Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, M.D.

  1. Cardiologist
  2. Director, Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Panithaya Chareonthaitawee, M.D., is a board certified cardiologist who is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and her Medical Degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Chareonthaitawee completed her internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowships at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN). She was an advanced fellow in cardiac PET imaging at the MRC Cyclotron Unit, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, United Kingdom. She joined the staff of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine in 2000. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and American Heart Association (FAHA). She is the 2017-18 President of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Cardiovascular Council Board of Directors, and the Co-Chair and Chair of the 2018 and 2019 American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Program Committee, respectively. She is an Associate Editor Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging and a current or past editorial board member of JACC Cardiovascular Imaging, and Journal of Nuclear Cardiology.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Evaluation and management of patients with coronary artery disease
  • Evaluation and management of patients with endothelial dysfunction and microvascular disease
  • Nuclear cardiology (SPECT and PET imaging)
  • Special interest in cardiac sarcoid imaging

Dr. Chareonthaitawee is Director of the Mayo Clinic Nuclear Cardiology Laboratory, the Department Diversity Chair, and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency of Mayo Clinic and a member of the Mayo Cardiovascular Fellowship Committee in Rochester.

  1. Acute coronary syndrome
  2. Atrial fibrillation
  3. Congestive heart failure
  4. Coronary artery disease
  5. Endothelial dysfunction
  6. High blood pressure
  7. Hyperlipidemia
  1. Cardiac PET scan
  2. Nuclear stress test
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Stress Testing
  1. 2000
    OtherImperial College School of Medicine, Advanced Training in Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography, MRC Cyclotron Unit, Mayo Foundation Scholar, London, United Kingdom
  2. 2000
    OtherICSM Hammersmith Hospital, MRC Cyclotron Unit, Honorary Specialist Registrar in Cardiology, Hammersmith Hospital &NHS Trust, Honorary Research Fellow in Transplant Medicine, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom
  3. 1998
    Fellow - Cardiology and Nuclear CardiologyDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  4. 1995
    Resident - Internal MedicineDepartment of Internal Medicine, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  5. 1992
    MDNorthwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  6. 1987
    BA - BiologyColumbia University

Certifications

  1. 2001
    Cardiovascular DiseasesAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Awards and honors

  1. 2020
    MentorWilliam Worrall Mayo Scholars Mentorship Program
  2. 2019
    ChairAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology Program Committee
  3. 2018
    Associate EditorCirculation: Cardiovascular Imaging
  4. 2018
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2018
    Vice-ChairAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology Program Committee
  6. 2017
    Immediate Past President, Cardiovascular Council Board of DirectorsSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  7. 2017
    Co-ChairAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  8. 2017
    MemberAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology Board of Directors
  9. 2017
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  10. 2016
    President, Cardiovascular Council Board of DirectorsSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  11. 2016
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2015
    Vice President, Cardiovascular CouncilSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  13. 2015
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  14. 2014
    Grant ReviewerMEDI Study Section, Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering IRG, Center for Scientific Review/National Institutes of Health
  15. 2014
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  16. 2013
    MemberCardiovascular Imaging Grand Rounds Committee
  17. 2013
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  18. 2012
    Teacher of the YearInternal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  19. 2012
    Member, Cardiovascular Council Board of DirectorsSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  20. 2012
    Best Poster Award-Comparison of Hyperemic Myocardial Blood Flow Response to Regadenoson vs Adenosine: A Quantitative Analysis with PET (NH-13) Ammonia in Healthy SubjectsAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology 2012 Annual Scientific Sessions
  21. 2012
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  22. 2011
    Associate Program DirectorInternal Medicine Residency Program, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  23. 2011
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  24. 2010
    American Heart Association, Bioengineering Basic Science 1 Study Group Peer Review CommitteeAmerican Heart Association
  25. 2010
    Program Committee MemberAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  26. 2010
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  27. 2009
    Top EducatorInternal Medicine Residency, Department of Internal Medicine
  28. 2007
    Best Educator for Resident EducationInternal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Internal Medicine
  29. 1998
    Mayo Foundation ScholarImperial College School of Medicine
  30. 1984
    Dean's ListColumbia University
  31. 1983
    Varsity C and Varsity Numerals for Varsity VolleyballColumbia University

