Dr Segun Olusanya BSc BM MRCP(UK) FRCA FFICM
BSE ACCE accredited
FUSIC supervisor for lung, vascular, abdominal, airway, and transcranial ultrasonography
Segun is one of the UK’s longest serving Intensive Care trainees, and currently works at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. His clinical interests are social media, medical education, point of care ultrasound, and wellbeing in medicine. He’s been privileged to explore these interests by being part of the UK Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care Committee, an associate editor of the Journal of the Intensive Care Society, an ICS Digital Committee member, an editor for the POCUS Journal, a founding member of the Tea and Empathy Facebook group, and a co-opted member of the Editorial and Publishing committee for the ESICM.
His single great achievement is being able to run a wedding cake business with his wife, Fehintola. You can find their creations at monanniecakes.com.
David Playford is the Professor of Cardiology at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Australia where he was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, and coordinates the undergraduate cardiovascular teaching program.
He is a regular invited speaker to National and International conferences where his research has attracted significant international attention.
David is a Consultant Cardiologist specializing in Cardiac Imaging, having run a specialist echo laboratory, an echo core lab, and an advanced echo fellowship program. His clinical practice is now at Genesis Care where his interests are Cardiac Risk Assessment, Breathlessness and Pulmonary Hypertension, Heart Failure, Valvular Heart Disease and CardioOncology.
As a researcher of international reputation, he is Principal Investigator of the National Echo Database Australia (NEDA), the largest mortality-linked echo database in the world, and has a number of highly cited publications.
His Artificial Intelligence program focuses on automation of interpretation of Echocardiography data (Echo IQ, ASX:EIQ) and previously for Alerte Digital Health. He is the Chief Medical Advisor for Echo IQ and was the finalist in the EchoVation Challenge competition in USA. His ECG AI work resulted in the WA Startup Innovation of the Year award 2019.
Dr Angus Baumann, Cardiologist Alice Springs Hospital
Angus is a non-invasive Imaging Cardiologist at Alice Springs Hospital in the Northern Territory of Australia. Alice Springs Hospital serves the Central Australian region, covering roughly 750,000 square kilometres, or about 60% of the Northern Territory. This is an area larger than France.
Angus has expertise in transthoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography and CT-coronary angiography. He has a keen in interest in valvular heart disease and in particular, rheumatic heart disease due to the high prevalence in Central Australia.
Dr. Aggarwal is Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Missouri and former Chief of the Cardiology Section at the Harry S Truman Veterans Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.
He earned his medical degree from Amritsar Medical College, India. He did residency training in India, U.K. and USA as well as a Fellowship in Cardiology at the University of Missouri.
He is board certified in Cardiovascular Diseases, Echocardiography, Cardiac Computed Tomography and Interventional Cardiology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and past President of the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian origin.
His Research interests include acute coronary syndromes, dyslipidemia, diastolic function and cardiac disease in chronic kidney disease. He has served as local PI for several multi-centric international randomized clinical trials including PROVE-IT, IMPROVE-IT, PEGASUS TIMI-52, and several ongoing ones including REVEAL TIMI-55 and the VA Cooperative study DIVA. He has several publications and book chapters to his credit. In recognition of his teaching skills, he was inducted to the Order of Socrates and recipient of Teacher of the Year Award at the University and Medical Staff Member of the Year at the VA Hospital.
Rachel Liu is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine for Yale University School of Medicine, where she is also the Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education for medical students and Fellowship Director of Emergency Ultrasound. She has been a President of the American College of Emergency Physicians Ultrasound Section, and is on the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.
Dr Stefan M. Mazur,
BPhEd, MBChB, FACEM, PGCertAME. DipIMC & DipRTM (RCS Ed), Grad Cert CU
PreHospital and Retrieval physician with South Australia’s state based retrieval service, SAAS MedSTAR, and a Senior Emergency Physician in the Royal Adelaide Hospital Emergency Department. An early adopter (but slow developer), is a strong advocate for the use of ultrasound (both above and below the diaphragm) in the management of the undifferentiated shocked patient, both in ED and PHRM. Has a number of publications on the use of prehospital and retrieval ultrasound and the use of ultrasound in disaster situations. Has co-authored various book chapters in the use of PreHospital Ultrasound.
Short CV of Prof Abdullah Al Shafi Majumder
Present position: a. Professor of Cardiology ( Hon ), Popular Medical College, Dhaka
Previous position : a. Director & Professor of Cardiology , National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Dhaka, ( 2011-2014)
b.Director & Professor, National Centre for Control of Rheumatic Fever & Heart Diseases, Dhaka ( 2004-2005)
Academic records : MBBS, Diploma in Cardiology, MD in Cardiology
Fellowship : American College of Cardiology (FACC); Royal College of Physician & Surgeons( Glasgow)(FRCP); European Society of Cardiology (FESC); Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention(FISCAI);International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (FISCU) Cardiological Society of India(FCSI); Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (FCPS); American Society of Echocardiography( FASE); Asia-Pacific Society of Cardiovascular Intervention(FAPSCI)
Experiences of work : a. National Cardiovascular Centre , Osaka, Japan
World Congress of Cardiology; American College of Cardiology annual meeting; World Congress of Echocardiography; Asia-Pacific Congress of Cardiology; TCT (USA) annual congress; TCTAP annual congress; SingaporeLive; Cardiological Society of India annual meeting; Vietnam Heart Association Meeting; Iranian Heart Association annual meeting; Myanmar Cardiac Society meeting and others.
Editor : Cardiovascular Journal ( Since 2008)
Secretary General : Bangladesh Cardiac Society
President : International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Bangladesh Chapter
President : Bangladesh Society of Geriatric Cardiology
Honors and Awards :
Will Hewitt, is the CEO of Auckland based medical technology company HeartLab.
HeartLab builds an innovative cardiology imaging system called Pulse, designed to make imaging workflows more efficient for imaging centres. Pulse also uses science-backed AI to automate the analysis of echocardiography studies.
Will has a background in electronics engineering, mathematics and statistics. He is an honorary academic at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, a world renowned research institute at The University of Auckland.
Present Designation: Professor of Medicine, MD PhD, FESC, FACC, FISCU (d), FICC
Present Affiliation: Head, I Dept. Of Cardiology, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
Qualification: Professor of Medicine, specialist in cardiology and internal medicine
Awards & Achievements:
1997: Young Investigator Award finalist at Euroecho 1.
2006: best original abstract of XV International Cardiac Doppler Society,
2005: Award of the Presidents of Polish Cardiac Society
2016,2017: best clinical abstract (coauthor) of Polish Cardiac Society International Congress.
2000, 2017: Research Award of Polish Cardiac Society
2002: Fellow of European Society of Cardiology
2007: Fellow of American College of Cardiology
2019: Distinguished Fellow, International Society of Cardiac Ultrasound
2021: Fellow, International College of Cardiology
2007 – Knight’s Cross of Polonia Restituta Order
Memberships and activities
Polish Cardiac Society, past President of Working Group on Echocardiography, Polish Cardiac Society; past board member and Treasurer of Polish Cardiac Society, member of ESC, EACVI – Member of Certification & Accreditation and Education Committee, EACVI Excellence in Education awards task force member, Member of Industry Round Table, EACVI, member of ESC Task Force Live Events
Darryl J Burstow MBBS, FRACP, FCSANZ, FASE is Eminent Cardiologist, The Prince Charles Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Queensland and Adjunct Professor, School of Clinical Sciences, Queensland University of Technology. After completing advanced training in cardiology at The Prince Charles Hospital, his serious echo education began at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester where he completed an Echo fellowship in the late 1980’s. Following his return to Brisbane, he initially worked in private practice at Wesley Hospital before taking up the position of Director of Echocardiography at TPCH from 1991 until 2016. His clinical and research interests include the Echo assessment of diastolic function and prosthetic valves, Intraoperative echocardiography and Echocardiography education. He is co-Director of the Echo Australia educational meeting which has been running for 20 years.
