Despite growing advances in healthcare, many countries lack basic necessities required to accurately perform and read an echocardiogram. I aim to ensure that patients, regardless of their locale, have access to standardized high-quality cardiac care.



  • Heart to Heart Surgical Mission - St. Petersburg, Russia

  • Team Heart Screening Mission for Rheumatic Heart Disease - Kigali, Rwanda

  • American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) Screening Mission - New Delhi, India

  • ASEF Teaching Mission - New Delhi, India

  • Team Heart Surgical Mission - Kigali, Rwanda

  • ASEF Mission to Bangalore - India

  • Team Heart Echo Training of NCD Nurses - Kigali, Rwanda

  • Echo Lectures with PURE - Kigali, Rwanda

  • WINFOCUS Echo Course - Khartoum, Sudan

  • Heart to Heart Surgical Mission - Chelyabinsk, Russia

  • ASEF Mission to Hanoi - Vietnam



  • Hospital Corpsman, US Navy (1969-1973)

  • Non-Invasive Cardiopulmonary Program, Spokane Community College (Class of 1979)

  • Cardiac Sonographer Duke University Medical Center (1979-Present)

  • Educator/Lecturer, Adult Echo Registry Review (1987-Present)

  • Distinguished Sonographer Teacher Award Recipient, ASE (2004)

  • Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award Inaugural Recipient, ASE (2011)



  • Registered Advanced Cardiac Sonographer, Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)

  • Registered in Adult and Pediatric Echocardiography, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)

  • Fellow of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS)

  • Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

  • National and International Echocardiography Lecturer/Educator

  • Author or Co-author of 125 academic publications