Professional memberships

  1. 2021
    Member, Program CommitteeInternational Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
  2. 2020 - present
    Writing Committee MemberSNMMI document “Mars-shot” for Molecular Imaging and Molecular Targeted Radiopharmaceutical Therapy, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  3. 2020
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  4. 2020
    Abstract GraderEuropean Society of Cardiology
  5. 2020
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  6. 2020
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  7. 2020
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  8. 2020
    Chair, Plenary TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  9. 2020
    Member, Program CommitteeInternational Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
  10. 2020 - present
    Enterprise Nuclear Cardiology CommitteeDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine
  11. 2020 - present
    Outreach Committee MemberSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  12. 2019 - present
    Education CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  13. 2019
    Abstract GraderEuropean Society of Cardiology
  14. 2019
    Board Exam Preparation CourseAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  15. 2019
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  16. 2019
    Chair, Annual Program CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  17. 2019
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  18. 2019
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  19. 2019
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  20. 2019
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  21. 2019
    Member, Program CommitteeInternational Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT
  22. 2019
    Chair, Annual Program CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  23. 2019 - present
    American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria: Noncerebral Vasculitis, Panel Member and Writing Committee MemberAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  24. 2019 - present
    Cardiac PET/MR Training and Credentialing Document Writing Committee, Co-ChairAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  25. 2018
    Abstract GraderEuropean Society of Cardiology
  26. 2018
    Board Exam Preparation CourseAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  27. 2018 - present
    ChairSNMMI/American College of Radiology (ACR) Writing Committee for Cardiac PET/MRI Credentialing Document, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  28. 2018 - 2019
    Immediate Past PresidentCardiovascular Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  29. 2018 - 2019
    Chair, Nominating CommitteeCardiovascular Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  30. 2018
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  31. 2018
    Vice-Chair, Annual Program CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  32. 2018
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  33. 2018
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  34. 2018
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  35. 2018
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  36. 2018
    SNMMI Annual Meeting Cardiovascular Program OrganizerSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  37. 2018
    Vice-Chair, Annual Program CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  38. 2018 - present
    Outpatient Practice Subcommittee MemberDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine
  39. 2018 - present
    Associate EditorAmerican Heart Association, Circulation Cardiovascular Imaging
  40. 2018 - present
    Leadership Development Program MentorAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  41. 2018 - present
    Board of DirectorsAlliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  42. 2017 - 2020
    Writing Committee MemberAppropriate Use Critieria for PET Myocardial Perfusion Imaging, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  43. 2017 - 2018
    PresidentCardiovascular Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  44. 2017
    Chair, PET TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  45. 2017
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  46. 2017
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  47. 2017
    Co-Chair, Plenary TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  48. 2017
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  49. 2017
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  50. 2017
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  51. 2017
    SNMMI Midwinter Cardiovascular Program OrganizerSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  52. 2017
    Co-Chair, Annual Program CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  53. 2016 - 2018
    Patient/Medical PersonnelSNMMI Official Reviewer of the 2018 ACC/ASNC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT/SNNMI Expert Consensus Document on Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging – Best Practices for Safety and Effectiveness, Pt.1: Radiation Physics and Radiation Biology, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  54. 2016 - 2018
    Patient/Medical PersonnelSNMMI Official Reviewer of the 2018 ACC/ASNC/HRS/NASCI/SCAI/SCCT/SNNMI Expert Consensus Document on Optimal Use of Ionizing Radiation in Cardiovascular Imaging – Best Practices for Safety and Effectiveness Pt.2: Radiological Equipment Operation, Dose-Sparing Methodologies, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  55. 2016 - 2018
    EANM, SNMMI PET Interest Group and ASNC Writing Comittee for the Use of FDG PET/CT Imaging in Large Vessel Vasculitis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Writing Group MemberAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  56. 2016 - 2017
    Vice PresidentCardiovascular Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  57. 2016
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  58. 2016
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  59. 2016
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  60. 2016
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  61. 2016
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  62. 2016
    OrganizerCardiac SPECT Instrumentation - An Overview and New Advances, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  63. 2015 - 2017
    Writing CommitteeJoint SNMMI/ASNC Expert Consensus Document on the Use of FDG PET in Cardiac Sarcoidosis , Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  64. 2015 - 2017
    Joint Procedural Position Statement on Imaging in Cardiac Sarcoidosis: From the Cardiovascular and Inflammation and Infection Committees of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, and ASNC, Reviewing Committee MemberAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  65. 2015 - 2017
