Saturday May 14th, 2022
Greater Kansas City Echo Society Annual Symposium
A one-day summit of talks and discussions with views of current and emerging Ultrasound Technologies
2022 Session is complete! Thank you to all who were able to attend!
Speaker presentation videos are available on the Speakers page.
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The goal of this event is to bring leaders in Cardiovascular Ultrasound together from across the nation to provide relevant continuing education for Cardiac Ultrasound professionals
This will represent the 27th annual GKCES Symposium!!! This could not be possible without the effort and commitment of everyone who has attended both in the past and in the future! Thank you to all of you.
It would also not be possible without the hard work of our planning committee.
2016 GKCES Symposium
Full 2022 Speaker list TBA
Andrew Waters, MD
Daniel Forsha, MD
Taiyeb Khumri, MD
Yevgeniy Khariton, MD
Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology Fellowship, UMKC/Saint Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Sanjaya Gupta, MD
Dr. Sanjaya Gupta was born and raised in Missouri and attended medical school at St. Louis University. He completed internal medicine internship and residency at Case Medical Center, in Cleveland and fellowships in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Dr. Gupta is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. His primary clinical interests are in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders, including medical therapy, catheter-based ablation procedures and cardiac device implantation including pacemaker, defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. He joined the staff at Saint Luke's Hospital in 2011.
Sanket Shah, MD
Dr. Shah is a board certified cardiologist with Children’s Mercy hospital specializing in Pediatric cardiology as well as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He graduated medical school at Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. He went on to perform his Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Michigan - CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, MI.
Partho Sengupta, MD
Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Sengupta is the Henry Rutgers Professor and the Chief of Division of Cardiology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & University Hospital.
Dr. Sengupta completed his clinical residency and cardiology fellowship from Mayo Clinic Rochester and Arizona respectively. He has over 160 peer-reviewed publications.
Prior to his move in Rutgers , he served as Abinash C Jain Chair and Professor of Cardiology and the Chief of Division of Cardiology and Director of Cardiac Imaging at West Virginia University, Morgantown. He is an Associate Editor for the Journal of American College of cardiology: Imaging and has served as a Board of Director for the American Society of Echo and as the Chair of the ASE Telehealth and New Technology Taskforce.
He has won several excellence awards including ASE's Young Investigator Award in 2004, Mayo Clinic Research Award in 2007, Mayo Brother's Distinguished Fellowship Award in 2009, AACIO Young Investigator Award in 2010 and ASE's Rich Popp Award for excellence in Teaching in 2020. He also received ASE's 14th Feigenbaum Lectureship for recognizing his significant contributions to research in the field of echocardiography. He delivered ASE’s first-ever presentation using hologram technology at ASE's 24th Annual Scientific Sessions . His futuristic ideas, investigative skills and international work have been widely acclaimed by major media outlets and he was an invited stage speaker for TEDMED 2016. He has been nominated by the American Medical Association for "Inspiration in Medicine" talk for the year 2017.
Nitin Madan, MD
Will Gibson, MD
Chris DeZorzi, MD
Angel Lopez-Candales, MD
Bashar Amr, MD
Dr. Amr received his medical degree from the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, in 2009. In 2016, he completed an internal medicine residency at Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois, and finished his cardiology fellowship in 2019 at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
Timothy Beaver, MD
Dr. Timothy Beaver is a sports cardiologist and the medical director of the adult echocardiography laboratory at The University of Kansas Health System. His specialties include cardiovascular disease, sports cardiology, interventional echocardiography, valvular heart disease and general cardiology. He is an expert in noninvasive, multimodality cardiovascular imaging in young adult competitive athletes. Dr. Beaver is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Beaver earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency and a fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a sub certification in cardiovascular disease.
Kristen Billick, BA, RDCS, ACS, FASE
Kristen Billick has been a cardiac sonographer for 18 years. She is currently the Echo
Lab Manager for the Scripps Clinic and Scripps La Jolla Memorial and Green Hospitals Echo Lab in La Jolla, CA,
where she was previously the Echo Lab Educator. Kristen started her career at Rush University Medical Center in
Chicago, IL where she performed adult and pediatric echo. Over the years Kristen has worked in various settings,
to include inpatient academic, outpatient clinic, structural heart, pediatric, research, consulting, and veterinary
imaging. She has been a guest lecturer and has co-authored articles.
Kristen is passionate about quality improvement and assurance, process improvement, and supporting
sonographer education and career growth. She is very involved in the American Society of Echo where she serves
as the Co-Chair of the PR Committee and a Member at Large on the IRT Committee. She is also a recent graduate of
the inaugural ASE Leadership Academy, severed as a Member at Large on the ASE CV Sonographer Council Steering
Committee and the ASE Foundation Annual Appeal Committee. She participates in the ASE Mentor Match program,
participated in the ASE Leadership Academy Task Force for the 2nd cohort, and contributed to the ASE/CCI
Advanced Cardiac Sonographer Registry Review Guide Project Team. Kristen also is very involved in co-organizing
the San Diego Society of Echo and serves on the CCI Advisory Board.
Ashley Warta, BS RDCS
Ashley has been a pediatric cardiac sonographer at Children’s Mercy Hospital for almost 13 years. She has enjoyed all things pediatric echo as well as fetal. Ashley has been part of the growth and change of the echo lab over the years. This is where her interest in lean systems and quality improvement emerged. She is involved in heart center quality improvement team and currently the Lean Processes and QI Educator for the lab. This is where she has led many lean initiatives to improve lab processes. She has presented multiple projects at ASE as well as other conferences, and co-authored article.
Michael Pierpoline, DO
Anmol Goyal, MD, MBBS
Due to continuing COVID restrictions we are unable to host an In-person event this year.
This will be an On-Line Event
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