Officers and Board of Directors Slate for 2016

Please vote for the officers and directors using this ballot (click here for ballot). You may write in additional nominees in the blank spaces instead of the person nominated.  You may only vote for one person for each position.  The new officers and directors will be introduced at ASE’s annual awards presentation and Edler lecture session in Seattle, WA, on Sunday, June 12, 2016.  Your ballot must be received by May 12, 2016.  Please review the slate below to make your decisions.  Thank you.


 Vice-President (Presidential Ladder- 1 year term)

Jonathan Lindner, MD, FASE
Oregon Health & Sciences University, Portland, OR

Dr. Lindner is a Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Division and Department of Biomedical Engineering; M. Lowell Edwards Professor of Cardiology; and Director, Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR.   He leads a laboratory group that is funded by several grants from NIH and from NASA to study molecular imaging of inflammation, ischemia, and angiogenesis with site targeted ultrasound contrast agents; drug and gene delivery with ultrasound; and microvascular physiology.  His clinical research interests include microvascular dysfunction in diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and sickle cell disease; and novel methods for evaluating peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Lindner has held roles on a number of ASE committees, including the Industry Relations Committee; Foundation Annual Appeal Committee; Board of Directors; Accreditation, Certification and Licensure Committee; CME Committee; Research Committee; Technology and Innovations Advisory Task Force; and Finance Committee.  He has also had the leadership responsibilities associated with the ladder that culminates in the Scientific Sessions chair (abstract co-chair, abstract chair, Scientific Sessions co-chair) and chaired the 2014 Scientific Sessions in Portland.  In addition, he has served as co-chair and chair of Echo Hawaii and chair of ASE’s inaugural ASE ASEAN in Bangkok.  He has represented ASE at two interdisciplinary multi-modality imaging symposia; represented ASE as a speaker at two NIH symposia on molecular imaging; organized and developed multiple Web-based tools; written two chapters for each of the Dynamic Echo textbooks; reviewed ASE research grants 2007-2009; participated in ASE MOC modules; and has been invited as faculty for ASE’s Scientific Sessions since 1998.    He has been a Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography reviewer since 1999, associate editor since 2009, and a member of the Editor Search Committee.  He has been awarded ASE’s Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award and Feigenbaum Lecturership.   He has served as a mentor for eight finalists of ASE’s Young Investigators Awards.  Dr. Lindner is also active in a number of other professional societies, including the National Board of Echocardiography, American College of Cardiology, and American Heart Association.

Dr. Lindner attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX, where he also completed his internship and residency.  He completed a cardiovascular fellowship at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.  He is a long time FASE member and is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography.


 Sue Phillip

Council Representative (2 year term)

Sue D. Phillip, RCS, FASE
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Ms. Phillip completed her echocardiography training at the University of North Carolina and became the first cardiac sonographer in the Lehigh Valley, where she stayed for many years before becoming the technical director of a high-volume clinical echocardiography laboratory.  She transitioned to industry and become the global clinical specialist for luminary programs engaged in global marketing and product development for GE Healthcare.  Sue then joined Johns Hopkins University as an echocardiography education specialist, overseeing all echocardiography clinical, research and education matters for their cardiology program in Trinidad and Tobago.  She currently serves as the program director for the primary Johns Hopkins echo lab and oversees technical administration in five of its satellite operations.  She also oversees echo research operations, the Johns Hopkins School of Cardiac Sonography, and a global outreach program in echocardiography.

She has been a co-author of several white papers and has been an author on other scientific abstracts and papers.  She has been invited as faculty to several echo meetings.

She is a registered cardiac sonographer and she received her FASE in 2008.  She has served ASE as a member of the Educational Products Committee and Bylaws & Ethics Committee.  She is currently serving on the Advocacy Committee, Industry Relations Committee and the Board of Directors.


Directors Nominated to Serve Three-Year Terms (Terms Expires June 2018)

 gill Edward Gill, MD, FASE
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, CO

Dr. Gill is a Professor of Medicine at the University Of Washington Department Of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, in Seattle, WA.  He is also the director of the echocardiography laboratory at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.   His clinical interests include 3-D echocardiography; cardiac MRI; cardiac CT; valvular heart disease, especially mitral valve prolapse and mitral stenosis; congenital heart disease; and preventative cardiology. With regard to preventative cardiology, Dr. Gill is board certified in Clinical Lipidology and has a related interest in carotid IMT.  His research interests include 3-D echocardiography; evaluation of valvular disease and left ventricular function; diastolic heart failure; assessment of biventricular pacing using 2-D and 3-D echocardiography; and assessment of diastolic heart failure by cardiac MRI. Dr. Gill’s other board certifications include Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Echocardiography, and Nuclear Cardiology.  In early 2016, Dr. Gill will be relocating to Denver, CO, where he has accepted a position as the Director of Interventional Echocardiography at the University of Colorado Medical Center.   In this position, he will lead the 3-D the Interventional Echocardiography for the University of Colorado’s growing program in structural heart disease.

Dr. Gill has served on ASE’s Advocacy Committee, Foundation Annual Appeal Committee, and as a member of ASE’s Scientific Sessions Program Committee.  He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, and as a member of the editorial board of the journal Echocardiography.  He has chaired the Western Washington Society of Echocardiography for the past 15 years.

