2011 Annual Appeal

Tom Ryan, MD, FASE
2011 Foundation Annual Appeal Chair
We were thrilled with the response to the ASE Foundation 2011 Annual Appeal and managed to raise an impressive amount in a short, six month cycle. With over $400,000 moving into the Foundation accounts, it significantly increased our ability to support scholarships, research, guideline dissemination and technology forums in 2012.
We were also extremely pleased with the member matching opportunities offered by our corporate investors, such as McKesson and Edwards, their early support of the effort helped drive our fundraising forward. In fact, the new partnership support was incredible and we can’t thank those enough (in addition to the ones listed above, Esaote, CoreSound, Qi Imaging and ICAEL) that recognized the value of supporting the profession by giving to the campaign.
The average individual gift was significant, with members giving over $480 from their pocketbooks to expand the Society’s ability to fund these worthy projects. This is heartening and a great indication that the community will continue to support echocardiography in the future!
We received great feedback and backing on all the aims of the 2011 appeal. The Sonographer Research Awards and Student Scholarships, in particular, have been recognized as valuable projects that have given members a leg up when they needed it in the past.
Throughout 2012, we look forward to telling the ASEF donors how their money has gone to worthwhile causes. The first outlay of this funding happened earlier this year. Individuals applied and competed with other applicants for the student scholarship awards. Normally, the Society can only afford to support five (5) candidates a year; but with the help of the 2011 Annual Appeal, we were able to provide 10 sonographer students receiving tuition and travel grant support.

2012 Abstract Presenter Travel Grant Recipients

• Karima Addetia, MD, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
• Bhawna Arya, MD, Columbia University, New York, NY
• Shahryar M. Chowdhury, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
• Patrick H. Collier, MD, PhD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
• Kevin Dougherty, MD, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
• Viviane T. Hotta, MD, PhD, The Heart Institute (InCor), São Paulo, Brazil
• Oleg Kerbikov, MD, City Clinical Hospital #14, Moscow, Russian Federation
• Tuan V. Mai, MD, Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA
• Joseph T. Poterucha, DO, Creighton University, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
• Andrew Tang, BSc, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

2012 ASE Foundation Research Award Recipients

Cardiovascular Sonographer Research Award (received $25,000)
• Charlie E. Luoma, MS, RDCS, RCEP, Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI

Career Development Award (received $35,000 each)
• Mohamed Ahmed, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
• Shahryar M. Chowdhury, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

2012 TomTec Innovator Research Travel Grant Recipient

• Umar Khan, MD, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

2012 Council Travel Grant Recipients

Council on Perioperative Ultrasound Travel Grant Award
• Agnes Kim, MD, PhD, Senior Cardiology Fellow, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
• Karsten Bartels, MD, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellow, Duke University, Durham, NC

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Travel Grant Award
• Suma Potiny, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
• Dongngan Truong, MD, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Council on Vascular Ultrasound Travel Grant Award
• Rene Quiroz, MD, MPH, Fellow in Vascular Medicine, Boston Medical Center/Boston University, Boston, MA
• Suzanne Poston, RDCS, FASE, Cardiac Sonographer, University of Texas Physicians, Houston, TX

Council on Vascular Ultrasound 2012 Abstract Award
• Ingrid Hriljac, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Council on Cardiac Sonography Travel Grant Award
• Mark D. Zemanek, RDCS, RDMS, RVT, Leelanau Diagnostic Ultrasound, LLC, Cedar, MI
• Neha A. Soni-Patel, RDCS, The Cleveland Clinic – Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, OH

2012 Alan D. Waggoner MHS, RDCS Sonographer Student Scholarship Recipients

• Jennifer L. Lasecki, The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
• Rebecca Campbell, Seattle University, Dept. of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Seattle, WA
• Hemda Lewis, The Johns Hopkins Hospital School of Cardiac Sonography, Baltimore, MD
• Denise Spiegel, UWHC School of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Madison, WI
• Tamera Beam, UMBC Training Centers, Baltimore, MD
• Young Joo Jang, Montgomery College DMS, Silver Spring, MD
• Tanya B. Michnevitz, Hoffman Heart Institute of CT, Hartford, CT
• Danielle Meadows, South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, PA
• Lauren Longshore, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Cincinnati, OH
• Richard Yannotta, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY


