Nation’s Two Top Cardiology Societies Honor MMI Cardiologist

Medical Metrics, Inc. (MMI) pleased to announce that its Director of Cardiovascular Imaging, Miguel Quiñones, M.D., will receive the Physician Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) at the society’s annual scientific sessions in June.  He will also be named a Master of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) at that group’s annual meeting in March.

Dr. Quiñones is chair of cardiology at Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center and a leading expert in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound.  He has authored for many of the guidelines used by cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons around the world to interpret echocardiographic data.  As a member of MMI’s core faculty, he provides expert guidance on clinical study design and implementation, including guidance on protocol development, endpoint selection, and imaging.

At the ACC’s annual meeting in Chicago, Quiñones will be named a Master of the ACC, the highest honor bestowed by the over 39,000-member group.  A maximum of four cardiologists receive the title each year.  Dr. Quiñones will also be honored at the 23rd annual meeting of the ASE with the Physician Lifetime Achievement Award.  At this meeting, Dr. Quiñones will be acknowledged for a “lifetime of outstanding achievement in the field of cardiovascular ultrasound.”

Dr. Quiñones is the fourth recipient of the ASE Physician Lifetime Achievement award.  In his nomination of Dr. Quiñones, ASE President James D. Thomas, M.D., acknowledged that “Mike is one of the true pioneers in the field of echocardiography, having led the way in the assessment of ventricular and valvular function.”  MMI is proud to collaborate with Dr. Quiñones and offer its clients access to leading experts in the field of cardiovascular imaging.

About Medical Metrics

Medical Metrics, Inc. (MMI) is an experienced, ISO 9001-certified, independent imaging core lab for multi-center clinical trials. Through affiliation with the world-renowned Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, MMI partners with clinical trial sponsors to conduct comprehensive imaging evaluations of new treatments for cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, and neurovascular disorders. Trials range from pre-clinical and early-phase clinical studies to pivotal trials and post-approval surveillance. With an ISO-certified quality system, experienced project management team, proprietary data management platform, and luminary group of cardiovascular thought-leaders, MMI is uniquely positioned to deliver high-quality imaging core lab services for complex clinical trials.