Organization of the GHSEV









Legal Status: Nonprofit organization [501(C)]

Objective: To provide a format for those involved in the practice of cardiovascular sonography where matters of education, employment, legislation and quality can be discussed in a collegial manner

Membership: Sonographers and physicians from the Greater Houston area

Governance: Volunteer physicians and sonographers

Officers:President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Board of Directors: Eight (8) sonographers and physicians (including one cardiology fellow)

Elections: Officers are nominated by the Board and elected by the Members of the Society. Officers select Board Members

Meetings: Membership:at least Quarterly. Board: annually

Location: Denton Cooley Auditorium, Baylor St Luke's Medical Center, Houston, TX

Format / Agend:

  • Vendor s display; hors d oeuvres
  • President / Treasurers report, member concerns
  • Interesting cases, guest speaker(s) or "Stump the Stars"

Continuing education credits: CMEs through the ASE

Newsletter: News via the website, reminders via email...Internet (ASE link present)

Revenue: Annual member dues: $25.00 Donations from industry (speaker sponsorships and food)

Speakers: Local format: 2/year (panel of physicians and sonographers or physician speakers) External guests: 2/year

Affiliations: Working relationship with ASE and IAC

Mike Adams, RDCS, FASE(
Raymond Stainback, MD, FACC, FASE (
or Lety Vasquez-Mendoza (







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