IAC Board of Directors

The following is a list of the members of the IAC Board of Directors. Representatives from IAC’s sponsoring organizations make up the IAC Board of Directors.

Alexandra Page, MD serves as Chair-Elect on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC MRI Board of Directors as a representative of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). A practicing orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Page also works on high value care and health disparities. Nationally, she has served on multiple national work groups and boards addressing the topics. Through the AAOS, Dr. Page has held multiple leadership roles notably eight years on the Health Care Systems Committee, including four as chair and as a delegate to the AMA. Dr. Page addresses musculoskeletal disparities through national leadership roles including board and presidency positions as well as national presentations and publications. She has served on the board of directors and currently as president of the California Orthopaedic Association. She has worked for six years on the San Diego County Medical Society board of directors and as a delegate to the California Medical Association. Locally, she promotes equitable, musculoskeletal care through board leadership, teaching, and direct provision of safety net orthopaedic care in San Diego. Following an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T., Dr. Page graduated cum laude from Harvard Medical School. Her orthopaedic residency and Foot & Ankle fellowship were completed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. After 16 years in full-time clinical practice with Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Page now combines clinical orthopaedic practice in San Diego with health care improvement.

Craig Beavers, Pharm.D., FAHA, AACC, BCPS-AQ Cardiology, CACP serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization Board of Directors as a representative of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). Dr. Beavers graduated in 2009 from the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy and completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency and a PGY2 cardiology pharmacy residency at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital in Lexington, KY. He is the Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator at UK Healthcare and Assistant Adjunct Professor with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He has an active role in cath lab quality, safety and processes for UK. He has worked as adjunct faculty for Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy, University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, and served as the Director of Cardiovascular Services with focus on cath lab quality and processes for the Hospital Corporation of America. He currently serves as the co-chair of the clinical pharmacist workgroup of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and as a member of the Cardiovascular Team Council and Surviving Acute Myocardial Infarction Steering Committee. He is the first pharmacist to be a Cardiovascular Professional for SCAI and serves on its quality committee. He has served as the vice chair and chair of the ACCP Cardiology PRN Student and Resident Committee and currently serves as the PRN’s secretary/treasurer. He has published numerous papers, abstracts and textbook chapters with a focus on cardiovascular pharmacotherapy. He is board certified in pharmacotherapy with added qualifications in cardiology and is a certified anticoagulation care provider. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association (AHA) and an associate of ACC.

Craig E. Fleishman, MD, FASE, FACC serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors as a representative of the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE). Dr. Fleishman is the Director of Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging at the Heart Center at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Fla. He received his BA in chemistry and economics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Fleishman earned his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and was a pediatric resident and chief resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed his pediatric cardiology and advanced pediatric echocardiography training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Fleishman has lectured extensively at national and international meetings and has co-authored multiple articles, chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Fleishman is a peer reviewer for Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease, Circulation, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, and American Heart Journal. He has also served as guest editor for Circulation and Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. Dr. Fleishman is a fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology and serves on multiple committees within those organizations.

David Conley, MD serves on the IAC Board of Directors the IAC CT / Dental CT Board of Directors as a representative of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Dr. Conley is currently the Clinical Practice Director of the full time Otolaryngology Faculty Practice at Northwestern. He is also the director of the Northwestern Academic Rhinology Fellowship and a founding member of the Northwestern Sinus and Allergy Center which facilitates collaborative cross departmental research on the immunologic and inflammatory basis of chronic sinusitis. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine he completed his otolaryngology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an NIH sponsored fellowship at the Northwestern Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Conley currently serves as a Consultant to board of the American Rhinologic Society, an AAO-HNS liaison to the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria® Panel, a member of the AAO-HNS Annual Program Committee, and as past member of the AAO-HNS Imaging Committee. He is a past President of the Chicago Laryngological and Otologic Society and has been honored as one of America’s Top Doctors since 2005 by Castle Connolly.

