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Monday, December 28, 2009 - Richard Spira, M.D., Achieves Board Certification in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

The Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT) announced that Richard Spira, M.D., Radiologist, North Broward Radiologists, PA, has passed the CBCCT certification examination.  Dr. Spira is now entitled to designate himself a Diplomate of the Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.  In addition, he received the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Level 3 Cardiovascular CT Certification, which is their highest level of certification for cardiovascular CT training. He is one of only two radiologists in Broward County to receive this training.

Dr. Spira is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology with subspecialty expertise in cardiovascular imaging, body imaging and head and neck imaging. Currently, he is Director of Cardiac CT for Broward Health and North Broward Radiologists, PA, and established the Cardiac CT imaging program for Broward Health.  He is the former Vice Chief of Staff and Medical Director of Radiology and Medical Imaging at IPMC.  Prior to joining North Broward Radiologists, PA, Dr. Spira was the Chief of Computed Tomography and Associate Chief of Interventional Radiology at Cedars Medical Center in Miami.

Dr. Spira received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine.  He completed his medical internship at Boston City Hospital and radiology residency in the Harvard Radiology Program at Beth Israel Hospital.  He then completed two years of fellowship in the Tufts University Radiology Program at the Boston VA Medical Center.  Dr Spira has held appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Miami School of Medicine, and Clinical Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He has authored or co-authored approximately 15 scientific papers and has made numerous presentations and lectures at local and national scientific meetings.

The CBCCT is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2007 to develop and administer a practice-based examination for physicians to document their skills and knowledge in the field of cardiovascular computed tomography.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit, www.browardhealth.org.


Richard Spira, MD, Radiologist