International Relations Advisory Group


  • Work with the International Board Member representative to build ASE’s impact on the world stage and appropriately represent non-U.S. based members’ needs to the Board.
  • Work with the President to represent ASE to help plan the World Summit activities and select faculty representatives.
  • Members will be a liaison to a particular area of the world where they hold influence/have a relationship with the host country society.
  • Members will be an ASE Ambassador to expand ASE’s outreach and visibility in that region/country in the following manner:
    • Enhance the global perception of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and the ASE (goal specific).
    • Develop collaborative strategies with international echo-focused organizations, such as the International Alliance Partners, that would mutually benefit the ASE and the international partner.
    • Work with the International Alliance Partners in that region/country to grow engagement in ASE activities in a meaningful way.
  • Recommend Honorary FASE Candidates to the Executive Committee.
  • Liaise with leadership of society or societies in assigned region/country to recommend international faculty for scientific sessions and other ASE courses or writing groups as needed.
  • Actively recruit new International Alliance Partners. Recommend potential partner societies to the ASE Executive Committee for approval following review of credentials.

Madhav Swaminathan, MD, FASE – Chair
Federico Asch, MD, FASE – Co-Chair
Wael Jaber, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC – Middle East Consultant
Amer Johri, MD, FASE – Canadian Consultant
Roberto Lang, MD, FASE – Ex-Officio
Sunil Mankad, MD, FASE – Ex-Officio
Kofo Ogunyankin, MD, FASE – Africa Consultant
Kian-Keong Poh, MBBChir, FASE – International Representative
Anita Sadeghpour, MD, FACC, FASE – Middle East Consultant
Ahmad Salehi Omran, MD, FASE – Middle East Consultant
Cynthia Taub, MD, FASE – China Consultant
James Thomas, MD, FASE – Ex-Officio
Gillian Whalley, PhD, DMU, FASE – Australasian Consultant
Andrea Van Hoever, MSGH – Staff Liaison