Faculty Developers

The Ultrasound Fundamentals Certificate was developed by:

Kristen K DeStigter, MD, FACR

Dr. Kristen DeStigterKristen is co-founder of Imaging the World and Professor and Chair of Radiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, and the Radiology Health Care Service Chief for the University of Vermont Health Network. She is a national and international leader in the field of radiology.

Over the past 10 years, Kristen has worked to bring sustainable, high-quality, and affordable ultrasound services to clinical facilities in rural Uganda. Through her work, Imaging the World has received a number of grant awards from such organizations as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2016, Kristen was selected as the American College of Radiology Foundation Global Humanitarian Award recipient for her work improving medical imaging and access to care. Most recently, she received the 2018 University of Vermont Citizen of the World Award from the Larner College of Medicine.

Naiim S. Ali, MD

Naiim Ali, MDDr. Ali’s research interests include medical education, healthcare policy, healthcare finance, and global health. He is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine. You can see his full academic profile and read peer-reviewed publications that he has co-authored on PubMed.gov.

Dr. Naiim Ali is a Diagnostic Radiologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. His clinical interests include ultrasound imaging, abdominal/pelvic MRI, abdominal/pelvic CT, nuclear medicine, and gastrointestinal/genitourinary fluoroscopy. His special procedures include ultrasound-guided biopsies.

Dr. Ali strives to provide the best possible imaging services to patients and referring providers. He hopes that by taking the time to carefully review a patient’s chart and staying current with emerging medical research, he can help contribute to improving patient outcomes.