Officers and Board of Directors Slate for 2013

ASE 2013 Board Ballot

Please vote for the officers and directors using this ballot.  You may only vote for one person for each position (1 Vice President, 1 Secretary, 1 Member at Large, and 5 Directors); however, you may write in additional nominees in the blank spaces instead of the person nominated.  The new officers and directors will be introduced at the ASE Annual Membership Business Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Your ballot must be received by May 31, 2013.  Please review the slate below and vote here.  Thank you.

Officer Nominated to Presidential Ladder (One-Year Term June 2013 – June 2014)

Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE is Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Temple University School of Medicine. She is also an attending physician in cardiology at Temple University Hospital. Prior to joining Temple in February 2012, Dr. Wiegers was an Associate Professor of icine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she was also director of the echocardiography lab.

She received her ical degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, and completed internships in internal icine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, a fellowship in cardiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is board certified in internal icine and cardiovascular disease, and is NBE certified.

Dr. Wiegers has published 3 echocardiography texts and serves as a reviewer for Circulation, JASE, Echocardiography, Circulation Imaging, JACC Imaging, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Heart. She has been involved in numerous organizing roles including serving as co-chair for a session on 3-D echocardiography for the ASE Scientific Sessions in Toronto in 2008; as abstract chair for the Scientific Sessions from 2008-2010; as co-course director for the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course from 2009-2011; as chair of the ASE Scientific Sessions in 2011; and as co-chair of the joint ASE/ACC session at the ACC’s Annual Scientific Sessions in 2012. She has a long record of service on ASE committees, including her current service as an abstract reviewer, a member of the Scientific Sessions Committee, a member of the Awards Committee, and as chair of the Education Planning & Oversight Committee.

Officers Nominated for 2 year terms  (June 2013 – June 2015)

Horton_KenSecretary (2 year term)
Kenneth D. Horton, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Intermountain Heart Institute, Riverton, UT

Kenneth D. Horton, RCS, RDCS, FASE is the Echo/Vascular Research Coordinator at Intermountain Heart Institute in Riverton, UT, where he has worked since September 2007. He also serves as a core lab research sonographer at Medstar Health Research Institute in Washington, DC. Before joining Intermountain Heart Institute, Ken worked as the director of operations and research sonographer at the Medstar cardiovascular core laboratories.

Ken has a long record as a very active ASE volunteer, and is currently serving as chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography, and on the ASE Board of Directors.   He is a member of the Finance Committee, the International Relations Committee, and International Sonographer Education Taskforce. He has a strong interest in the global expansion of cardiovascular ultrasound education, and believes his years of experience as a sonographer who uses ASE guidelines each day, as well as being a mentor for students and early career members in the field, positions him as a good resource to the Society in the accomplishment of these goals.

kreegerMember at Large (2 year term)
Joe Kreeger, RCCS, RDCS, FASE
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, GA

Joe Kreeger, RCCS, RDCS, FASE joined the University of Miami Echocardiography Laboratory in 1996 and relocated to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 1999. Joe has functioned as a leader in many capacities within this echocardiography laboratory over the past 13 years, including clinical imaging, education, and quality assurance. He became the technical director of the echocardiography laboratory in 2009. He holds an Associate of Science degree from the National School of Technology in Miami, Florida in cardiac sonography.

He has served as a board member for both the Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease and the Council on Cardiovascular Sonography since 2011, and is also a member of the FASE Committee. Past assignments include the Education and Research Committees. Joe has been a reviewer of pediatric and fetal echocardiography laboratories for IAC-Echocardiography, and is very active on the lecture circuit within the CHOA system and with the ASE and SDMS. He is a recognized expert in pediatric and fetal echocardiography and sits on exam writing committees for both ARDMS and CCI. He is also author or coauthor of several peer reviewed publications and book chapters. Among Joe’s many interests is his desire to advocate for “vulnerable” areas of the field, such as the burgeoning population of adults with congenital heart disease.

Directors Nominated to Serve 3 year terms (June 2013 – June 2016)

cohen-meryl-sMeryl S. Cohen, MD, FASE
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania The Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia,  PA

Meryl S. Cohen, MD, FASE earned her ical degree from New York’s Stony Brook University School of Medicine, perfor an internship and residency in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Medical Center, and completed her cardiology fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania.  She is Medical Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as Associate Director of the fellowship training program.

Dr. Cohen has a long service record with the ACC, SOPE and ASE, including serving on the Scientific Sessions Program Committee and the Education Committee. She served six years on the board of the Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, where she was a member of the Workforce Survey Task Force. She is chair of the writing group for the Pediatric Point of Care Echo document, and co-chair of the Echocardiographic Assessment of Atrial Septal Defect and Patent Foramen Ovale writing committee. She currently serves on the Guidelines and Standards Committee and is co-chair of the ACCME/CME committee.  She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed research articles and 31 editorials and book chapters, and is a co-editor on an impressive congenital echocardiography textbook published in 2009 and now going into second edition.

