It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Prem Soman as the Richard S. Caligiuri Endowed Chair in Amyloidosis and Heart Failure in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. This appointment is effective February 1, 2023.

As you know, Prem has been instrumental in establishing the Cardiac Amyloidosis Center of Excellence in Cardiology and in bringing it to national prominence in record time. This endowed chair recognizes and rewards the quality and impact of the work done by Prem to date and is an expression of the confidence in his future accomplishments and contributions to the University and beyond. 

After his initial medical and postgraduate training in India and the UK, Prem did fellowships in Cardiology and Cardiac Imaging at the Tufts Medical Center, Boston. He was recruited to UPMC in 2005 and is currently a tenured Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science. Dr. Soman holds many other titles: he is the Director of Nuclear Cardiology and of the Cardiac Amyloidosis Center; He is also Associate Chief of Cardiology for Faculty Affairs.  During his tenure here in Pittsburgh, Prem has established several programs that have critically advanced the missions of the HVI-Cardiology and the Department of Medicine including the Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship, the Multidisciplinary Cardiac Amyloidosis Center and fellowship, and the Cardiac PET program. He has mentored many residents and fellows, several of whom have gone on to academic and leadership positions of their own. He is an established clinical researcher with over 130 publications and has co-authored several national guideline documents. The national leadership positions he has held include President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Chair of the American College of Cardiology Imaging Council and President of the Cardiovascular Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. He is currently associate editor of Circulation CV Imaging. 

Please join us in congratulating Prem for this well-deserved honor and accomplishment.