The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) recently awarded Cooper University Health Care employee Priscilla J. Peters, BA, RDCS, FASE, with the Cardiovascular Sonographer Distinguished Teacher Award. This prestigious national recognition is awarded to a sonographer instructor who is attentive to cardiovascular sonography professional values and who exhibits values of leadership and dedication to the field of echocardiography.
Peters, an educator and specialist in Cooper’s Echocardiology Department, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU), has been with Cooper since 2004. She is extensively published in a wide range of professional journals and text books, and has a passion for improving the practice of echocardiography. To this end, Peters has organized three regional courses in congenital heart disease in adults and children.
The criteria of winning this award are stringent and include demonstrating teaching expertise in cardiovascular ultrasounds, acting as a mentor for students, and serving as a role model for the industry as whole.
“We congratulate Priscilla who embodies Cooper University Health Care’s commitment to providing the highest level of clinical care and expertise to our patients and to teaching the next generation of medical professionals,” said Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-president of Cooper.
About the American Society of Echocardiography
The American Society of Echocardiography is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation, and service to our members and the public.
About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic tertiary care health system and the only state-designated Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey with a mission to serve, to heal, to educate. With more than 630 physicians, more than 7,000 employees, and a network of more than 100 medical offices and four urgent care centers throughout the region, Cooper offers signature programs in cardiology, critical care, neurosciences, pediatrics, orthopaedics, and surgical specialties. The Cooper Health Sciences Campus is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. For more information about Cooper University Health Care, visit CooperHealth.org.
Wendy A. Marano
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