Dr. Partho P. Sengupta, MD, MBBS, FACC, is the Henry Rutgers Professor and the Chief of Division of Cardiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr Sengupta completed his clinical residency and cardiology fellowship from Mayo Clinic Rochester and Arizona in 2007 and 2010 respectively. He has over 250 peer-reviewed publications. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of American College of Cardiology for Cardiovascular Imaging, has served as a Board of Director for the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and as the Chair of the ASE Telehealth and New Technology Taskforce. Prior to his role at Rutgers, he served as Abnash C Jain Chair and Professor of Cardiology, Chief of Division of Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Imaging at West Virginia University, Morgantown. He has won several excellence awards with the most recent being the ASE’s Rich Popp Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2020. Other significant awards include the AACIO Young Investigator Award in 2010, Mayo Brother’s Distinguished Fellowship Award in 2009, Mayo Clinic Research Award in 2007, ASE’s Young Investigator Award in 2004, among others. With his futuristic ideas, investigative skills and international work, Dr. Sengupta is widely acclaimed by major media outlets. He delivered ASE’s first-ever presentation using hologram technology at the ASE’s 24th Annual Scientific Sessions in 2018. He was nominated by the American Medical Association for the “Inspiration in Medicine” talk, 2017. In 2016, he was invited as stage speaker for TEDMED where he presented on “Using Holography to Reshape Cardiology”. He also received the ASE’s 14th Feigenbaum Lectureship for his significant contributions to research in the field of echocardiography in 2013.
Anthony Wald is an accredited cardiac sonographer who has been working at MonashHeart, Monash Health, since 2004. He held the position of chief cardiac physiologist and sonographer until late 2015. He then moved into the Point of Care Ultrasound – Echocardiography educator’s role, where he developed the cardiac component of the successful Monash Health PoCUS accreditation program. This is a unique interdepartmental collaboration between Monash Health Emergency Department, Intensive Care, Diagnostic Imaging and MonashHeart. Anthony also manages the practical education of MonashHeart advanced cardiology trainees in trans-thoracic echo. Anthony has a Masters in Clinical Education and serves on the board of directors for the Australasian Sonographers Association.
Dr Wright is a Senior Echocardiographer/Post Doctoral fellow at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institutes in the Sports Cardiology (LaGerche) and Imaging Research (Marwick) labs. Her PhD (University of Tasmania, Menzies Research Institute) focused on echocardiography in the clinical follow up of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. She has published in several high-ranking cardiac imaging journals including; JACC imaging, European Heart Journal; Cardiovascular imaging & Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr Wright presents widely at both national and internal conferences, works as a peer-reviewer for scientific journals and is a current PhD supervisor.
Her current research interests include the detection of subclinical cardiac disease, sports cardiology and Womens Heart Health.
Dr Raj Janardhanan is a Professor of Medicine and Medical Imaging at the University of Arizona, USA. He is the Director of Echocardiography as well as the Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging. He is also a member of the Sarver Heart Center.
After undergraduate medical training in India, he had extensive clinical and research training in the United Kingdom in Non-Invasive Cardiology. After completion of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) diploma, he chose to move to the US in 2004 when he was offered the position of Clinical Project Director of the EchoCore lab at the Brigham and Womens’ Hospital, Harvard University. He completed clinical cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia, followed by training in advanced multi-modality non-invasive imaging working.
Dr Janardhanan’s area of expertise includes 3-Dimensional echocardiography, cardiac CT, nuclear cardiology and advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. His areas of clinical interests include structural/valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure, chest pain syndromes and cardiac risk screening in athletes.
“I completed my ICU training in Queensland before moving to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne where I commenced my Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound. Subsequent to this I have just completed 12 months as the echo fellow at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide. I still have much to learn in the land of echocardiography.”
Diplomate National Board of Echocardiographg.USA.
SND Foundation Hospital,
Founder ECHO BOARD REVIEW FORUM,with 70000 plus members.
Past:Editorial Board Member of
Dr. Fabiola Sozzi works as a consultant senior cardiologist at the University Hospital Policlinico of Milan, IT. She is expert in echocardiography integrated with cardiac MRI, coronary computed tomography and nuclear imaging. She treats acute cardiac disease in coronary care unit and chronic multiorgan patients in clinical ward. She teaches at the School of Specialization of Cardiology of the University of Milan, IT, where she leads several research projects. She published hundred articles in cardiac imaging in international medical journals.
Jose L. Zamorano is Professor of Medicine at the University Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain, and the Chief of Cardiology at the University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Spain.
Professor Zamorano obtained his medical degree from the University Complutense in 1987 and his Doctor of Medicine in 1991. He received his board certification in cardiology in 1993 before joining the Complutense University as an Associate Professor.
