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ASNC Leadership Development Program

The ASNC Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a three-year mentoring program that was developed by the Society to ensure that the field of nuclear cardiology continues to benefit from the talent and passion of its practitioners. Each year, ASNC members volunteer their time and expertise to make the Society stronger through clinical guidelines, education programs, and grassroots activities. The Leadership Development Program is the training ground for the next generation of ASNC volunteers. For more information about this program and how to apply, please click here for an overview.

Applicants are invited to select a curriculum track as part of the application process to help match their volunteer activities and training with their interests and expertise. Current curriculum tracks for ASNC’s Leadership Development Program include the following five topic areas:

The application for the 2015 Leadership Development Program is now closed.

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The Leadership Development Program is open to all ASNC members. To join ASNC or renew your membership, please click here.

2015 LDP Participants:

Sabha Bhatti

Sabha Bhatti, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR


Matthew Parker

Matthew Harinstein, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


Edward Hulten

Edward Hulten, MD, MPH
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, MD


Venkatesh Murthy, MD

Venkatesh L. Murthy, MD, PhD, FASNC, FACC
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Viability Module Chair
Nuclear Cardiology Knowledge Assessment Program


Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker, MD
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT 

Education Committee

Hicham Skali

Hicham Skali, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA 


2014 LDP Participants:

Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC
Deborah Heart & Lung Center
Browns Mills, NJ

Member Relations Committee
ASNC2014 Faculty
NCKSAP Question Writer 2014

W. Lane Duvall, MD
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Imaging Protocols Guidelines

Rami Doukky, MD, FASNC
John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Writer: Model LCD for MIBG (ACC Representative)

Andrew Kontak, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

PET Focus
NCKSAP Question Writer 2014

Viviany Taqueti, MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Member Relations Committee
NCKSAP Ventricular Function Module 2014
ASNC 2014 Case-Based Presentations 


Andrew Freeman, MD
Bryan Kerr, CNMT, RT(N)
Robert O’Donnell, MD
Indu Poornima, MD
Ajay Srivastava, MD
Sumon Tandon, MD, FASNC

2011 & 2012
John Askew, MD, FASNC
Jamieson Bourque, MD, FASNC
Saurabh Malhotra, MD, FASNC
Tina Sias, MD, FASNC

Janet Hays, MD, FASNC
Edward Miller, MD, PhD, FASNC
Matthew Schumaecker, MD, FASNC

Maryam Afshar, MD
Ron Blankstein, MD
Andressa Borges, MD, FASNC
David Ng, MD, FASNC
Lawrence Phillips, MD, FASNC

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD, FASNC – ASNC Board At-large member
Sujith Kalathiveetil, MD
Rupa Mehta, MD, FASNC
Senthil Sundaram, MD, MPH
Scott Yoder, MD, FASNC

Mouaz Al-Mallah, MD, FASNC
Darcy Conaway, MD
Regina Druz, MD, FASNC
Shawn Gregory, MD
Todd Kerwin, MD, FASNC
Jothiharan Mahenthiran, MD
Maria Sciammarella, MD
Richard Thompson, MD
Barbara Ziegner, CNMT, NCT, FASNC

Aman Amanullah, MD, PhD, FASNC
Abdou Elhendy, MD, PhD
Fabio Esteves, MD
John Friedman, MD
Kanny Grewal, MD, FASNC
Gabriel Grossman, MD, PhD, FASNC
Donna Polk, MD, MPH, FASNC
Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, FASNC – ASNC Board Secretary
Massimiliano Szulc, PhD, FASNC
Aseem Vashist, MD, FASNC
R. Parker Ward, MD, FASNC

Olakunle Akinboboye, MD, MPH, FASNC
Dennis Calnon, MD, FASNC
Wael Jaber, MD
Michael Miyamoto, MD
Gavin Noble, MD
Prem Soman, MD, PhD, FASNC – ASNC Board Treasurer, Current Chair LDP
Thomas Watters, MD, FASNC


Brian Abbott, MD, FASNC – ASNC Board Vice President
Edouard Daher, MD
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD
Vincent JB Robinson, MD

2003 Marcelo Di Carli, MD
Edward Ficaro, PhD, FASNC
Howard Lewin, MD, FASNC
Mary Walsh, MD, FASNC

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