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Dr. Shirali Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Girish Shirali, MBBS, FACC, FASE, Ward Family Heart Center cardiologist, was recently honored with the Excellence in Teaching in Pediatrics Award. The award is given by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE).

This biennial award is conferred to either a sonographer or physician member for his/her exceptional commitment and skill in teaching pediatric echocardiography, who has been a mentor to students and serves as a role model for the profession and who fosters a sense of clinical excellence and research investigation in the individuals they teach.

“We are very excited that Dr. Shirali was given this recognition,” said Anitha Parthiban, MD, FASE, FACC, Children's Mercy Director of Echocardiography. “Dr. Shirali is an extraordinary teacher and educator. His work has not only impacted numerous learners on an individual level but also has had an enormous influence in the field of pediatric cardiology and congenital heart disease.”

Dr. Shirali was nominated by colleagues from across the country in recognition of his leadership in teaching and his important contributions in pediatric echocardiography, particularly 3-D echocardiography. Dr. Shirali received this award as part of ASE’s 31st Annual Scientific Sessions. Congratulations to Dr. Shirali for receiving this honor.


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