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Expert in Ultrasound, sonography in obtetrics and gynecology as well as abdomen and small parts

Expert ID: 735091 Indiana, USA

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I am a registered radiologic technologist in radiography and sonography with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. This sonography exam includes patient care, physics, abdomen and small parts, and obstetrics and gynecology. I am also registered in abdomen and small parts as well as obstetrics and gynecology with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. I have international experience teaching at a pediatric hospital in Laos. I am currently the nationally recognized expert sonography representative on the Practice Standards Council for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) serving in my eighth year. In addition, I have previously served as the vice chair and chair of this council. Further, I am one of four nationally elected sonography delegates for the ASRT House of Delegates. I volunteer as a committee member on the legislative committee for the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists. I engage in many other volunteer activities related to sonography as well. I was formerly the program director/coordinator for Indiana University's Kokomo campus for eight years. I have also formerly worked for Siemens as a Sr. Clinical Sales Specialist (aka applications specialist). I have a broad range of experience in other aspects of the medical field that accompanied me in my imaging career. That combined with the imaging experience affords me the ability to consider multiple aspects of any particular case.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management Subject: Business Administration in Healthcare Management Institution: Western Governor's University
Year: 2008 Degree: BS Subject: Medical Imaging Technology (Sonography Concentration) Institution: Indiana University Kokomo
Year: 2007 Degree: AS Subject: Radiography Institution: Indiana University Kokomo

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to 2019 Employer: Marion General Hospital Title: Ultrasound Technologist Department: Radiology Responsibilities: Perform ultrasound examinations during routine second shift schedule as well as emergency call-in procedures; Perform radiographic examinations as ultrasound schedule permits
Years: 2009 to 2012 Employer: Marion General Hospital Title: Ultrasound Technologist Department: Radiology Responsibilities: Perform ultrasound examinations during routine second shift schedule as well as emergency call-in procedures; Perform radiographic examinations as ultrasound schedule permits
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Obstetrics and Gynecology of Indiana Title: Ultrasound Technologist Department: Imaging Responsibilities: Perform ultrasound examinations for all stages of pregnancy, as well as gynecologic examinations
including saline infused sonohysterography and sonohysterosalpingograms
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: Siemens Healthineers Title: Clinical Sales Specialist Department: Clinical Sales Specialist (Applications) Responsibilities: Demo ultrasound units; install new equipment and program to clinical facility’s preferences; represent and present equipment at trade shows; provide education and training in using the equipment as well as techniques for elastography among other technologies
Years: 2008 to 2016 Employer: Indiana University Kokomo Title: Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor Department: Allied Health Sciences Responsibilities: Responsible for all development, oversight and operations of the Medical Imaging Technology Bachelor of Science program. Taught all sonography courses as well as MRI, CT, echocardiography, PACS administration, and department leadership courses until MRI faculty member was added in 2013. Assisted in development of BAS degree as well as oversight of collaboration with other regional campuses. Assisted in development of BS in Health Science degree as well as developed and taught 2 courses in that degree. Served on numerous committees including but not limited to Educational Policies, Faculty Senate Representative (campus wide faculty elected position), and Budgetary Committee, Faculty Search (chaired one search), Division Chairman Review (chaired), Faculty Third Year Review
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: IU Health White Memorial Title: Ultrasound and Radiologic Technologist Department: Responsibilities: Temporary employment to aid during tech shortage at one of my clinical sites; Perform ultrasound examinations for emergency call-in procedures; Perform ultrasound and radiographic examinations during routine first shift schedule as faculty schedule permits
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Wagoner Medical Center Title: Patient Care Staff Department: Responsibilities: Perform radiographic and ultrasound examinations, phlebotomy, injections, some laboratory duties, and general patient care duties as needed
Years: 2005 to 2007 Employer: Indiana University Kokomo Title: University Division Department: Responsibilities: Assisted the office secretary and advisors with general office duties and new student orientations.
Became familiar with the advising process and requirements for various majors through this position

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2016 to 2016 Country / Region: Laos Summary: Awarded fellowship to teach pediatric sonography at a pediatric hospital.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Affiliations and Elected/Volunteer Positions
American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT)
Practice Standards Council, Chair
Practice Standards Council, Vice Chair
Practice Standards Council, Sonography representative
Practice Standards Council, Chair-Sonography Subcommittee
Chapter Delegate, Sonography
Chapter Steering Committee, Sonography, Vice-Chair
RAD-AID International
Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT)
Legislation Committee
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)
American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS)
Service and Committees
RAD-AID, Ultrasound Committee
Expert Witness, OB/GYN case
Board of Directors, Bona Vista Programs, Inc.
Volunteer, Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
UFC Representative for IU Kokomo, Indiana University Kokomo
UFC Faculty Response Group, Sub-Committee of UFC Compensation and Fringe Benefits Committee, Indiana University Kokomo representative – University Wide Committee
Bachelor of Applied Science Curriculum Committee, Indiana University Kokomo representative – IU Regional Consortium Committee
Educational Policies Committee, Indiana University Kokomo
Budgetary Affairs Committee, Indiana University Kokomo
Partner to provide prenatal sonography for Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
Graduation Task Force Committee, Indiana University Kokomo
Committee member for the IT Advisory Committee, Indiana University Kokomo
Faculty mentor for IU-SEEK, Indiana University Kokomo
Advisory Committee member for the Associate of Science in Radiography program, Indiana University Kokomo
Calendar Committee, Indiana University Kokomo
Licenses / Certifications
Licensed x-ray machine operator by the State of Indiana
Certified in radiography and sonography by ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists)
Certified in abdomen/small parts and OB/GYN sonography specialties by ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers)
Professional Appointments
Sonography representative on the ASRT Practice Standards Council; also served as vice chair and chair of this committee
Elected Sonography Delegate for the ASRT House of Delegates
Legislative Committee for ISRT (Indiana Society)
Served on numerous committees during my academic career
Awards / Recognition
HONORS AND AWARDS
ASRT Foundation Fellowship
Fellowship Grant for all expenses: purpose - to teach foundational sonography to pediatricians, emergency physicians, and identified technologists in Luang-Prabang, Laos
Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
Applied Learning Grant, Internal Award
Indiana University Kokomo, Kokomo, IN
Mallinckrodt Award of Excellence, Outstanding Student – Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging Technology
Mallinckrodt Award of Excellence, Outstanding Student – Associate of Science in Radiography
Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society, Indiana Kappa Chapter, inducted
Outstanding Student Leader Award
Academic Scholarships: Gala Scholarships, Manly Scholarships, Lois Hathaway Scholarship, Virgil and Elizabeth Hunt Scholarship, Indiana University Kokomo Book Store Scholarship, Kappa Kappa Kappa Scholarship, Orientation Leader Grants
Medical / Professional
Marion General Hospital
Obstetrics and Gynecology of Indiana
Siemens Healthineers
Indiana University Kokomo
Publications and Patents Summary
RESEARCH
Presentations
October 2015 Sonographic Elastography: No Pain, All Strain! ISRT Annual Conference
June 2015 Sonographic Elastography: No Pain, All Strain! ASRT Annual Educational Symposium
June 2015 Government 101, Student lecture ASRT Annual Educational Symposium
August 2014 Practice Standards, Position Statements, and Advisory Opinion Statements: What’s New and What’s the Difference? St Vincent Health Medical Imaging Director Quarterly meeting
September 2012 Conjoined Twins and the Role of Medical Imaging in Diagnosis and Treatment Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists, Annual Conference
2019 Radiology in Global Health, 2nd ed, contributing author to sonography chapter

Publications: 6

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Served as an expert witness in an obstetrics case in 2015
Training / Seminars
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2019 Basic sonography overview to include some physics, Indiana University Kokomo Master Nurse Practitioner program, volunteer guest speaker
2016 Pediatric sonography and ultrasound physics, Laos Friends Hospital for Children, Luang-Prabang Laos, volunteer through ASRT Foundation grant and RAD-AID International
2008-16 Clinical Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Medical Imaging Technology program, Indiana University Kokomo; didactic faculty for A.S. in Radiologic Technology program; didactic faculty for B.S. Health Science degree
Courses taught:
A491 Internship in Health Sciences
R100 Orientation to Rad Technology
R200 Pathology
R208 Topics in Radiography
R404 Sectional Imaging Anatomy
R405 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging I
R406 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging II
R407 Seminars in Radiologic Sciences
R408 Topics in Radiologic Sciences
R481 Clinical Practicum in Vascular Imaging
R482 Clinical Practicum in Computed Tomography
R483 Clinical Practicum in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
R484 Clinical Practicum in Sonography
R485 Clinical Practicum in Medical Imaging
W100 Careers in Health Professions
W301 Integrated and Complementary Health
*All R400 level didactic courses included multiple modality specialties
Spring 2008 Pathology of the Gastrointestinal Tract for Radiographers (R 200), Indiana University Kokomo, Guest Lecturer/Senior Project
Spring 2007 Basic Introduction of X-Ray, CT, MRI, and Ultrasound, Maconaquah Elementary Fifth grade science classes, Volunteer Guest Speaker
Other Relevant Experience
COMPUTER AND TECHNICAL SKILLS
Experience with over 20 different types of ultrasound machines: GE Voluson 10, Siemens (3 first classic, HELX, and HELX Touch systems) S1000, S2000, S3000, NX3, NX3 Elite, and Freestyle; Ultrasonix OP and Touch, Siemens Antares and Sequoia, Philips iU22, Philips Epiq, Biosound, ATL HDI 1000, Mindray laptop, Toshiba Aplio
Experience with GE, Siemens, Toshiba, and Fuji various models of Radiography equipment
Experience with various PACS, HIS, and RIS systems
Proficient with Windows applications

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