Awards

The AIUM annually honors individuals who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound.

William J. Fry Memorial Lecture

The William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award was established by Joseph H. Holmes, MD, in 1969, and presented for the first time at the AIUM annual convention in Winnipeg that year. William J. Fry, MS, was a physicist with a strong interest in ultrasound in biology and medicine, whose innovative research efforts advanced the field of diagnostic ultrasound. One of Professor Fry's most notable contributions was the successful design of an ultrasonic system used to pinpoint lesions in the brain without damaging adjacent tissues. This ultrasonic system was later used to treat various brain pathologies, and in particular, Parkinson's disease. His impassioned interest in ultrasound led him to become president of the AIUM from 1966 until his death in 1968. The following year, the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award, recognizing a current or retired AIUM member who has significantly contributed, in his or her particular field, to the scientific progress of medical diagnostic ultrasound, was established in his honor.

Year Recipient Introduced by
2014 Levon N. Nazarian, MD Laurence Needleman, MD
2013 Paul L. Carson, PhD J. Brian Fowlkes, PhD
2012 Joshua Copel, MD Larry Platt, MD
2011 Jacques Abramowicz, MD Ilan Timor-Tritch, MD
2010 David Sahn, MD Dolores Pretorius, MD & Thomas Nelson, PhD
2009 Alfred Kurtz, MD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
2008 Peter N. Burns, PhD Barry Goldberg, MD
2007 William D. O'Brien, Jr, PhD Mel Stratmeyer, PhD
2006 Lawrence D. Platt, MD Joshua Copel, MD
2005 Richard Meyer, MD Charles Kleinman, MD
2004 Peter H. Arger, MD Alfred B. Kurtz, MD
2003 Frederick Kremkau, PhD Lewis Nelson, III, MD, RDMS
2002 Charles S. Kleinman, MD Joshua A. Copel, MD
2001 Ilan E. Timor-Tritsch, MD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
2000 Beryl R. Benacerraf, MD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
1999 Arthur C. Fleischer, MD Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
1998 James F. Greenleaf, PhD Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
1997 Roy A. Filly, MD Peter H. Arger, MD
1996 Christopher Merritt, MD Peter H. Arger, MD
1995 John C. Hobbins, MD Michael S. Tenner, MD
1994 Hans Henrik Holm, MD Michael S. Tenner, MD
1993 Marvin C. Ziskin, MD John C. Hobbins, MD
1992 Peter N. T. Wells, PhD Kenneth J. Taylor, MD, PhD
1991 D. Eugene Strandness, Jr., MD Bernard Sigel, MD
1990 Wesley L. Nyborg, MS, PhD Paul L. Carson, PhD
1988 Barry B. Goldberg, MD Christopher Merritt, MD
1987 George R. Leopold, MD Christopher Merritt, MD
1986 Frederick L. Lizzi, EngScD Richard A. Meyer, MD
D. Jackson Coleman, MD Richard A. Meyer, MD
1985 William M. McKinney, MD Claude R. Joyner, MD
1984 Floyd Dunn, PhD
1983 Justus F. Lehmann, MD Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
1982 James R. Stouffer, PhD
1981 Gerald J. Posakony
1980 Claude R. Joyner, MD
1979 Horace E. Thompson, MD
1978 Gilbert Baum, MD
1977 George Kossoff, ME
1976 Dr. Ian Donald
1975 No award presented.
1974 No award presented.
1973 Leon Cooper, PhD
1972 Buckminster Fuller
1971 Dr. Helmuth Hertz
1970 T. Lynch
1969 W.E. Brown, FRGS Ross E. Brown, MD

Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award

In 1977, the Pioneer Award, which honored an individual who significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound, was established. This special award was renamed in 1982, to honor Joseph H. Holmes, MD, who died that year. Dr. Holmes, the first person named as an AIUM pioneer, was an important figure to both the field of diagnostic ultrasound and the AIUM. His early efforts in ultrasound research, which included tissue characterization and ultrasound's diagnostic use in polycystic kidney disease and orthopedics, helped to advance the field of ultrasound and encourage others to conduct new research. Serving the AIUM in many capacities, Dr. Holmes was president from 1968 to 1970, and was editor of the AIUM's official journal, which was then titled, the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, for nearly 10 years. Each year the Joseph H. Holmes Pioneer Award honors two current or retired AIUM members, one in clinical science and the other in basic science.

