Susan E Wiegers, MD, FASE, FACC

Susan_Wiegers2Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE, FACC is a Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at the Temple University School of Medicine. She is also an attending physician in Cardiology at Temple University Hospital. Prior to joining Temple in February 2012, Dr. Wiegers was Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where she was Director of Clinical Echocardiography and Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Fellowship. She is currently the President of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) – an international organization dedicated to excellence and education in cardiovascular ultrasound with over 16,000 members.

Dr. Wiegers received a BA in Physics from Cornell University and her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, a fellowship in Cardiology at Boston University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in Echocardiography at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and is NBE certified in Echocardiography. It was in Rochester where she first became a member of AMWA.

Dr. Wiegers has authored many peer-reviewed publications and three echocardiography textbooks. She is most proud professionally of receiving many teaching awards including the Donna McCurdy Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching from the ASE. As the Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs at Temple University School of Medicine, one of her goals is the advancement of women and under-represented minorities along the academic ladder. She was the Chair of the recently completed Diversity Strategic Plan at the medical school.

Married for 36 years to Barry Goldstein, MD, PhD, an endocrinologist, Susan is grateful for the strong support of her husband, three children and extended family and friends throughout her personal and professional life.

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