Research Committee


  • Develop strategies for specific projects to facilitate the development and application of novel cardiovascular ultrasound technology.
  • Analyze and summarize ASE-supported research for yearly outcomes reports.
  • Develop at least 1 major research initiative a year and coordinate its implementation through members of ASE and our partners.
  • Suggest recommendations for research award RFA’s.
  • Serve as Ambassadors to the external scientific community to enhance the image and reputation of cardiovascular ultrasound as a clinical and scientific tool, including testifying to FDA, NIH, etc.
  • Select recipients for research awards and recommend to the board for approval
  • Participate in the grading process to select abstract presenters for the Scientific Sessions and Echo Hawaii
  • Consider ways to better engage core labs and clinical trials in ASE activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the IRT committee and with other non-profit societies to develop research partnerships with industry, engineers, and non-echocardiography cardiovascular imaging researchers
  • Oversee CPELP subgroup’s work on the next pediatric lab productivity survey. Make recommendations to workgroup on survey design and final analysis for JASE publication.

2022 – 2023 Committee Members:
Jonathan Lindner, MD, FASE – Chair

Daniel Forsha, MD, MCS, FASE – Co-Chair
Harald Becher, MD, PhD – Vascular Representative
Patrick Collier, MD, PhD, FASE, FESC, FACC – Member at Large
Michael DiMaria, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Ayesha Dost, BHSc, DMS, CRCS-AE, RDCS – Member at Large
Carlos El-Tallawi, MD – Member at Large
Jens Fassl, MD, PhD, FASE – Perioperative Representative
Suzette Graham-Hill, MD, FACP, FASE – Member at Large
Antonio Hernandez, MD, FASE – Critical Care Representative
John Kovalchin, MD, FASE – Pediatric Representative
Bryana Levitan, BA, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Kan Liu MD, FACC, FASE – Member at Large
Charles Luoma, MS, RDCS, ACS, FASE – Member at Large
Maan Malahfji, MD – Member at Large
Lynette Mendoza, MBA, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Ratnasari Padang, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FASE, FACC – Member at Large
Salima Qamruddin, MD, MPH, FASE – Rising Star Representative
Vandana Sachdev, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Liza Sanchez, RCS, FASE – Sonographer Representative
Megan Schoessling, BS, RDCS – Sonographer Representative
Partho Sengupta, MBBS, MD, DM, FASE – Member at Large
Samuel Siu, MD, SM, MBA, FASE – Ex-Officio
Robert Tunks, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Hong Wang, MD, Ph.D, FASE, FASA – Member at Large
Sarah Beth Bdoyan, MSPH – Staff Liaison