About Us

 About ASE:

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is a professional organization of physicians, cardiac sonographers, nurses and scientists involved in echocardiography, the use of ultrasound to image the heart and cardiovascular system. The organization was founded in 1975 and is the largest international organization for cardiac imaging.

ASE’s Mission:
ASE is committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to our members and the public.



ASE Past Presidents


 1975-1977- Harvey Feigenbaum, MD, FASE
 1978-1980-Richard L. Popp, MD, FASE
 1981-1982-Walter L. Henry, MD, FASE
 1983-1984 Joseph Kisslo, MD, FASE
 1984-1986- Anthony DeMaria, MD, FASE
 1987-1988- David J. Sahn, MD, FASE
 1989-1990- Alfred F. Parisi, MD, FASE
 1991-1993- Arthur E. Weyman, MD, FASE
 1993-1995- Julius M. Gardin, MD, FASE
 1995-1997- Alan S. Pearlman, MD, FASE
 1997-1999- Richard E. Kerber, MD, FASE
 1991-2002- Harry Rakowski, MD, FASE
 2001-2003- Pamela S. Douglas, MD, FASE
 2003-2004- Randolph P. Martin, MD, FASE
 2004-2005- Linda Gillam, MD, FASE
 2005-2006- Bijoy Khandheria, MBBS, FASE
 2006-2007- Michael Picard, MD, FASE
 2007-2008- Thomas Ryan, MD, FASE
 2008-2009- William Zoghbi, MD, FASE
 2009-2010- Roberto Lang, MD, FASE
 2010-2011- Sanjiv Kaul, MD, FASE
 2011-2012- James D. Thomas, MD, FASE
 2012-2013- Patricia A. Pellikka, MD, FASE

Heart and Circulations Ultrasound Specialists