AIUM Honors Ultrasound Leaders

Mar 19, 2015

LAUREL, MD - Doctors, researchers, sonographers, and educators will be among those honored during this year’s American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s (AIUM’s) Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida. These individuals are being recognized by the AIUM for their leadership, innovation, and contribution to medical ultrasound.

The following awardees will be honored during the Opening Plenary Session on Sunday, March 22, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort.

• Wesley Lee, MD—Dr Lee will receive the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award, which recognizes an AIUM member who has significantly contributed to the scientific progress of medical ultrasound. Dr Lee currently serves as Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section Chief of Women’s and Fetal Imaging, Director of Fetal Imaging Research and Co-Director of the Fetal Center at Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women at the Baylor College of Medicine.

• Flemming Forsberg, PhD—The AIUM will present Dr Forsberg with the Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award. Dr Forsberg is currently Professor of Radiology and Head of Research for the Jefferson Ultrasound Institute at Thomas Jefferson University.

• Peter W. Callen, MD—Dr Callen will receive the Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award. Dr Callen’s contributions span decades and he is currently Emeritus Professor of Radiology, Obstetrics, and Gynecology at the University of California, San Francisco.

• David Bahner, MD, RDMS—Dr Bahner will be presented the Peter H. Arger, MD, Excellence in Medical Student Education Award. This award honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound education. Dr Bahner serves the Ohio State University as Professor and Director of Ultrasound.

• Lisa M. Allen, BS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT—The AIUM is proud to recognize Ms Allen with the 2015 Distinguished Sonographer Award, which honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound. Ms Allen currently serves as the Ultrasound Coordinator and Clinical Instructor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the Regional Perinatal Center, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.

“We are proud of these individuals and honored to count them among the members of the AIUM,” said AIUM President Steven Goldstein, MD. “While they are being recognized for their past contributions, we are excited about what they will bring to the future of medical ultrasound.”

Information about each of these awards can be found here. Complete biographies of this year’s award winners can be found here.

About AIUM

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary medical association of more than 9,000 physicians, sonographers, scientists, students, and other healthcare professionals. Established in the early 1950s, AIUM is dedicated to empowering and cultivating a global multidisciplinary community engaged in the use of medical ultrasound through raising awareness, education, sharing information, and research.