Temple’s Susan Wiegers, MD, elected president of ASE

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Susan E. Wiegers, MD, of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, has taken over the one-year term of president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) following ASE’s annual meeting in Boston.

Wiegers is professor of medicine and senior associate dean of faculty affairs at Temple, and is also an attending physician in cardiology at Temple University Hospital.

During the meeting, Wiegers said she looked forward to working with ASE members to further the organization’s strategic goals and ensure the field of cardiovascular ultrasound continues to thrive.

“I am confident that echocardiography will be the best value proposition for quality cardiac imaging in the changing health care environment,” she said in a press release.

Other new members of the 2015-2016 ASE Executive Committee include:

  • Vice President Vera Rigolin, MD, FASE, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
  • Treasurer Benjamin Eidem, MD, FASE, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minn.; and
  • Deborah Agler, RCT, RDMS, FASE, of Cleveland Clinic.