Leadership Development Program

The ASNC Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a three-year mentorship program developed to prepare future leaders of the society and the field of nuclear cardiology.

ASNC LDP participants will be paired with an ASNC mentor and leader who will provide guidance through the program and in their early career. In addition, the LDP participants join in a series of live webinars focused on the areas of advocacy, guideline development, and education in support of ASNC's mission. The participants receive training in how to cultivate important leadership skills such as effective presentation tactics, strategic planning, consensus building, and media training. 

Congratulate the 2020-2022 LDP Participants as they begin a journey designed to help them grow as leaders both in ASNC and the specialty of cardiovascular imaging.
Selection to the LDP is by a competitive application. U.S. and international candidates may apply. The call for applications will open in early 2021.

The Leadership Development Program is open to all ASNC members who meet the criteria listed below. 

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  • Candidate must be a member of ASNC,
  • Demonstrate involvement in ASNC activities, and
  • Be within 5 years of completion of their last training program (Cardiology fellowship/ Radiology or Nuclear Medicine residency/ advanced cardiac imaging training/ technologist training)
Selection criteria include time comitted to advanced training in nuclear cardiology or cardiac imaging, job responsibilities in nuclear cardiology/imaging, involvment in ASNC and other imaging societies and strength of the recommendation letters.

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"... LDP is what each participant makes of it, but learning to be an advocate for policies that enhance patient care, helping to shape our clinical standards and working alongside the field’s pioneers … that’s what we’re aiming to offer today’s young members so they’ll become tomorrow’s leaders"
-2017 ASNC President and former LDP participant Raymond Russell, III, MD, PhD, MASNC
2020 LDP Participants:
Sarah Cuddy, MB, BCh, BAO
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Sanjay Divakaran, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Boston, Massachusetts
Cesia Gallegos Kattan, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut 
Shaden Khalaf, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, Texas
Robert Miller, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Michael Osborne, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Krishna K. Patel, MD, MSc
Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri 

2019 LDP Participants:

Christine Wiefels, MD, MSC
Univseridad Federal Fluminense
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Samia Massalha, MD
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON Canada

Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, MD
Montreal Heart Institute
Montreal, Canada

Javier Valencia-Gomez, MD
John Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Chicago, IL

John Bois, MD
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Omar Abou-Ezzedine, MDCD, Ms
Mayo Clinic
Rochester MN

2018 LDP Participants:

Niti Aggarwal, MD
University of Wisconsin
Clinical Science Center

Madison, WI
Charmine Hart, CNMT
Precision Nuclear
LLC/Invivo Molecular Imaging
Gray, TN

Rafael Lopes, MD, PhD
Hospitol do Caraco
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Shiva Pandey, MD
Boston Univesity School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Amalia Peix, MD, PhD
Institute of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery
La Habana, Cuba

Vikas Veernanna, MD

Bershire Medical Center
Pittsfield, MA