Dr. Itzhak Kronzon, Titan of Echo, Passes Away

We were saddened to learn that long-time member Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FASE, passed away on May 18, 2021. Dr. Kronzon was an amazing educator, eloquent statesman for echo, and a very dedicated volunteer to ASE. He served on the ASE Board of Directors from 1999-2002, and was as a faculty member for many ASE courses including the Scientific Sessions, the ASCeXAM/ReASCE Review Course, and State-of-the-Art Echocardiography.  His knowledge of echo was legendary and he was crowned the Echo Jeopardy champion two times. He also served on many guideline writing groups and was a senior author on all three of ASE’s Comprehensive Echocardiography text books. He was a prolific writer, serving as an author on more than 52 JASE articles, including lead author on the 2005 research paper on Combined transesophageal echocardiography and transesophageal cardioversion probe: Technical aspects and the 2007 research paper on Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta and the Renal Arteries with an Intracardiac Echocardiography Probe Placed in the Inferior Vena Cava: A Feasibility Study.  A life-long educator, he was the founder and first president of the New York Echocardiography Society (NYES)and he received the ‘‘Faculty of the Year’’ award from the Department of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine.  Dr. Kronzon was recognized for his vast accomplishments with the ASE Physician Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. He will be greatly missed by the entire cardiovascular ultrasound community. Our condolences to his family and friends.