Industry and Society Partners Offer Support to Campaign

To demonstrate their commitment and alignment with the Society, the following ASE Partners made Lead Investments to the 2011 Annual Appeal.
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We are also pleased to announce a pledge of $20,000 from TomTec in support of a new research award ($5,000 per year)!  This generous donation will establish the “TomTec Innovator Research Travel Grant” which will be given yearly to a worthy candidate to assist the advancement of the cardiovascular research field.


2011 Investors

Lead Investors
Physicians & Industry $2,000+
All other members $1,000+
Visionary Investors
Physicians & Industry $1,000+
All other members $500+
CCI on Behalf of David Adams, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Dennis Atherton, RDCS, RCT, RRT, FASE
Merri Bremer, RN, RDCS, FASE
Benjamin Byrd, III, MD, FASE
Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE
Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE
David Forst, MD, FASE
Linda Gillam, MD, FASE
Richard Grimm, DO, FASE
Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE
Brian Hoit, MD, FASE
Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE
Peg Knoll, RDCS, FASE
Georgeanne Lammertin, MBA, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Roberto Lang, MD, FASE
Marti McCulloch, MBA, BS, RDCS, FASE
Fletcher Miller, Jr., MD, FASE & Debby Miller
Navin Nanda, MD
Bharatbhushan Patel, RDCS, FASE
Miguel Quinones, MD
Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE
Thomas Ryan, MD, FASE
Partho Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE
Samuel Siu, MD, FASE
James Thomas, MD, FASE & Yngvil Thomas
Neil Weissman, MD, FASE
William Zoghbi, MD, FASE
Jayashri Aragam, MD
Gerard Aurigemma, MD, FASE
J. Todd Belcik, BS, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Juan-Carlos Brenes, MD, FASE
Keith Collins, MS, RDCS
Deborah Creighton, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Anthony DeMaria, MD, FASE
John Dent, MD, FASE
Milind Desai, MD
Mary Alice Dilday
Pamela Douglas, MD, FASE
Jean Dumesnil, MD, FASE
Michael Foster, RCS, RDCS
Julius Gardin, MD, FASE
Kathryn Glas, MD, FASE
Steven Goldstein, MD
Kenneth Horton, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Judy Hung, MD, FASE
Wael Jaber, MD
Johns Hopkins Echo Lab
Richard Kerber, MD, FASE
Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FASE
Karla Kurrelmeyer, MD, FASE
Oi Ling Kwan, BS, RDCS, FASE
Arthur Labovitz, MD, FASE
Elizabeth Le, MD, FASE
Howard Leong-Poi, MD, FASE
Steven Lester, MD, FASE
Robert Levine, MD
Helga Lombardo, RDCS, FASE
Sue Maisey, MBA, RDCS, RCS, FASE
Sunil Mankad, MD, FASE
Jane Marshall, BS, RDCS, FASE
Randolph Martin, MD, FASE
Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FASE
Northern Ohio Cardiac Imaging Association
Jae Oh, MD, FASE
Joan Olson, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Natesa Pandian, MD
Alfred Parisi, MD, FASE
Alan Pearlman, MD, FASE
Patricia Pellikka, MD, FASE
