Richard Spira, MD, CBCCT

North Broward Radiologists, PA

  • Joined 1989

Specialties:

Education:

  • Boston University School of Medicine, M.D., Boston, Massachusetts, 1970-1974
  • State University of New York at Binghampton, BA, Psychology, Binghamton, New York, N.Y., 1968-1970
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1966-1968

Residency and Internship Training:

  • Residency: Radiology, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Internship: Boston City Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1974-1975

Fellowship Training:

  • Angiography/Neuroradiology, Boston VA Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Tufts University Radiology Program, 1979-1980
  • Computed Tomography and Ultrasonography, Boston VA Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, Tufts University Radiology Program, 1978-1979

 Professional Experience:

  • North Broward Radiologists, PA, Radiologist, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1989-Present
  • Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health North, Broward Health Coral Springs
  • Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Radiology, University of Florida College ofMedicine, Gainesville, Florida, 1996-2003
  • Medical Director: Dept. of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1989-2002
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, 1981-1989
  • Staff Radiologist, Chief, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cedars Medical Center, Miami, Florida, 1980-1989
  • Associate Staff Radiologist, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979-1980
  • Staff Radiologist, Boston VA Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, 1978-1980

Certifications:

  • American Board of Radiology, 1978
  • Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (CBCCT), 2009
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Level III Cardiac CT Certification, 2009

Honors / Awards:

  • Clinical Fellow: Dept. of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1978-1979
  • Clinical Fellow, Dept. of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, 1975-1978

Academic & Teaching Appointments:

  • Courtesy Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Radiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1996-2003
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1981-1989
  • Instructor, Dept. of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1978-1979
  • Clinical Fellow, Dept. of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, 1975-1978

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Broward Health Medical Center
  • Broward Health Imperial Point
  • Broward Health North
  • Broward Health Coral Springs
  • Broward Health Weston

  Hospital Committees:

  • Credentials and Qualifications Committee, Imperial Point Medical Center, 1998-2002
  • Imperial Point Medical Center: Clinical Monitoring Committee, 1989-2002
  • Imperial Point Medical Center: Medical Care Evaluation Committee, 1989-2002
  • Imperial Point Medical Center: Medical Council, 1989-2002
  • Imperial Point Medical Center: Radiation Safety Committee, 1989-2002
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Imperial Point Medical Center, 1998-2000
  • Imperial Point Medical Center: Medicine Monitoring Committee, 1997-1998
  • Cedars Medical Center: Cardiac Center Committee, 1987-1989
  • Cedars Medical Center: Occurrence Screening Committee, 1986-1989
  • Cedars Medical Center: Medical Records/Data Policy Committee, 1985-1986
  • Cedars Medical Center: Surgical Services/O.R. Policy Committee, 1984-1986
  • Cedars Medical Center: Clinical Services Evaluation Committee, 1982-1985

  Hospital Appointments:

  • Chairman, Credentials and Qualifications Committee, Imperial Point Medical Center, 1998-2002
  • Medical Council, Imperial Point Medical Center, 1989-2002
  • Vice Chief of Staff, Imperial Point Medical Center, 1998-2000

Presentations / Publications:

  • “Cardiac CTA Should Stay with Radiologists”, Spira, R, published in Diagnostic Imaging, 2007
  • “64 Slice Cardiovascular CT Angiography”, Spira, R, presented at Grand Rounds, Broward General Medical Center, March 2006
  • “Clinician, Reveal Thyself”, Spira, R, published in Applied Radiology, 1996
  • “Inferior Vena Cava Filters”, Spira, R, presented at American Radiological Nurses Association, 1995
  • “Critical Care Radiology”, Spira, R, presented at annual meeting Broward County Chapter, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, 1991
  • “Perforation of the hypo pharynx: demonstration by computerized tomography”, Spira, R, Bolanos, R., published in Southern Medicine, 1988
  • “Demonstration of nasolacrimal duct carcinoma by computed tomography”, Spira, R, Mondshine, R, published in Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstruction Surgery, 1986
  • “Interventional onco-radiology”, Spira, R, Keusch, KD, presented at Cedars Medical Center 5th annual oncology update, 1985
  • “Bile duct varices”, Spira, R, Widrich, WC, Keusch, KD, Jackson, BT, Katzman, E, Coello, AA, Published in Arch Surgery, 1985
  • “Abscess versus inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease”, Spira, R, presented at he National Foundation for lleitis and colitis, South Florida Chapter, 1985
  • “Left renal vein varix simulating a pancreatic pseudo cyst by sonography”. Spira, R, Kwan, E, Gerzof, SG, Widrich, WC, published in American Journal Roentgenol, 1982
  • “CT Discography: Anatomy and pathology of the intervertebral disk”, Spira, R,  Jacobson, presented at 68th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of Radiological Society of North America, 1982
  • “CT: demonstration of wandering basilar artery” Spira, R, published in the Journal of Computed tomography, Radiology, 1981
  • “Further observations on the efficacy of computed tomography of the chest and abdomen”, Robbins, AH, Pugatch, RD, Gerzel, SG, Faling, LJ, Johnson, WC, Spira, R, Gale, R, published in Radiology. 1980
  • “CT diagnosis of benign mediastinal abnormalities”, Pugatch, RD, Failing, LJ, Robbins, AH,  Spira, R, published in American Journal Roentgenol, 1980
  • “Acute pancreatitis versus acute pancreatic sepsis: CT and ultrasonography for diagnosis and therapy”, Gerzof, SG, Robbins, AH, Spira, R, Johnson, WC, presented at 65th Scientific Assembly of Radiological Society of North America, 1979
  • “A simpler device for measuring patient position on portable films”, Spira, R, Olmstea, EJ, published in American Journal Roentgenol, 1979
  • “Efficacy of chest and abdominal CT: Another look at clinical impact”, Robbins, AH, Pugatch, RD,  Spira, R, Gerzof, SG, Johnson, WC, Faling, LJ, Gale, DR, presented at 65th Scientific Assembly of Radiological Society of North America, 1979
  • “Severe aortic and mitral stenosis”, Paulin, S, Spira, R, published in Primary Cardiology, 1977
  • “Calcific Aortic stenosis. Paulin, S, Spira, R, published in Primary Cardiology, 1977
  • “Percutaneous abscess drainage”, Gerzof, SG, Spira, R, Robbins, AH, published in Roentgenology
  • “Vascular Imaging in the diabetic patient”, Spira, R, presented at Cedars Medical Center, third annual seminar on diabetes

Professional Societies:

  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Florida Radiological Society
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • American College of Radiology
  • Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography