2019 FASE Recipients

Abhishek Gaur, MD, FASE
Abigail May Khan, MD, FASE
Abimbola O. Faloye, MD, FASE
Adam A. Dalia, MD, FASE
Ahmed S. Awad, MD, MBA, FASE
Ahmed Sami Ali Abuzaid, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE
Alan F. Vainrib, MD, FASE
Amanda Mae Geilfuss, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Ana Victoria Soto-Quintela, MD, FASE
Anand Mehta, MD, FASE
Andrea Fields, MHA, RDCS, FASE
Anna Sannino, MD, PhD, FASE
Anthony Wayne Forshaw, FASE
Antonio Hernandez, MD, FASE
Arash Seratnahaei, MD, MBA, FASE
Arpit Kumar Agarwal, MD, FASE
Ashish Aneja, MBBS, MD, FASE
Benjamin Goot, MD, FASE
Brandon M. Wiley, MD, MSc, FASE
Brian D. Yonnick, ACS, RDCS, FASE
Brian R Gebhardt, MD, MPH, FASE
Brigid Culey, BS, RDCS, FASE
Bryon A. Gentile II, MD, FASE
Cara Jill Bergeron, RDCS, FASE
Carlie Grace Brewer, RDCS (AE PE), FASE
Carlton O’neal Hartwell, RDCS, FASE
Cassady Palmer, BS, ACS, RDCS, RDMS, FASE
Christopher P. Marcella, RDCS, FASE
Christopher Yasuyuki Tanaka, MD, FASE
Daniel Robert Sanchez, MD, FASE
David E. Langholz, MD, FASE
David Kovar, MD, FASE
David M. Dudzinski, MD, FASE
Debra J. Garner, RDCS, FASE
Denisa Muraru, MD, PhD, FASE
Diana L. Tran, BS, RCS, FASE
Dr. Purnima Hirudayaraj MD, MRCP, FASE
Edwin S. Tucay, MD, FASE
Eirini Apostolidou, MD, MSc, FASE
Elizabeth Granville Dozier, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Erick Avelar, MD, FACC, FASE
Erin D. Michos, MD, MHS, FASE
Evelina Petrovets, RDCS, FASE
Fabio Sangalli, MD, FASE
Garick David Hill, MD, FASE
Ginnie Lee Abarbanell, MD, FASE
Guruprasad Tiptur Mahadevaiah, MD, FASE
Hatem Abdullah Soliman Aboumarie, MSc, FASE
Hesham Abdo Naeim, MD, FASE
Hesham Talab, MD, FRCPC, FASE
Hillary S. Huisheere, BS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Ifad Ur Rahman MD, FACC, FASE
Ivan Augusto Arenas, MD, PhD, FASE
James Chihong Lee, MD, FASE
James Matthew Maher, MD, FASE
Jay D. Pruetz, MD, FASE
Jens Eichhorn, MD, PhD, FASE
Jessica Spellman, MD, FASE
Jiwon Kim, MD, FASE
Joan Stacy Lipinski, RDCS, RDMS, FASE
JoAnne M. Berge, RDCS, (AE)(PE), RVT, FASE
Joel Andrew Strom, MD, MEng, FASE
John F. Quinn, MD, FASE
Jose Donato A. Magno, MD, FASE
Jose Mauricio Del Rio, MD, FASE
Joshua E. Pearson, RCS, CCSS, CRAT, FASE
Joshua M. Callahan, RDCS, FASE
Joyce Tawfik Johnson, MD, MS, FASE
Juan Alejandro Marmol-Velez, MD, FASE
Julian Manuel Thomas, MD, FASE
Julie Renee Haynes, ACS, RDCS, FASE
Kamal Shemisa, MD, FASE
Kana Fujikura, MD, PhD, MPH, FASE
Kathy Aleksandra Olejnik, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE
Katie Jo Stauffer, BS, RDCS (AE, PE, FE), FASE
Kelly Ann Adams, MBA, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Kelly Victor, FASE
Kenneth Scott Kirby, RDCS, FASE
Kris Ashley Nowakowski, MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FASE
L. Bindu Chebrolu-Makam, MD, FASE
Laura Lourenco, MD, FASE
Li Zhou, MD, PhD, FASE
Ling Li, MD, PhD, APCA, FASE
Lisa A. Wehrle, RDCS, FASE
Manoj Bhandari, MD, FASE
Maria G. Kiaffas, MD, PhD, FASE
Marija Vukicevic, PhD, FASE
Marilyn F. Riley, RDCS, FASE
Matthew Blair Ellison, MD, FASE
McKenzie Schweitzer, RDCS, FASE
Menachem Mendel Weiner, MD, FASE
Michael J. Walsh, MD, FASE
Michael S. Scholfield, MD, FASE
Michele L. Sumler, MD, FASE
Michelle Anne Bay, ACS, RDCS, FASE
Nicole Marie Bavaro, RDCS, FASE
Nirmala Padmanaban, RCS, FASE
Noreen Patricia Kelly, MD, MBA, FASE
Peace Chike Madueme, MD, MS, FASE
Radmila Lyubarova, MD, FASE
Saddam Saleh Abisse, MD, FASE
Sandra Vicki Abramson, MD, FASE
Sarah Ann Samaan, MD, FASE
Sarah R. Wolking, AAS, RDCS, RVT, FASE
Sean Javaheri, DO, FASE
Shane Balthazaar, BSc.Kin, RDCS, FASE
Shemy Carasso, MD, FASE
Shimoli V. Shah, MD, FASE
Sofia Shames, MD, FASE
Sowmya Balasubramanian, MD, FASE
Stefanie Justine Hartmann Jayme, RCS, RDCS, FASE
Stephen George Sawada, MD, FASE
Steven A. Blankenship, BS,RDCS, CTT+, FASE
Steven J. Raible, MD, FASE
Syed Javed Hasan Zaidi, MD, FASE
Tarif Hisham Khair, MD, FASE
Teresa Anita Mulaikal, MD, FASE
Tiffany Chen, MD, FASE
Urszula Chmielowiec, RDCS, FASE
Venkata Mahesh Alla, MD, FASE
Wen Ruan, MD, FASE
Ying Hui Low, MD, FASE

