SVU Scientific Award Winners

Professional Achievement Award

2018 Eileen French-Sherry, MA RVT FSVU
2017 Traci Fox, EdD RVT RDMS RT(R) RVT
2016 Douglas Wooster, MD FREAC FACS RPVI RVT
Jennifer VanderPoel, MED RDCS RVT

2015 Colleen Douville, BA RVT
Joseph Hughes, RVT RVS FSVU

2014 Sandra Katanick, RN RVT FSVU CAE and Gail Size, BS RVS RVT FSVU
2013 Robert Scissons, RVT FSVU

2012

Donna R. Blackburn, MS RN RVT FSVU

2011

Anne M. Jones, RN BSN RVT RDMS FSVU
Marsha Neumyer, BS RVT FSVU FSDMS FAIUM

2010

Terence Needham, RVT FSVU

2009

Sandra (Sam) Parmiter, BA RVT RCVT

2008

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT FSVU

2007

Jean F. Primozich, BS RVT FSVU

Pioneer Award and David Phillips Memorial Lecture Series Recipients

2015 Eugene Zierler, MD RPVI 

2006

D. Eugene (Gene) Hokanson

2004

Sergio Salles-Cunha, PhD RVT FSVU

2003

Dennis F. Bandyk, MD, FACS

2002

Richard Kempczinski, MD

2001

John Cranley, MD

2000

Don Baker, BSEE

1999

Frederick A. Anderson, Jr., PhD

1998

James S.T. Yao, MD

1997

Robert W. Barnes, MD

1996

David S. Sumner, MD

1995

Kirk W. Beach, PhD, MD

1994

John M. Reid, PhD & P.N.T. Wells, PhD

1993

D. Eugene Strandness, MD

1992

Steven R. Talbot, RVT

D. E. Strandness, MD, Scientific Award for Excellence in Scientific Research

This annual award is in honor of the “Father of Noninvasive Diagnosis”, D.E. Strandness, MD, who passed away in 2002.

2018 Natalie Andrews - "Prevalence of Hemodynamically Significant Internal Carotid Artery Disease Based On Signs of the Zodiac"
2017 Paul Bishop, MSEE RVT - "Can 3D Printing Create a Low Cost Ultrasonically Realistic Superficial Femoral Artery Model"
2016 Douglas Wooster, MD FREAC FACS RPVI RVT - "Applying Criterion Based Indications for Vascular Studies: Planning Quality Improvement.” This annual award is in honor of the “Father of Noninvasive Diagnosis”
2015  Eileen French-Sherry, MA RVT FSVU - "Combination of Duplex Ultrasound Data Improves Positive Predictive Value for Carotid Stenosis > 70%"
2014 Brian Sapp, RVT RPhS - "Patterns and Distribution of Deep Vein Thrombus of the Lower Extremity"
2013 Willam Schroedter BS, RVT, RPhS, FSVU – "Presence of Lower Extremity Venous Pulsatility is NOT Due to Cardiac Dysfunction”

2012

William B. Schroedter, BS RVT RPhS FSVU  – “Comparison of In-Vivo Arteriovenous Fistula Volume Flow Measurements Using a Transonic Transit Time Ultrasound Flow Device and Doppler Ultrasound”

2011

Robert Scissons, RVT FSVU – “Should Carotid Duplex Velocity Thresholds be Modified for Patients Undergoing Computerized Tomographic (CT) Angiography?”

2010

William B. Schroedter, BS RVT FSVU, Quality Vascular Imaging, Inc.,Venice, FL  —  "Does Distal Venous Hypertension Affect Lower Extremity Venous Pulsatility?"

2009

Sergio X. Salles-Cunha, PhD RVT FSVU — "Ultrasound Mapping of Arterial and Venous Patterns of the Upper Extremities in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease"

2007

Sheila Byrd-Raynor, PhD RVT — "The Relationship between Velocity and Cerebral Resistance during Vasomotor Reactivity Testing"

2006

Kathryn Busch, DMU — "High Resolution Duplex Ultrasound Imaging Proves a High Incidence of an Arterial Neovascularization."

2005

Jaqueline Barretto, MD — "Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Ultrasonography: Restive Indices for Diagnosing Cerebral Brain Death"

2004

Yvonne M. Butcher, DMU (Med), DMU (Vasc)
"Ultrasound Assessment of Takayasu's Arteritis"

2003

Anne Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT FSVU
"Duplex Ultrasound Follow-Up of Carotid Stents"

(Prior to 2003, this award was called the Award for Excellence in Scientific Research)

2002

Robert P. Scissons, RVT — "Variability of Doppler Velocity Ratios as a Function of Location in the Common Carotid Artery: Potential Problems When Quantifying Significant Internal Carotid Artery Stenoses"

2001

Courtney R. Nelms, BS RVT RDMS— "Diagnosis of Temporal Artery Pathology Using Duplex Ultrasound

2000

Alexander Chao, MD, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia — “Criteria For Duplex Ultrasound Assessment of Stenoses in Radiocephalic Fistulae for Haemodialysis”

1999

Rebecca Hetherington, BSC DMC - "Duplex Findings in Symptomatic Carotid Artery Dissection"

1998

Nicos Labropoulas, PhD, DIC, RVT — "Viscoelastic Properties of Normal and Atheromatic Carotid Arteries"

1997

Robert P. Scissons, RVT — "Doppler Cursor Alignment Parallel to Wall vs Color Flow Jet-Prospective Comparison in Significant Internal Carotid Artery Disease"

1996

Surinder Dhanjil, DCR DMU MSc — "Ratio of Peak Systolic Velocity of ICA Over End-Diastolic Velocity of CCA: New Duplex Criteria for Recommending Carotid Endarterectomy in Symptomatic Patients"

1995

Cynthia B. Burnham, BSN RN RVT — "Velocity Criteria Redefined for the 60% Carotid Stenosis"

1994

Timothy J. Zorn, RVT — "Carotid Hemodynamics in Patients with Aortic Insufficiency or Stenosis"

1993

Kathryn A. Sorrell, BSN RN RVT — "The Role of Color Flow Duplex Ultrasonography in Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Stent Shunts (TIPPS)"

1992

Miles Cramer, BS RVT — "Color Flow Duplex Scanning: A Technique to Improve TRAM Flap Viability"

1991

Kathleen Klemp, RN RVT — "Detection of False Aneurysm with Color Duplex Scanning Following Percutaneous Cardiac Procedures"

1990

Robert J. Daigle, BS RVT - "Overestimation of Velocity and Frequency Values by Multi-Element Linear Array Dopplers"

1989

Marsha M. Neumyer, BS RVT — "Renal Artery Bypass Grafts: Post-operative Evaluation with Duplex Ultrasonography"

1988

Silvia M. Berry, MSc RVT — "Hemodynamic Flow Parameters in Grafts with Adjunctive Arteriovenous Fistulas"

1987

Marsha M. Neumyer, BS RVT — "Identification of Early Rejection in Renal Allograft with Duplex Ultrasonography"

Alex Chao, MD, Young Investigator's Award Recipients

First presented in 2004, this SVU award is named in honor of Dr. Alex Chao, a vascular surgeon who died suddenly in 2003 at the age of 37 of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) acquired from a patient he had treated in Singapore.

2015 Sophia Lin - "Non-Invasive Vascular Testing for Diagnosis and Management of Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome"
2014  Paul Bishop, MSEE RVT  - "Leading Edge Detection of Stents to Improve 3D Ultrasound Reconstruction"

2012

Rayshelle G. Finch, MMU, of Orange East, New South Wales, Australia  “Is Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound the Endograft Imaging Modality of the Future?” 

2010

David Tarnoki, MD and Adam Tarnoki, MD, Dept. of Radiology and Oncotherapy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary "Twins Lead to the Prevention of Artherosclerosis:Findings of International Twin Study 2009"

2009

William Veal, MD "Ultrasound Diameter Shows Strong Correlation to 3D CT Volume for AAA"

2008

John Wang, MD "Technical Aspects of Duplex Ultrasound-Guided Angioplasty of Arteriovenous Fistulae"

2007

Andrew D. Dueck, MD — "Fishing for BASS: Surveying Primary Physicians in the Barriers to Aortic Screening Study"

2006

Xiu-Jie Wang, MD— "Determination of a Safe Target Zone for the Use of Endovenous Laser Therapy of the Small Saphenous Vein"

2005

Patrick Stone, MD — "The Impact of Postoperative Duplex Surveillance Following Radiofrequency Ablation of the Greater Saphenous Vein"

2004

Patrick Stone, MD —"Selective Use of Duplex Ultrasound Following
Successful Thrombin Injection of Pseudoaneurysms"

(Prior to 2004 this award was called the Young Investigator's Award)

1995

Darron A. Bacal, MD — "Color Doppler Imaging of Eye in Orbit"

1993

Joseph P. Hart, BA — "Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of the Femoral Artery Bifurcation with Noninvasive B-mode Ultrasound and a New Position Registration Device"

1992

Arie Markel, MD — "Follow-up of Percutaneously Placed Inferior Vena Cava Filters by Duplex Scanning"

1991

Catherine E. Jones — "Duplex Ultrasonography Evaluation of Radial Artery Diameter and Hemodynamics Before and After Placement of a Radial Artery Cannula"

1990

Paul S. van Bemmelin, MD — "Evaluation of Tests Used to Document Venous Valve Incompetence"

Excellence in Oral Clinical Presentation Award

2018 Tam Huynh, MD - "The Role of Pre-Operative Duplex Ultrasound Vessel Mapping in Pediatric Hemodialysis AV Fistula Creation"
2017 Joshua Lee, BS RVT - "A Comprehensive Career Path for the 'Novice' and 'Professional' Sonographer
2016 Patricia Vargas, DHSc RVT - "Improved Ocular Blood Flow in Central Retinal Artery During a Randomized Controlled Trial of Electrostimulation Therapies for Retinitis Pigmentosa”
2015 Jean Alessi-Chinetti, BA RVT RDMS "Association of Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction with the Dicrotic Notch of the CCA"
2014 Nichole Doornbos, BAS RVT - "Subclavian Venous Hemodynamic Variations with Postural Changes in a Normal Subject Population"
2013
LeAnn A. Chavez, MD – “Expanding the Role of the Vascular Technologist to Interprofessional Education.” 
 
2012

Watson B. Smith, BA RDMS RVT  – “Duplex Ultrasound Findings in Intravenous Drug Users with Femoral Vein Injection”.  

2011

R. Patrick DeMuth, BS ThM RVT – “Clinical Significance of Standing vs. Reversed Trendelenburg Position for the Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Venous Reflux in the Greater Saphenous Vein”

2010

Christine Chung, BS, Dept. of Vascular Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY — "Plaque Echolucency May Play a Critical Role in Predicting Cerebral Embolization in Patients Undergoing CAS"

2009

George S. Lavenson, Jr., M.D. RVT — "Expansion of the SAAAVE Program with Addition of Ultrasound Scans of the Femoral and Carotid Arteries to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes"

2008

R. Patrick DeMuth, ThM RVT —  "Hypo-Acoustic Luminal Outline (HALO) Sign: An Adjunct Diagnostic Ultrasound Feature of Late Graft Infection"

2008

Joseph P. Hughes, RVT RVS FSVU — "Rick Focused Screening for Vascular Disease: One University Hospital's Experience"

2007

Kathryn Busch, DIP APP SC — "Ultrasound Detection of Intermittent and Position Dependent Endoleaks: Evidence for a Novel Mechanism"

2006

Megan D. Hodge, RN RVT — "Continuous Ultrasound Contrast Infusion as an Adjunct to Color Duplex Ultrasound in the Assessment of Aortic Endografts"

2005

Holly Beals, BS RVT — "Duplex Scanning for the Detection and Follow-up of Iliac Artery Aneurysms and Pseudoaneurysms Amenable to Endovascular Therapy"

2003

Kathryn A. Sorrel, BSN RN RVT— "The Role of Transcranial Color Duplex Ultrasound in Endovascular Treatment of Cerebral Vasospasm"

2001

Kathryn A. Sorrel, BSN RN RVT— "SMV Thrombosis: Clinical Presnetation and Diagnosis by Color Doppler Ultrasound"

2000

Robert P. Scissons, RVT — "Vascular Ultrasound Call in a Large Community Hospital"

1998

Nicos Labropoulas, PhD, DIC, RVT — "Ultrasound-Guided Thrombin Injection Induces a Rapid and Stable Thrombus in Femoral Postcatheterization Pseudoaneurysms"

1997

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT — "Noninvasive Upper Extremity Arterial Assessment in Patients Undergoing Radial Artery Harvest"

1996

R. Patrick DeMuth, BS RVT — "Clinical Relevance of Doppler Detected Microemboli in a Non-Surgical Setting"

1995

Carol L. Miranda, RVT — "Duplex Referral of Hemodialysis Access for Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty"

1994

Janette A. Isaacson, BS RVT RDCS — "Noninvasive Screening for Renal Artery Disease: Comparison of Renal Artery and Renal Hilar Duplex Scanning"

First-Time Presenters Award for SVU Members

2018 Stacy McDaniel, RVT - "Non-Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis with Acute Hypertension"
2017 Mariah McLemore, RVT - "Diganosis of Eagle Syndrome by TCD with Provocative Maneuvers: Internal Carotid Artery Compression by the Styloid Ligament"
2016 Jill Bearse, BS FTP RVT - “Case Report of Paradoxical Embolism: Clinical Diagnosis Based on Multi-Modality Imaging”
2015  B. Tonia Maddock, BS RVT RDMS - "Gaseous Microembolic Signals (MES) Seen in Patient with Severely Calcified Native Aortic Valve: A Case Report"
2014 Christina O'May, RVT RDMS - "Precise Identification of Spontaneous Tibial Artery Bleeds with Duplex Ultrasound"

2012

Timothy L. Caine – “Virtual Guidance Ultrasound: A Tool to Obtain Diagnostic Ultrasound for Remote Environments” 

2011

Renee Croft, RVT – “Is Pre-Operative Vein Mapping Beneficial for Creation of Dialysis Arteriovenous Fistulas?”

2010

Dennis Kiser, BS RVT, Ross Heart Hospital, Columbus, OH, — "Timeliness in Notification of Critical Vascular Laboratory Test Results is Part of Quality Assurance"

2009

Kerri Ricci, RVT — "Evolving Patterns of Vascular Lab Testing in the Hospital and Private Lab Setting"

2007

Kristin Hansen, BS RDCS — "Transthoracic Endocardiogram and Transcrannial Doppler Detection of Emboli Following Foam Sclerotherapy of Leg Veins"

2006

Megan D. Hodge, RN RVT — "Continuous Ultrasound Contrast Infusion as an Adjunct to Color Duplex Ultrasound in the Assessment of Aortic Endografts"

2005

Holly Beals, BS RVT — "Duplex Scanning for the Detection and Follow-up of Iliac Artery Aneurysms and Pseudoaneurysms Amenable to Endovascular Therapy"

2003

Jason R. Morrissette, BS RVT — "Is Ultrasound Gel a Reservoir for Bacterial Pathogens? Results from a Tertiary Care Vascular Laboratory"

2001

Kelly Bates, RVT —"Superior Mesnteric Artery Aneurysm Indentified by Color Duplex Ultrasonography: Two Case Reports"

2000

Alexandra Melnik — "Evaluation of the Hand and Arm Function in Patients Who Underwent the Radial Artery Harvest" (sponsored by Acuson Corporation).

1999

Rebecca Hetherington, BSC DMC — "Duplex Findings in Symptomatic Carotid Artery Dissection"

1998

Timothy J. Ellender, RN — "Brachial Artery High Bifurcation-A Retrospective Analysis"

1997

Alex Westerband, MD RVT — "Do Ultrasonographic Surface Characteristics of Carotid Plaque Correlate with Intraoperative Findings"

1996

Karen A. Cousens, BA, RVT — Utility of Pre-operative Vein Mapping"

1995

Deborah C. Stout, RN RVT - "Distribution and Severity of Stenosis in Functioning Arteriovenous Grafts: A Duplex and Angiographic Study"
1996 Karen A. Cousens, BA RVT — "Utility of Pre-Operative Vein Mapping"

1994

Lynn P. Payne, MS RN RVT — "Duplex Criteria for Predicting Progression of Vein Graft Lesions: Which Stenoses can be Followed?"

Physician Presenter Award

2018 George Lavenson, MD RVT - "Killing Strokes - An Opportunity for the Society of Vascular Ultrasound"
2017 Joseph Polak, MD MPH - "Correlation Between Common Carotid Doppler Waveforms and Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Measured by 2-D Echocardiography"
2016 Douglas Wooster, MD FREAC FACS RPVI RVT - “Pattern Analysis of LEVT Implications for Point of Care Ultrasound Protocols”
2015 Sergio Xavier Salles-Chuna, PhD RVT FSVU - "Ultrasonographic Tissue Characterization of Kidneys in Patients with Unilateral Renal Artery Stenosis"  
2013
Zsolt Garami, MD –"Transcranial Doppler Findings in Heart Failure Patients with Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)"
 

2012

Sanjoy Kundu, MD RVT RPVI –“Impact of a Structured Duplex Ultrasound Hemodialysis Access Surveillance Program on Access Intervention Rates”.

2011

George A. Carty, MD RVT RPVI RPhS – “Standing Versus Supine Evaluation for Superficial Venous Reflux: Dispositional or Core Belief?”

2010

George S. Lavenson, Jr., MD, RVT, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD — "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Against Screening for Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Disease, Like that for Reducing Screening for Breast and Cervical Cancer, Should be Reconsidered"

2009

George S. Lavenson, Jr., MD, RVT — "Expansion of the SAAAVE Program with Addition of Ultrasound Scans of the Femoral and Carotid Arteries to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes"

2007

Douglas L. Wooster, MD — "Use of a Structured Interpretation Report Audit in Vascular Ultrasound Quality Initiatives"

2000

Alexander Chao, MD — "Criteria For Duplex Ultrasound Assessment of Stenoses in Radiocephalic Fistulae For Haemodialysis"

1999

Joseph Zarge, MD RVT — "Ultrasound Guided Injection for Repair of Postcatheterization Femoral Pseudoaneurysm: Our Six Month Experience"

1998

Jeffrey Buckman, MD — "Hemodynamic Effects of Carotid Endarterectomy on Ocular Circulation"

1997

Ross T. Lyon, MD RVT — "Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) for Assessment of Endovascular Procedures"

1996

Jeffrey Buckman, MD — "Patterns of Short Saphenous Vein Termination"

Award for Excellence in Physiologic Testing Recipients

1999

Robert P. Scissons, RVT —"Lower Extremity Arterial Disease Severity: Influence of Ankle and Segmental Pressures on Doppler Waveform Interpretation"

1998

Roberts P. Scissons, RVT — "Smoking and Young Women: Hemodynamic Effects in the Upper Extremity"

1997

Ann Marie Kupinski, PhD RVT — "Noninvasive Upper Extremity Arterial Assessment in Patients Undergoing Radial Artery Harvest"

1996

R. Patrick DeMuth, BS RVT — "Clinical Relevance of Doppler Detected Microemboli in a Non-Surgical Setting"

Award for Excellence in Works In Progress Recipients

Presented annually to an SVU member who is the primary author and presenter of a paper selected for presentation at the Annual Conference. Its purpose is to promote participation and recognize outstanding works in progress.