MankadSunil Mankad, MD, FASE
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN

Sunil Mankad, MD, FASE is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, where he is also the Director ofTtransesophageal Echocardiography and a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases. Dr. Mankad also serves as Associate Program Director of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program.

He earned his ical degree from Northeastern Ohio University College of Medicine, where he also perfor his residency. He perfor a fellowship in cardiovascular and critical care icine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imagery at Allegheny General Hospital.

Dr. Mankad is a governor-elect for the American College of Cardiology. He is a member of the ASE Council on Perioperative Echocardiography and is a member of the JASE Editorial Board.

Sue PhillipSue D. Phillip, RCS, FASE
Adminstrative Director, Echo Programs
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Susan D. Phillip, RCS, FASE completed her echocardiography training at the University of North Carolina and became the first cardiac sonographer in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, where she stayed for many years before becoming the Technical Director of a large volume Non-Invasive Cardiology laboratory. She transitioned to industry and became the global clinical specialist and engaged in global marketing and product development for GE Healthcare. Sue then joined Johns Hopkins University as an Echocardiography Education Director, overseeing all echocardiography education matters for their cardiology program in Trinidad & Tobago. She currently serves as the Program Director for Johns Hopkins Medicine and oversees technical administration in the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University including five of its satellite operations. In addition, she oversees echo research operations, the Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, and a global outreach program in echocardiography.

She has served ASE as a member of the Educational Products Committee, and currently serves on the Bylaws and Ethics Committee.

Juan Carlos Plana, MD, FASE
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Juan Carlos Plana, MD, FASE is Co-Director of the Cardio-Oncology Center and Associate Staff of the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He was educated as a ical doctor and surgeon at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine in Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia. He perfor a clinical fellowship as a cardiovascular disease fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, and is Level III certified in echocardiography.

Dr. Plana has served as the liaison to the Spanish-speaking countries on the ASE International Relations Task Force, and is a member of the Research Committee. He has participated in numerous research projects involving echocardiography and later, cardio-oncology, resulting in over 20 authored or co-authored publications, including a landmark paper on the role of contrast in stress echocardiography, as well as important work on the role of strain imaging in the early identification of cardio-toxicity. He has strong experience in the evaluation of cardiac masses and has contributed articles and chapters on the use of 3D echo for this evaluation. He has been invited to give over 100 lectures on three continents based on his work in cardio-oncology.   He is the chair of the ASE Expert Consensus for the Echocardiographic Evaluation of Adult Patients During and After Cancer Therapy and also a collaborator in an ASE/EAE co-sponsored radiotherapy statement.

Brad J. Roberts, BS, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, TX

Brad J. Roberts, BS, RCS, RDCS, FASE is currently the Technical Director of the echocardiography core laboratory at Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, Texas. He also works as a cardiac research sonographer and has experience in the areas of primate genetic research, echo-guided catheterization procedures, stem cell studies, and cardiac resynchronization therapy. He graduated from University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center with a BS in ultrasound and a cardiac specialty.

His volunteer work for ASE includes recent service on the Guidelines & Standards and Scientific Sessions Abstract Review Committees, and he has volunteered in the past for the Public Relations, Contrast Zone, and Research Grant Committees.  Brad’s most recent ASE appointment has been to the ASE Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the board for Cardiac Credentialing International and is the acting chair for the adult echo RCS credential.

Other Elected and Appointed Officers June 2013 – June 2014

President: Benjamin F. Bryd, III, MD, FASE (Term Expires June 2014)
Imiate Past President: Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE (Term Expires June 2014)
President-Elect: Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE (Term Expires June 2014)
Treasurer: Sherif F. Nagueh, MD, FASE (Term Expires June 2015)

Additional Elected Board of Directors:

Terms Expire June 2014
Margaret M. Park, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Wyman W. Lai, MD, MPH, FASE
Lawrence G. Rudski, MD, FASE
Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE
Gabriella Monet Strachan, RDCS, FASE

Terms Expire June 2015
David H. Forst, MD, FASE
Kathryn E. Glas, MD, FASE
Richard A. Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, FASE
Partho P. Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE
Matt M. Umland, RDCS, FASE

Council Chairs:

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
Term Expires June 2015:  Leo Lopez, MD, FASE

Council on Perioperative Echocardiography
Term Expires June 2015: Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE

Council on Cardiac Sonography
Term Expires June 2015:  Elizabeth F. McIlwain, MHS, RDCS, RCS, FASE

Council on Vascular Ultrasound
Term Expires June 2015: Naomi Hamburg, MD, FASE

ASE 2013 Board Ballot

Please vote for the officers and directors using this ballot.  You may only vote for one person for each position (1 Vice President, 1 Secretary, 1 Member at Large and 5 Board of Directors); however, you may write in additional nominees in the blank spaces instead of the person nominated.  The new officers and directors will be introduced at the ASE Annual Membership Business Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.  Your ballot must be received by May 31, 2013.  Vote here.  Thank you.