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Upstate’s Lisa M. Allen named Distinguished Sonographer of the Year

Upstate University Hospital’s Lisa M. Allen, who has been a high-risk obstetrical sonographer at Upstate’s Regional Perinatal Center for more than two decades, has been recognized as the Distinguished Sonographer of the Year by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine (AIUM).

The award recognizes Allen as one of the top sonographers working today who has significantly contributed to the growth and development of medical ultrasound. The AIUM represents 2,500 working sonographers and retirees.

“It is a huge honor to receive the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s 2015 Distinguished Sonographer Award,” Allen said. “It is very humbling and rewarding to be recognized for my contributions and accomplishments in the field of diagnostic medical sonography.” Allen received her honor March 22 at the AIUM’s Annual Convention in Orlando.

Allen is registered in multiple specialties including Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fetal Echocardiography, Abdomen, Neurosonography, and Vascular Technology. She holds the credentials of RDMS, RDCS, and RVT.  She has served on several committees and task forces for multiple professional ultrasound organizations in an effort to promote the best possible training and education for fellow sonographers.

As a Fellow member of the AIUM, Allen has taken on a broad range of responsibilities. She has held multiple positions with this organization, including two consecutive terms as second vice president.  She was also a member of the Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council, the Clinical Standards Committee and the Scientific Abstract Review Committee.  Among her accomplishments, Allen has contributed to ultrasound review publications, exam development, and has been lead author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles in the field of prenatal diagnosis.

Allen was named Upstate’s Employee of the Year (Clinical) in 2011.

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