Board of Directors

ABMRS Board of Directors is composed of the following members and representatives:

Chair

Heidi Edmonson, PhD, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)

General MR safety, special expertise in MRI of patients with implanted devices/MRI pulse sequences and artifacts, accreditation expert (ACR and TJC). Medical physicist, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Vice Chair

Robert Watson, MD, PhD, MRMD (MRSC™),

General MR safety, neuroradiologist. Chair, MRI Safety Committee. Chair, Division of Neuroradiology. Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN.

Secretary / Treasurer

William Faulkner, RT (R)(CT)(MR), MRSO (MRSC™)

MR Technologist, MR Education and Operations Consultant. CEO, William Faulkner & Associates, LLC.

Max Amurao, PhD, MRSE (MRSC™),

Medical physicist. Director of Radiation Safety for Clinical Programs at Columbia University / New York Presbyterian Hospitals.

Trevor Andrews, PhD, DABMP (MRI), MRSE (MRSCTM)

MRI physicist, University of Vermont. Former Clinical Scientist and Development Lead at Philips Healthcare. R&D experience with pulse sequence design, relaxometry, RF pulse design, RF shimming.

 Geoff Charles-Edwards, PhD Liaison to Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM)
 Jeffrey Frimeth, MSc, MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM)

Jerry Froelich, MD, FACR

Quality and Safety of MR environments. Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics and Cardiology at University of Minnesota, Director, Division of Thoraco-Abdominal Imaging.

Tobias Gilk, MArch, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)

Architect, special experience in MR safety and equipment siting / implementations. Sr. Vice President of RADIOLOGY-Planning and Founder of Gilk Radiology Consultants.

David Grainger

Senior Device Specialist at Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), United Kingdom.

Todd Greenberg, MD MRMD (MRSCTM)
Kristan Harrington, MBA RT(R)(MR) MRSO (MRSCTM)
Scott Hipko, RT(R)(MR) MRSO (MRSCTM)
Mary Ellen Jafari, MS, MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM)
Jeff Jahn, RT(R)(MR)

David Jordan, PhD, DABR, DABMP, DABSNM, MRSE (MRSC™)

Senior Diagnostic Medical Physicist University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Emanuel Kanal, MD, MRMD, (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)

General MR safety, radiologist/risk-benefit assessment, additional expertise in MR contrast agent safety. Director of MR Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Cormac McGrath, PhD, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)

Lead MRI Clinical Scientist for the Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Service, Past Chair of the MR-SIG for the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), UK.

John Nyenhuis, PhD

General MR safety, special expertise in gradient dB/dt safety issues. Professor at Purdue University.

Joseph Och, MS, DABMP, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)

System Director of Medical/Health Physics, Geisinger Health System

Sunder Rajan, PhD General MR safety, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
John Reyna RT(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM)

Jeffrey Rogg, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)

Associate Professor, Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Director of Neuroradiology Medical Director of MRI for Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospitals.

Kris Seitz, RT(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO (MRSCTM)

William F. Sensakovic, PhD, DABR, MRSE (MRSC™)

Medical Physicist, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Steven Sherry, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)

R. Daniel Smock, RT(R)(MR)(CT), MRSO (MRSCTM)

Wendy J. Stirnkorb, CRA, RT (R) (MR), MRSO (MRSC™)

General MR Safety, Imaging leadership, Leadership development. Special expertise in MR Operations, LEAN Six Sigma and technologist engagement. Administrative Director of Cardiopulmonary and Imaging Services, Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. President and CEO of Stirnkorb Consulting, LLC. Gering, Nebraska

Nancy Talbot, MAppSc, RT(R)(MR), MRSO (MRSCTM)

Siegfried Trattnig, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)

Director of the MR Center of Excellence at Medical University of Vienna, developer of Austrian MR safety standards; representative to the Intersocietal Committee/European Work Group on MR Safety.

Johan van den Brink, PhD MR safety expert, Convenor of the MR safety standard IEC 60601-2-33
James Webb Jr RT(R)(MR)

Terry Woods, PhD

General MR safety, Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Organizational Liaisons (Non-Voting)

Lori Ann Grubowski Burns, RT(R) American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (AHRA) Delegate

Ellen Lipman, M.S., R.T.(R)(MR), CAE

American Society of Radiologic Technology (ASRT) Delegate