Leadership

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 2021)
Stephen Little, MD, FASE
Houston Methodist, 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

Anne Sherman, JD (term expires December 31, 2022 )
Duke University Office of Gift Planning, Durham, NC

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

2020 – 2021 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
UCSF San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA

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

Merri Bremer, EdD, RN, RDCS, FASE
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

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

Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Abimbola Faloye, MD, FASE
Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, GA

Julius Gardin, MD, FASE
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Edward Gill, MD, FASE
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

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

Rajesh Janardhanan, MD, MRCP, FASE
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

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

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

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

Pravin Patil, MD, FASE
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Geoffrey Rose, MD, FASE
Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute, Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

Melissa Wasserman, RDCS, RCCS, FASE
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA