ASEF Council Training Grant Recipients

The ASE Foundation sponsors Council Training Grants to trainees to fund their attendance at the ASE Scientific Sessions. These grants are part of an ongoing effort by the ASE Foundation and the Council Steering Committees to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialties to focus on the respective echocardiography subspecialty and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Council membership.

Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Training Grant Award Winners

  • 2021: J. Kevin Wilkes, MD, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX; Daphney Kernizan, DO, Nemours Children’s Health System, Wilmington, DE
  • 2020: Henar EL Makhzangy, PhD, Alexandria University EL Shatby Children Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt; Kirsten Graff, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Igor Averkin, MD, Almazov National Medical Research Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2019: Allison Black, MD, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh; Simone Jhaveri, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2018: Andrew McCrary, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Brian White, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017: Jamie Harrington, MD, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; Adam Christopher, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2016: Rachel Torok, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Carolyn Wilhelm, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • 2015: Sara Swanson, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Sandhya Ramlogan, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
  • 2014: Heynric Grotenhuis, MD, PhD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Joy Johnson, MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2013: Daniel Forsha, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Thomas Miller, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2012: Suma Potiny, MD, The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Dongngan Truong, MD, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2011: Jarrad Knudson, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
  • 2010: Brad Alan Friedman, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • 2009: Kristopher M. Cumbermack, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston, Atlanta, GA; Judith MacCormick, MD, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Shai M.R. Tejman-Yarden, MD, MS, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA

Council on Vascular Ultrasound Training Grant Award Winners

  • 2020: Koya Ozawa, MD, PhD, Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR; Alpana Senapati, DO, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX
  • 2019: Salwa Nihal, MBBS, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada; Nidhal Patel, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • 2018: Bo Xu, MD, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2017: Zardasht Jaff, MD, MBChB, FRCPC, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada; Xuanyi Jin, MD, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 2016: Olivia Yau, MSc, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON Canada
  • 2015: Mandeep Randhawa, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Amanda Dillon, RDCS, Kingston Heart Clinics, Kingston, ON Canada
  • 2014: Yogendra Kanthi, MD, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MD; Hemantha Koduri, MD Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2013: Katerina D. Exis, RDCS, RVT, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Brooke Harland, MEd, RDCS, RVT, Baptist Health Lexington, Lexington, KY; Anyi Liu, RDMS, RDCS, RUT, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012: Rene Quiroz, MD, MPH, Boston Medical Center,Boston, MA; Suzanne Poston, RDCS, FASE,University of Texas Physicians, Houston, TX
  • 2011: Atul Singla, MD, Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute, Cleveland, OH; Omeed Zardkoohi, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • 2010: Veerendra M. Chadachan, MD, MRCP(UK), FAMS (Singapore), Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA; Sarwar Hassan Orakzai, MD, Darthmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • 2009: Samuel Daneshvar, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Council on Perioperative Echocardiography Training Grant Award Winners

  • 2021: Promise Ariyo, MD, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • 2020: Alexander Woltersom, MD
  • 2019: Yoko Kagemoto, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; Richard Thalappillil, MD from Tufts University
  • 2018: Ali Elsayers, MD, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA; Diana DeAndrade, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2017: Priti Mehla, MD, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; Bo Xu, MD, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • 2016: Lucy Safi, DO, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; Daniel Walsh, MD, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • 2015: Nadira Hamid, MD, National Heart Centre, Singapore; Sharon McCartney, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 2014: John Anderson Dam, MD, UCLA Health System, Los Angeles, CA; Suzana Zorca, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MD
  • 2013: Halyna Prylutska, MD, Montreal University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Karen Zimmerman, BS, RCDS (AG, PE), RVT, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, MI
  • 2012: Agnes Kim, MD, PhD, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT; Karsten Bartels, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • 2011: Manjula Burri, MD, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA; Shahnaz Punjani, MD, Yale-New Haven Hospital, CT
  • 2010: Luisa Ciatti, MD, Ospedale del Cuore G. Pasquinucci, Massa, Italy; Frederick C. Cobey, MD, MPH, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; Lily Zhang, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • 2009: Viachaslau Barodka, MD, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD;  Nicolas Aeschlimann, MD, Duke Medicine, Durham, NC

Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Training Grant Award Winners

  • 2021: Lisa Elliott, BHS, RDCS, Nemours Cardiac Center, Wilmington, DE; Lynsy Friend, BS, RCS, FASE, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Heart & Vascular Center, Lebanon, NH
  • 2020: Saskia Oosthuizen, GenesisCare, Victoria, Australia; Grisel Carvajal, RCS, RVS, RDCS, FASE, Gables Diagnostics, Hialeah, FL; Allison Sterk, RDCS (AE)(PE)(FE), FASE, Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, Hudsonville, MI; Carolyn West, Heart Centre – St John of God, Geelong Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  • 2019: Colin Dunbar II, RDCS, Duke Children’s Hospital, Durham, NC; Bryana Levitan, RDCS, FASE, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • 2018: Babitha Thampinathan, RDCS, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; Jason Pereira, RCS, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 2017: Gilda Kadiu, RDCS, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI; Ian Crandall, BS, MS, RCS, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • 2016: Lisa Bienvenu, RDCS, ACS, FASE, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA; Merissa Gatti, BS, RDCS, St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • 2015: Ashwin Venkateshvaran, MSc, RCS, RDCS, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciencies, Bangalore, India; Keri O’ Farrell, BA, RDCS, Banner University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
  • 2014: Colleen Gorczyca, RDCS, University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH; Kacy Sisco, RDCS, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2013: Hollie Carron, RDCS, FASE, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, TX; Yan Wang, RDCS, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2012: 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
  • 2011: Kip Sumpter, RDCS, RCS, CCT, Pacific Cardiovascular Associates Medical Group, Laguna Hills, CA; Syndi Henneman, RDCS, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO