Former Presidents

Dr. Leng Jiang MD (Founding president: 2006-2008)

Dr. Leng Jiang completed her undergraduate study at Shanghai Medical University and post-graduate training in cardiovascular disease in ZhongShan Hospital / Shanghai Cardiovascular Institute; FuWai Hospital / Chinese Institute of Cardiology; and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University. She is currently USA – Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Echocardiology and Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. She is a Fellow of ACC, AHA and ASE and has served on the International Committee/ International Mentor。For the last 14 years, she is the Director of Non-invasive Cardiology at Heart & Vascular Centre, Baystate Health System, and Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Inviting Professor, ZhongShan Hospital, FuDan University.

She is the recipient of numerous research grants and has authored 129 peer-reviewed papers, and 143 abstracts in areas that include Clinical Cardiology, Echocardiography, Congenital Heart Disease, and valvular heart disease. She has served on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Clinical Ultrasound in Medicine and Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, and Special Section Editors of Circulation, serving editorial duties for peer review for the journals of Circulation, AJC, AHJ, ASE, and Echocardiography. She has won 29 international, national and local awards, and has been profiled in the USA Today’s Physician of HealthCare News. In 2006, with a group of Chinese American cardiologists, she founded the Chinese American Heart Association (CNAHA), and built the relationship with GWICC and HuanShan China-American CV Summit in China.

Shuping Ge, MD,FAAP, FACC, FASE (President: 2008-2011)

Dr. Shuping graduated from Shandong University School of Medicine in 1986. He has done clinical and research fellowships at Shandong University, Oregon Health Sciences University and Wake Forest University. He completed his residency in Pediatrics in St Vincent’s Hospital Medical Center, and a pediatric cardiology fellowship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and Denver Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ge was faculty at University of Iowa/Children’s Hospital of Iowa, and Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital/Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital.

Dr. Ge is a Top US Doctor by US News and World Report in 2011, 2012, and 2013. His research has been supported by NIH, AHA, etc. He is on the AHA Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology and other Grant Review Study Sections. He is the Associate Editor of Echocardiography and an ad hoc reviewer for Circulation, JACC, AHA, AJC, Heart, Circulation CV Imaging, JACC Imaging, etc. Dr. Ge has trained and mentored over 50 pediatric cardiology fellows and 20 Chinese physicians, some of whom have become national and international leaders in pediatric cardiology, echocardiography, etc.

Jian-Ming Li, MD, PhD, FHRS, FAHA (President 2012-2013)

Dr. Jian-Ming Li graduated with a BS degree in biochemistry from Nanjing University in 1982. In 1983, as one of the sixty students selected for a US-China CUSBEA exchange program, he went to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for graduate school study and obtained PhD in biochemistry in 1988. His PhD dissertation was titled, “The N-terminus of the tRNA methyltransferase contains both nuclear and mitochondral signals.” In 1991, Dr.Li attended medical school at McGill University and obtained his MD and CM (Master of Surgery) in 1995. During his time in medical school, he studied the relationship between the L-type Ca channel and hypertension by using molecular cloning technique. This research work led him to win the medical scientist award from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada three times, the young scientist award from the 15th international society of hypertension in 1994, and Sandoz research excellence award in 1995. He did his internal medicine residency at University of Toronto, between 1995 and 1998 and cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School between 1998 and 2002. Dr. Li is currently serving as the director of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology service at VAMC, the associate professor of Medicine at University of Minnesota, the associate director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Center at University of Minnesota, the attending cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist at VA Medical Center. He is the fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society and American Heart Association, board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and cardiac electrophysiology. He was the past president of the Association of Minnesota Chinese Physicians and the past president of Chinese American Heart Association. His current research interests include the mechanism of sudden cardiac death and the effect of CRT on cardiac electrophysiology. In April 2013, he received ‘outstanding contribution award” from Chinese Heart Rhythm Society for his role in advocating pacemaker infection awareness and management in China. In November 2013, He received the “American Heart Association Hero” Award for his outstanding contribution to cardiovascular care and research. In July 2014, he was elected “Teacher of the Year” in cardiovascular medicine at University of Minnesota.

Dali Fan, MD., PhD., FACC, FAHA, (President 2014-2015)

Dali Fan, MD, Ph.D
Dali Fan, MD, Ph.D

Dr. Dali Fan graduated from Peking University Medical Science Center (also known as Beijing Medical University) in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in the department of neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY) in 1996 and started his clinical training in Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, NY the same year. He became board certified in both internal medicine (1999) and cardiovascular disease (2002). He continued on with two other subspecialty fellowships in echocardiography (Massachusetts General Hospital 2002-2004) and one year in electrophysiology (Beth Israel Medical Center in New York 2009-2010).

Dr. Dali Fan was a staff cardiologist in St. Francis Hospital in New York (2004-2007) and the director of echocardiography laboratory in North Shore University Hospital, Hofstra University School of Medicine, in New York (2007-2009).

Dr. Dali Fan joined UC Davis Medical Center in 2010 and is currently a health science professor at the University of California, Davis Medical center. His clinical specialty is clinical cardiology, echocardiography and electrophysiology. His research interest is application of 3D TEE in electrophysiology, 3D TEE of the right atrium and electro-mechanical coupling of the atria.

Yuxin Fan, MD., Ph.D. (President 2016-2017)