Board of Directors

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

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


Robert Watson, MD, Ph.D., MRMD (MRSC™)

General MR safety, MRMD Mayo Clinic Radiology, Rochester MN. Chair, ACR MR Safety Committee


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

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

Secretary / Treasurer

David Jordan, Ph.D., DABR, DABMP, DABSNM, MRSE (MRSC™)

Senior Diagnostic Medical Physicist University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


David Altman, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)


Neuroradiologist, Mecklenburg Radiology Associates, Charlotte, NC.



General MR Safety. Medical Physicist. Director of Radiation Safety at Washington University in St Louis.


Trevor Andrews, Ph.D., DABMP (MRI), MRSE (MRSCTM)

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

  Todd Ebbert, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)

Neuroradiologist, Section Chief of MRI at Gundersen Health Services.

   Geoff Charles-Edwards, Ph.D. General MR safety. Consultant Clinical Scientist and Head of MR Physics, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK. Liaison to the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM).
   Jeffrey Frimeth, MSc, MRSO (MRSCTM), MRSE (MRSCTM)  

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

Architect, MR Safety Expert, and MRI safety consultant. 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.

  Martin John Graves, PhD FIPEM MRCR(Hon) FISMRM FBIR

General MR Safety. Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of MR Physics and Imaging IT, Cambridge University Hospitals, Cambridge, UK

  Todd Greenberg, MD MRMD (MRSCTM)  
  Kristan Harrington, MBA RT(R)(MR) MRSO (MRSCTM)  
  Michael N. Hoff, Ph.D, DABR, MRSO

Diagnostic medical/MRI physicist at the University of Washington, specializing in MRI safety, artifacts, and quality assurance with a background in MRI physics research.

  Heidi Edmonson, Ph.D., DABR, 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.
  Scott Hipko, BS, RT (R)(MR)(CT), MRSO (MRSC™)  
  Mary Ellen Jafari, MS, DABR, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™) Diagnostic Medical Physicist, Atlantic Health System, and Radiation Safety Officer, Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, NJ. Expertise in general MR Safety, special expertise in implant safety, and ACR and TJC accreditation.
  Jeff Jahn, RT(R)(MR)  

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, Ph.D., MIPEM, MRSO (MRSC™), MRSE (MRSC™)

Consultant Clinical Scientist, Head of the Non-Ionising Radiation Group 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 A. Nyenhuis, Ph.D.

General MR safety, special expertise in RF heating and gradient dB/dt safety issues. President of Bemcalc, Inc. and Professor Emeritus at Purdue University



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) General MR safety, Medical Device MR Safety Specialist. MRI Technologist-MRI Educator, Expertise in advanced MRI Acute care, education, and operations

Jeffrey Rogg, MD, MRMD (MRSC™) FACR

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

  Kristin Seitz, BSMI, RT(R)(MR)(CT), MRSO(MRSC)

General MR safety; MRI/CT Technologist, Chair of MR Safety Council OhioHealth, Columbus Ohio

Content Reviewer and Directed Readings Technical Reviewer, ASRT Radiologic Technology journal


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

Medical Physicist, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

Steven Sherry, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)

  Lisa Singer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; MR Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Attending Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

  Daniel Smock, BHS RT(R)(CT)(MR), MRSO (MRSC™) MRI Supervisor, Technologist, MR Safety Officer, Radiology Education Advisor at Children’s Mercy, Kansas City, MO.

R. Jason Stafford, Ph.D., DABR, FAAPM

General MR safety practices & physics with additional expertise in interventional and intraoperative MRI environments. Diagnostic Medical Physicist, MR Physics Section Chief, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.


Michael Steckner, Ph.D., MBA

Co-convenor ISO/IEC JWG (TS10974), member IEC MT40 (IEC 60601-2-33), MRI Scientist


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, MRT (MR) (R) MRSO (MRSCTM) MRI Supervisor Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Co-Chair MRI Safety committee, Joint Department of Medical Imaging

Siegfried Trattnig, MD, MRMD (MRSC™)

Director of the MR Center of Excellence at the 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 at Philips, Convenor of the MR safety standard IEC 60601-2-33

  James Webb Jr RT(R)(MR), MRSO (MRSC™) Imaging Clinical Specialist-MR Safety Officer Rhode Island and Hasbro Children’s Hospital Providence, RI

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