ACTSI Investigator Dr. Leslee Shaw in the News

Leslee Shaw, PhD, ACTSI investigator, professor of cardiology, and co-director, Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute, Emory University

Emory Medicine | And the heart scan shows…
Fall 2015

CBS News | Medscape | Science World Report | Calcium scan may predict premature death risk
July 6, 2015

Emory News Center | Simple heart scan may help identify patients at risk for premature death
July 6, 2015

Lab Land | Leslee Shaw explains coronary artery calcium scoring
April 13, 2015

Emory News Center | Red Dress Award Honors Emory Cardiovascular Researcher
February 15, 2013

Rock Hill Herald | MedSolutions co-sponsors upcoming conference on radiation exposure and cardiac imaging
November 12, 2012


“Medical history for prognostic risk assessment and diagnosis of stable patients with suspected coronary artery disease.” Am J Med. 2015 Aug;128(8):871-8.

“Current worldwide nuclear cardiology practices and radiation exposure: results from the 65 country IAEA Nuclear Cardiology Protocols Cross-Sectional Study (INCAPS).” Eur Heart J. 2015 Jul 7;36(26):1689-96. 

“Plaque characterization by coronary computed tomography angiography and the likelihood of acute coronary events in mid-term follow-Up.” J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Jul 28;66(4):337-46.

“Gender differences in the prevalence, severity, and composition of coronary artery disease in the young: a study of 1635 individuals undergoing coronary CT angiography from the prospective, multinational confirm registry.” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 May;16(5):490-9.

“Age-related risk of major adverse cardiac event risk and coronary artery disease extent and severity by coronary CT angiography: results from 15 187 patients from the International Multisite CONFIRM Study.” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 May;15(5):586-94. 

“Current but not past smoking increases the risk of cardiac events: insights from coronary computed tomographic angiography.”Eur Heart J. 2015 May 1;36(17):1031-40. 

“Effects of cardiac medications for patients with obstructive coronary artery disease by coronary computed tomographic angiography: Results from the multicenter CONFIRM registry.” Atherosclerosis. 2015 Jan;238(1):119-25. 

“Prognostic significance of impaired chronotropic response to pharmacologic stress Rb-82 PET.” J Nucl Cardiol 2014 Apr;21(2):233-44. 

“Prognostic Value of PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging in Obese Patients.”JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014 Mar;7(3):278-87.

“PI3Kδ inhibition by idelalisib in patients with relapsed indolent lymphoma.” N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 13;370(11):1008-18. 

“Does coronary CT angiography improve risk stratification over coronary calcium scoring in symptomatic patients with suspected coronary artery disease? Results from the prospective multicenter international CONFIRM registry.” Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging 2014 Mar;15(3):267-74. 

“Incremental prognostic value of coronary computed tomographic angiography over coronary artery calcium score for risk prediction of major adverse cardiac events in asymptomatic diabetic individuals.” Atherosclerosis 2014 Feb;232(2):298-304. 

 “Optimized Prognostic Score for Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography: Results From the CONFIRM Registry (COronary CT Angiography EvaluatioN For Clinical Outcomes: An InteRnational Multicenter Registry).” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2013: 62(5); 468-476. 

Awards & Recognition:

Shaw was awarded the 2015 Dean’s Distinguished Faculty Lecture and Award, among the most prestigious and celebratory honors that the School of Medicine can bestow on a faculty member. Learn more

Shaw received the 2015 recipients of the Albert E. Levy Award for Excellence in Scientific Research for senior faculty, for her work on the effectiveness of cardiovascular imaging, especially in women, the university's highest research honor. This award, overseen by the University Research Committee, was established to recognize the contributions of Emory faculty members to the advancement of scientific knowledge. Each year, one award is given to a junior faculty member and one award is given to a senior (defined as associate rank or above) faculty member in the fields of mathematics, social, chemical, physical and biological sciences. Read more…

Thomson Reuters released "Highly Cited Researchers 2014" that identifies more than 3,000 researchers worldwide who wrote the greatest numbers of highly cited papers over the past decade. These researchers ranked in the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication, "earning them the mark of exceptional impact," says the site. Among them were several Emory faculty, most of which are ACTSI-supported investigators, including Dr. Shaw.

Shaw was a 2013 recipient of the Women’s Day Red Dress Award. The award is given to members of the media, patients, and medical community who have made a difference heart disease in women. She received the award from Woman's Day magazine at their 10th annual gala in February 2013. The awards spotlight those who have made a significant contribution to the prevention of heart disease in women.