Dr Linda D Gillam is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the Director of Echocardiography at Hartford Hospital. She assumed the presidency of the American Society of Echocardiography in June 2004, having previously served as Treasurer, Annual Scientific Sessions Program Chair, and member of the Board of Directors. For the last four years, she has overseen the Society's educational activities. Dr Gillam is a Trustee of the American College of Cardiology having previously served on its Board of Governors and as a Section Chair of the College’s Annual Scientific Sessions. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Task Force to develop guidelines in clinical echocardiography and is also a member of the leadership committee of the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology. Dr Gillam has published and lectured extensively in the field of echocardiography. Her areas of research interest include right ventricular function, contrast echocardiography, and functional mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. She is a graduate of McGill University and Queen’s University, Canada, and has completed cardiology fellowship training at the University of Toronto and Massachusetts General Hospital.