poi is a Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Leong-Poi has served on multiple grand review panels, such as the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, Swiss National Science Foundation, Canadian Foundation for Innovation, and others. He is a member of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Canadian Society of Echocardiography, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and other notable associations. Dr. Leong-Poi has received numerous international awards, including the 2017 Feigenbaum Lecturer, recipient of the 2005 William W. Parmley Young Author Achievement Award, and 1st prize for the Research Award Competition for the American Society of Echocardiography.


Dr. Jose Banchs

Dr. Jose Banchs is the current Director of Echocardiography at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division at the University of Colorado. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and the National Board of Echocardiography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of echocardiography where he is serving currently as a member of the board of directors for the American Society of Echocardiography and has served in several societal writing groups. He has been a consultant for numerous organizations across the imaging industry in the United States. He has been recognized as Faculty Teacher of the Year Award for multiple years in a row in his previous faculty appointment with the University of Texas. Dr. Banchs has an extensive list of published work within the biomedical field, such as research articles, book chapters, and editorials.


Dr. Gregory Skinner

Dr. Gregory Skinner is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist who works out of the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre in Leicester, UK where he is the Deputy Head of Service and Clinical Lead for Paediatric Cardiology.  Dr. Skinner is certified in Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography by the European Society of Cardiovascular Imaging. Along with general paediatric cardiology, Dr. Skinner specializes in advanced imaging, paediatric and congenital cardiac x-ray computed tomography (CT), and magnetic response imaging. He also has a special interest in 3D printing for complex congenital heart defects. He is an author and editor of Emergencies in Clinical Medicine (first and second editions), and has been featured in multiple publications.

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