Sidney K. Edelman, Ph.D.

Ultrasound Physics-SPI

Dr. Sid Edelman is the author of the text Understanding Ultrasound Physics and Ultrasound Physics Quiz Cards. He has been an advisor to the SDMS. He is best known for his ability to teach physics in a way that makes it easy to understand. He has over thirty years of experience in ultrasound physics registry preparation.

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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, Neurosonology and Vascular Technology as well as an ARRT registration in Radiography. Cyndi has over 20 years of sonography and maintains an active clinical role as a Research Sonographer at Southwoods Imaging.

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

Adult Echocardiography

David Adams is a renowned innovator in echocardiography practice, research and education. He is the recipient of the first ASE Sonographer Lifetime Achievement Award and the past recipient of the ASE’s Distinguish Sonographer Teaching Award. David is the Technical Director for Echo Development at Duke University and has over 25 years of experience in registry reviews. 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 many 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 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. She is the co-author of the SDMS Review Guidelines for Breast Sonography. 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 twelve years of experience as a sonography educator. She holds ARDMS registrations in Breast, Abdominal and Ob/Gyn sonography. Joyce is on the Educator’s Committee of the SDMS and is on the editorial board of the JDMS. 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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