Year Recipients Introduced by
2014 Clinical: Greggory R. DeVore, MD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
Basic Science: James G. Miller, MA, PhD Mark R. Holland, PhD
2013 Clinical: Peter H. Arger, MD Harvey L. Nisenbaum, MD
Basic Science: Christy K. Holland, PhD Frederick Kremkau, PhD
2012 Clinical: Stephanie Wilson, MD Lennard Greenbaum, MD
Basic Science: Charles Church, PhD Marvin Ziskin, MD, PhD
2011 Clinical: Charles Kleinman, MD Joshua Copel, MD
Basic Science: J. Brian Fowlkes, PhD Paul L. Carson, PhD
2010 Clinical: Ilan Timor, MD Steven Goldstein, MD
Basic Science: K. Kirk Shung, PhD John Reid, PhD
2009 Clinical: Lawrence Platt, MD Alfred Abuhamad, MD
Basic Science: Ernest Feleppa, PhD Ronald Silverman, PhD
2008 Clinical: Beryl Benacerraf, MD Alfred Abuhamad, MD
Basic Science: Albert Goldstein, PhD Frederick Kremkau, PhD
2007 Clinical: Jonathan Rubin, MD, PhD J. Brian Fowlkes, PhD
Basic Science: Ernest Madsen, PhD James Zagzebski, PhD
2006 Clinical: David J. Sahn, MD Kathy Reed, MD
Basic Science: Douglas L. Miller, PhD Paul Carson, PhD
2005 Clinical: Barbara Gosink, MD Dolores Pretorius, MD
Basic Science: George Kossoff, DScEng Barry Goldberg, MD
2004 Clinical: Roy A. Filly, MD Lennard D. Greenbaum, MD
Basic Science: Kenneth R. Erikson, MSEE William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
2003 Clinical: Edward Lyons, MD Alfred Kurtz, MD
Basic Science: Marvin Ziskin, MD James Zachary, DVM, PhD
2002 Clinical: William M. McKinney, MD Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
Basic Science: Samuel H. Maslak, ScD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
2001 Clinical: Roger Sanders, MA, BM, B.Ch, MRCP, FRCR, DMRD Alfred B. Kurtz, MD
Basic Science: Jon Ophir, PhD Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
2000 Clinical: Bernard Sigel, MD Barry B. Goldberg, MD
Basic Science: David E. Robinson, D.Sc. Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
1999 Clinical: Fred Winsberg, MD Edward A. Lyons, MD
Basic Science: Kevin J. Parker, PhD Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD
1998 Clinical: George R. Leopold, MD Christopher R. B. Merritt, MD
Basic Science: Mel E. Stratmeyer, PhD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1997 Clinical: D. Jackson Coleman, MD Frederic L. Lizzi, EngScD
Basic Science: Paul L. Carson, PhD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1996 Clinical: Michael L. Manco-Johnson, MD John C. Hobbins, MD
Basic Science: James A. Zagzebski, PhD Ernest Madsen, PhD
1995 Clinical: Atis K. Freimanis, MD Barry B. Goldberg, MD
Basic Science: Frederic L. Lizzi, EngScD D. Jackson Coleman, MD
1994 Clinical: Donald L. King, MD Michael S. Tenner, MD
Basic Science: Frederick W. Kremkau, PhD William M. McKinney, MD
1993 Clinical: Denis N. White, MD Horace E. Thompson, MD
Basic Science: William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD Leon A. Frizell, PhD, MS
1992 Clinical: Barry B. Goldberg, MD Alfred B. Kurtz, MD
Basic Science: Robert C. Waag, PhD, MS Raymond Gramiak, MD
1991 Clinical: Horace E. Thompson, MD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
Basic Science: Edwin L. Carstensen, MS, PhD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1990 Clinical: Gilbert Baum, MD D. Jackson Coleman, MD
Basic Science: Floyd Dunn, PhD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1988 Clinical: John C. Hobbins, MD Peter A.T. Grannum, MD
Basic Science: Padmakar P. Lele, MD, PhD Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
1987 Donald Baker Christopher Merritt, MD
1986 Clinical: Raymond Gramiak, MD Robert Waag, PhD
Basic Science: James F. Greenleaf, PhD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1985 Wesley L. Nyborg, PhD Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
1984 Denis Hildrett White, MD William McKinney, MD
1983 Frederick L. Thurstone, PhD William McKinney, MD
1982 William J. Wright Horace Thompson, MD
1981 Francis J. Fry
1980 Carrie Chapman, MD
1979 John M. Reid, MD
1978 John J. Wild, MD
1977 Joseph H. Holmes, MD

Distinguished Sonographer Award

Established in 1997, the Distinguished Sonographer Award is a means of recognizing and honoring current or retired AIUM members who have significantly contributed to the growth and development of medical ultrasound. This annual presentation honors an individual whose outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound warrant special merit.

