IAC Board of Directors | IAC

Alexandra Page, MD serves on the IAC Board of Directors and as President on the IAC MRI Board of Directors as a representative of the American Association of Orthopedic 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 as an Officer-At-Large on 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 as President on 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 Sacks, MD serves as Chairperson on the IAC Board of Directors and as President on 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 on the IAC Board of Directors and as Secretary on 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 as Officer-at-Large on 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).

Ellen D. Dillavou, MD, RPVI, FACS serves on the IAC Board of Directors and as Immediate Past President on the IAC Vein Center Board of Directors as a representative of the Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery (SCVS). Dr. Dillavou is the Director of Vascular surgery at the Duke Regional Hospital in Durham, NC, and an associate professor at Duke University Hospital in the division of Vascular Surgery . Dr. Dillavou earned her medical degree at the University of Arizona. She completed her general surgery internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, her research fellowship in physiology and interventional radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and her vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. She serves as a faculty member for the American Venous Forum (AVF) and is the past chairperson of the AVF Fellow’s Education course. She is a Distinguished Fellow in the Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) and is a member of several service committees. Dr. Dillavou is a published author whose work is found in many respected journals such as the Annals of Vascular Surgery, the Journal of Vascular Surgery and the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery. She is also an accomplished speaker and has presented her research internationally.

Gerald Serwer, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAAP serves on the IAC Board of Directors and as President on 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 as President on the 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).

Kevin Cockroft, MD, MSc serves on the IAC Board of Directors and the 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 Chair-Elect on the IAC Board of Directors and as Ex-Officio on 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 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.

Michael Lilly, MD, RVT, RPVI serves as Immediate Past Chair on the IAC Board of Directors and on the IAC Vascular Testing Board of Directors as a representative of the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS), where he is a distinguished fellow. After receiving his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Lilly completed his residency training in Surgery at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. including a two-year research fellowship at Brown University in integrative cardiovascular physiology. He completed a vascular surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. Currently, Dr. Lilly is a tenured Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and serves as Chief of the Department of Surgery, Director of Vascular Center and Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab, all at the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, a major unit of the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. His credentials include the Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) and the Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) designations from the ARDMS, as well as certification by the American Board of Surgery in both Surgery and Vascular Surgery. In addition to SVS, Dr. Lilly is actively involved in numerous professional societies including the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He served as the National Surgical Clinical Consultant to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative from 2009-2012. Dr. Lilly was elected to the Board of Directors of ARDMS (now Inteleos) in 2012 and he is currently the Treasurer. During the past 20 years, he has lectured extensively and has co-authored numerous publications, abstracts and book chapters. Dr. Lilly has also served the IAC as a site visitor since 1993.

Mladen I. Vidovich, MD, FACC, FSCAI serves on the IAC Board of Directors and as President on 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 as President on 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.

Rakesh K. Chandra, MD serves on the IAC Board of Directors and as President on the IAC CT Board of Directors as a representative of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS). Dr. Chandra is currently Chief of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Maryland with AOA distinction, he completed his otolaryngology residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and his fellowship in rhinology and sinus surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chandra serves as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy and is on editorial boards of numerous other publications, including the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Rhinologic Society. Recently, Dr. Chandra was honored as one of America’s Top Doctors from 2013-2018 by Castle Connolly.

Robert Pizzutiello, MS, FAAPM, FACR, FACMP serves as Secretary / Treasurer on the IAC Board of Directors and as President-Elect on 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.

Scott D. Jerome, DO, FACC, FASNC, FSCCT serves on the IAC Board of Directors and as Officer-at-Large on the 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.

Walid Saliba, MD, FHRS serves on the IAC Board of Directors and on 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, 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