9th Annual Research Awards Gala Recap











Attendees at the 9th Annual Research Awards Gala sure did dress to impress! Taking into consideration the theme of the evening, the Tennessee Waltz, guests arrived in their best 1950s attire and truly looked the part! The evening began with a cocktail hour on the Delta Island. The party then moved on to one of the Gaylord Opryland’s beautiful ballrooms, where dinner was served and the awards ceremony commenced. Following the awards, the music was cranked and the dancing began!

Thanks to your support, the proceeds from this year’s event were the largest in history raising $94,726!

These funds will allow the ASE Foundation to provide researchers with much-needed funds to continue the growth and advancement of our field. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients and thank you to all the supporters of the evening!


2018 Award Recipients

Physician Lifetime Achievement Award
Navin Nanda, MD, FASE
University of Alabama
Birmingham, AL

Meritorious Service Award
Sherif Nagueh, MD, FASE
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award
Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics
Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award
Priscilla Peters, BA, RDCS, FASE
Cooper University Hospital
Camden,  NJ

Outstanding Achievement in Perioperative Echocardiography Award

Jonathan Mark, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

A special thank you to the evening’s supporters!

Advocate Level Table Supporters
National Board of Echocardiography
Zoltan Turi, MD and Joshua Wynne, MD, Co-Captains

Benefactor Level Table Captains
Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE
Judy Hung, MD, FASE
Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE
Geoffrey Rose, MD, FASE
Cathy and David Rubenson, MD, FASE
Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
Jamil Tajik, MD, FASE
Edward Gill, MD, FASE & Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE, Co-Captains
Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2 Tables)
Milind Desai, MD, FASE for Cleveland Clinic
Pamela Douglas, MD, FASE for Duke Research Institute
Richard Grimm, DO for Cleveland Clinic
Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE for Knight Cardiovascular Institute (OHSU)
Federico Asch, MD, FASE & Neil Weissman, MD, FASE for MedStar Research Institute, Co-Captains
Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE for University of Kentucky

Patron Level Table
Cardiovascular Credentialing International
GE Healthcare
Cooper Heart Institute
Council on Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease
Council on Perioperative Echocardiography
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Institute
Northwestern University