12th European Diabetes Congress
Tel Aviv University, Israel
Joseph Shemesh is a full clinical Professor of cardiology at the Sackler School of medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. He is a recognized investigator in the field of non-invasive detection of sub-clinical coronary atherosclerosis. As one of the pioneers in this field, he used in 1995 the Twin dual slice CT device which was the prototype of all the multi-slice CT devices and led the first publication that demonstrated the validity of coronary artery calcifications (CAC) measuring by mechanical CT. During the last 20 years he published over 50 original articles that contribute to the understanding of the clinical significance of CAC and its application to the daily clinical practice. In his recent publications he demonstrated the incremental prognostic value of CAC measuring in high risk populations including smokers, diabetics and hypertensive patients.