Professor Zamorano has served as Secretary of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), President of the European Association of Echocardiography, International Advisor of the American College of Cardiology’s International Committee, Director of the scientific programme in imaging for the ESC Congress, and member of the Practice Guidelines Committee of the ESC and Vicepresident ESC
Over the past 20 years, Professor Zamorano has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Golden Plaque of the Public Health Authorities of Madrid and the Ingel Edler Gold Medal, the Silver Medal of the ESC and the Research Award of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. He has served on numerous editorial boards of journals and is currently Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging.
Professor Zamorano has a broad range of research interests including heart failure, ischaemic heart disease, cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular imaging modalities. Within these fields, he has published over 700 articles and 20 books, including the European Textbook of Cardiovascular Imaging. His impact factor is over 1500 and he has a Hirsch Index of 117, with more than 100,000 citations.
Prof. Geoff Strange is a health researcher who has specialist interest in “Big Data” and its application to further our understanding of a variety of cardiovascular diseases. Geoff is Professor within the School of Medicine at the University of Sydney and the University of Notre Dame, Australia. Geoff is the Senior Academic lead for the burden of disease study (CHD) base at the Heart Research Institute Sydney and is a member of the cardiology research team at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. Geoff is creator, Director and Chief Investigator of the National Echo Database of Australia and New Zealand (NEDA) – the largest mortality linked echocardiographic database in the world covering more than 45 specialist centres across Australia. Geoff has led several governmental initiatives that have resulted in significant translational outcomes for patients (including combination therapy funding for PAH and the National Action Plan on childhood heart disease after establishing the Congenial Heart Alliance of Australia and New Zealand; a research initiative spanning 15 centres across the region resulting in 27 M in funding for the National Action Plan on childhood heart disease from The Hon Minister Hunt).
Geoff’s research interests include, Big Data for Cardiovascular Disease (Structural Heart Disease), Pulmonary Hypertension, Congenital Heart Disease and Echocardiography.
Dr. Hahn is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University, Irving Medical Center in New York, and Chief Scientific Officer of the Echo Core Lab at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. She was appointed Director of Interventional Echocardiography at The New York Presbyterian/Columbia Campus Structural & Valve Center in 2011. She has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Echocardiography and is currently a member of the American College of Cardiology Competency Management Committee and Scientific Sessions Planning Committee. She has published over 320 articles and 10 book chapters on Echocardiography and Valvular Heart Disease, and has been on the writing committees for 4 American Society of Echocardiography recommendations/guidelines and 4 Academic Research Consortium (ARC) documents. She was the National PI for the SCOUT Trial (Trialign Annuloplasty Device) and is the National Co-PI for the Triscend Pivotal Trial (EVOQUE Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Replacement device).
Jacinta is the Deputy Chief Cardiac Technologist at The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. She has been working in the field for 18 years and has post-graduate qualifications in cardiac ultrasound, electrophysiology, cardiac devices and a Masters in Health Administration. Jacinta has had multiple abstracts accepted at the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) scientific sessions, has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences and has performed live scanning at multiple Structural Heart Disease Australia workshops. Jacinta’s main interest is in structural heart disease intervention, heart failure and cardiac transplantation.
Prof. Badano currently serves both as Full Professor of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Milano Bicocca (Milan, Italy) and as director of the integrated cardiovascular diagnosis unit at the Istituto Auxologico Italiano, IRCCS, Milan, Italy.
Prof. Badano’s clinical interests include native and prosthetic valvular heart disease, right ventricular and atrial function, with research interests in three-dimensional and deformation imaging echocardiography, and cardiac mechanics.
