SVU Fellows

The Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU) created the designation of a Fellow to honor outstanding leaders in the industry. Fellows are recognized by SVU for their many outstanding contributions to the Society as well as to the vascular ultrasound profession. They are considered a unique resource for the Society in terms of promoting the benefits of SVU membership and in supporting the many educational, advocacy and career advancement efforts of the Society.

New Fellows are announced at the SVU's Annual Conference each year. Each Fellow is ceremoniously presented with a lapel pin and a SVU Fellows Certificate signifying they are a Fellow of the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (FSVU).

SVU Fellows (as of 2017)

bold = most recent Fellows

Jean Alessi Chinetti, BA RDMS RVT (2017)

Boston, MA

Dennis Bandyk, MD RVT FACS FSVU (2011)

San Diego, CA

Barton A. Bean, IV, RVT FSVU (2005)

Mission Viejo, CA

Philip Bendick, PhD RVT FSVU (2012)

Royal Oaks, MI

George L. Berdejo, BA RVT FSVU (2004)

Bronx, NY

Silvia M Berry, MS RVT FSVU (1997)

Tenafly, NJ

Donna R Blackburn, RN MS RVT FSVU (1997)

Chicago, IL

Cynthia B Burnham, RN BSN RVT FSVU (1997)

Chapel Hill, NC

Steven J. Burnham, MD RVT FSVU (1997)

Chapel Hill, NC

Sheila Byrd-Raynor, PhD RVT FSVU (2010)

Middlesex, England

Kelly Byrnes, BS RVT FSVU (2014)

Louisville, KY

Paul A. Cardullo, RN MS RVT FSVU (1998)

Worchester, MA

Kathleen A. Carter, RN BSN RVT FSVU (2001)

Virginia Beach, VA

Terrence D. Case, Med RVT FSVU (2007)

Hollywood Beach, FL

Ruth F. Cato, RN RVT FSVU (1997)

Matthews, NC

Michel Comeaux, RN BSN RVT RDMS FSVU (2003)

New Iberia, LA

Valerie J. Crain, RN BSN RVT FSVU (1997)

Tucson, AZ

Miles M. Cramer, BS RVT FSVU (1997)

Mukilteo, WA

Robert J. Daigle, BA RVT FSVU (1997)

Littleton, CO

Patrick DeMuth, BS RVT FSVU (2014)

Garland, TX

Surinder Dhanjil, MSc AVS RVT DMU (2011)

London, England

Julia Dmitrieva, DBA RDCS RDMS RVT FSVU (2016) Bothell, WA

Joanne E. Drago, LPN RVT FSVU (2007)

Swartz Creek, MI

Jeanette Flannery, RVT RDMS FSVU (2010)

Union, NJ

Eileen French-Sherry, MA RVT FSVU (2009)

Chicago, IL

Judith A. Fried, RN CVN RVT FSVU (2006)

Bismarck, ND

Keith A. Fujioka, BS RVT FSVU (1997)

Bothell, WA

Carol Gannon, RN RVT RDCS FSVU (2003)

Forney, TX

Vicki Gatz, MSPH RVT FSVU (2011)

Lexington, KY

William W. Harkrider, MD RVT FSVU (2007)

Lafayette, LA

Anita Harrington, MS RDMS RVT FSVU (2016) Boston, MA

Paula A. Heggerick, BS RVT RDMS FSVU (1999)

Sarasota, FL

Joseph P. Hughes, RVT RCVT RVS FSVU (2005)

Doylestown, PA

Janette Isaacson, Ed.D MS RVT FSVU (2003)

Redmond, WA

Bonnie L. Johnson, RVT RDMS FSVU (1999)

Redwood City, CA

William A. Johnson, RVT FSVU (1997)

Port Townsend, WA

Anne M. Jones, RN BSN RVT RDMS FSVU (1997)

Severna Park, MD

Sandra L. Katanick, RN RVT CAE FSVU (1999)

Ellicott City, MD

Linda P. Kennedy, RN RVT FSVU (1999)

Burr Ridge, IL

Jenifer Kidd, RN RVT DMU FSVU (2009)

New South Wales, Australia

Sandra King-Lawrence, LPN RVT RDMS FSVU (1998)

San Leandro, CA

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT FSVU (1997)

Altamont, NY

Steven Leers, MD RVT FSVU (2013) Pittsburgh, PA

Patricia S. Marques, RN RVT FSVU (1997)

