ASE Foundation Top Investigator Grant Recipients

The presentation of original research from around the world is an integral piece of ASE’s Annual Scientific Sessions. Each year, a group of early career abstract presenters are selected by the Abstract Chairs based on the scientific merit of their research projects to receive a stipend to support their attendance at the annual meeting. New in 2018, the Alan S. Pearlman Research Award was established in honor of Dr. Pearlman’s ten years of service as JASE Editor-in-Chief and recognizes the investigator with the highest scoring project.

2021 ASE Foundation Top Investigators

  • Bliss Uribe, BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA – Alan S. Pearlman Research Awardee
  • Kasey Chaszczewski, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jennifer Cohen, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Esther Davis, MBBS, DPhil, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Mansi Gaitonde, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Peter Huntjens, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Charles Jain, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Ilya Karagodin, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Billal Mohmand, MD, SUNY Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
  • Koya Ozawa, MD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Hena Patel, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Trisha Patel, MD, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Aly Safwat, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
  • Jenna Schauer, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Amita Singh, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Nanda Siva, BS, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
  • Adam Skaff, MD, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN
  • Dylan Sperling, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Nadav Willner, MD, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Canada
  • Neal Yuan, MD, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2020

  • Priyanka Asrani, MBBS, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA – Alan S. Pearlman Research Awardee
  • David Barris, MD, New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Samuel Bernard, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Cameron Dockerill, BS, University of Oxford, Oxford, , United Kingdom
  • Alessandra Ferraro, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Nir Flint, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Benjamin Frank, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Danielle Harake, MD, University of Alberta, Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Danelle Hidano, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Ashton Lai, MD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Hyun-Jung Lee, MD, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
  • Charlotte Lee, BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Dai-Yin Lu, MD, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Christopher Mardy, MD, Stanford University – Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
  • Arvind Nishtala, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Andrew Peters, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Amita Singh, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Kavisha Singh, MD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Hongning Song, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dorchester, MA
  • James Wilkinson, MD, Baylor College of Medicine / Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

2019

  • Tatsuya Miyoshi, MD, MedStar Health Research Institute, Washington, DC – Alan S. Pearlman Research Awardee
  • Vidhu Anand, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Christie Boswell-Patterson, BScH, Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, Canada
  • Soham Dasgupta, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Henrique Doria de Vasconcellos, MD, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD and Federal University of Vale do Sao Francisco / School of Medicine, Recife, Brazil
  • Iqbal El-Assaad, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Benjamin Frank, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Anahita Ghorbani, MD, MPH, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
  • Waddy Gonzalez, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Cho Jung Sun, MD, PhD, Daejeon St. Mary Hospital, Dae-jeon, Republic of Korea and West Virginia University Heart & Vascular Institute, Morgantown, WV
  • Ilya Karagodin, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Lily Lin, MD, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Isla McClelland, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Katie Mowers, MD, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • Deliwe Ngwezi, MD, Stollery Children’s Hospital & University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
  • Yogev Peri, MD, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Alexander Ryu, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Hongning Song, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Marija Vukicevic, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Brent White, MD, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Jun Yoshida, MD, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yang Zhan, MD, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX

2018

  • Dai-Yin Lu, MD, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan – Alan S. Pearlman Research Awardee
  • AbdulRahman Abutaleb, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Lindsey Aurora, MD, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Meaghan J. Beattie, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Ajay Bhandari, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Dale Burkett, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • John L. Colquitt, MD, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Katherine DeWeert, MD, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Sarah R. Fuchs, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Mansi Gaitonde, MD, Emory University, Sibley Heart Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Brinder Hansra, MD, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
  • Daniel R. Harland, MD, Aurora Cardiovascular Services, Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Centers, Milwaukee, WI
  • Atsushi Hayashi, MD, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Kalie Kebed, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Dan L. Li, MD, Jacob Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Ellen Liu, MD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Ralph Matar, MD,  Cook County Health and Hospitals System, Chicago, IL
  • Hari K. Narayan, MD, The University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Jonathan D. Nyce, MD, Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY
  • Scott L. Purga, MD, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Marija Vikicevic, PhD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Haiyan Wang, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2017

  • Shae Anderson, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Sibley Heart Center Cardiology, Atlanta, GA
  • Renzo JC Calderon-Anyosa, MD, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Baljash Cheema, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Seunghyun Choi, PhD, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • Antonino Di Franco, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
  • David Elison, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Prabhakaran Gopalakrishnan, MD, Aultman Hospital, North Canton, OH
  • Sassan Hashemi, MD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Brandon Helfield, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Nobuyuki Kagiyama, MD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Amara Majeed, MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
  • Tiffany Mao, MD, Saint Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute, Kansas City, MO
  • Wadi Mawad, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Diego Medvodofsky, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Thomas Metkus, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Prashant Minocha, MD, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • Shun Nishino, MD, Miyazaki Medical Association Hospital, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Alaa M. Omar, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
  • Rupesh Ranjan, MD, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sudarat Satitthummanid, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, and Chulalongkorn University and Cardiac Center, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Jeremy Stone, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Marija Vukicevic, PhD, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Allen J. Weiss, DO, Mount Sinai St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • Satoshi Yamaguchi, MD, Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Yirong Zhou, MD, Wright State University, Dayton, OH

