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Faculty

Summit Director

Allan L. Klein, MD
Past President, American Society of Echocardiography
Secretary/Treasurer, National Board of Echocardiography
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Director, Pericardial Disease Center
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Summit Co-Directors

Christine Jellis, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cardiologist & Vice Chair
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Samir Kapadia, MD
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic

L. Leonardo Rodriguez, MD
Program Director, Advanced Imaging Fellowship
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Planning Committee

Debra Kangisser, PA-C
Director of Education, Clinical Affairs
Cleveland Clinic

Katherine J. Hoercher, RN, FAHA, AACC 
TRF Executive Administrator
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute
Cleveland Clinic

Faculty

Craig Asher, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Anne Campbell, MS, RDCS
Coordinator of Education and Training
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Milind Desai, MD, MBA
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Amy Dillenbeck, MS, RDCS
Program Director, School of Cardiac Ultrasound
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Jerry Estep, MD
Chair, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Neil Greenberg, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular Imaging
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

A. Marc Gillinov, MD
Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Rhonda Miyasaka, MD
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Lars Svensson, MD, PhD
Institute Chair, Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute

Guest Faculty

Mario Garcia, MD
Chief, Division of Cardiology and Co-Director,
Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Bronx, NY

Paul A. Grayburn, MD
Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital
Dallas, TX

Jared Klein, MD, MPH
Pediatric Cardiac Imaging Specialist
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital
Hollywood, FL

Stephen H. Little, MD
President, American Society of Echocardiography
John S. Dunn Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Research and Education,
DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Department of Cardiology
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, TX

Sherif Nagueh, MD
Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston, TX

Nishath Quader, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO