2017 NASCI Committees

The Society is committed to providing members with valuable information and a support structure to guide you through breakthroughs in cardiovascular imaging, currently emphasizing CT and MR, and to improve the practice through educational and informational efforts. NASCI is continually working to add value for our members and strives to improve the practice of cardiovascular imaging. The future of Cardiovascular Imaging and your professional future are dependent on the strength of the NASCI and its members.

For  over 35 years, NASCI has been dedicated to promoting study and research in cardiovascular imaging; contributing to the active continuing education of its membership and the medical community; holding annual meetings; and to the encouragement, development and dissemination of knowledge regarding cardiovascular imaging. More recently, efforts have been directed toward other areas that impact your practice and profession, such as the development of a structured reporting template for cardiac CTA.

Case in Point Editors

Tara Catanzano, MD
Amgad N. Makaryus, MD

Electronic Communications Committee

Prachi Agarwal, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Stefan Zimmerman Co-chair (2017 - 2020)
Carlo De Cecco, MD (2016 - 2019)
John Nance, MD (2016 - 2019)
Linda Chu, MD (2016 - 2019)
Kate Hanneman, MD (2017 - 2020)
Jacobo Kirsch, MD (2017 - 2020)
Juliano Fernandes, MD (2017 - 2020)
Chris Francois, MD (2017 - 2020)
Ryan Walsh, MD (2017 - 2020)
Erasmo De La Pena, MD (2017 - 2020)
Jean Jeudy, MD (2017 - 2020)
Hans-Christoph Becker, MD (2017 - 2020)
Elsie Nguyen (2017 - 2020)
Julian Wichmann (2017 - 2020)
Akos Varga-Szemes (2017 - 2020)

Responsible for website non-obsolence, social media, newsletter, marketing, and special communications.
Enrich website with Members-Only sample image acquisition protocols, dictation templates, and other practical guidance.

Research & Awards Committee

Phillip Young, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Gregory Kicska, MD - Co-Chair (2015 - 2018)
Maureen Hood, PhD - Vice Chair (2015 - 2018)
Daniel Ocazionez, MD (2017)
Christopher Francois, MD (2017)
Rachael Edwards, MD (2018)
Albert Hsiao, MD (2018)
Akos Varga-Szemes, MD (2018)
Prasad Panse, MD (2018)
Linda Chu, MD (2018)
Tarun Pandey, MD (2017)
Kate Hanneman, MD (2018)
Chandra Dass, MD (2018)
Benoit Desjardins (2017 - 2020)
David Biko (2017 -2020)
Monesha Gupta (2017 - 2020)
James Shin (2017 - 2020)
Sanah Ruhullah (2017 - 2020)
Mounes Aliyari (2017 - 2020)
Achala Donuru (2017 - 2020)
Prabhakar Rajiah (2017 - 2020)

Responsibilities as in bylaws.
In addition, liaise with Publications committee for establishing multi-center trial platforms.

Pediatric Committee

Prachi Agarwal, MD, MS, FNASCI
Sanjeev Aggarwal, MD
S.Bruce Greenberg, MD FNASCI
W.James Parks, MD, MSc, FNASCI
Dianna Bardo, MD, FNASCI

Bylaws Committee

Michael Gotway, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Charles White, MD - Co-Chair (2015 - 2018)
Diana Litmanovitch, MD - Secretary (2016 - 2019)
Bruce Greenberg, MD (2017 - 2020)
Eric Williamson, MD (2017 - 2020)

Advocacy & Credentialing Committee

Eric Williamson - Chair (2016 - 2019)
Pam Woodard - Co-Chair (2016 - 2019)
Frankie Rybicki (2017 - 2020)
Katherine Kaproth-Joslin (2017 - 2020)
Shawn Teague (2017 - 2020)
Satinder Singh (2017 - 2020)
Andre Duerinckx (2017 - 2020)
Geoff Rubin (2017 - 2020)
Kent Yucel (2017 - 2020)
Joe Schoepf (2017 - 2020)
Bill Shuman (2017 - 2020)
Claudio M Smuclovisky (2017 - 2020)
Michael Morris (2017 - 2020)

Advise and guide members on cardiovascular imaging credentialing pathways available to them.
Consult member in questions of reimbursement - liaise with ACR advocacy group.
Develop advocacy strategies in support of cardiovascular imaging, code development, collaboration with related societies for joint advocacy efforts.
Liaise with credentialing bodies, foremost the ACR, to strengthen NASCI's involvement in credentialing. Administer CoAP examination.

Finance Committee

Jacobo Kirsch, MD - Chair / Treasurer (2016 - 2017)
Charles White, MD (2015 - 2018)
U. Joseph Schoepf, MD (2015 - 2018)
Gautham Reddy, MD (2015 - 2018)
Karen Ordovas (2017 - 2020)

Responsibilities as in bylaws

Legacy & History Committee

Includes all Past Presidents of the Society and is not term-limited, unless revoked by BoD.
Chair and Co-Chair serve usual 3 year terms.
Serves as the institutional memory of the Society.
Advises the President in pivotal decisions.
Serve as judges, presiding officers at the Annual Scientific Conference.
Supports the Development Committee in fund raising activities.
Chronicles the history of the Society.
Prepares poster presentations on the history of CV imaging and of the Society for display during the Annual Meeting.

Bob Steiner - Chair (2017 - 2020)
Art Stillman - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)

Liaison & intersociety Committee

Joao Lima, MD - Chair (2017 - 2020)
Thomas Gerber - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Constantino Pena, MD (2017 - 2020)
Juan Camacho, MD (2017 - 2020)
Vince Ho, MD (2017 - 2020)
Diana Bardo, MD (2017 - 2020)
Daniel Berman, MD (2017 - 2020)
Guy Friedrich, MD (2017 - 2020)
Shinichi Fujimoto, MD (2017 - 2020)
Juliano Fernandes, MD (2017 - 2020)
Jonathon Leipsic, MD (2017 - 2020)
James Carr, MD (2017 - 2020)

Interfaces with allied medical specialties, promotes diversity of membership outside of cross-sectional CV imaging.
Liaises with Trials & Publications Committee for multi-society guideline and statement publications.
Liaises with Advocacy & Credentialing Committee for joint inter-society advocacy efforts.

NASCIent Committee

Jay Nance - Chair (2017 - 2020)
Marly van Assen - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Felix Meinel (2017 - 2020)
Joel Thompson (2017 - 2020)
Dominique DaBreo (2017 - 2020)
Christian Tesche (2017 - 2020)
Moritz Albrecht (2017 - 2020)
Damiano Caruso (2017 - 2020)
Edward Derrick (2017 - 2020)
Fabio Paiva Rossini Siqueira (2017 - 2020)
Marie-Michele Theriault (2017 - 2020)
Connor Woodward (2017 - 2020)
Yusukue Yagi (2017 - 2020)
John J Lee (2017 - 2020)
William Skinner (2017 - 2020)
Brent Little (2017 - 2020)
Domnique Newallo (2017 - 2020)
Kimberly Kallianos (2017 - 2020)
Oliver Atar (2017 - 2020)

Mentorship Sub-Committee

Jeremy Collins (2017 - 2020)
Stefan Zimmerman (2017 - 2020)
Joan Lacomis (2017 - 2020)
Diana Litmanovich (2017 - 2020)
Pal Suranyi (2017 - 2020)
Eric Williamson (2017 - 2020)
Joe Schoepf (2017 - 2020)

The NASCIent committee is the Society forum for students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty. Responsibilities are to enhance the inclusiveness for early career members and grow membership in this segment.
The committee is liaising with the Education Committee for the development of educational materials directed specifically at trainees.
The Mentorship sub-committee advises and supports trainees in their professional development in cardiovascular imaging as guided by the NASCIent Committee Chair.

Education Committee

Sadaf Bhutta, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Daniel Vargas, MD - Co-Chair (2016 - 2019)
Pal Suranyi, MD - Vice-Chair (2015 - 2020)
Scott Akers, MD (2015 - 2018)
Agrahara Bharatkumar (2015 - 2018)
Cylen Javidan-Nejad (2015 - 2018)
Friedrich Knollmann (2015 - 2018)
Prakash Masand (2015 - 2018)
Prabhaka Rajiah (2015 - 2018)
Gautam Singh, MD (2015 - 2018)
Sarv Priya, MD (2015 - 2018)
Fatima Salami, MD (2015 - 2018)
Stephanie Cheng, MD (2015 - 2018)
Jitesh Ahuja, MD (2015 - 2018)
Sanjeev Bhalla, MD (2015 - 2020)
Saurabh Jha, MD (2015 - 2018)
Karen Ordovas, MD (2015 - 2018)
Satinder Singh, MD (2015 - 2018)
David Dombroski, MD (2015 - 2018)
Maureen Hood, PhD (2015 - 2018)
Jacobo Kirsch, MD (2015 - 2018)
Bijan Bijan (2017 - 2020)
Shaoxiong Zhang (2017 - 2020)
Susan Hobbs (2017 - 2020)
Tina Tailor (2017 - 2020)
Subha Ghosh (2017 - 2020)
Julia Alegria (2017 - 2020)
John Grizzard (2017 - 2020)
Milan Pantelic (2017 - 2020)
Lisa Diethelm (2017 - 2020)
Elena Pena Fernandez (2017 - 2020)

Responsibilities as stated in bylaws

Membership Committee

Matthew Cham, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Diana Litmanovitch, MD - BOD Secretary Ex Officio
Abhishek Chaturvedi, MD (2014 - 2017)
Norman Pevsner, MD (2013 - 2017)
Dharshan Vummidi, MD (2013 - 2017)
W. James Parks, MD (2015 - 2018)
Gregory Gladish, MD (2015 - 2018)
Bijan Bijan, MD (2015 - 2018)
Smita Patel, MD (2017 - 2020)
Seth Kligerman, MD (2017 - 2020)
Tami Bang, MD (2017 - 2020)
Amar Shah, MD (2017 - 2020)
Demetrius Dicks, MD (2017 - 2020)
Jeremy Collins (2017 - 2020)

Responsibilities as stated in bylaws.
In addition, enhance marketing activities.

Program Committee

Shawn D. Teague, MD - Chair (2017 - 2020)
Phillip Young, MD - Ex officio (2015 - 2018)
Prachi Agarwal, MD - Peds (2015 - 2018)
Carole Dennie, MD - CME (2015 - 2018)
Diana Litmanovich, MD (2014 - 2017)
Greg Kicska, MD (2015 - 2018)
Brent Little, MD (2015 - 2018)
Daniel Vargas, MD (2015 - 2018)
Joan Lacomis (2017 - 2020)
Diana Bardo, MD (2017 - 2020)
Seth Kligerman, MD (2017 - 2020)
Cristina Fuss, MD (2017 - 2020)
Harold Litt (2017 - 2020)

Responsibilities as stated in bylaws

Fellow Membership Committee

Geoffrey Rubin, MD - Chair (2016 - 2019)
Vincent Ho, MD - Co-Chair (2016 - 2019)
S. Bruce Greenberg, MD (2014 - 2017)
Shawn Teague, MD (2017 - 2020)
Satinder Singh, MD (2017 - 2020)
Jill E. Jacobs (2017 - 2020)
Martin Prince (2017 - 2020)

Responsible for nominating deserved members for FNASCI designation.

Development Committee

Charles White, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Jacobo Kirsch, MD - Treasurer (2016 - 2017)
Pamela Woodard, MD (2015 - 2018)
Geoffrey Rubin, MD (2015 - 2018)
Harold Litt, MD (2015 - 2018)
Frank Rybicki, MD (2015 - 2018)
Narinder Paul, MD (2017 - 2020)
Karen Ordovas (2017 - 2020)
Jonathon Leipsic, MD (2017 - 2020)
Joe Schoepf, MD (2015 - 2018)

In addition to responibilities as stated in bylaws, promote and oversee charitable donations.

International Committee

Daniel Vargas, MD - Chair (2016 - 2019)
Roze Vliegenthart - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Hajime Sakuma - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Art Stillman (2017 - 2020)
Jill Jacobs (2017 - 2020)
Charlie White (2017 - 2020)
Jacobo Kirsch (2017 - 2020)
Karen Ordovas (2017 - 2020)
Jadranka Stojanovska (2017 - 2020)
Juan Camacho (2017 - 2020)
Bob Steiner (2017 - 2020)
Carlos Restrepo (2017 - 2020)
Luigi Natale (2017 - 2020)
Prachi Agarwal (2017 - 2020)
Diana Litmanovich (2017 - 2020)
Belinda D'Souza (2017 - 2020)
Erasmo de la Pena (2017 - 2020)
Juliano Fernandes (2017 - 2020)
Joe Schoepf (2017 - 2020)

Ad Hoc WCCVI 2020 Exploration Subcommittee

Charlie White - Chair (2017 - 2020)
Hajime Sakuma - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Roze Vliegenthart - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)

Interfaces with international sister societies. Promotes international membership. Interfaces with Program Committee for joint international inter-society sessions at the Annual Conference. Solicits and selects NASCI representatives at scientific conferences of sister societies. Develops international NASCI educational initiatives.

Long-Range Planning Committee

Harold Litt - Chair (2017 - 2020)
Jill Jacobs - Co-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Diana Bardo (2017 - 2020)
Paul Julsrud (2017 - 2020)
Philip Costello (2017 - 2020)
David Levin (2017 - 2020)
Kate Hanneman (2017 - 2020)
Rhett Taylor (2017 - 2020)
Adrian Reagan (2017 - 2020)
Elliot Fishman (2017 - 2020)
Charlie White - Board-Liaison (2017 - 2018)
Karen Ordovas - Board-Liaison (2018 - 2019)
Jacobo Kirsch - Board-Liaison (2019 - 2020)

The committee membership otherwise consists of the current Chairs of the individual committees ex officio.
The Long-Range Planning committee solicits and develops strategic initiatives to shape the future identity and agenda of the Society.
The committee liaises with the BoD to propose mechanisms for the succeesful implementation of pivotal strategy directions.

Nominating Committee

Gautham Reddy, MD - Chair (2016 - 2017)
Charles White, MD (2017 - 2020)
Jill E. Jacobs (2017 - 2020)
Joe Schoepf (2017 - 2020)
Karen Ordovas (2017 - 2020)
Jacobo Kirsch (2017 - 2020)
Diana Litmanovich (2017 - 2020)

Responsible for nominating incoming BOD members, Key Note Lecturers, Honorary Members, and Gold Medal recipient.

Trials & Publications Committee

Suhny Abbara, MD - Chair (2015 - 2018)
Karen Dill, MD - Co-Chair (2015 - 2018)
Jonathon Leipsic - Vice-Chair (2017 - 2020)
Art Stillman (2017 - 2020)
Matthjis Oudkerk (2017 - 2020)
David Bluemke (2017 - 2020)
Harold Litt (2017 - 2020)
Joe Schoepf (2017 - 2020)
Hans Reiber (2017 - 2020)
Jeffrey Carr (2017 - 2020)
Thomas Gerber (2017 - 2020)
Fabian Bamberg (2017 - 2020)
Christopher Schlett (2017 - 2020)
Pam Woodard (2017 - 2020)
James Carr (2017 - 2020)
Roze Vliegenthart (2017 - 2020)
Richard Takx (2017 - 2020)

Responsibilities include Appropriateness Criteria, Guideline Development and Publication, White Papers, Multi-Society Papers, Endorsements, Relationship with IJCVI.
Liaise with research committee to establish multi-center trial platforms.

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