The ASE Foundation’s humanitarian mission and training events program is designed to bring humanitarian adult and pediatric cardiac care to developing countries, teaching local clinicians and providing direct services to those in need. These efforts not only impact the lives and well-being of countless patients in underserved populations, but they also serve to spotlight the versatility and adaptability of cardiovascular ultrasound while advancing practice standards to uniform treatment and improve patient care worldwide.

The ASE Foundation’s 2017 global health initiatives and humanitarian events are supported by donor contributions to the Annual Appeal and a grant from the Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters program.

China 2017
Yinchuan • Guyuan • Xi’an
September 17-23, 2017


Team Leaders:

Cynthia C. Taub, MD, FASE – Montefiore Medical Center, New York, New York, USA

Liwen Liu, MD – Xijing Hospital, Xi’an, China  

Medical Team:

Yung-Wei Chi, DO – UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA; Frederick C. Cobey, MD, MPH, FASE – Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA; Craig E. Fleishman, MD, FASE – Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL; Yuchi Han, MD, MMSc, FASE – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Lanqi Hua, BS, RDCS, FASE – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Carlene McClanahan, RDCS – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; James Thomas, MD, FASE – Northwestern University Medical Center; Yan Wang, RDCS, FASE – The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA; Yu Wang, RDCS – University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA; Jian Zhang – Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA.  Staff liaison:  Rhonda Price

Institutional Partners:

Xixing Hospital, Xi’an
General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University, Yinchuan


The expected long-term, residual mpact of this specific event is a deepening relationship with a potential long-term partner in China, advanced training for attendees in China, improved patient care in rural areas, cultural and educational exchange, and a unique volunteer opportunity for ASE members.


While this page is being updated, read about our 2016 event in Xi’an, Ansai, and Yan’an, China.