Chair Jonathan R. Lindner MD, FASE

Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Lindner is currently a Professor of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University where he holds the M. Lowell Edwards Professorship of Cardiology and serves as the Chief of the Division of Cardiometabolic Research at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Dr. Lindner has expertise in the fields of cardiovascular imaging and microvascular physiology; and is currently the principal investigator on several R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health. His research laboratory has pioneered the use of contrast ultrasound for non-invasive molecular imaging of disease and the evaluation of microvascular function/dysfunction. Specific areas of research include: (a) application of molecular imaging techniques in atherosclerosis; (b) molecular imaging for early diagnosis of myocardial ischemic injury and inflammation; (c) microvascular dysfunction and endothelial abnormalities in atherosclerosis, insulin resistance, peripheral artery disease, and sickle cell disease; and (e) novel approaches for therapeutic ultrasound. Dr. Lindner currently serves as the President for the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE); and as the Vice-chair for the Exam Writing Committee for the National Board of Echocardiography. He also serves as co-Chair of the NIH/NHLBI Data Safety Monitoring Board for Gene and Cell Therapies. Past honors from the ASE include the Feigenbaum Award and the Richard Popp Teaching Award from the ASE.