Jeffrey Astbury, MD, FASE, FACC, FASA, MSBE, MSEE, Vice-Chairman for Cardiovascular
Services, Department of Anesthesiology, Butler Health System was a panelist
for the Council on Perioperative Echocardiography (COPE) at the virtual
31st American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Scientific Sessions in
August 2020. Dr. Astbury spoke about how to excel as an intraoperative
echocardiographer while maintaining a busy clinical practice with other
professionals in the field. The ASE Sessions focuses on cardiovascular
ultrasound in clinical patient care. Experts come together to discuss
innovations and advancements that set the standards and guidelines within
In November 2020 Dr. Astbury was asked to host an online forum called “Ask
the Expert” for the Council on Perioperative Echocardiography of
the American Society of Echocardiography. During the session, he fielded
questions from physicians regarding miniature TEE used in the ICU, complexities
of transthoracic echocardiography use in the perioperative period, and
echocardiographic techniques used to guide atrial transseptal puncture.
In December, Dr. Astbury participated in a Panel Discussion for the Steering
Committee of the Council of Perioperative Echocardiography with Dr. Alina
Nicoara, Ms. Natalya Read, Dr. Richard Shue, Dr. Daniel Drake, Dr. Sheela
Pai Cole, Dr. Kimberly Howard-Quijano, Dr. Sam Bhatt, and Dr. Alan Findley.
They focused on planning educational initiatives for 2020-2021. Dr. Astbury
was requested to write an article for the “Journal of the American
Society of Echocardiography” (JASE) titled “Achieving Excellence
in Perioperative Echocardiography for Non-Academic Practices”.
Dr. Jeffrey Astbury: Presenter, Panelist, and Collaborator for the Council
on Perioperative Echocardiography and the American Society of Echocardiography in 2020
In addition to working with the Council on Perioperative Echocardiography
and the American Society of Echocardiography, Dr. Astbury also accepted
an invitation to be a Case Reviewer for the journal titled “Cardiovascular
Imaging Case Reports” where he reviewed two articles: “Cardiac
Echinococcosis Associated Other Organ Involvement” and “Successful
MitraClip Implantation in a Barlow’s Valve”.
In November 2020, he virtually met with the Future Women in Healthcare
Club to speak about preparing for success, how to excel academically,
and finding your career path.
In 2021, Dr. Astbury plans to continue to improve the echocardiography
services at Butler Health System, as well as remaining active with the
American Society of Echocardiography, the American College of Cardiology,
the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Jeffrey Astbury, MD, FASA, FACC, FASE, MSBE, MSEE