Sidney K. Edelman, Ph.D.

Ultrasound Physics-SPI

Dr. Sid Edelman’s name is synonymous with successful physics exam preparation.  His unique educational style clearly explains sonographic principles and instrumentation.  Specifically designed to challenge registry exams, Dr. Edelman has refined his approach for more than three decades.  The essence of his educational system presents physics in a ‘no harder than it needs to be’ style using well-known, everyday examples. He meticulously creates relationships between what you already know and what you need to know.

Dr. Edelman is the author of the widely respected text Understanding Ultrasound Physics and Ultrasound Physics Quiz Cards.  He lectures at international, national and local levels.  He is a past advisor of the SDMS and visits numerous medical schools, universities, professional societies and residency and fellowship programs.

The success of Dr. Edelman’s students and his reputation speak for themselves.

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Cyndi Peterson, RDMS, RVT, MPH

OB/GYN Sonography

Cyndi Peterson is the Program Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Kent State University, Salem Campus. She holds a Master of Public Health from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science from Youngstown State. Cyndi has a multidisciplinary background. She holds ARDMS registries in Ob/Gyn, Abdominal, Breast, Pediatric Sonography and Vascular Technology as well as an ARRT registration in Radiography. Cyndi has over 30 years of sonography experience and maintains an active clinical role as a sonographer at Southwoods Imaging. She has taught the OB/GYN review course for ESP since 2009. Her students appreciate her teaching style and approachability.

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David B. Adams, ACS, RCS, RDCS, FASE

Adult Echocardiography

David Adams is a renowned innovator in echocardiography practice, research and education. A cardiac Sonographer emeritus after working for 38 years at Duke University Medical Center. He has over 32 years of experience in registry reviews. He is the recipient of the first ASE Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award and a past recipient of the ASE’s Distinguish Sonographer Teaching Award. He is dedicated to helping students master the keys to passing their registry exams. As a leader in the field, David combines humor with clinical expertise in providing a practical approach to cardiac ultrasound.

David has authored over 140 publications, including the Adult Echo Digital Loops and Echo Quiz Cards. Most importantly, David is known for his ability to teach echocardiography in a practical, informative manner – a technique that pays dividends for his students as they seek the RDCS or RCS credential.

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Alicia Armour, MA, RDCS, FASE

Adult Echocardiography

Alicia Armour is a senior cardiac sonographer in the Duke University Adult Echo Lab. With a Masters in Exercise Science and extensive experience in adult echocardiography she is the perfect person to answer all your questions. Alicia is active in the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) having lectured for years at the Annual Scientific Sessions. Additionally she has presented research posters on Continuous Quality Improvement and served on various ASE committees and writing groups.

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Steve Bernhardt, RDMS, RVT, RPhS

Abdominal Sonography

Steve Bernhardt is the Abdominal Sonography instructor. He has been a Medical Sonographer since 1982. Educated at Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma with specialties in abdominal, obstetrical, vascular and phlebology ultrasound. His experience includes 21 years at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana supervising both the general and vascular ultrasound departments. Presently practicing sonography and owner of Vascular Health Imaging in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ESP faculty member since 1993.

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Joyce Grube, RDMS

Breast Sonography

Joyce Grube holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Technology and a Master of Science in Allied Health Education from The Ohio State University. Joyce is a private ultrasound educational consultant and an application specialist for a major ultrasound manufacturer.

Joyce has a multidisciplinary background as a radiographer, mammographer and sonographer with twenty years of experience as a sonography educator. She holds ARDMS registrations in Breast, Abdominal and Ob/Gyn sonography. Joyce has been an item writer for the ARDMS, served on numerous committees with the SDMS, and is a past board member of the SDMS. Joyce’s clinical and academic experience makes her a leader in ultrasound education in the emerging field of Breast Ultrasound. Her students, past, current and future, benefit from her devotion to and expertise in ultrasound education. Joyce is the author of the Breast Sonography Quiz Cards.

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