    Reviewing Committee MemberJoint Procedural Position Statement on Imaging in Cardiac Sarcoidosis: From the Cardiovascular and Inflammation and Infection Committees of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine, the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, and ASNC, Reviewing Committee Member, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  66. 2015
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  67. 2015
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  68. 2015
    Co-organizerCardiology Boot Camp I and II for Nuclear Medicine Physicians, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  69. 2015
    OrganizerContemporary SPECT Technology, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  70. 2015
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  71. 2015
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  72. 2015
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  73. 2014
    Member, Core TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  74. 2014
    Board Exam Preparation CourseAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  75. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  76. 2014
    Co-organizerCardiology Boot Camp I and II for Nuclear Medicine Physicians, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  77. 2014
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  78. 2014
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  79. 2014
    Question Writing CommitteeAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  80. 2014
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  81. 2014
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  82. 2014 - present
    Clinical Practice CommitteeDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine
  83. 2014 - present
    Executive Leadership CommitteeDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine
  84. 2014 - present
    Imaging Grand Rounds CommitteeDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine
  85. 2013
    Board Exam Preparation CourseAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  86. 2013 - 2014
    MemberAlliance for Academic Internal Medicine
  87. 2013
    Chair, Multimodality TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  88. 2013
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  89. 2013
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  90. 2013
    AuthorPET Professional Resources and Outreach Source (PET PROS), Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  91. 2013
    JudgeYoung Investigators Award Competition, SNMMI Annual Meeting, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  92. 2013
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  93. 2013
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  94. 2012
    Member, Core TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  95. 2012
    Board Exam Preparation CourseAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  96. 2012
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  97. 2012
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  98. 2012
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  99. 2012
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  100. 2012 - present
    Board of DirectorsCardiovascular Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  101. 2011
    Member, Advance TrackAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  102. 2011
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  103. 2011
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  104. 2011
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  105. 2011
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  106. 2010 - 2019
    Selection and Recruitment Committee MemberClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  107. 2010 - 2018
    General Medical Training Executive CommitteeClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  108. 2010 - 2018
    Chief Residency Selection Committee MemberClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  109. 2010 - 2018
    Program Education Committee MemberClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  110. 2010 - 2018
    IM/Pediatrics Graduate Education Committee MemberClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  111. 2010
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  112. 2010
    Grant Review Panel MemberAmerican Heart Association
  113. 2010
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  114. 2010
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  115. 2010
    Abstract GraderSociety of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  116. 2010 - present
    Selection Committee MemberClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  117. 2009
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  118. 2009
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  119. 2009
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  120. 2008
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  121. 2008
    Abstract GraderAmerican Heart Association
  122. 2008
    Abstract GraderAmerican Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  123. 2007
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  124. 2006 - 2007
    Co-ChairHeart Walk, Rochester, Minnesota, American Heart Association
  125. 2006
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  126. 2005 - 2018
    MemberClinical Competency Committee, Internal Medicine Residency Program
  127. 2005
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  128. 2004
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  129. 2003 - 2007
    Vice ChairRadiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  130. 2003 - 2007
    MemberRadiation Safety Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  131. 2003
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  132. 2002
    Abstract ReviewerAmerican College of Cardiology, Annual Scientific Sessions
  133. 2001
    Abstract Scientific ReviewInternational Academy of Cardiology
  134. 2000
    MemberScientific Abstract Review Committee, International Academy of Cardiology
  135. 2000
    MemberScientific Advisory Board, International Academy of Cardiology
  136. 2000
    Abstract Scientific ReviewInternational Academy of Cardiology
  137. 2000 - present
    PET CommitteeDepartment of Radiology
  138. 2000 - present
    Radiology PET Research CommitteeDepartment of Radiology
  139.  
    FellowAmerican College of Cardiology
  140.  
    FellowAmerican Heart Association
  141.  
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  142.  
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  143.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  144.  
    MemberThai Physicians Association of America
  145.  
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association

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