Dr. Gill is a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography, American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, National Lipid Association and a member of the Western Association of Physicians Elected, Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and the Society of Cardiac CT.

He received his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle where he also completed his internal medicine residency and was a cardiology fellow at the University of UT, Salt Lake City.

 kirkpatrick James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Dr. Kirkpatrick is director of the echocardiography laboratory at the University of Washington Medical Center and is Associate Professor of Medicine. In addition to expertise in all areas of transthoracic, stress and transesophageal echocardiography, he has particular expertise in ultrasound imaging of left ventricular assist devices and the use of echocardiography in resource-poor settings. He sees patients as a general cardiologist. Dr. Kirkpatrick is also one of the few ethics-trained cardiologists in the United States. He lectures and performs research in the areas of ethics of cardiac devices and palliative cardiology.

Dr. Kirkpatrick has served ASE by providing his expertise on a writing group for the assessment of LVADs; contributing to ASE’s educational products; and by publishing and lecturing on these and other topics at ASE Scientific Sessions. He contributed his expertise in “cardioethics” by participating in the creation of two “ethics in echocardiography” sessions for ASE’s Scientific Sessions, and he has served on the JASE Editorial Board and as a member of the Contrast Zone committee.  He recently co-led an ASE Foundation mission to Vietnam, where the team used hand-carried ultrasound platforms to scan patients in rural villages.  He currently serves on the Bylaws & Ethics Committee.  He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and echocardiography.

Dr. Kirkpatrick graduated from Pomona College and received his M.D. from Loma Linda University. He completed internship and residency at Yale in internal medicine and clinical medical ethics and cardiology fellowships at the University of Chicago. He was on the cardiovascular and ethics faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, then joined UW cardiology in 2015.


David Wiener, MD, FASE
Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Wiener is Director of Clinical Operations at Jefferson Heart Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  He is board certified in cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, American Society of Echocardiography, and a member of the Delaware Valley Echo Society.

He has served on ASE’s Advocacy Committee since 2008, and was appointed chair in 2011.  During his leadership of this committee, he was instrumental in the hire of a lobbyist to represent ASE and he has been a strong ASE voice in Washington and to other medical societies.    He also writes a regular column aimed at informing ASE members on advocacy issues and was active in planning and participating in ASE’s Value Summit.  He regularly serves as faculty for ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions and is a member of the Industry Relations Committee.

Dr. Wiener received his MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his fellowship at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

 collins Keith Collins, RDCS, FASE
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Keith Collins is currently a Cardiac Sonographer III at the University of Chicago Hospital Adult Echo Lab.  In addition to his sonographer functions, he trains new staff and fellows; assists in TAVR and advanced imaging; handles targeted training of yearly cardiology fellows and ER physicians; mentors sonography students; and participates in additional off-site research.  After studying biology and chemistry with honors at Marquette University, he began doing research in pharmacology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  He was accepted to medical school; however he continued with his fascination with opioid research at the time of cloning receptors, finishing with a Master’s Degree.  Drug development at Abbott Labs exposed him to the financial side of science.

Keith was instrumental in helping develop ASE’s Learning Labs.  As a volunteer, he assembled cases for the first hands-on computer sessions at the ASE Scientific Sessions.  He worked closely with ASE leaders on their prized cases, as well as with echo software vendors to provide teaching software.  The success of these sessions led him to work as a volunteer technical coordinator at ASE-sponsored Learning Labs.  This model has been fine-tuned and is very successful teaching model at the State of the Art meetings, as well as at Echo Florida.

Mr. Collins is a registered cardiac sonographer with over 25 years of experience.  He has been an active member of the ASE since 1999 and received the designation of Fellow of the ASE in 2015.  He has served on ASE’s Education Committee and Scientific Sessions Program Committee.


 sanchez Liza Sanchez, RCS, FASE
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Ms. Sanchez is currently the technical director/supervisor for the Cardiovascular Laboratory Adult and Pediatric Imaging. In this role, she performs all key functions such as operational management, leadership, personnel management and quality assurance.  She organizes regular QA meetings for echocardiography and vascular imaging and maintains all documentation as required by the IAC.  She develops and revises policies and procedures for both cardiac and vascular imaging according to standards set forth by the ASE and SVU.  She is interested in advancing the quality and visibility of echo in research by utilizing her experience with clinical trials involving echo as the main imaging modality.  Another interest is veterinary clinical sonography in the primate population.

Ms. Sanchez is a credentialed sonographer and has 15 years of experience in the field.  She has been an active ASE member since 2003 and achieved the FASE designation in 2009.  In August 2015, she traveled to Vietnam as one of the volunteers for the ASE Foundation’s mission.  She has also served on ASE’s Advanced Cardiac Sonographer Task Force, Research Committee, Guidelines and Standards Committee, and Echo and Cancer writing group.  She serves as secretary on the Greater Houston Society of Echocardiography, and is an advisory board member for the Alvin Community College DCVS program.

Ms. Sanchez obtained a BS in echocardiography from Oregon Institute of Technology.  She is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi.


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