SBUMC director of Cardiovascular imaging appointed to national board

 

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     STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY EXPERT APPOINTED TO NATIONAL, REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

    Dr. Smadar Kort named as board member of The American Society of Echocardiography

     STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 17, 2008 - Smadar Kort, M.D., FACC, FASE, Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging and Echocardiography within SBUMC's Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, was recently nominated to the Board of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) for which she will serve as leader for its activities and initiatives relating to public education. As such, Dr. Kort is one of only a handful of board members designated by the ASE President to lead one of the society's six strategic goals. ASE is the largest subspecialty society in cardiology with over 14,000 members in the U.S. and internationally.

    Dr. Kort was also recently elected to serve as a member of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography Exam Development Task Force as a subject matter expert for Adult Echocardiography. Her term is scheduled from May 2008 until September 2011. Dr. Kort also received notice that she was elected to serve for a second term as a councilor for the New York Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.

    Dr. Kort's work was also acknowledged by other recent nominations to regional and national organizations, which comprise a broad spectrum of interests related to echocardiography. She will be representing the American College of Cardiology as a member to the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Quality Hospital Incentive Program Advisory Panel and has been appointed a as a member of the Guidelines and Standards Committee of the American Society of Echocardiography. As such, she will serve as a member of the writing group on use of echocardiography in the Emergency Department and on a national level, Dr. Kort was re-elected to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, the most prestigious journal in the field of echocardiography.

    "These prestigious appointments indicate the quality and national reputation of the faculty we have recruited to the Heart Center," said David L. Brown, M.D., Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Center.

    "These appointments are extremely prestigious and I am honored to be elected to each of them," said Dr. Kort. "As one of only two representatives from New York on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), I am not only representing myself, but the entire Stony Brook University Medical Center."

    Dr. Kort said she is committed to volunteering her time and efforts to these organizations in order to promote high quality patient care, professional, public education and research at the national level. "Collaborating with national leaders, I have learned and continue to learn and acquire skills which I bring back to Stony Brook to further advance the same important missions here."

    Dr. Kort is a graduate of Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center. In addition, she completed an advanced fellowship in echocardiography at NYU Medical Center.

    Dr. Kort joined Stony Brook University Medical Center in 2005. She lives in Roslyn, N.Y., with her husband Amit and their two sons Ron, 12, and Tomer, 8.

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