Lawrence Platt, MD, receives the 2006 AIUM William J. Fry Memorial Lecture award

LAUREL, MD--The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) presented Lawrence Platt, MD, with the 2006 William J. Fry Award for his numerous contributions to the scientific progress of diagnostic medical ultrasound. The award was presented at the 2006 AIUM Annual Convention on March 24, 2006, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Dr Platt is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is the director of the Center for Fetal Medicine and Women's Ultrasound in Los Angeles. He is the current president of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). He has authored more than 270 peer-reviewed publications, 52 chapters in medical books, and has 4 books to his credit. He is the current commissioning editor of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, the official journal of ISUOG. In addition, he is on the editorial board of several other prestigious medical journals.

Dr Platt has been elected to numerous prestigious professional organizations and has served in many leadership roles for such professional societies. He is a past president the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and continues to serve on numerous committees in the AIUM. He is past president of the Los Angeles OB-GYN Society and is the current and founding treasurer of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Foundation. He also currently serves as the AIUM's administrative councilor to the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. His research interests include ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis, 2-, 3-, and 4-dimensional ultrasound in obstetrics and gynecology, and the biophysical assessment of fetal condition.

Dr Platt is a sought-after speaker and has participated in more than 350 educational symposia. He has received numerous honors and awards and has been recognized in America's Best Doctors for the last 12 years. He serves on numerous community charitable and education organizations. He serves on the Oversight Committee for the Entertaining Industry Foundation Major Biomarker Discovery Project for Breast Cancer. He is chairman of the Breast Ultrasound Foundation of the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Touro College.

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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.


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