Michael Picard, MD, FASE
Min Pu, MD, PhD, FASE
Peter Rahko, MD, FASE
Mohammed Rais, MD, FASE
Rick Rigling, BS, RDCS, FASE
Diana Rinkevich, MD
L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD
Geoffrey Rose, MD, FASE
Lawrence Rudski, MD, FASE
David Sahn, MD, FASE
Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE
Stephen Sawada, MD
Takahiro Shiota, MD, FASE
Nikolaos Skubas, MD, FASE
Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE
Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
G. Monet Strachan, RDCS, FASE
Cynthia Taub, MD, FASE
John Toptine, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Flordeliza Villanueva, MD
Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE
Susan Wiegers, MD, FASE
Partner Investors
Physicians & Industry $500+
All other members $250+
Advocate Investors
Physicians & Industry $250+
All other members $100+
Harry Acquatella, MD, FASE
Deborah Agler, RCT, RDCS, FASE
Michael J. Boland, MD
Dan Carlile, RDCS, FASE
Dennis Carney, RCIS, RCS, FASE
Craig Fleishman, MD, FASE
Frank Green, MD
Helene Houle, BA, RDCS, RVT, RDMS, FASE
Rachel Hughes-Doichev, MD, FASE
Madhavi Kadiyala, MD
Barry Karon, MD, FASE
Alan Katz, MD, FASE
Andrew Keller, MD, FASE
Allan Klein, MD, FASE
Joe Kreeger, RCCS, RDCS, FASE
Wyman Lai, MD, MPH, FASE
Stamatios Lerakis, MD, FASE
Jonathan Lindner, MD, FASE
Joan Main, BS, RDCS, MBA, FASE
Michael Main, MD, FASE
Judy Mangion, MD, FASE
Wilson Mathias, Jr., MD, PhD, FASE
L. LuAnn Minich,  MD, FASE
Sherif Nagueh, MD, FASE
Tasneem Naqvi, MD, FASE
Roger On, MD
David Orsinelli, MD, FASE
Maryellen Orsinelli, RN, RDCS, FASE
Margaret Park, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Rhonda Price
Scott Reeves, MD, FASE
Judy Rosenbloom, RDCS, FASE
Robert Skotnicki, DO, FASE
Kirk Spencer, MD, FASE
Eric Velazquez, MD, FASE
Zuyue Wang, MD, FASE
Kevin Wei, MD, FASE
David Wiener, MD, FASE
Susan Wilansky, MD, FASE
Donica Bryant, BS, RDCS
James Calero, MHA, FASE, RDCS, RCS
Elena Castillo
Meryl Cohen, MD, FASE
Robert Eberhardt, MD, FASE
Gregory Ensing, MD, FASE
Kathleen Garcia, BS, RVT, RDCS, FASE
Tal Geva, MD, FASE
Sandra Hagen-Ansert, RDCS, RDMS, MS, FASE
William Katz, MD, FASE
Claudia Korcarz, DVM, RDCS, FASE
Sheldon Litwin, MD
Joan Main, BS, RDCS, MBA, FASE
Tricia Meeks
Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), FASE
Annitta Morehead Flinn, BA, RDCS, FASE
Vijay Nambi, MD, FASE
Ramdas Pai, MD
Richard Palma, BS, RDCS, RCS, APS, FASE
Andrew Pellett, PhD, RDCS, FASE
Laura Perrotta, BS, RDCS, FASE
Elizabeth Rodriguez, RDCS, FASE
David Rubenson, MD, FASE
Kiran Sagar, MD
Thriveni Sanagala, MD, FASE
Marielle Scherrer-Crosbie, MD, PhD, FASE
Elaine Shea, RCS, RCCS, FASE
William Stewart, MD, FASE
Elizabeth Thompson, RDCS, FASE
Robin Wiegerink, MNPL
Carol Wilson, RDCS, FASE
Associate  Investors
Physicians & Industry $100+
All other members <$100
Physician & Industry <$100
Maysoon Alsandook, MD, RDCS, RVT, RDMS
Helena Alvarez, MD
Federico Asch, MD, FASE
Steve Avent
Pamela Beauparlant
Marek Belohlavek, MD, PhD
Sarah Bidgood
William Border, MB.ChB, MPH, FASE
Michael Brown, RDCS, RN
Irene Butler
Orlando Cano, RCS, RCIS, FASE
Matthew Carandang, RCS
Greta Cardenas, RDCS
Miguel Cereno, BS, RDCS
Saroj Chowdhury, RDCS, RDMS
Elaine Crowe
Angela Dart
Ravin Davidoff, MBBCh, FASE
Suzanne Dodd, RDCS
Clara Dubose, RDCS, RCIS, FASE
Michael Factor, BA, MBA, RCVT
Debra Fincham
Gino Gennari, RDMS
Alfredo Gonzalez, MD
Naomi Hamburg, MD
Hiroshi Homma, MD
Anita Huffman
Marsha Jacobs, BA, RDCS
Jeanne Juneau, RDCS
Lawrence Kent, RDCS
Cathy Kerr, CAE
Jonathan Kitchens, CVT
Smadar Kort, MD, FASE
Hilary Lamb, MPA
Karen LePoudre
Deidre Lewis
Christina Lorentz, RDCS (AE & PE), RDMS, RVT
Keith Miller, MD, PhD
Sheila Moley, RCS
Jerry Moore, MD
Meredith Morovati
Katherine Perlstein, RRT
Trishia Phan, BS, RDCS
Caro Lynn Pierceall, RDCS
Richard Popp, MD, FASE
Valerie Quick, RDCS, RDMS, FASE
Harish Ramakrishna, MD, FASE
Joy Reeves
Carl Reinheimer
Margaret Robbins, RDCS, FASE
Diana Rosiene, RDMS, RDCS, FASE
Ellen Roytikh, MD, ARDMS
Robert Sandruck, MEd
Lisa Santa, RDCS
Tia Schulstad
Peter Shaw, MD
Khaled Shelig, MD
Clarence Shub, MD, FASE
Amber Smith
Cynthia Spector
Nancy Stevenson, LPN, RCS
Sharon Taylor
Gail Tucker
William Van Decker, MD
Andrea Van Hoever
Juan Vera, RDCS
Ajay Verma, MD
Richard Weiss, MD, FASE
Cheryl Williams
Beth Woloski
Gina Yip
Alexander Adler, MD
Mohamad Al-Ahdab, MD
Paul Anderson, MD
William Bachman, MD
William Battle, MD
Patrick Birkbeck, MD
Moreno Cecconi, MD
Joseph DeRose, MD
Dennis DeSilvey, MD
Linda Douning, MD
J. Randall Farrar, MD
Mark Friedberg, MD, FASE
Francisco Gamez, MD
Zoraima Gomez, MD
Alina Grigore, MD, MHS, FASE
Kenji Komatsu, MD
Morris Kotler, MD, FASE
William Kutchera, MD
Chiara Liguori, MD, FASE
Humberto Machado, Sr., MD, FASE
Frank Milani, MD
Ugo Okereke, MD
Colin Phoon, MPhil, MD, FASE
Angelo Pilla, MD
Martha Radford, MD
A. Jody Rowland, MD
Alberto San Juan, Jr., MD
Eric Stern, MD
Seth Tanenbaum, MD
Gregorio Terc, MD
Stephen Welka, DO, FASE
Thomas Winston, MD
Anita Wokhlu, MD
Vidya Yalamanchi, MD
Andrew Zurick, MD

*Investor list reflects members who have fulfilled their investment commitments as of January 11, 2012.




2011 Annual Appeal Leadership

Annual Appeal Task Force Chairman
Thomas Ryan, MD, FASE

Task Force Leaders
Todd Belcik, BS, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Ben Byrd III, MD, FASE
Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE
Allan Klein, MD, FASE
Peg Knoll, RDCS, FASE
Roberto Lang, MD, FASE
Marti McCulloch, MBA, BS, RDCS, FASE
Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE
Partho Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE
James Thomas, MD, FASE

Corporate Appeal Leaders
Steve Lester, MD, FASE
Jonathan Lindner, MD, FASE
Judy Mangion, MD, FASE

ASEF Newsletter

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4th Quarter – 2011

Global Standardization
Volunteer Spotlight

Foundation Partnerships:
Edwards Lifesciences
Esaote North America