David Sacks, MD serves as Immediate Past Chairperson on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Carotid Stenting Board of Directors as a representative of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). Dr. Sacks currently works in the Interventional Radiology section at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in West Reading, Pa. Dr. Sacks earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his residency in Radiology and his fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sacks was a principal investigator on the KAVIAR trial comparing vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty and is currently a principal investigator on the NIH ATTRACT trial comparing catheter directed thrombolysis and anticoagulation for lower extremity deep vein thrombosis. He is president of the board of IAC Carotid Stenting division and serves on the board of INSTOR, a national registry for stroke interventions. An accomplished author, Dr. Sacks has authored and co-authored over 100 journal articles including standards for training and outcomes for carotid stenting and stroke interventions and serves as a distinguished reviewer for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is past president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and has been a member of several committees for SIR including the FDA Committee, Standards of Practice Committee, Technology Assessment Committee, Public Affairs Committee and the Safety and Health Committee. He was co-director of the SIR stroke intervention course. In addition to SIR, Dr. Sacks is a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) and a member of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the Philadelphia Angiography and Interventional Radiology Society (PAIRS) and the American Medical Association (AMA). He has a son who has recently graduated from college and a daughter studying engineering. He enjoys long distance bike riding as well as mountain biking and camping in the desert southwest.

Deepak Gopalan Nair, MD, FACS, MS, MHA, RVT serves as Secretary on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Vein Center Board of Directors as a representative of the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS). Dr. Nair currently practices in Sarasota, Fla. An educator and mentor, he is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences (Vascular Surgery) at Florida State University. Dr. Nair earned his medical degree from Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y., completed his medical internship and residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed his fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine. He is board certified in vascular surgery and is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery (ABS). Dr. Nair has received a plethora of awards and honors ranging from the Golden Apple Award for Best Resident Teacher in 2005 and 2006 to a Patient Care Trust Fund Grant in 2003. He is currently a member of the American Venous Forum (AVF), the Sarasota Medical Society (SCMS), the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

Denise Case, MBA, MSLM, RT(R)(M)(CT)(MR) serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC MRI Board of Directors as a representative of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT). Denise is currently the secretary for the Utah Society of Radiologic Technologists (USRT). She has also volunteered as a member for the ASRT MRI practice standards committee. She joins the IAC with an extensive history as a clinical and research MRI technologist. With a passion for the field and dedication to safe and effective practices, Denise has focused her attention on continuous improvement, both professionally and personally. In 2018, she earned her master’s in business administration shortly following her achievement of a master’s degree in science from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2013, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in radiation and imaging sciences from Bellevue College in Bellevue, Wash. Denise began her career in 2004 after graduating with an associates of applied science degree in radiology from Yakima Valley Community College in Yakima, Wash. Once she entered the field, she capitalized on many opportunities for career advancement by diligently working to obtain experience and certifications in multiple modalities. She is registered with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT), and has clinical experience in general radiography, computed tomography, mammography and magnetic resonance imaging. She is an active member with the ASRT and its Utah State affiliate. She is also a member of the Society for MR Radiographers and Technologists (SMRT).

Gerald Serwer, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAAP serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Board of Directors as a representative of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Dr. Serwer is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, MI. He received his medical degree from Duke University Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in the Division of Pediatric Cardiology at Duke Hospital in Durham, NC. Dr. Serwer is an associate editor for Congenital Heart Disease. He also reviewed journals for Circulation, Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, P.A.C.E., American Heart Journal and Congenital Heart Disease: Clinical Studies from Fetus to Adult. Additionally, Dr. Serwer has been a meeting moderator for prestigious conferences throughout the years. Dr. Serwer has consulted for Medtronic, Inc., Member Physicians Advisory Board, Intermedics, Inc., Pacemaker Clinical Trials, PhysioControl, Inc., External pediatric pacing trials, IBM, M-Net Referring Physician Project, Apcot Medical, Inc. Computerized ECG evaluation, Siemens(Aucson), Inc. Echocardiography PACs system evaluation, Medical Director for PALS for Life Support Services, Consultant on Pediatric Pacing, Medtronic, Inc., Course director for Pediatric EP Summit sponsored by Medtronic. Dr. Serwer was a recipient of the American Academy Pediatric Cardiology Section’s Young Investigators Award and the North Carolina Heart Association’s Founders Award and Achievement Recognition Award. In addition to HRS, he is a member of several professional societies including the American Heart Association (AHA), and Society of Pediatric Echocardiography (SOPE) and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He is an influential member of national committees, like Health Informatics Task Force of the ACC and is the co-chair of the Cardiology Domain Planning Committee of IHE.

