Arthur Weyman ASE’s 8th President Passed Away

It is with great sadness that we write to inform our members that Arthur (Ned) E. Weyman, MD, FASE, passed away this morning, June 17, 2024. Dr. Weyman was ASE’s first secretary of the Board of Directors and subsequently served as the 8th President of ASE serving from January 1991 through June 1993. He received a 2001 American College of Cardiology Gifted Teacher Award and a University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey 2004 Distinguished Alumnus Award. ASE’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award (YIA) was created in 2007 in honor of Dr. Weyman’s unwavering commitment to research in cardiovascular ultrasound. He received ASE’s Meritorious Service Award in 2012 recognizing his contributions to the field and ASE. Dr. Weyman was also a driving force behind the creation of the National Board of Echocardiography. He served as their first president and remained on their board in an emeritus status. In his honor, the NBE has supported the ASE’s YIA award since 2007.

He completed his medical degree at New Jersey College of Medicine in 1966 and proceeded to his first residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York. He then put his residency on hold while he served in the U.S. Navy as a Marine squadron and air group flight surgeon from 1968-1971. Upon returning, he completed a second year and chief residency at St. Vincent’s, followed by a three-year cardiology fellowship at Indiana University, where he was a fellow in training under ASE’s Founder Dr. Harvey Feigenbaum. In 1980, Dr. Weyman moved to Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, where he spent the rest of his illustrious career before retiring in 2022. Named Mass General’s chief of cardiology in 1994, his development of innovative methods, research models and exemplary mentoring led the way for echocardiography to become the go-to assessment tool for heart and vascular imaging. He built the echocardiography laboratory into a powerhouse for research, education, and clinical productivity. Known as “the mentor of mentors,” Dr. Weyman and the Mass General echo lab became the place where countless physicians and sonographers competed for fellowships to train in his lab and learn to be great echocardiographers and leaders including seven ASE Presidents.

As one of the founding leaders in echocardiography, he advocated tirelessly for international recognition of the pivotal role the noninvasive assessment tool plays in saving lives by quickly detecting cardiac issues in patients from infants to adults. His presence at the helm of ASE and NBE changed the field forever. He will be missed and we are forever grateful for his service.

A devoted family man, Weyman leaves behind his wife, Jean, their four children and grandchildren.

Listen to a 2009 interview with Dr. Weyman on ASE’s YouTube channel.

A funeral Mass for Dr. Weyman will be held in St. Paul Church, 502 Washington St., Wellesley on Saturday, June 22, at 10AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. The Mass will also be live streamed at Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellesley.

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