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 basics in furthering ASNC’s missions in advocacy, guideline development, and education. The participants receive training in how to cultivate important leadership skills such as effective presentation tactics, strategic planning, consensus building, and media training. 

"... 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
Selection to the LDP is by a competitive application. U.S. and international candidates may apply. 

The Leadership Development Program is open to all ASNC membersJoin ASNC or renew your membership.

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)

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

Vikas Veernanna, MD

Bershire Medical Center
Pittsfield, MA

2017 LDP Participants:

Ahmed Aljizeeri, MD
King Abdulaziz Cardiac Center, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Raghunandan Dudda Subramanya, MD
Virtua Cardiology
Voorhees, NJ
Alfonso Waller, MD
Division of Cardiology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Newark, NJ
Ibrahim M. Saeed, MD
Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Inst.
Kansas City, MO

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:

Matthew Harinstein, MD                                                                      
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA


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

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

Matthew Parker, MD
Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT


2014 LDP Participants:


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

Renee Patrice Bullock-Palmer, MD, FASNC
State University of New York State Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY


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

W. Lane Duvall, MD 
Hartford Hospital, Nuclear Cardiology
Hartford, CT


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
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 
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
Edouard Daher, MD
Dipti Itchhaporia, MD
Vincent JB Robinson, MD

Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASNC
Andrew Einstein, MD, PhD, FASNC
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