Yale Professor is President-Elect of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

Joshua A. Copel, M.D.

Yale School of Medicine researcher Joshua A. Copel, M.D., professor in the Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Pediatrics, has been elected President-Elect of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM).

Copel will serve six years on the AIUM Executive Committee in the following capacities: President-Elect (2005–2007), President (2007–2009), and Immediate Past President (2009–2011). Prior to his election, he served as Treasurer of the AIUM.

Copel, who is also Vice Chair and Director of Obstetric Ultrasound at Yale, is an expert in high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis, fetal surgery, amniocentesis and first trimester screening and chorionic villus sampling (CVS). Copel’s research aims to increase the number of abnormal babies identified through less invasive and less costly detection methods.

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation. The AIUM has promoted the safe and effective use of ultrasound in clinical medicine for 50 years.

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