2020 – 2021 ASE Foundation Board of Directors

Chair (term expires December 31, 2021)
Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE

Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Vice Chair (term expires June 2020)
Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
Texas Heart Institution, Houston, TX

Treasurer (term expires June 2021)
Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Members at Large

Nausheen Akhter, MD, FASE (term expires December 31, 2022)
Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE (term expires June 2021)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Dali Fan, MD, PhD, FASE (term expires December 31, 2021)
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA

James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE (term expires December 31, 2021)
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Samuel Siu, MD, FASE (term expires December 31, 2022)
University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada

Gregory Tatum, MD, FASE (term expires December 31, 2022 )
Duke Children’s Pediatric & Congenital Heart Center, Greensboro, NC


2019 – 2020 ASE Foundation Annual Appeal Committee

Committee Members

Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE – Committee Chair
Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Bharatbhushan Patel, RDCS, RVS, RDMS, FASE – Co-Chair
Hoboken University Medical Center, Hoboken, NJ

Ahmed Sami Abuzaid, MD, FASE
University of California, San Francisco, CA

Nausheen Akhter, MD, FASE
Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL

Jose Banchs, MD, FASE – Ex-Officio
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Kristen Billick, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE
Scripps Clinic Medical Group, San Diego, CA

Frederick Cobey, MD, FASE
Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA

Yvonne Gilliland, MD, FASE
Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Allan Klein, MD, FASE
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Eric Kruse, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Elizabeth McIlwain, MHS, ACS, RCS, FASE
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA

Navin Nanda, MD, FASE
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Joan Olson, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Margaret Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS, FASE
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

David Rubenson, MD, FASE – Ex-Officio
Scripps Clinic Medical Center, San Diego, CA

Thomas Ryan, MD, FASE – Ex-Officio
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Douglas Shook, MD, FASE
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Jessica Spellman, MD, FASE
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX

Katie Jo Stauffer, BS, RDCS, FASE
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, CA

Lissa Sugeng, MD, MPH, FASE
Yale University, Hartford, CT

Gregory Tatum, MD, FASE
Duke University Medical Center, Greensboro, NC

Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA