AIUM New Leaders Take Office

Mar 30, 2023

The AIUM is proud to announce its newest class of leaders. These individuals, from across the country and around the world, will work to support the AIUM’s mission and vision. The AIUM congratulates these individuals and looks forward to their contributions to the future of medical ultrasound. These leaders assumed their elected offices on March 29, 2023, following the conclusion of UltraCon.

AIUM President

Every 2 years the AIUM welcomes a new President to lead the AIUM Board of Governors. This year, Richard Hoppmann, MD, FACP, FAIUM begins his leadership term. Dr Hoppmann is board certified in Internal Medicine as well as Rheumatology and is the founder of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia Ultrasound Institute, where he currently serves on the faculty while focusing on the ongoing development of ultrasound educational curriculum and the further enhancement of ultrasound equipment for use in medical education.

Dr Hoppmann will be joined by the following individuals who join the AIUM Executive Committee and Board of Governors. The AIUM Communitites of Practice serve as the grassroots leadership of the organization and help inform the Board of Governors as well as the AIUM's products and services.

Executive Committee

  • President-Elect: David C. Jones, MD, FAIUM
  • Second Vice President: Tracy Anton, BS, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM
  • Secretary: Oliver Kripfgans, PhD, FAIUM

Board of Governors

  • Jennifer E. Bagley, MPH, RDMS, RVT, FAIUM, FSDMS
  • Kevin J. Haworth, PhD, FAIUM
  • Lauri Silver Hochberg, MD
  • Tobias Kummer, MD, RDMS, FACEP, FAIUM
  • Joy Shen-Wagner, MD, FAAFP
  • Elena Sinkovskaya, MD, PhD, RDMS, RDCS, FAIUM

Communities of Practice

  • Kathryn McGillen, MD
    Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound
  • Akshya Gupta, MD
    General and Abdominal Ultrasound
  • Ryan Margolis, BS, MS
    High-Frequency Clinical /Preclinical Imaging
  • Vinit Khanna, MD
    Interventional-Intraoperative Ultrasound
  • Jennifer Lee Pierce, MD
    Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Misun Hwang, MD
  • Lauren May, MD
    Pediatric Ultrasound
  • Jacinta E. Browne, BSc. MSc, PhD, FIPEM, CPhys
    Therapeutic Ultrasound

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.