The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is proud to recognize the following doctors, researchers, sonographers, and educators as its 2023 class of national award recipients. These individuals are being recognized by the AIUM for their leadership, innovation, and contribution to medical ultrasound. This year’s award recipients were honored during UltraCon in Orlando.
Steven R. Goldstein, MD, FAIUM—Dr Goldstein received the William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award, which recognizes an AIUM member who has significantly contributed to the scientific progress of medical ultrasound.
Peter D. Edmonds, PhD, FAIUM, FASA—The AIUM presented Dr Edmonds with the Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award, which honors an individual in basic science who significantly contributed to the growth and development of medical ultrasound.
Dolores Pretorius, MD, FAIUM, FACR, FSRU—Dr Pretorius was recognized with the Joseph H. Holmes Clinical Pioneer Award, which highlights an AIUM member who has significantly contributed to the growth and development of diagnostic ultrasound.
Rachel Bo-ming Liu, MD, FACEP, FAIUM—Dr Liu was 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.
Pamela M. Foy, MS, RDMS, FSDMS, FAIUM—The AIUM proudly recognized Ms Foy with the Distinguished Sonographer Award, which honors an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the development of medical ultrasound.
Oliver Daniel Kripfgans, PhD, FAIUM—The AIUM staff and President recogned Dr Kripfgans with the Carmine Valente Distinguished Service Award, which honors an AIUM member whose longstanding contributions in the furtherance of the AIUM mission warrant special merit.
“The contributions these individuals have made to medical ultrasound, and their focus on patient safety, make them exceptional recipients of AIUM’s annual awards,” said AIUM President Levon Nazarian, MD, FAIUM. “We are proud to call them AIUM members and colleagues, and we look forward to their continued contributions.”
The AIUM also recognized Stefano Bianchi, MD, PD as an Honorary Fellow, a designation bestowed on individuals living outside North America who have contributed significantly to the field of ultrasound:
Last year, medical ultrasound, and the AIUM, lost several leaders and pioneers. The AIUM honored the following individuals posthumously for their contributions to medical ultrasound:
Peter Arger, MD, FAIUM, FACR—Memorial Hall of Fame
Beryl Benacerraf, MD, FAIUM—Memorial Hall of Fame
Marvin Ziskin, MD, FAIUM—Memorial Hall of Fame
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.