2016

  • Chadi Ayoub, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Jorge Betancor, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Mohammed A. Chowdhury, MD, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  • Merav Dvir-Orgad, MD, BC Women and Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Eleonora Avenatti, MD, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Waddy Gonzalez, MD, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Serge C. Harb, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Lazaro E. Hernandez, MD, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Hollywood, FL
  • In-Chang Hwang, MD, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam, Republic of Korea
  • Angela M. Kelle, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA
  • Srikanth Koneru, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Soultana Kourtidou, MD, MSc, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Hongyun Liu, MD, Johns Hopkins HCM Center of Excellence, Baltimore, MD
  • Dai-Yin Lu, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Angela B. Malone, RDCS, RVT, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Diego Medvedofsky, MD, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Donna Chelle V. Morales, DO, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
  • Monica Mukherjee, MD, FASE, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Bradley Peltzer, MD, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Shagun Sachdeva, MBBS, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Andreas Schuler, MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Lindsay Urbinelli, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Marija Vukicevic, PhD, Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX
  • Guilherme S. Yared, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

2015

  • Yohei Akazawa, MD, PhD, Shinshu University, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
  • Tengku Winda Ardini, MD, University of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
  • Michelle Carlson, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Andrew L. Cheng, MD, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • Ming Chu, MD, Nanjing Medical University First Affiliated Hospital, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • Zaher Fanari, MD, Jefferson Medical College/ Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
  • Ricardo Fonseca, MBBS, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Prakriti Gaba, BS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Xue Gong, MD, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Amir Hodzic, MD, University of Montreal Hospital Center, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Quan Huynh, MD, PhD, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Joyce Johnson, MD, MS, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Attila Kovács, MD, Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center, Budapest, Pest, Hungary
  • Alex P. Lee, MD, FRCP, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
  • Jesse W. Lee, MD, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Sumeet S. Mitter, MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Patsy W. Park, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Daniela Carmo Rassi, MS, Clinical Hospital of the Federal University of Goias, Goiania, Goias, Brazil
  • Zainab Samad, MD, MHS, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • Ericka Scheller McLaughlin, DO, Texas Children’s Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Amita Singh, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Arjun Sinha, MD, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Megan M. SooHoo, MD, Children’s Hospital Colorado Heart Institute, Aurora, CO
  • Masataka Sugahara, MD, Hyogo College of Medicine, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
  • Minmin Sun, MD, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Yuta Torii, RCS, RVS, Tokushima University Hospital, Tokushima, Japan
  • Bethany Wisotzkey, MD, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA
  • Megan Yamat, RDCS, RCS, FASE, University of Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

2014

  • Dragos Alexandru, MD | CHSLI St. Francis Hospital, Cedarhurst, NY
  • Walter L. Beard, MD | University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Nikunj Bhatt, MD | Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Christopher Bugnitz, MD, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
  • Nitin Chanana, MD, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Adam James, BA, BAO, MBBCh, MRCPI, LRCSI, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  • Se Yong Jang, MD, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea
  • Sua Kim, MD, Korea University Medical Center, Seoul, Seongbuk-Gu, Republic of Korea
  • Diego Lara, MD, MPH, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Shuai Liang, Division of Cardiology Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Izumo, Shimane, Japan
  • Lindsay Mills, MD, University of Alberta – Stollery Children’s Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Roberto J. Murgas Torrazza, MD, University of Florida, Panama, Panama
  • Aarti A. Patel, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • Nishath Quader, MD, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Ravi Raj, MBBS, MD, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
  • Makoto Saito, MD, Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Hobert, Australia
  • Irsa Shoiab, BS, Children’s Hospital & Medical Center/University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Juefei Wu, MD, PhD, FASE, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
  • Li-Tan Yang, MD, National Cheng Kung University Hospital Dou-Liou Branch, Douliu City, Yunlin County, Taiwan, Republic of China
  • Jeffrey Yourshaw, MD, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

2013

  • Sujata Balulad, MD, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Nirmanmoh Bhatia, MD, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Ekaterina Borskaya, MD, Federal State Clinical Hospital #86, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Rachel-Maria Brown, MD, Northwestern University Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Alejandra Bueno, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Barbara Cifra, MD, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Kristyan Guppy-Coles, BAppSC, Bsc (Hons), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
  • Yuchi Han, MD, MMSc, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Natalie Jayaram, MD, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO
  • Suying Lam, MD, Jackson Memorial Hospital.University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Christina Luong, MD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Meena Narayanan, MD, University of Southern California, Los Angeles,CA
  • Nandini Yadav, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Megan Yamat, RDCS, RCS, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL

2012

  • 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, 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

2011

  • Fred Cobey, MD, MPH, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
  • Paul Gribben, BS, University of Nebraska Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Hao H. Hsu, MD, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
  • Kazuaki Negishi, MD, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Hidekazu Tanaka, MD, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan

2010

  • Wilfried Dinh, MD, Univeristy Witten Herdecke, Witten Herdecke, Germany
  • Chad M. House, BS, RDCS, Regions Hospital, St. Paul, MN
  • Puja B. Parikh, MD, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY
  • Shantanu P. Sengupta, MD, Sengupta Hospital and Research Institute, Nagpur, India
  • Mark R.Stampehl, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2009

  • Jessica Gorentz, BS, RDCS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Rukmini Komarfu, MD, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Elena Kwon, MD, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Seong-Mi Park, MD, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
  • Eric Yang, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

2008

  • Allen G. Borowski, RDCS, FASE, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Sara Deatsman, BS, Herma Heart Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sun Jin Hong, MD, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
  • Sarinya Puwanant, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
  • Ruby Satpathy, MD, Creighton University Cardiac Center, Omaha, NE

2007

  • Apurva Badheka, St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • G. Hamilton Baker, MD, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Moha Elnoamany, MBBCh, Menoufyia University Hospital, Shebin Elkom, Egypt
  • James Perschbacher, MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
  • Bhrigu R. Parmar, BS, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wauwatosa, WI