The Heart of Advanced Clinical Excellence
If you’re looking for the opportunity to advance your clinical skills and play a vital role in adult cardiac care, the Northside School of Echocardiography can equip you to take on the critical challenges of this exciting field. At the Northside School of Echocardiography, physicians, academic leaders, and clinical instructors leverage best clinical practices to drive an educational experience that is second to none. With a 95% graduation rate as well as exceptional registry exam pass rates, and placement rates, the results speak for themselves.
The Northside School of Echocardiography is an accredited one-year, full-time, highly specialized certificate program that trains students to become knowledgeable healthcare professionals who perform diagnostic procedures performed in an adult Cardiac echo lab setting.
Northside Hospital School of Echocardiography Student Handbook
2021 Annual Report Adult Echocardiography at Northside Hospital
Program participants should have one of the following:
Upon completion of the Echo Program and successful certification, you will be equipped to take on an exciting role with Northside, that offers:
Paul Braum BS, RDCS, RCS, RVT, RVS, ACS, FASE
Program Director and Instructor
Paul received an AS degree in Cardiovascular Technology in both invasive and non-invasive testing from Santa Fe College in Gainesville Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Administration with a minor in premedical sciences from The University of Pittsburgh. He has been a cardiac sonographer for more than 40 years, and worked in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Florida (Shands Teaching Hospital) during the clinical trials of thrombolytics and angioplasty. He was the chief echocardiographer at the University of Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital during the initiation of both heart and liver transplants, and was involved in the care team of the first double organ transplant performed in history.
Paul has owned and operated his own diagnostic imaging company and has been involved in the education of Cardiovascular Technologists for over 40 years. Paul has built many Non-Invasive Echo and Vascular labs and is recognized for his passion in innovative techniques. Paul founded Northside Hospital’s current program in cardiovascular technology in 2014 and has been involved in its curriculum and operation since. The program is nationally recognized with a 95% employment success rate and 95% pass rate on the national credentialing exams. He is currently the System Coordinator for both Echocardiography and Vascular Ultrasound at Northside Hospital.
Paul is nationally recognized as a Fellow of American Society of Echocardiography (FASE). He was among the first in the U.S. to achieve certification as an Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS). He is also a longtime member of the Society of Vascular Ultrasound (SVU), Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He has served on several committees in the ASE including serving as a co-chairman.
Paul is a nationally recognized and highly sought-after speaker and educator, and serves on several Speaker Bureaus for the industry as well as their advisory committee.
Paul has numerous publications in the field of both Echocardiography and Peripheral Vascular Ultrasound having been published in the Journals of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS), Society of Vascular Ultrasound (JSVU) American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Journal of Cardiology Research and Cardiovascular Medicine. Paul is co-Author of Chapter 32 on Ultrasound Enhancing Agents in the textbook Basic to Advanced Clinical Echocardiography.
Lalitha C. Medepalli, MD, FACC, FASE, RPVI
Medical Director and Instructor
Dr. Lalitha C. Medepalli brings 20 years of experience to her practice, with expertise in noninvasive cardiology, women’s heart health, and cardio-oncology. An active member of the local community, she promotes women’s heart health awareness and the early detection and treatment of heart disease through a combination of speaking engagements and editorial content. A Georgia Trend 2020 Top Doctor, Dr. Medepalli specializes in transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiogram, nuclear cardiology-based procedures, cardiovascular imaging, and cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA), stress echocardiograms, and Holter and event monitoring.
For more information about the School of Echocardiography,
please contact Paul at email@example.com