Industry Relations Committee


  • Provide contacts with industry vendors for recruitment purposes and directly engage in actively recruiting corporate funding.
  • Review IRT recruitment materials and provide advice on appropriate inclusions.
  • Facilitate a forum for exchange of information between corporate entities and the ASE.
  • Support the IRT mechanism to attract funding to underwrite the ASE’s research and public awareness activities, as well as other programs which enhance or promote the field of cardiovascular ultrasound and the ASE.
  • Help ASE leverage relationships with corporate entities, and develop strategies for increasing industry’s perception of value of the ASE as a leader in imaging.
  • Explore creative alternatives for IRT funding.
  • Directly participate in the Industry Think Tank/IRT Retreat
  • Support ASE efforts to serve as innovation incubator and collaborate with technology innovators (goal specific).
  • Support Standardization of 3D, AI and Strain by creating a sub-group to discuss technology standardization

2022 – 2023 Committee Members:
G. Burkhard Mackensen, MD, PhD, FASE – Chair
Ritu Thamman, MD, FASE – Co-Chair
Theodore Kolias, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Steven Lester, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Brian Davidson, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Alicia Armour, MA, BS, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Pei-Ni Jone, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA – Member at Large
Carolyn Altman, MD, FACC, FAHA, FASE – Pediatric Council Steering Committee Chair
Jay Pruetz, MD, FASE – Pediatric Representative
Jennifer Betz, BS, RDCS, FASE – Perioperative Representative
Margaret Park, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT, FSDMS, FASE – Member at Large
Theodore Abraham, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE – Vascular Representative
Megan Yamat, RDCS, RCS, ACS, FASE – Sonographer Representative
Brandon Wiley, MD, FASE – Critical Care Representative
Cody Frye, BA, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Serge Harb, MD – Member at Large
Renuka Jain, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Muhamed Saric, MD, PhD, FASE – Member at Large
Judy Hung, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Benjamin Goot, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Samantha King – Staff Liaison