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. It is a glowing testament to the program that many current and past elected leaders of ASNC are products of the LDP.

"... 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, FASNC

Selection to the LDP is by a competitive application. U.S. 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. Related experience should be emphasized in the personal statement and recommendation letters.

Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2017. 
The Leadership Development Program is open to all ASNC members. Join ASNC or renew your membership.

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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