Leadership Development Program

The ASNC Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a three-year mentorship program that was developed to groom future leaders of the society and the field of Nuclear Cardiology. Each year, ASNC members volunteer their time and expertise to make the field stronger through grassroots advocacy, development of clinical guidelines, and highly successful educational programs. The future of Nuclear Cardiology depends on volunteerism and strong leadership from ASNC. The Leadership Development Program is the training ground for the next generation of ASNC leaders. It is a glowing testament to the program that many current and past elected leaders of ASNC are products of the LDP.

Selection to the LDP is a by a competitive application. US and international candidates may apply.

Requirements: 1) candidate must be a member of ASNC, 2) demonstrate involvement in ASNC activities, and 3) be within 5 years of completion of their last training program (Cardiology fellowship/ Radiology or Nuclear Medicine residency/ advanced cardiac imaging training/ technologist training)

During the selection process, particular weightage will be given to 1) demonstration of dedication to nuclear cardiology or cardiac imaging (specialized training and /or early career focus), 2) level of participation in ASNC or other imaging society activities, 3) research or advocacy/leadership efforts, and 4) supporting letters. For all of the above, ASNC and nuclear cardiology-specific activities will be given more weightage. Candidates should pay close attention to these requirements, and related experience should be emphasized in the personal statement and recommendation letters.

  • Research
  • Education and Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Health Policy and Advocacy

Applications ended October 15, 2016. 
The Leadership Development Program is open to all ASNC membersTo join ASNC or renew your membership.

For more information about this program 
2016 LDP Participants:

Paul Cremer, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH 

Nishant Shah, MD, MPH, MSc
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Boston, MA 

Richard Weinberg, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 

2015 LDP Participants:

Sabha Bhatti, MD

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


Matthew Harinstein, MD                                                                                          
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


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


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

Viability Module Chair
Nuclear Cardiology Knowledge Self-Assessment Program

Matthew Parker, MD
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Education Committee

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


2014 LDP Participants:

Renee Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC
Deborah Heart & Lung Center
Brown 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 P


Andrew Freeman, MD
Bryan Kerr, CNMT, RT(N)
Robert O'Donnell, MD
Indu Poornima, MD
Ajay Srivastave, MD
Sumon Tandon, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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