Elias Botvinick, MD

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Elias H. Botvinick, MD, is a Professor in Residence, Co-Director of the Adult Cardiology Non-Invasive Laboratory, and Director of the Cardiac Stress Testing Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Botvinick received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine in 1967, and completed a residency in Medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York, followed by a fellowship in Nuclear Medicine from UCSF in 1976.

Dr. Botvinick’s primary research interest has been scintigraphic methods. His research involves recent applications of the scintigraphic imaging agent indicates its ability to map the regional density of sympathetic nerves and support the hypothesis that an altered balance in the relationship of perfusion and innervation can increase vulnerability to life threatening arrhythmias. Overall, Dr. Botvinick’s research has been a collaborative effort to develop non-invasive graphic and imaging methods for the identification and evaluation of cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology, and apply them to the diagnosis, risk stratification and monitoring of clinical disease.

Dr. Botvinick has written 178 articles, 46 book chapters, 301 abstracts, with 8 significant publications.

Expertise:
Nuclear Medicine and Cardiology

Specialty:
Nuclear cardiology, scintigraphy, cardiovascular diseases

Professional Interests:
Nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, PET/CT, MRI, CT, cardiac cardiology, echo cardiology, nuclear magnetic resonance, cardiovascular imaging, stress testing, heart, myocardial perfusion, scintigraphy, coronary, synchrony, synchronization

Education and Training:
• Medical School: New York University School of Medicine, New York
• Internship: Bellevue Hospital, New York - Medicine
• Internship: United States Army, Hospital, Fort Riley
• Residency: Bellevue Hospital, New York - Medicine
• Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Nuclear Medicine
• New York State Medical License
• Controlled Substance Registration Certificate
• California State Medical
• Internal Medicine Boards
• Nuclear Medicine Boards
• Cardiovascular Boards
• Certified, Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Certified, Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Publications: 

The beginnings of ASNC.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Botvinick EH

Comparison of Sparse Domain Approaches for 4D SPECT Dynamic Image Reconstruction.

Medical physics

Mitra D, Abdalah M, Boutchko R, Chang H, Shrestha U, Botvinick E, Seo Y, Gullberg GT

A combined static-dynamic single-dose imaging protocol to compare quantitative dynamic SPECT with static conventional SPECT.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Sciammarella M, Shrestha UM, Seo Y, Gullberg GT, Botvinick EH

Noninvasive PET quantitative myocardial blood flow with regadenoson for assessing cardiac allograft vasculopathy in orthotopic heart transplantation patients.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Pampaloni MH, Shrestha UM, Sciammarella M, Seo Y, Gullberg GT, Botvinick EH

Utility of Equilibrium Radionuclide Angiogram-Derived Measures of Dyssynchrony to Predict Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients Undergoing Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine

Badhwar N, James J, Hoffmayer KS, O'Connell JW, Green D, De Marco T, Botvinick EH

Measurement of absolute myocardial blood flow in humans using dynamic cardiac SPECT and 99mTc-tetrofosmin: Method and validation.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Shrestha U, Sciammarella M, Alhassen F, Yeghiazarians Y, Ellin J, Verdin E, Boyle A, Seo Y, Botvinick EH, Gullberg GT

Comparison of radionuclide angiographic synchrony analysis to echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Heart rhythm

Johnson CJ, Roberts JD, James JH, Hoffmayer KS, Badhwar N, Ku IA, Zhao S, Naeger DM, Rao RK, O'Connell JW, De Marco T, Botvinick EH, Scheinman MM

Erratum to: Isolated right ventricular cardiac sarcoidosis demonstrated by (18)FDG positron emission tomography.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Pampaloni MH, Nazer B, Botvinick E

Quantitative Signature of Coronary Steal in a Patient with Occluded Coronary Arteries Supported by Collateral Circulation Using Dynamic SPECT.

IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium conference record. Nuclear Science Symposium

Shrestha U, Botvinick EH, Yeghiazarians Y, Seo Y, Gullberg GT

Isolated right ventricular cardiac sarcoidosis demonstrated by ¹8FDG positron emission tomography.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Hernandez Pampaloni M, Nazer B, Nazar B, Botvinick E

Imaging synchrony.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Botvinick EH, O'Connell JW, Badhwar N

The variable functional effects of the pacing site in normal and scarred ventricles.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

del Romeral LM, Stillson C, Lesh M, Botvinick E

The relationship of myocardial contraction and electrical excitation--the correlation between scintigraphic phase image analysis and electrophysiologic mapping.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

del Romeral LM, Stillson C, Lesh M, Dae M, Botvinick E

A pilot study of changes in (18)F-FDG uptake, calcification and global metabolic activity of the aorta with aging.

Hellenic journal of nuclear medicine

Bural GG, Torigian DA, Botvinick E, Houseni M, Basu S, Chen W, Alavi A

Localization of ventricular tachycardia exit site and subsequent contraction sequence and functional effects with bedside radionuclide angiography.

JACC. Cardiovascular imaging

Botvinick E, Davis J, Dae M, O'Connell J, Schechtmann N, Abbott J, Morady F, Lanzer P, Iskikian J, Scheinman M

Age-related decrease in cardiopulmonary adrenergic neuronal function in children as assessed by I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine imaging.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Chen W, Botvinick EH, Alavi A, Zhang Y, Yang S, Perini R, Zhuang H

Myocardial perfusion and function: single photon emission computed tomography.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Hansen CL, Goldstein RA, Akinboboye OO, Berman DS, Botvinick EH, Churchwell KB, Cooke CD, Corbett JR, Cullom SJ, Dahlberg ST, Druz RS, Ficaro EP, Galt JR, Garg RK, Germano G, Heller GV, Henzlova MJ, Hyun MC, Johnson LL, Mann A, McCallister BD, Quaife RA, Ruddy TD, Sundaram SN, Taillefer R, Ward RP, Mahmarian JJ

Equilibrium radionuclide angiocardiography.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Corbett JR, Akinboboye OO, Bacharach SL, Borer JS, Botvinick EH, DePuey EG, Ficaro EP, Hansen CL, Henzlova MJ, Van Kriekinge S

A novel approach to multipinhole SPECT for myocardial perfusion imaging.

Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine

Funk T, Kirch DL, Koss JE, Botvinick E, Hasegawa BH

A unique method by which to quantitate synchrony with equilibrium radionuclide angiography.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

O'Connell JW, Schreck C, Moles M, Badwar N, DeMarco T, Olgin J, Lee B, Tseng Z, Kumar U, Botvinick EH

Clinical value of attenuation correction in stress-only Tc-99m sestamibi SPECT imaging.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Heller GV, Bateman TM, Johnson LL, Cullom SJ, Case JA, Galt JR, Garcia EV, Haddock K, Moutray KL, Poston C, Botvinick EH, Fish MB, Follansbee WP, Hayes S, Iskandrian AE, Mahmarian JJ, Vandecker W

Increased right ventricular activity: artifact of camera head misalignment.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Pham KH, Botvinick EH

Scintigraphic blood pool and phase image analysis: the optimal tool for the evaluation of resynchronization therapy.

Journal of nuclear cardiology : official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Botvinick EH