1999

Courtney Nelms, BS RVT RDMS —"Diagnosis of Temporal Artery Pathology Using Duplex Ultrasonography"

1998

William A. Zang, BS, RVT — "Diagnosis of Temporal Arteritis Using Duplex Ultrasonography"

1997

Paula A. Heggerick, RVT RDMS — "The Role of the Vascular Laboratory in the Pre-Operative Evaluation of Patients for Mandibular Reconstruction"

1996

George L. Berdejo, BA RVT — "Value of Color Duplex Ultrasonography in the Planning & Assessment of Endovascular Stented Grafts for Traumatic Arterial Injuries"

 

Clinical Case Study Poster Presentation Award

2018 Amanda Frederick, RDCS RVT - "Rat Bite Fever, A Rare Case of Critical Limb Ischemia"
2017 Dustin Spar, RVT - "Saccular Popliteal Vein Aneurysm: Rare Disorder Discovered During Venous Insufficiency Testing"
2016 Dianne Masri, BS MA RDMS RVT - "Diagnosis of Congenital Absence of the Left Common Carotid Artery by Ultrasound in a Patient with Right-Sided Aortic Arch"
2015 Besnike Ramadani, BS RVT - "Excellence in Clinical Case Study Poster Presentation Award" 
2014 Jenna Ruppert, RVT -  "Unusual Characteristics of a Traumatic Neck Arteriovenous Fistula"
 

Student Poster Presentation Award

2018 Angela Errigo - "Gastroduodenal Artery Aneurysm post Celiac Artery Repair"
2017 Angela Errigo - "Celiac Artery Aneurysm with Dissection"
2016 Cristina Madoch- "Carotid Artery Duplex Exam Post Head and Neck Radiotherapy"
2015 Andrea DiCarlo, RDMS -"Pseudoaneurysm of the Hepatic Artery"
2014 Hanna Collett - "Dissection of the Right Brachiocephalic Artery Extending into the Mid Right Common Carotid Artery"
 

Oral Case Study Presentation Award

2018 Pamela Brower, BS RVS RVT - "Spontaneous, Idiopathic Thrombosis of the Popliteal Artery"
2017 Stacey McCarl, RVT - "Pheochromocytoma: A Rare Cause of Hypertension in Young Patients"
2016 Jill Bearse, BS FTP RVT - "Case Report of Paradoxical Embolism: Clinical Diagnosis Based on Multi-Modality Imaging"
2015 Alana Roland, RVT FTP - "Type III Popliteal Entrapment Syndrome in a Young Athlete"
2014 Paula Walsh, MM RDMS RVT - "Anterior Tibial Artery Entrapment"
 

Student Oral Presenter Award

2018 Natalie Andrews - "Prevalence of Hemodynamically Significant Internal Carotid Artery Disease Based On Signs of the Zodiac"
2017 Brittany Benson - "Potentially Lethal Cardiac Pathology Detected with Carotid Doppler"
2016 Damaris Gonzalez Mejia, BS RVT RDMS - "Ultrasound Detects Endoleak after Endovascular Repair of Popliteal Aneurysm"
2015 Emily Walder - " Tumor Thrombus Arising from Osteosarcoma"
2014 Melissa Warren - "Utility of Arterial Duplex Imaging for Characterizing Complications from a Maldeployed Endovascular Stent"
 

Scientific Poster Presentation Award

2015 Sergio Xavier Salles-Cunha, PhD RVT FSVU - " Technology Dependence of IMT Ultrasonographic Measurements" 
2014 Julie Siew Tin Low, BSc RVT - "Characteristics  of Forearm Arteries in Local Asian Population Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery"

People's Choice Best Video

2001

Debbie Pirt, AS RVT —"Thrombin Injection of Pseudoaneurysm: Start to Finish"