Course Director

Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE
Past President, ASE
MedStar Health Research Institute
Washington, D.C.


Course Co-Director

James D. Thomas, MD, FASE
Past President, ASE
Northwestern Medicine
Chicago, IL




Invited Faculty

Bonita A. Anderson, MApplSc, DMU, AMS, ACS, FASE
Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Federico M. Asch, MD, FASE
MedStar Washington Hospital, Washington, DC

Anthony N. DeMaria, MD, FASE
Past President, ASE
University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Paul A. Grayburn, MD, FASE
Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, Dallas, TX

Duk-Hyun Kang, MD
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea

Kenya Kusunose, MD, PhD
Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan

Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE
President Elect, ASE
Oregon Health Science University, Portland, OR

Stephen H. Little, MD, FASE
Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Jae K. Oh, MD, FASE
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Madalina Petrescu, MD
Swedish Medical Center, Bellevue, WA

Vera H. Rigolin, MD, FASE
President, ASE
Northwestern Medicine, Chicaco, IL

Lawrence G. Rudski, MD, FASE
Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Sangeeta B. Shah, MD, FASE
Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, MD, FASE
University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada

Wendy Tsang, MD
University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

Gerard T. Wilkins, MD
University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand



CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast