Fellows Designation (FASNC)

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology encourages current members to become a Fellow of ASNC (FASNC). As a FASNC, you'll gain recognition as a cardiovascular imaging professional at the top of your field. Fellowship is one of the most distinguished designations that ASNC offers its members. As a FASNC, your contributions and leadership will help deliver ASNC's mission to improve cardiovascular outcomes through image guided patient management. Election to Fellowship is determined by the ASNC Board, and applications are welcomed and reviewed on a rolling basis. Application fees apply.
 
 


2020 FASNCs    

  • Mahmoud Abdelghany, MD, FASNC, Pioneer Valley Cardiology Associates 
  • Ildiko Agoston, MD, FASNC, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio 
  • Hamid Amer, MD, FASNC, King Abdulaziz Hospital for National Guards 
  • Mallory Balmer-Swain, DO, FASNC, Rochester Regional Health System
  • Martin Dawson, MD, FASNC, Inspira Medical Center 
  • Robert deKemp, PhD, FASNC, University of Ottawa Heart Institute 
  • Mandar Jagtap, DO, FASNC, Magnolia Regional Health Center/Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathy  
  • Michael Johnstone, MD, FASNC, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine 
  • Besiana Liti, DO, FASNC, Catholic Medical Center 
  • Rafael Lopes, MD, PhD, FASNC, Hospital do Coracao 
  • Ralph Nader, MD, FASNC, Miami Center for Advanced Cardiology  
  • Subhani M. Okarvi, B.Pharm., Ph.D., DABSNM, BCNP, FASNC, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
  • Shivda Pandey, MD, FASNC, Boston University Medical Center 
  • Marquand Patton, DO, FASNC, Palmetto General Hospital/Nova Southeastern University 
  • Karla Quevedo, MD, FASNC, Lee Health System/Florida State University College of Medicine 
  • Piotr Slomka, PhD, FASNC, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of California Los Angeles
  • ​Viviany Taqueti, MD, MPH, FASNC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School     

The Value of FASNC 

Earning ASNC Fellowship is a major career achievement that opens doors for ASNC’s physician, scientist, technologist and physicist members. The FASNC designation communicates your commitment to optimal imaging and nuclear cardiology practice.

Here are just a few reasons members value their FASNC:  
“FASNC carries with it a special stamp of someone who has completed formal training in nuclear cardiology and passed the certification examination to demonstrate competency. All FASNC applications are reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors, which is a testament of value of the designation. FASNC helps me identify the commitment to quality and excellence that I seek when I look for other nuclear cardiologists with expertise. I encourage physicians practicing nuclear cardiology to achieve the FASNC designation, identifying them as an integral part of the nuclear cardiology community and demonstrating their commitment to high-quality nuclear cardiology practice.”
Karthik Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC

FASNC Credential Requirements: 

All applicants and recipients of the FASNC designation must maintain an ASNC membership in one of the following Membership Categories in order to be eligible for and use the official FASNC credential.
 
For Physician Members of ASNC, the Fellow designation recognizes those members who have fulfilled both the training and performance requirements for certification through the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.
 
For Scientist Members of ASNC, the Fellow designation recognizes those members who have served in a faculty or investigative position for two or more years after completing research training, or published three or more first-author peer-reviewed papers addressing fundamental scientific questions. 
 
For Technologist Members of ASNC, the Fellow designation recognizes those members who have fulfilled both the training and performance requirements that are necessary for certification through the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board’s Nuclear Cardiology Specialty Exam.
 
For Physicist Members of ASNC, the Fellow designation recognizes those members who have fulfilled both the training and performance requirements that are necessary for Certification as a medical physicist either by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine and/or American Board of Radiology and/or American Board of Medical Physicists, or certified by a state as a medical physicist.
 

REQUIREMENTS

Physician Member 
  • Member of ASNC for the current year and the previous two consecutive years.
  • Current Diplomate of Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology (please provide a copy of the CBNC Certificate).
  • Three letters of recommendation.* 
International Physician applicants are not required to have CBNC certification. However, they must have successfully completed a training program in a cardiovascular-related subspecialty field of equivalent duration and quality to that required of U.S. applicants. If the physician’s practice is in nuclear medicine, then the emphasis needs to be in nuclear cardiology.
 
Scientist Member 
  • Member of ASNC for the current year and the previous two consecutive years.
  • Served in a faculty or investigative position for two or more years after completing research training OR Published three or more first- author peer-reviewed papers addressing fundamental scientific questions (please provide documentation, e.g. Curriculum Vitae).
  • Three letters of recommendation.* 
Technologist Member
  • Member of ASNC for the current year and the previous two consecutive years. •
  • Active Certification status with the NMTCB and/or ARRT AND NCT (please provide a copy of certificate) and the primary job duty is as a Technologist in a non-industry setting. •
  • Three letters of recommendation.* 
Physicist Member
  • Member of ASNC for the current year and the previous two consecutive years.
  • Certified as a medical physicist either by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine and/or American Board of Radiology and/or American Board of Medical Physicists, or certified by a state as a medical physicist (please provide a copy of certificate).
  • Three letters of recommendation.


APPLICATION FEE

Physician / Scientist / Technologist / Physicist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $250
ASNC International Emerging Market Members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75** 
 
**IEM members must currently live and work in a developing country that is on the World Bank list.  
 

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION 

Three letters of recommendation MUST be submitted with this application. However, only one letter is required if Applicant is a Fellow of:
  • The American College of Cardiology [FACC] or
  • The American College of Radiology [FACR] 
All letters MUST verify the individual’s commitment and contribution to the field of nuclear cardiology.

*LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION MUST BE SUBMITTED FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SOURCES:
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow of the American College of Radiology 
  • Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology 
  • Member of an American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Committee, Council, or Board of Directors
  • Officer of a Local Nuclear Cardiology Working Group 
  • Faculty of an approved or accredited Nuclear Medicine Technologist program or physician training program 
  • Hospital Administrator or Public Health Official 
  • Director of Nuclear Cardiology lab/program It is acceptable to submit more than 1 letter from one designated source (i.e., 2 letters from faculty of the same accredited school). 
The letters of recommendation MUST verify the individual’s commitment and contribution to the field of nuclear cardiology. Template letters are discouraged. The individual’s commitment and/or contribution to the field of nuclear cardiology will be assessed by participation in one or more of the following professional activities:
  • Scientific publications in topics related to nuclear cardiology: 
    • Abstracts presented at national or international meetings 
    • Manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals 
    • Review articles 
    • Book chapters 
  • Other relevant publications Commitment to education in nuclear cardiology, as demonstrated on a regular basis by:    
    • Teaching to physicians  
    • Participation as faculty in educational programs  
    • Organization of educational programs 
    • Quality-control programs 
Active participation at ASNC-sponsored activities and/or other nuclear cardiology societies These may include (but are not limited to):
  • Membership in ASNC Committees, Board of Directors, etc.
  • Participation in the organization of the ASNC Annual Scientific Sessions
  • Leadership work on the state society level
  • Active participation in nuclear cardiology meetings and/or committees 
If the applicant is an international physician, scientist, physicist or technologist, the Membership Committee may ask the International Advisory Panel to review and give a recommendation to the Membership Committee regarding the applicant. 

These letters must be received in order to process your application. Fellow Applications will be accepted at any time and will be reviewed periodically throughout the year.  Applicants will be notified of their status following each review session. 

Complete list of credentials, requirements and instructions


Application fees apply.

Masters of ASNC (MASNC)

The Masters designation is reserved for distinguished leaders the field of nuclear cardiology, including those who have held senior leadership positions within ASNC, such as president. The nominating committee will suggest candidates to the ASNC Board of Directors on an annual basis.

2020 Masters of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (MASNC) 

  • Adel Allam, MD, MASNC, Al Azhar Medical School
     
  • Sharmila Dorbala, MD, MPH, MASNC, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School
     
  • Terrence Ruddy, MD, MASNC, University of Ottawa Heart Institute