Year Recipient Introduced by
2014 Diana M. Strickland, BS, BA, RT(R), RDMS, RDCS Joan M. Mastrobattista, MD
2013 Marsha M. Neumyer, BS, RVT Frederick Kremkau, PhD
2012 J. Oscar Barahona, BS, RDMS Ray Bahado-Singh, MD
2011 Julia Drose, BA, RT, RDMS, RVT, RDCS Cindy Rapp, BS, RDMS
2010 Terry DuBose, MS, RDMS Cindy Rapp, BS, RDMS
2009 Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS Joshua Copel, MD
2008 Karen Ophir, BS, RDMS Mark Shafer, PhD
2007 Diane Kawamura, PhD, RT(R), RDMS Jean Lea Spitz, MPH, RDMS
2006 Marie De Lange, BS, RT, RDMS, RDCS Lewis Nelson, III, MD, RDMS
2005 Cindy Rapp, BS, RDMS, RDCS Thomas Stavros, MD
2004 Paula Woletz, RDMS, RDCS, MPH Donna M. Kepple, RDMS
2003 Joan Baker, RDMS, MSR Lawrence Platt, MD
2002 Wayne Persutte, BS, RDMS Alfred B. Kurtz, MD
2001 Andrea C. Skelly MPH, RDCS, RDMS Franklin W. West, BSN, RVT
2000 Larry D. Waldroup, BS, RDMS Alfred B. Kurtz, MD
1999 Dale R. Cyr, MBA, RDMS Donna M. Kepple, RDMS
1998 John Forsythe, RDMS, RDCS, RVT Peter H. Arger, MD
1997 Donna M. Kepple, RDMS Peter H. Arger, MD

Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award

The Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award was established in 2013, with its first presentation occurring at the 2014 AIUM Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr Arger has contributed much to the AIUM and to the growth of diagnostic ultrasound, but his true passion is ultrasound education. This annual presentation honors an individual whose outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound education warrant special merit.

Year Recipient Introduced by
2014 Richard A. Hoppman, MD Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD

Honorary Fellow Award

The Honorary Fellow Award bestows an honorary membership upon those individuals who have contributed significantly to the field of ultrasound and in most cases whose primary residence is outside of North America. Honorary Fellows are recognized with the other awardees in the convention program and receive a complimentary lifetime membership in the AIUM and a plaque of recognition. Requirements for Honorary Fellowship include nine or more years in medical, scientific or engineering work related to medical ultrasound, five or more publications in refereed journals, exemplary educational/teaching accomplishments, and exemplary community, clinical or organizational service.

Year Recipient Introduced by
2014 Pascal Laugier, PhD
Yuji Murata, MD, PhD
2013 Paul A. Dubbins, MBBS, BSc, FRCR
2012 David H. Evans PhD, DSc Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD
Brian Trudinger, MD Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD
2011 Masatoshi Kudo, MD, PhD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
Gianluigi Pilu, MD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
2010 Prof Charles Rodeck Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
2009 Alfred Kratochwil, MD Joshua Copel, MD
2008 Glenn McNally, MRCOG Joshua Copel, MD
2007 Leandro Fernandez, MD Lennard Greenbaum, MD
Seung Hyup Kim, MD Lennard Greenbaum, MD
2006 Genevieve Berger, MD, PhD Lennard Greenbaum, MD
Kurt A. Jaeger, MD Lennard Greenbaum, MD
2005 Michel Claudon, MD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
2004 Kypros Nicolaides, MD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
2003 Byung Choi, MD Alfred Kurtz, MD
Hassen Gharbi, MD Alfred Kurtz, MD
Kittipong Vairojanavong, MD Alfred Kurtz, MD
2002 Karel Marsal, MD, PhD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
Juriy W. Wladimiroff Lawrence D. Platt, MD
2001 Giovanni G. Cerri, MD, PhD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
Francis A. Duck PhD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
2000 Sturla H. Eik-Nes, MD, PhD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
1999 No award presented.
1998 Alberto Belinsky, MD Barry B. Goldberg, MD
1997 David Carpenter, PhD Peter H. Arger, MD
Yi-Hong Chou, MD Peter H. Arger, MD
Hiroki Watanabe, MD Peter H. Arger, MD
1996 No award presented.
1995 Gilbert Devey, PhD Michael S. Tenner, MD
Harald Lutz, MD Michael S. Tenner, MD
1994 Morimichi Fukuda, MD Michael S. Tenner, MD