Heather L. Gornik, MD, RVT, RPVI serves on the IAC Board of Directors and IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors as a Cardiology Member-at-Large. Dr. Gornik is the Co-Director of the Vascular Center within the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute of University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH. Upon receiving her medical degree with honors from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Gornik completed her residency and fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In 2005, she earned her MMSc degree in Clinical Investigation from Harvard Medical School/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. A teacher and mentor, Dr. Gornik also serves as Associate Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and has taught previously at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gornik is committed to educating health professionals from multiple disciplines in the field of vascular ultrasound and has lectured extensively and co-authored numerous publications, abstracts, reviews and book chapters. She has also participated in the writing group committee for the ACC Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria for Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound and Physiological Testing. She is the President of the Society for Vascular Medicine (SVM). Dr. Gornik is also member of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU).

Kathleen Ozsvath, MD, FACS serves on the IAC Board of Directors and IAC Vein Center Board of Directors as a representative of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Dr. Ozsvath is Professor of Surgery at Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY, Chief of Surgery at Samaritan Hospital in Troy, NY. Dr. Ozsvath earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She completed her general surgery internship and residency at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and vascular surgery fellowship at Albany Medical Center in Albany. She serves as a faculty member for the American Venous Forum (AVF) as member of the Fellows Education Committee, is the past chairperson of the AVF Research Committee, and present chairperson of the AVF Health Policy Committee. She also serves on several committees for the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS). Dr. Ozsvath is a published author whose work is found in many respected journals such as the Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery. She is also an accomplished speaker and has presented internationally.

Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc serves on the IAC Board of Directors and IAC Carotid Stenting Board of Directors as a representative of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) / Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Cerebrovascular Section. Currently, Dr. Cockroft is Director of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He is also Co-Director of the Penn State Hershey Stroke Center and Director of the Neurosurgery Department’s Neuroendovascular Fellowship Training Program. Dr. Cockroft holds the academic rank of Professor with joint appointments in Neurosurgery, Radiology and Public Health Sciences. Dr. Cockroft received his undergraduate education at Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from Cornell University. He did his residency training at The New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Medical Center and completed his fellowship training in Neurovascular Microsurgery at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. and Endovascular Neurosurgery (Interventional Neuroradiology) at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Cockroft’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of brain aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as arteriovenous malformations of the central nervous system and occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Cockroft is an author and co-author of numerous scholarly publications and he has been the principal investigator on several cerebrovascular disease clinical trials. In addition to AANS and CNS, Dr. Cockroft is a member of other professional societies including the American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA). Dr. Cockroft has had the honor of being included in Who’s Who in America and he has been listed in the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s Guide to America’s Top Physicians as well as Best Doctors Incorporated’s The Best Doctors in America.

Merri L. Bremer, EdD, RN, ACS, RDCS, FASE serves as Chairperson on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Echocardiography Board of Directors as a representative of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS). Ms. Bremer is the Education and Quality Coordinator at the Mayo Clinic Echocardiography Lab in Rochester, Minn., and also holds an academic appointment as Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Ms. Bremer is board-certified as a Registered Nurse, and holds the sonographer credentials of RDCS and ACS. In 2015, she earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. In addition to the SDMS, Ms. Bremer is an active member of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), where she is a Fellow and a member of several committees. She also participates in the ultrasound accreditation program through Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and is a member of the CCI ACS Credentialing Exam Committee. During the past 20 years, Ms. Bremer has lectured extensively at national meetings, promoting the topic of sonographer ergonomics, quality improvement, and accreditation; in addition, she has co-authored several publications.

Mladen I. Vidovich, MD, FACC, FSCAI serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization Board of Directors as a representative of Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). Dr. Vidovich currently is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is an Interventional Cardiologist, Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. He is currently the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Governor for Department of Veterans Affairs and incoming Chair of the ACC Federal Section. Dr. Vidovich is member of the National Quality Forum Cardiovascular Standing Committee. He received his medical degree in 1991 from University of Zagreb in Croatia. Dr. Vidovich has won several awards and honors and has been published in numerous books, websites, abstracts and presentations. He has been invited to speak at national and international symposiums and conferences. Along with speaking at such engagements, he has also organized many educational CME courses since 2011. He is a member of several societies including the American Heart Association (AHA) and ACC.

