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Vote for the New SOPE Sonographer at Large: Introduction to Candidates.

Updated: May 23, 2022

Jennifer Acevedo, ACS, RDCS, FASE

Lurie Children's Hospital

Jennifer Acevedo is the clinical educator for the echocardiography lab at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She started her career in cardiac sonography in 1999 and embarked on her career in pediatric & fetal echocardiography in 2003. Her primary focus is innovative approaches in echocardiography education for sonographers and physicians.

She is active in the field of echocardiography holding positions with:

American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS), past chair of the pediatric echocardiography exam, and current committee member

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), sonographer liaison to the Joint Review Committee on Education in Cardiovascular Technology (JRC-CVT)

Jennifer’s commitment to education spans from working with at-risk high school students, teaching them about the field of cardiac sonography, to collaborating with local cardiac sonography programs and introducing adult cardiac sonographers to pediatric echocardiography. She would like to see the accessibility to quality pediatric echocardiography education, and dedicated pediatric internships grow at the sonography school level.

Jennifer enjoys SCUBA diving, tennis, and traveling with her poodle in her spare time.


Children's Hospital Colorado

My name is Dawn Park and I am honored to be considered for Sonographer at Large with the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography. I started my career at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo Michigan as an adult cardiac sonographer and was fortunate to be trained into pediatric echo. Very quickly I realized my love and passion for pediatric echo and teaching. Fast forward many years, and in 2009, I accepted a full time pediatric and fetal cardiac sonographer position at Children’s Hospital Colorado. In 2018, I accepted the role of Education Coordinator. I am registered by the ARDMS in pediatric, fetal and adult echocardiography and am FASE credentialed. As I complete my term on the Education Committee for ASE, I look forward to my new term with the FASE, Training & Certification Advisory Committee in July 2022.

As an invited speaker at various conferences and webinars, I have presented on topics relating to pediatric echo, fetal echo and education within those areas. I have years of experience in training new sonographers and cardiology fellows. To improve the outcome of education for the trainees, I have created preceptorship workbooks in pediatric and fetal echo. I am the Co-Director of our annual Pediatric Echo Review Conference since it’s inauguration in 2017. I would be honored to be a voice in helping to improve sonographer and fellow education and training, promote sonographer recruitment and retention, and encourage career advancement. My experience ranging from a smaller non-academic hospital to a large academic center allows me to see the challenges and successes for education and program development within various settings. I feel that my dedication and passion for pediatric and fetal echocardiography would be of value for the mission for the Society of Pediatric Echocardiography.

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