If you would like to recognize a fellow ASE member as a GEM for Going the Extra Mile, please visit this web page for instructions on how to submit your recognition.

Below is the list of ASE members that have been recognized as GEMs by their colleagues.

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September 2022 GEM

Miranda Sturgeon, RCS, RCCS, FASE recognized by Alexandra Gardner, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE

For the past four years, Miranda has spearheaded a pediatric cardiac screening partnering with a children’s hospital in the area. This program has saved the lives of countless children. Miranda is an inspiration for all that meet or work with her.

August 2022 GEM

Bryana Levitan, BA, RDCS, FASE recognized by Vincent Sorrell, MD, FASE

Bryana is an expert adult, pediatric, congenital & small animal echocardiographer. Teaches students, fellows, & peers. Runs our Core Lab. Today – she passed the Advanced Cardiac Sonographer exam. This is further testimony to her incredible skills & GEM.

July 2022 GEM

Ian Crandall, BS, MS, RCS, FASE recognized by Shannon McCabe

Ian has been an excellent mentor to both younger and more experienced sonographers throughout the Yale New Haven Health system. His enthusiasm for advancement has been an inspiration to us all to better the health system and improve care of our patients.

March 2022 GEM

Gregory Tatum. MD, FASE

Gregory Tatum, MD, FASE recognized by Piers Barker 

From the PCHD Council, in recognition of exceptional service to its members and the entire ASE community, for Dr. Tatum’s exemplary dedication in leading an outstanding webinar series. Our patients, families and echo labs all benefit from his work.

Read about past ASE GEMs