Mylan Cohen, MD, MPH, FACC, MASNC serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors as a representative of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). Dr. Mylan Cohen received his MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and clinical and research cardiology fellowships at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. After joining the staff there and serving as director of the nuclear cardiology section, he moved back to his native state of Maine in 1998 and now practices clinical cardiology with Maine Medical Partners MaineHealth Cardiology. He is the Medical Director of the Imaging and Diagnostics Section of the Cardiology Division at Maine Medical Center and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen served on the Board of Directors and Executive Council for the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) for a total of 13 years and in 2010 was privileged to serve as the President of ASNC. His activities include clinical care of patients, administration, research and teaching. In 2012, he was honored by the University of Vermont College of Medicine when he received the Alumni Distinguished Academic Achievement Award. In 2014, he was named Best Cardiologist in Maine by Down East Magazine as selected by peers. Mylan is involved in the community, notably serving on the Board of Directors and as Co-Medical Director of Maine’s largest road race, the TD Beach to Beacon 10K, which benefits children’s charities in Maine. He has also served on the medical team of the Boston Marathon for several years.

Robert Pizzutiello, MS, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP serves as Treasurer on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC CT Board of Directors as a representative of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). Mr. Pizzutiello is a New York State Licensed Professional Medical Physicist in diagnostic imaging, nuclear imaging and medical health physics. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester in New York. Mr. Pizzutiello is the Founder of Upstate Medical Physics, one of the largest private practice diagnostic medical physics group in the Northeast. He formerly served as the Senior Vice President for Imaging Services at LANDAUER Medical Physics. With more than 35 years of experience in the field of medical radiation, he has served as a consultant to many major imaging manufacturers, contributing his knowledge of imaging and broad practical experience to the manufacturing sector. In addition, since 2000, he has been invited to lecture at more than 100 programs across the United States, in South America and in China. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Physics (ABMP) and the American Board of Radiology (ABR), and has been elected Fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR), AAPM and American college of Medical Physics (ACMP). He is also an active member of the New York State Radiological Society.

Rosemary Gibson, MS serves on the IAC Board of Directors as a public member. She is Senior Advisor at the Hastings Center and author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine which reveals the dramatic shift in where medicines are made and growing concerns about their quality. Ms. Gibson testified before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and the U.S.‐China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2019 and the Senate Small Business Committee in March 2020. She has briefed senior leaders in industry, government, and health care systems. Earlier in her career, at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rosemary architected its decade‐long national strategy to bring palliative care into the nation’s hospitals. When the work began, a handful of hospitals had a palliative care program whereas today nearly 2,000 acute care hospitals report having a palliative care program. She worked with Bill Moyers on the PBS documentary, “On Our Own Terms.” She is recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. While at RWJF, Ms. Gibson led national quality improvement and patient safety initiatives working in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. She funded the first rapid response systems in U.S. hospitals among other innovations. Ms. Gibson has given grand rounds and patient safety presentations at the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic among many other hospitals; keynoted meetings of the National Quality Forum, The Joint Commission, AONE, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Federation of State Medical Boards, National Summit on Overuse held by The Joint Commission and American Medical Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Maine Quality Counts, among others. She has been faculty for the Dartmouth Summer Symposium on Quality Improvement and was its 2013 "wizard." Ms. Gibson is recipient of the American Medical Writers Association Award for her outstanding contributions to the public’s interest in reporting on critical health care issues. She serves on the MedStar Institute for Quality and Patient Safety Advisory Board in Washington, D.C.; was a board member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; and served on the ACGME CLER Evaluation Committee to advance patient safety in teaching hospitals and other clinical learning environments. For nearly a decade, she was editor of Perspectives at the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. She is a board member of the Altarum Institute, a nonprofit health systems research group in Ann Arbor and Phlow company, a public benefit organization whose mission is to make essential generic medicines for children and adults that are in persistent shortage or no longer available. Ms. Gibson is author of Wall of Silence, the first book to put a human face on the then‐Institute of Medicine report, To Err is Human; Treatment Trap; Medicare Meltdown; and Battle Over Health Care. She has been quoted in the Financial Times, Epoch Times, Bloomberg, The Hill, Bloomberg Law, Washington Post, Washington Times, U.S. News and World Report, Detroit News, Seattle Times, Des Moines Register, NBC.com, Deseret News, La Presse (Canada), Daily Mail (U.K.) Le Figaro (France), Respeckt (Czech Republic), Defense News, among others. She has appeared on NBC Evening News, CNN, Fox News, Fox Business News, Washington Journal (C‐Span), Economic War Room, NKV (Taiwan), Channel Asia (Singapore), Dutch Public Television, NPR Innovation Hub, the Ralph Nader Radio Hour, among other media venues.

