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American Society of Echocardiography
Press release


Posted August, 25, 2005

Chicago, Illinois - Cardiologist Lee Frazin, M.D., a member of the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center medical staff and Assistant Professor, Northwestern University School of Medicine, was honored by the Russian Chapter of the International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (RCISCU), for his direction of a course on Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) in July at Tyumen Cardiology Center, Siberia. The course, the first course on TEE ever offered in Russia, was a mixture of lectures and live case performances with English-Russian translation provided.

Dr. Frazin was invited to lead the two-day course because he invented Transesophageal Echocardiography, a method of imaging internal organs and vascular structures through the gastrointestinal wall. Medical scientists from all over the world now generally acknowledge TEE as a diagnostic tool. Dr. Frazin was joined by two prominent United States experts in echocardiography, Professor Robert Siegel, M.D., (Los Angeles) and John Erikson, M.D., (San Antonio, Texas) along with Vadim A. Kuznetsov, M.D., Professor of Cardiology, Chairman of RCISCU and Director of the Tyumen Cardiology Center.

In his welcoming address to the Russian scientists, physicians and technicians attending the Tyumen Cardiology Center course, Dr. Frazin said: Living with TEE from its humble beginnings to its international development, to the sophisticated diagnostic tool that it is today, has been a personal experience for which I feel very fortunate.

Dr. Frazin, who owns seven patents for his innovations in medicine, is the author of multiple scientific works, editorials, articles and abstracts. As an invited lecturer, he has taken part in more than 50 conferences, congresses and symposia in the United States and abroad. He is a referee for several scientific journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of Critical Care, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis, Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, Circulation and Echocardiography.

Dr. Frazin is a member of the American Federation of Clinical Research, American Society of Echocardiography, International Society of Echocardiography and the American College of Cardiology.