Prof. Badano is a member of the Italian Society of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging, American College of Cardiology, and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). He is also a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the American College of Cardiology. Prof. Badano is a regular invited speaker at major international cardiology meetings as well as at annual ESC, ACC, ASE and EuroEcho scientific meetings
He has 295 peer-reviewed publications (current h-index= 68), authored 9 books about echocardiography and cardiovascular imaging. Prof badano has been listed among the highly cited researcher from 2018 to 2021 by Clarivate- Web of Science to have produced multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year. Prof. Badano served as President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging from 2010 to 2012. He is an honorary member of the Hungarian, Romanian, and Korean Societies of Cardiology. He is also honorary Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography, the British Society of Echocardiography, and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. In 2013, he was awarded the silver medal of the European Society of Cardiology for his clinical and research activity and his commitment as President of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
Rodney H Falk MD is the Director of the Amyloidosis Program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Falk received his medical degree from the University of Birmingham Medical School in the United Kingdom, and after training in internal medicine, came to the USA in 1978, where he completed a cardiology fellowship with the late Dr. Bernard Lown at Harvard School of Public Health and the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He then worked at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center, where he spent many years as the Associate Director of the Boston University Amyloidosis Program, and as Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. In 2005 he moved to Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, with an affiliation to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During his decade at Harvard Vanguard, Dr Falk started a regular outpatient clinic at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital dedicated to patients with cardiac amyloidosis. In 2015, he moved full time to BWH, and set up the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/DFCI Cardiac Amyloidosis Program, the first such program nationwide to be dedicated to cardiac amyloidosis. Subsequently the Program has been renamed the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Amyloidosis Program, to reflect the broader spectrum of amyloidosis patients, with and without cardiac disease, seen annually.
Dr. Falk is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). He has been treating amyloidosis patients for over 30 years. He has authored over 200 papers, review articles and editorials, and edited a major textbook on atrial fibrillation. He has lectured nationally and internationally, particularly on the topic of cardiac amyloidosis.
Dr Suchi Grover completed medicine from University Auckland in 2003 and completed her specialization in cardiology at Royal Adelaide hospital in 2009. She has completed her PhD in 2014 through Flinders University. Her PhD included studies on identifying early predictors of cardiac damage in chemotherapy cardiotoxicity, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and biomarkers of ischemic injury.
Dr Grover has been working at the heart and vascular institute since 2010. Her clinical interests include cardiomyopathy, cardio-oncology, heart failure and cardiac imaging including echocardiography, stress echocardiography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. She works part-time at Flinders Medical Centre as a cardiac magnetic resonance consultant. She is the director of Physician Education at Southern Adelaide Health Network. Her current research interests include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and chemotherapy cardiotoxicity. She has published in the field of cardiovascular magnetic resonance, cardio-oncology and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She is involved in national and international research trials.
Amolak Singh, MD, FACP, FISCU, FACNM
Current Clinical Appointments:
From July 2013
Physician, Hospital Medicine Group
University of Maryland Saint Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Maryland
Education and Training/ Professional experience:
Year Institution Discipline
MBBS 1983-89 Kilpauk Medical College, India Medicine, Surgery ObsGyn
M.S 1989-93 Madras Medical College, India General Surgery
Residency 1999-2002 Howard University Hospital, Internal Medicine
Chief Residency 2002-03 Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Internal Medicine
Postdoctoral 2003- 03 National Institutes of Health Nitric Oxide
Research Fellowship Bethesda, Maryland Therapeutics
Postdoctoral 2003-06 Johns Hopkins University Cardiology
Research Fellowship Baltimore, Maryland
Assistant Professor 2007-13 Johns Hopkins University Hospital Medicine
Professor Jonathan Chan is the Professor of Cardiology at Griffith University and Eminent Consultant Physician at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane. He is also the Director of Echocardiography at Gold Coast Heart Centre.
Professor Chan undertook an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at the Harvard Medical School Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre in Boston with special interest in multimodality cardiac imaging. He was appointed as a member of the expert panel on calcium scoring for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) and helped establish the first position statement in Australia and New Zealand.
His PhD and current research are focused on myocardial strain imaging and has co-authored a number of textbook chapters with the latest on “Myocardial Work” published in the ASE Comprehensive Textbook of Echocardiography. He has published editorials on Myocardial Work in JASE and has pioneered the demonstration of a learning curve for competency training in strain imaging.
He currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE).
Date of Birth/Place of Birth:
January 17, 1965 / Wangen im Allgäu, Germany
1994 MSc: Mechanical Engineering at University of Stuttgart, Germany
Postgraduate: Biomedical Engineering at University of Patras, Greece
1990 – 1994 Research Assistant at Fraunhofer Institute IAT Stuttgart, Germany
1994 – 1996 Application Engineer 3D/4D Ultrasound at TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, Germany
1996 – 1999 Customer Support Manager at TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, Germany
2000 – 2007 Product Marketing Manager at TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, Germany
2008 – 2009 Vice President Product Marketing at TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, Germany
2010 – 2013 Vice President Clinical Products & Innovations at TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, Germany
2014 – 2017 CTO at TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH, Germany
2017 – today CTO and R&D Director / PD US R&D at Philips, Munich
Professional interest in advanced technologies for Ultrasound:
Dr John Gelman is a senior visiting cardiologist at Monash Medical centre and former director of echocardiology (1989-2007). He is a consultant cardiologist at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne. John graduated with honours from Monash University, trained at Prince Henry’s and The Alfred hospitals (including the Clinical Research Unit, Baker Institute) and completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Florida, USA. He has obtained the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound and has been an examiner for ASUM. He is a member of the American Society of Echocardiography, invited journal reviewer and speaker at national and international echo courses and meetings. His major interests include the training and teaching of clinical echocardiography and 3D echo guidance for percutaneous cardiac therapies.
Dr Natalie Edwards is an advanced cardiac sonographer at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Queensland. Natalie is a PhD graduate of Griffith University where she researched non-invasive myocardial work within the clinical setting. Natalie has over 20 years of echocardiography experience, specialising in myocardial strain and three-dimensional echocardiography.
Ruth Ramm BAppSc(HMS), DMU(cardiac), QUT examiner & tutor, AMS, CQU(Brisbane) tutor, Echo Ed Director.
Ruth is the director of ECHO ED, an Echo Educational business based in Brisbane, Australia. Ruth is an Adult and Paediatric Echocardiographer with over 25 years experience, and enjoys creating novel ways for juniors to better understand Echocardiography, Cardiac Pathology and Congenital Heart Disease. Ruth created a number of online, interactive programs for Echocardiographers of all levels of their learning in 2021 – ECHO ED “Getting Started in Echo” online course for beginners, ECHO ED “Cardiac Pathology” online program & ECHO ED “Introduction to Congenital Heart Disease” online program Ruth is also a Senior Echocardiographer with GenesisCare working at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane and continues to support the QUT Diploma of Cardiac Ultrasound post-graduate program as a tutor and examiner.
Tony Forshaw is an echo educator and clinical cardiac sonographer. He has a masters degree in Cardiac Ultrasound and continues to have a strong ongoing interest in research. Tony passionately enjoys the art of performing echocardiography and is obsessed with improving quality. He has been a sonographer for over 20 years, an educator at QUT, a vocal campaigner for improving standards of sonographer training and an enthusiastic speaker at conferences on a variety of echo topics. Tony is the director of Echo Guru, providing online echo education to a global audience.
Angel Lope-Candales, MD, FACC, FASE
Professor of Medicine
I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico from 1978-1982, a member of the UPR Biology Department’s Honor Roll from 1980-1982, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology in 1982. I then entered the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in 1982 until 1986 where I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and obtained my Doctorate in Medicine Degree. I completed my Internal Medicine Internship and Residency training at the Veterans Administration Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico from 1986 until 1989.
I then was accepted for my Cardiology fellowship training at Jewish Hospital at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri from 1989-1993. In 1992, I received the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research from the American Federation for Clinical Research. Upon completion of my clinical and research Cardiology fellowship, I continued as an Assistant Professor at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University as faculty. During this time, in addition of noninvasive clinical duties I also worked in the research laboratory, under the guidance of Dr. Samuel Wickline, supported by a Jewish Hospital of Saint Louis Starting Grant for Young Faculty and a Hewlett-Packard Company Cardiology Fellowship Award for the Acoustic and Molecular Characterization of Mechanisms of Restenosis after Angioplasty. I received the Who’s is Who in Science and Engineering award in both 1994 and 1995.
In 1996, I moved to the State University of New York at Buffalo and worked at Buffalo General Hospital as Director of the Coronary Care Unit. During that time, I also developed the only chronic heart failure treatment facility in Western New York and was named Director of the Outpatient Heart Failure infusion unit. During these 5 years in Buffalo I received the following awards, Who’s is Who in Medicine and Healthcare, 1999-2000 and the Who’s is Who in the East, 1999-2000. In addition, I also received the Departmental Award for Research, SUNY at Buffalo 2000 and the Departmental Award for Teaching, SUNY at Buffalo 2000. In 2001 I also received the Evidence Based Medicine Quality Improvement Award Recipient for the Program Intervention to Improve Adherence to ACC/AHA Recommended Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Congestive Heart Failure at Buffalo General Hospital.
Subsequently, I moved to the University of Pittsburgh as an Associate Professor of Medicine and for 10 years developed most of my research in the field of echocardiography redefining right ventricular mechanics and studying the effects of pulmonary hypertension on right ventricular remodeling. During that time, I also had a busy clinical practice and was Director of both Outpatient Echocardiography and Vascular Laboratories making both laboratories ICAEL and ICAVL accredited, respectively. I received the Teacher of the Year Award, Cardiology Division, in 2003 and 2004 and was the Medical Director for the Three Rivers Echocardiography from 2004 until 2011 and presided the annual 3-River Echocardiography Society Scientific Meetings for the same time period.
In 2011, I was recruited as Director of Echocardiography and Medical Director of the Coronary Care for the University Hospital, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine as Clinical Professor of Medicine. Finally, I was recruited by my old Alma Mater, the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, to be Chief of Cardiology and Program Director of the Cardiology Training Program in September 2014. In Puerto Rico I was able to expand the clinical, academic and research operations of the Department of Medicine and was later named Internal Medicine Residency Research Faculty Coordinator and Vice Chair for Research. I was able to create new Cardio-Oncology and Pulmonary Hypertension clinical offerings at the School of Medicine as well as expanding the clinical operations of the Division from an existing three hospitals to an additional four other hospitals. I was able to create and pioneer the first Research track only fellowship position at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Cardiology division and served as a liaison member and research collaborator with the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Public Health and the School of Pharmacy.
After 5 years in Puerto Rico, I was recruited by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR from 2019-until present as Director of Noninvasive Cardiology and Program Director of the Cardiology training program before being recruited by Truman Medical Center as its current Chief of the Cardiovascular Medicine and I am a professor of Medicine at UMKC.
I am board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases as well as board certified in Echocardiography. I have been either the primary or senior author in 185 peer reviewed publications and 200 abstracts as well as contributed to three textbook chapters.
Aside from the routine medical student, resident, fellow training for the last 27 years I have been personally responsible for the professional training of 90 health care personnel in attaining their respective degrees. I have chaired numerous schools of medicine and hospital committees; I am a reviewer for several Cardiology journals, and I am a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiography. I am also a member of the American Heart Association.
He is the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Institute of Southern Missouri and an Adjunct Professor of Internal Medicine St. Louis University Medical School. He was the recent President of American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO).
After graduating from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, HK Reddy immigrated to USA in June of 1980. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Coney Island Hospital, State University of New York and joined cardiology fellowship at Michael Reese Hospital, University of Chicago in 1984. Following completion of specialized fellowship in cardiology/heart failure, he continued in the same place as a cardiology faculty. In 1990, he moved to The University of Missouri, Columbia as an assistant Chief of cardiology and played a critical role in the great expansion of cardiology program acting as director of clinical cardiology, medical director of heart failure-heart transplantation program, clinical outreach program, cardiac catheterization laboratory, quality assurance committee and tenured associate professor of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Reddy has actively participated in clinical as well basic research for several years as a principal and collaborating investigator. He has close to 100 published manuscripts and more than 100 abstracts. He has made numerous presentations at AHA, ACC and many other national and international forums.
Dr. Masood Ahmad received his medical degree from Kashmir Medical College in Kashmir, India in 1967. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Euclid General Hospital in Cleveland Ohio and Long Island Jewish/Queens Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Ahmad completed his fellowship in cardiology at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and cardiovascular disease. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Before coming to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Tx in 1981, Dr. Ahmad was a tenured Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri Medical Center and served as Director of Noninvasive Laboratories and Chief of the Cardiology Section at the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital in Columbia Missouri.
Dr. Ahmad is a tenured Professor of Medicine and holds the Edward D. and Sally M. Futch Endowed Professorship in Cardiology. He is also the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory.
Dr. Ahmad’s research interests are in noninvasive Cardiovascular imaging, and he has expertise in 3D echocardiography. Dr. Ahmad is a board member of the Houston Chapter of the American Society of Echocardiography. At the national level, Dr. Ahmad has served on the FASE, Finance, Scientific Program, and the Education committees of the American Society of Echocardiography. In addition, Dr. Ahmad serves as an Associate Editor of Echocardiography, a journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound and Allied Techniques.
Dr. Yale Tung-Chen is an attending physician at Hospital Universitario La Paz (Madrid, Spain).
He is Chief of the Division of Ultrasound in Internal Medicine. Dr. Tung-Chen completed his residency in internal medicine at Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe (Valencia, Spain), which was followed by an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston, MA, USA). He received his PhD degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, doing research on ultrasound and hemodynamics.
Dr. Yale Tung-Chen, is a specialist in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) works in the Internal Medicine Department, as well as in a monographic thrombosis clinic and Spanish COVID-19 specialized Isabel Zendal Emergency Hospital. His work within POCUS includes echocardiography, abdominal, vascular, renal, lung and gastrointestinal.
He is an Associate Professor at Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, in Madrid (Spain), where he administers and teaches a large group of medical students on ultrasonography. He has lectured at many courses nationally and internationally, as an expert in point-of-care ultrasound.
Katherine Lau is a Staff Cardiologist at the Prince Charles Hospital and Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland.
UK and Australian trained; FACEM in 2008. After 10 years as an Emergency Specialist, Patrick succumbed to the inevitable and recognised the importance of point-of-care Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine; he is currently trying to complete a DDU while working in a busy quaternary ED in Adelaide.
Sandi Dawson is a Rural Generalist (FACRRM, Dip Clin US, Dip Child Health, MPHTM) who works out of Thursday Island in the Torres Straits, QLD, Australia. She is an enthusiastic POCUS amateur and incorporates it in her daily practice in General Practice, Anaesthetics, Emergency, Hospital and Retrieval Medicine. She has a special interest in POCUS use in the resource limited environment.
ARNOLD T. PASIA, MD, FPCP, FPCC, FPSE, FACC, FASE, FISCU
Doctor of Medicine : Davao Medical School Foundation
POST-GRADUATE TRAINING WORK EXPERIENCES
Residency in Internal Medicine: Davao Medical Center Jan. 01, 1991 – Dec. 31, 1994
Fellowship in Adult Cardiology: Philippine Heart Center Jan. 01, 1995 – Dec. 31, 1997
Fellowship in Echocardiography – Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Jan. 15, 1998 – Jan. 15, 1999
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Fellow – Philippine College of Physicians
Fellow – Philippine College of Cardiology
Fellow – Philippine Society of Echocardiography
Fellow – American College of Cardiology
Fellow – International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Fellow – American Society of Echocardiography
HEAD HEART STATION AND ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC LABORATORIES
1. Southern Philippines Medical Center Heart Institute.
2. San Pedro Hospital of Davao City
3. Davao Medical School Foundation Hospital
4. Lanang Primier Doctors Hospital Inc.
5. Alexian Brothers Health and Wellness Center
6. UM Heart Institute
AS FACULTY AND SPEAKER OF THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES
– XX World Congress of Echocardiography & Allied Techniques
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
April 29 – May 2, 2015
– 32nd Annual International Conference on Recent Advances in Echocardiography & Allied Techniques
Hilton Chicago Salon A-5, LL 720 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60605
April 1, 2016
– XXII World Congress of Echocardiography & Allied Techniques
September 7-10, 2016
– 33rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Echocardiography & Allied Techniques
March 16, 2017
– XXIII World Congress of Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography & Allied Imaging Techniques
Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
October 5-8, 2017
Dr Trent Hartshorne (MBBS, FRACP, FCICM, DDU) is an intensive care physician and cardiologist from the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, and is an adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University. He undertook his cardiology training locally in South Australia at Flinders Medical Centre, and then completed a non-invasive imaging fellowship at MonashHeart.
Trent is actively involved in the ICU management of all forms of advanced respiratory and mechanical cardiac support modalities including VV and VA ECMO, Impella, IABP, temporary and durable ventricular assist devices & heart transplantation. Trent is the acting head of ICU echocardiography at the Alfred, and participates regularly in echocardiography education with junior trainees.