Scott D. Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT serves on the IAC Board of Directors and IAC Nuclear/PET Board of Directors as a representative of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC). Upon receiving his medical degree with honors from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Jerome completed his residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore and his cardiology fellowship at Wayne State University in Detroit. Today, Dr. Jerome is Director of Ambulatory Services and Outreach of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Maryland. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition to ASNC, Dr. Jerome is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT). He has co-authored numerous publications and abstracts, and is actively involved in nuclear imaging research.

Tatjana Rundek, MD, PhD serves on the IAC Board of Directors and IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors as a representative of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) / American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN). Dr. Rundek is a Professor of Neurology, Vice Chair of Clinical Research and a Director of Clinical Translational Research Division in the Department of Neurology of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. She also holds a secondary faculty appointment at the Department of Neurology at Columbia University in New York City where she was a director of the non-invasive vascular laboratory. Dr. Rundek is a stroke neurologist, clinical researcher and principal investigator of several NIH/NINDS funded R01 grants on genetic determinants of carotid atherosclerosis and stroke. Dr. Rundek is also a recipient of a NINDS K24 career development award. She participates in large stroke genetic consortia including the NINDS Stroke Genetic Network and International Stroke Genetic Consortium. Dr. Rundek was a Fulbright Scholar and the recipient of the research awards from the Hazel K. Goddess, the Dr. Gilbert Baum Fund and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) for best clinical application of medical ultrasound. Dr. Rundek is an editor of the Carotid Stenosis book and a Current Opinion in Neurology series for clinical and scientific neurology professionals. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Stroke, Neurology and Cerebrovascular Diseases. She has published more than 300 scientific and professional publications, editorials, reviews and book chapters. In addition to ASN, she is also a member of the American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Rundek is immediate past president of the Neurosonology Community Practice of AIUM.

Walid Saliba, MD, FHRS serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Board of Directors as a representative of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS). Dr. Saliba is currently a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Cleveland Clinic, the Medical Director of the EP lab and Director of the Atrial Fibrillation Center. He is trained in all aspects of clinical cardiac electrophysiology and pacing, including catheter ablation, implantation of cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators and extraction of implanted pacemaker and ICD leads using laser technology. A native of Lebanon, Dr. Saliba earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees at the American University of Beirut. He then moved to the United States where he completed an internship and residency program in internal medicine at Duke University and a fellowship in cardiology at Baylor College. The Cleveland Clinic awarded him a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology and he was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic as a staff cardiac electrophysiologist in 1999. Dr. Saliba’s research has focused on topics related to new treatments of atrial fibrillation and pericardial ablation. Fluent in English, French and Arabic, he has been a guest lecturer and authored or co-authored articles in numerous leading scientific journals. Additionally, Dr. Saliba is a member of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and a fellow of the HRS.

Mary Lally, MS, CAE is the Chief Executive Officer at the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Ms. Lally began her tenure with the IAC in 2007, serving as Director of Accreditation. In this role she has been instrumental in the development and oversight of the IAC’s MRI and CT diagnostic divisions as well as the Carotid Stenting, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiovascular Catheterization therapeutic divisions. Ms. Lally has a unique combined background of clinical expertise and association management experience, possessing both a Master’s degree in Radiation Health Physics as well as the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. Before joining the IAC, Ms. Lally gained more than 20 years of clinical, operational and leadership experience, serving as the founding MRI program director at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, she developed and implemented radiology quality assurance programs with emphasis in the vascular surgery, interventional and cardiology departments at the University of Maryland Hospital. An ARRT-certified MRI Technologist, Ms. Lally is a passionate advocate for quality and safety in imaging.

Ex-Officio Members

Michelle Hanson, Esq