Baton Rouge, LA

LeAnn Maupin, MEd, RVT RTR FASA FSVU (2010)

Klamath Falls, OR

Robert S. McGrath, RN BSN RVT FSVU (1999)

Tucker, GA

Michalene McPharlin, RN BSN MS RVT FSVU (1997)

Detroit, MI

Jeanne Melendez, RVT RPhS FSVU (2014)

Venice, FL

Carol Miranda, RVT RDMS RDCS FSVU (2006)

Richmond, VA

Anne Musson, BS RVT FSVU (2013) Lebanon, NH

Ann Needham, RN RVT FSVU (2008)

Hixson, TN

Terence Needham, RVT FSVU (1997)

Hixson, TN

Courtney Nelms, BS RVT RDMS FSVU (2007)

Virginia Beach, VA

Diana Neuhardt, RVT RPhS FSVU (2015) Phoenix, AZ

Marsha J. Neumyer, BS RVT FSVU (1997)

Harrisburg, PA

M. Lee Nix, RN BSN RVT FSVU (1997)

Memphis, TN

Mark A. Oliver, MD RVT FSVU (1997)

Morristown, NJ

Kathleen Palmieri, RVT FSVU (2008)

Skaneateles, NY

David P. Parlato, BA RVT FSVU (2009)

Kenwood, OH

Deborah Pirt, AS RVT FSVU (2003)

Allison Park, PA

Patricia “Tish” Poe, BA RDCS RVT FSVU (2008)

Cincinnati, OH

Mary Ann Poole, RN RVT FSVU (1998)

Durham, NC

Jean F. Primozich, BS RVT FSVU (1997)

Seattle, WA

Barbara A. Rhodes, BA RVT FSVU FASA (1997)

Klamath Falls, OR

Claudia Rumwell, RN RVT FSVU (1997)

Portland, OR

Sergio Salles-Cunha, Phd RVT FSVU (2001)

Toledo, OH

Gail Sandager-Hadley, RN RVT FSVU (2005)

Boston, MA

William B. Schroedter, BS RVT FSVU (2006)

Venice, FL

Michael W. Schwebler, MBA RVT FSVU (2006)

Kenwood, OH

Robert Scissons, RVT FSVU (2003)

North Kingstown, RI

Rita E. Shugart, RN RVT FSVU (1997)

Greensboro, NC

Gail P. Size, BS RVT RVS RCVT FSVU (2004)

Pearce, AZ

Kathryn Sorrell, BS BSN RN RVT FSVU (2010)

Chesapeake, VA

Steven R. Talbot, RVT FSVU (1997)

Centerville, UT

Marilyn J. Theuner, RVT RT FSVU (1997)

Daly City, CA

Melissa A. Vickery, LPN-B RVT FSVU (2007)

Richmond, VA

Katie D. Vollrath, RN BSN RVT FSVU (1998)

Bolden, CO

Patrick Washko, BS RDMS RT RVT FSVU (2015) Raleigh, NC

Franklin W. West, RN BSN RVT FSVU (1997)

Bothell, WA

Stephanie Wilson, RDMS RVT FSVU (2015) State College, PA

Ajay Zachariah, BS RDCS RDMS RVT FSVU (2011)

Mercer Island, WA

Sandra Yesenko, DHSc MHS RVT RDMS (2017)

Columbia Station, OH

William “Billy” Zang, BS RDMS RVT FSVU (2008)

Fox Point, WI

 

Deceased

 

Claudia Benge, RDCS RDMS RVS RVT FSVU (2009) Westfield, IN

Megan Hodge, BS RN RVT FSVU (2011)

Houston, TX

Michael P. Rush, RVT FSVU (2004)

Jenkintown, PA

No SVU Fellows installed in 2000 or 2002.



A SVU Fellows candidate must meet all of the “Required Elements” and at least three of the five “Professional Elements” listed below to be considered for this honored membership category designation.

Required Elements

  • Must be a current member of SVU for at least 5 years.
  • Must be a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS).
  • Must have been in the field of Vascular Technology for at least 10 years.
Professional Elements 

    • Must have at least 10 scientific and educational presentations, combined, pertaining to the field of Vascular Technology.
    • Must have at least 5 published articles pertaining to the field of Vascular Technology.
    • Must have provided service to SVU on a national or local level (i.e.; SVU committee / subcommittee member, SVU Board member or officer, or local chapter officer).
    • May have provided a service to other societies.
    • Professional experience may be as a technologist, educator, manager, faculty member, etc.