Scientific Sessions Program Committee


  • Members are required to attend the summer planning retreat and be on site during the annual conference.
  • Coordinate and develop annual meeting tracks and offerings.
  • Identify and assign faculty
  • Work with International Alliance Partners for international faculty assignments
  • Promote activities revolving around the annual meeting, including community events and social events.
  • Develop criteria and selections for abstracts and case submissions.
  • Responsible for the financial oversight and performance of the annual meeting.
  • Explore strategic alliances and collaboration with other medical organizations to create more resources at the annual meeting for ASE members (special symposia, joint education, etc.).
  • Responsible for assisting with marketing of Scientific Sessions (presenting slide sets, etc.).
  • Review evaluations from previous Scientific Sessions to enhance future Scientific Sessions offerings.
  • Responsible for promoting the scientific sessions (with slide sets, etc.) to other healthcare professionals and potential funders.
  • Select research abstracts to be promoted at Scientific Sessions. Assist with abstract promotional activities including attracting media outlets to cover the Scientific Sessions.

Required: Attendance at a summer planning retreat
The Chair of the Scientific Sessions Program Committee may not have any paid relationships with industry or others during his/her term of service.

2022 – 2023 Committee Members:
James Kirkpatrick, MD, FASE – Chair

Madeline Jankowski, BS, RDCS, ACS, FASE – Co-Chair
Federico Asch, MD, FASE – Abstract Chair
Mohammed Chamsi-Pasha, MD, FACC, FASE – Member at Large
Ashlee Davis, BSMI, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Member at Large
Jose Diaz-Gomez, MD, FASE – Track Chair – Critical Care
Valeria Duarte, MD – ACHD Rep
Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE – President-Elect
Benjamin Freed, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Rebecca Hahn, MD, FASE – Track Chair – Interventional Echo
Allison Hays, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Kristie Jo Johnson, RDCS, RRT, RCP, FASE – Member at Large
Pei-Ni Jone, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA – Member at Large
William Katz, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Rebecca LeLeiko, MD – Track Co-Chair – Vascular
Stephen Little, MD, FASE – President
Feroze Mahmood, MD, FASE – Track Co-Chair – Interventional Echo
Erin Michos, MD, MHS, FASE – Local Liaison
Carol Mitchell, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT, RT(R), ACS, FASE – Abstract Co-Chair
Sharon Mulvagh, MD, FASE, FRCP(C), FACC – Past Chair
Nova Panebianco, MD, MPH – Track Co-Chair – Critical Care
Matthew Parker, MD, FASE – Member at Large
Anitha Parthiban, MD, FASE – Track Co-Chair – PCHD
Lucy Safi, DO, FASE – Member at Large
Danita Sanborn, MD, MMSc, FASE – Member at Large
Sangeeta Shah, MD, FASE – Local Liaison
Richard Sheu, MD, FASE Track Co-Chair – Perioperative
Jeremy Thaden, MD, FASE Track Chair – Perioperative
Triston Thompson, BS, ACS, RDCS, RVT – Learning Lab
Matt Umland, ACS, RDCS, FASE – Learning Lab
Matthew Vorsanger, MD, FACC, RPVI, FASE – Track Chair – Vascular
Luciana Young, MD, FAHA, FACC, FASE – Track Chair – PCHD
Christina Caruso-LaFuria – Staff Liaison
Robin Wiegerink, MNPL – Staff Liaison