Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Council

2023-2024 Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Council Steering Committee:

Chair: Fadi Shamoun, MD, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Chair-Elect: Matthew Vorsanger, MD, FACC, RPVI, FASE (July 2023 – June 2024)
Immediate Past Chair: Bryan Wells, MD, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
ASE Council Representative: Keith Collins, MS, RDCS, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Education Committee Rep: Stanislav Henkin, MD, MPH, FASE (June 2023 – June 2025)
Guidelines & Standards Committee Rep: Allison Hays, MD, FASE (July 2022 – June 2024)
Scientific Sessions Track Chair: Rebecca LeLeiko, MD (July 2023 – June 2024)
Scientific Sessions Track Co-Chair: Aaron Aday, MD, MSc, RPVI, FASE (July 2023 – June 2024)
Member at Large: Minakshi Biswas, MD (July 2023 – June 2025)
Member at Large: Melissa Warren, MHSc, RVT, RVS (July 2023 – June 2025)
Staff Liaison:  Dallas Lyons III

Council Objectives include:

  • Support circulation and vascular ultrasound interest areas by communicating issues of importance to the membership;
  • Provide guidance to the ASE Board of Directors regarding circulation and vascular ultrasound;
  • Provide a forum for members with similar interests to network;
  • Provide a representative (council chairman) to ASE Board of Directors;
  • To provide educational offerings for those practicing cardiovascular ultrasound for circulation and vascular patients, including guidance to Scientific Sessions Program Committee
  • To provide guidance on standards of care related to circulation and vascular ultrasound to the Board and Guidelines and Standards Committee


The Council has the following annual award:

Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Council (CAVUS) Luminary Award
In 2022, the inaugural CAVUS Luminary Award was awarded to Esther (Soo Hyun) Kim, MD, MPH, RPVI, FASE of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Scientific Sessions Travel Grant Award
In partnership with the ASE Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Council (CAVUS), the ASE Foundation sponsored three vascular trainees to attend the 34th ASE Annual Scientific Sessions in National Harbor, MD, June 23-26, 2023. Three travel grants of $1,000 each were awarded. Congratulations to our winners!

    • Alexander Sullivan
    • Erin Goerlich, MD
    • Katie Martin

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