Keynote Innovation Speaker

Kapil Parakh, MD, MPH, PhD
Co-founder, Health for America 

Kapil Parakh is a practicing cardiologist who is currently leading efforts at Google to provide high quality health information to a billion users while creating the infrastructure for decision support tools. He is also the cofounder of Health for America, an award winning nonprofit on health innovation that was acquired by Medstar Health. Previously, he was a White House Fellow at the VA and worked on a broad range of issues from increasing access to improving health outcomes across the system. Before that, he ran a nationally recognized innovative heart failure program at Johns Hopkins Bayview that cost effectively reduced readmissions. As a clinician scientist Kapil has supported international research efforts to understand the effect of psychosocial factors in heart disease. Kapil holds a MPH and PhD in epidemiology and is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and advanced heart failure and transplantation.


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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.