Leadership Development Program


The Application Period is Now Open

2023 Application Period Closes on Wednesday, March 1, 2023

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 are paired with an ASNC mentor who will provide guidance throughout the program and in their early careers. Participants join in a series of live webinars focused on advocacy, guideline development, and education in support of ASNC's mission. Participants are also exposed to training in areas such as cultivating important leadership skills; working effectively with a mentor; interacting and working with leaders of other organizations; how to engage with Congressional staff and other topics of value to nascent leaders. Program participants have numerous opportunities to network with ASNC leaders and each other during the program and are invited to participate in a variety of special projects to enhance skills and visibility in the field. Finally, LDP participants are appointed to one-year committee terms in each of their first two years, and a full three-year term in their final year.  
Selection to the Leadership Development Program (LDP) is by a competitive application and open to all U.S. and international ASNC members who meet the requirements. 

Questions about the LDP may be addressed to ASNC staff, Dawn Edgerton, dedgerton@asnc.org. 

2022 LDP Participants:

2021 LDP Participants:

Ahmed 'Sami' Abuzaid, MD
Alaska Heart and Vascular Institute
Anchorage, Alaska
Shady Abohashem, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Talal Alnabelsi, MD
University of Kentucky College of Medicine    
Lexington, Kentucky
Kevin Emery Boczar, MD, PhD
University of Ottawa Heart Institute  
Ottawa, Canada
Dominik C. Benz, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts 
Madison Kocher, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina 
Erika Hutt Centeno, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio
Ricardo Nieves, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bruno B. Lima, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
Vasvi Singh, MD
Midwest Heart and Vascular Specialists
Overlook Park, Kansas
Mrinali Shetty, MD
University of Chicago NorthShore
Chicago, Illinois
John Stendahl, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Brittany Weber, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Dedham, Massachusetts

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


"Being a participant in the program has allowed me to become involved with the society on a new level and afforded me the opportunity to join multiple committees, which will provide me with the experience to one day become a leader and carry on the mission of ASNC and support the role of nuclear cardiology in the medical field."
- Matthew H., MD