ASE Headquarters – COVID-19 Update

Beginning March 26, 2020, the county where the ASE Headquarters is located is under a government order to “Stay at Home” due to the spread of the coronavirus. These “Stay at Home” recommendations continue to be in effect and depend on the infection rates in the County/State. ASE will keep all but essential personnel telecommuting until a time when it is judged safe to return to work. We are not suspending or closing operations; our employees will remain working and providing excellent customer service to our members and the cardiovascular ultrasound community. However, ASE will slightly modify its official open hours to 9 AM – 4 PM Eastern TimeMonday-Friday. Should you need to get in touch with a staff person, call our main office at 919-861-5574 and a phone list by department will be available. A staff directory is also available here. All general questions can also be sent through ASE@ASEcho.org. Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.

New 3D Imaging Code Survey Needs U.S. Physician Input

This is your opportunity to participate in the Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) process to ensure fair and adequate code valuation. The proposed CPT add-on code that describes the additional work required for 3D imaging, in addition to the base echocardiography service, is currently under review at the AMA RUC. Your participation in the RUC survey process is key in the assessment of the time, complexity, and physician work value for these procedures. If you were randomly selected, you received an email from “Qualtrics” with the subject line, “AMA RUC Survey – 3D Imaging of Cardiac Structures.” We ask you to look for it in all your email folders, as many members have found the survey in their spam/junk folder.

More information about the RUC and the survey process is available here.The AMA has created a video to explain the purpose of the survey process and provide specific instructions on how to complete the survey accurately. Please contact Irene Butler, ASE’s Vice President of Health Policy & Member Relations at IButler@ASEcho.org, with any questions. We greatly appreciate your time, input, and expertise.