Peter H. Arger, MD, receives the 2004 AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture Award


PHOENIX, AZ - The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will award Peter H. Arger, MD, with the 2004 William J. Fry Award at the 2004 AIUM Annual Convention on June 20, 2004, for his numerous contributions to the scientific progress of medical diagnostic ultrasound.

"Dr. Arger was president of the AIUM at a challenging time and lead with aplomb, working very hard to guide the organization on the proper path. He is truly deserving of this honor, and we owe him a very large thank you for his tireless efforts," noted AIUM president Lewis H. Nelson, III, MD, RDMS.

Dr. Arger received his AB from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1957 and his BS and MD from the University of Illinois Medical School in Chicago in 1961. Completing a rotating internship at Philadelphia General Hospital and a residency/fellowship in radiology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Arger went on to serve in the US Air Force for 2 years.

Upon his return from military service, Dr. Arger began his academic appointments as an instructor in radiology at Jefferson Medical College Hospital. He currently is both a professor of radiology and a professor of radiology in obstetrics and gynecology at the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, where he has spent more than 30 years.

Dr. Arger has authored more than 200 publications, served as course director of more than 20 educational seminars, and has held close to 320 educational presentations and exhibits.

Dr. Arger has received numerous awards and honors for his dedication to the fields of radiology and ultrasound, including the AIUM's Presidential Recognition Award in 1988 and 1993. Dr. Arger has served the AIUM in various capacities, including as a member of the Board of Governors from 1988 to 1993. He has completed 9 years on the Executive Committee, serving as treasurer (19901993), president-elect (19931995), president (19951997), and past president (19971999). He was also a member of the AIUM's Annual Convention Committee and served as the chair of the AIUM's Ultrasound Practice Accreditation Council for more than 6 years.

The AIUM, a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of ultrasound in medicine and research through its educational, scientific, and professional activities, has been able to promote the safe and effective use of ultrasound in clinical medicine for more than 50 years.

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