Board of Directors

June 2019- June 2020 Board of Directors


President (term expires June 2020)
Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

President-Elect (term expires June 2020)
Judy W. Hung, MD, FASE
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Vice President (term expires June 2020)
Raymond Stainback, MD, FASE
Texas Heart Institute, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
Houston, TX

Treasurer (term expires June 2021)
Carol K. C. Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Secretary (term expires June 2021)
Matt  M. Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE
Aurora Health Care
Milwaukee, WI

Council Representative (term expires June 2020)
Wyman W. Lai, MD, MPH, FASE
CHOC Children’s
Orange, CA

Immediate Past President (term expires June 2020)
Jonathan R. Lindner, MD, FASE
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR

Chief Executive Officer
Robin Wiegerink, MNPL
American Society of Echocardiography
Durham, NC


(Terms Expire June 2020)

Member at Large
Jayashri R. Aragam, MD, FASE

West Roxbury VA Hospital
Sudbury, MA

Council on Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound
Amer M. Johri, MD, FASE
Queens University
Kingston, ON, Canada

Member at Large
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE
University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Member at Large
Michael L. Main, MD, FASE
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute
Kansas City, MO

Council on Cardiovascular Sonography Chair
Elaine A. Shea, ACS, RCS, RCCS, FASE
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Berkeley/Oakland, CA

(Terms Expire June 2021)

Council on Pediatric & Congenital Heart Disease Chair
Piers Barker, MD, FASE
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Council on Perioperative Echocardiography Chair
Alina Nicoara, MD, FASE
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Past President Member
Alan S. Pearlman, MD, FASE
University of Washington Medical Center (retired)
Seattle, WA

Member at Large
Peter Rahko, MD, FASE
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Member at Large
Geoffrey A. Rose, MD, FASE
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Charlotte, NC

Member at Large
Jennifer Schaaf, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE
The Christ Hospital Health Network
Cincinnati, OH

Member at Large
Vandana Sachdev, MD, FASE
National Institute of Health
Bethesda, MD

International Member
Cathy West, MSc, DMU (Cardiac), AMS, EACVI, CHD, FASE
Royal Brompton Hospital
London, UK




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 Thank you and our best wishes for your continued safety.