Recipients Prior To 1994
Licinio Angelini, BA, BS, MD
Michele Arslan, MB, ChB
Jens Bang, MD
Stanley Brian Barnett, MSc, PhD
Nicolaas Bom, PhD
Nathaniel R. Bronson II, MD
W. Buschmann, MD
Stuart Campbell, MD
David O. Cosgrove, BA, BM, BCh
M. De Vlieger, MD
Mary Dyson, BSc, PhD
Inge Edler, Professor, MD
L. Filipczynski, MD
William J. Garrett, MD
H. Gernet, MD
Robert W. Gill, PhD
Douglas Gordon, MB, ChB
B. Joachim Hackeloer
Soren Hancke, MD, PhD
Liv Kristin Hatle
C. R. Hill, DSc
Hans Henrik Holm, MD, PhD
Jack Jellins, BSc, BE, PhD
George Kossoff, DScENG
Asim Kurjak, MD, PhD
Salvator D. Levi, MD
Masatoshi Makuuchi
Ian G. McDonald, MD
Hylton B. Meire
Patricia Morley, MBBS, FRCR
John Morrison, MD
Hans R. Müller, MD
Yasuharu Nimura, MD, MS
Andrzej Nowicki, PhD
Masuhisa Oka, MD
Arvo Oksala, MD
Leandre Pourcelot
Roy C. Preston, BSc, PhD
David E. Robinson, DSc
J.C. Somer
Joseph S. Summers, Jr., MD
Gail Ter Haar, PhD
Gerhard-Michael Von Reutern
Toshio Wagai, MD
Francis S. Weill, MD
P.N.T. Wells, PhD
John J. Wild, MD, PhD

Memorial Hall of Fame

Established in 1981, the Memorial Hall of Fame serves as a posthumous tribute to a creative and devoted physician, research scientist, or other individual who has been an active member of the AIUM and contributed to the field of ultrasound in medicine. A plaque honoring each member of the Hall of Fame is displayed in a designated place in the Executive Office of the AIUM, and another is presented to the family of the honoree during the annual meeting.

Year Recipient Introduced by
2012 David E. Robinson, D.Sc. Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD
Michael A. Wainstock, MD Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD
Wesley L. Nyborg, PhD Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD
Charles Kleinman, MD Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD
2011 Robert Bree, MD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
Richard Jaffe, MD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
Donna Kepple, RDMS Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
2010 John Wild, MD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
Jon Meilstrup, MD Harvey Nisenbaum, MD
2009 Martin Resnick, MD
Fred Winsberg, MD
Horace Thompson, MD
2008 No award presented.
2007 Jeanne Cullinan, MD Deborah Rubens, MD
Francis Fry, BS, MS William D. O'Brien, Jr, PhD
Frank Hadlock, MD Lewis Nelson, III, MD, RDMS
2006 No award presented.
2005 Frederic L. Lizzi, EngScD Ernest J. Feleppa, PhD
2004 Dru E. Carlson, MD Lawrence D. Platt, MD
William M. McKinney, MD Frederick. W. Kremkau, PhD
Kenneth J.W. Taylor, MD, PhD John S. Pellerito, MD
2003 Gilbert Baum, MD D. Jackson Coleman, MD
Raymond Gramiak, MD Barry Goldberg, MD
D. Eugene Strandness, Jr., MD Eugene Zierler, MD
2002 No award presented.
2001 Bernard Sigel, MD Barry B. Goldberg, MD
2000 No award presented.
1999 No award presented.
1998 No award presented.
1997 No award presented.
1996 George Evans, MD Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
Laurence A. Mack, MD Philip W. Ralls, MD
1995 G. Leland Melson, MD William D. Middleton, MD
1994 Denis N. White, MD Peter N. T. Wells, PhD
1993 David J. Phillips, PhD Barry B. Goldberg, MD
1992 Donald J. Hart Bernard Sigel, MD
1991 Richard A. Banjavic, PhD, MS William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1990 Carrie Chapman, MD William D. O'Brien, Jr., PhD
1988 Catherine M. Cole-Beuglet, MD Barry B. Goldberg, MD
1987 Charles W. Hohler, MD John C. Hobbins, MD
1986 Terrance Matzuk, PhD Leon Shkolnik, MD
1985 Lajos Von Micsky, MD William McKinney, MD
1984 Kenneth R. Gottesfeld, MD John C. Hobbins, MD
1983 William B. Steele, MD Michael A. Wainstock, MD
1982 J. Stouffer Lehman, MD Marvin C. Ziskin, MD
1981 Douglass Howry, MD

Memorial Recognition

Established in 2002, the Memorial Recognition serves as a posthumous tribute to a creative and devoted physician, research scientist, or other member or nonmember who has contributed to the field of ultrasound in medicine. The honoree is recognized at the Opening General Session during the annual meeting.

Year Recipient
2011 No award presented.
2010 No award presented.
2009 Martin Buchalter, PhD
2008 George Ludwig, MD
Bhaskara Rao, MD
2007 No award presented.
2006 No award presented.
2005 Stephen McLaughlin, BS, RT, RDMS
2004 Peter Grannum, MD
Arnold Medaris, MD
2003 Robert Apfel, PhD
Heidi Patriquin, MD

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