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The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors

Our Board


Laurie Armsby, MD, FAAP, FSCAI

Professor of Pediatrics, Oregon Health & Science University

707 SW Gaines Street Portland, OR

Office: 503.494.2192 Fax:503.494.2824

Vice President

Susan Etheridge, MD

Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship and Residency Program

University of Utah School of Medicine
and Primary Children’s Medical Center

50 North Medical DriveSalt Lake City, UT 84132


Rupali Gandhi, MD JD

Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship

Advocate Children's Hospital

4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Past President

 Lowell Frank, MD 

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Children’s National Hospital

111 Michigan Avenue NW Washington, DC 20010

Office: 202.476.2020 Fax: 202.476.5700 

Fellow Liasion

Murad Almasri, MD
3rd year fellow at the University of Arkansas
Representative of the AAP Trainee and Early Career Committee

 Years President   Vice President Treasurer/Secretary 
 2021-2023  Laurie Armsby  Susan Etheridge
Rupali Gandhi
 2019-2021  Lowell Frank Laurie Armsby  Susan Etheridge
 2017-2019  Antonio Cabrera  Lowell Frank  Laurie Armsby
 2015-2017  David Brown  Antonio Cabrera  Lowell Frank
 2013-2015  Shubhika Srivastava  David Brown  Antonio Cabrera
 2011-2013  Robert Ross  Shubhika Srivastava  David Brown

Give us a call: 
Phone: 202-476-3543

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About Us

We are a non profit organization that comprises of all program directors. SPCTPD was founded in 1999. The representative board is elected by all members and comprises of a Treasurer/Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President. Each serves a two year term.  As of 2017, the Past President typically serves as a representative to the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties.  To incorporate the fellow perspective in our activities, a fellow liason was added in 2017.  

Please refer to the bylaws for additional details. 

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