Student Spotlight

Rasa Rafie, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: San Diego, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Cell Molecular Biology (Graduate Studies: Master of Science degree in Global Medicine)
  • Clubs and Activities: Lead Peer Mentor, Member of the Global Medicine Track, Member of the Days of Diversity Committee

Why did you choose RVUCOM? Feeling a sense of community in my medical school was really important to me. I attended a Meet and...
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Faculty Spotlight

Mark Wardle, DO, FAAFP

Director of Medical Spanish Elective on the Southern Utah Campus
Co-Director of the Global Medicine Track on the Southern Utah Campus
Assistant Professor of Primary Care Medicine

  • Hometown: Tracy, California
  • Undergraduate Studies: Zoology and Pre-Med at Brigham Young University
  • Graduate Studies: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California; Family Medicine Residency in Utah Valley; and Rural Medicine and Faculty Development Fellowship.

What classes do you teach? I teach in both years of Primary Care Medicine, am the Director of the...
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Profile

Jing Gao, MD

Director of Ultrasound
Associate Professor of Ultrasound
Department of Structural Medicine

jgao@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1267
RVUCOM-SU Campus • Faculty Suites


Education | Professional Experience | Certifications and Licenses | Service and Contributions | Professional Societies and Affiliations | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


Education


  • Doctor of Medicine
    Dalian Medical College
    Dalian, China
    1972-1976
  • Doctor of Medicine
    Changchun College of Chinese Medicine
    Changchun, China
    1977-1980
  • Postdoctoral Training
    Changchun 208 Hospital
    Changchun, China
    1980-1983
  • Fellowship
    China Medical University
    Shenyang, China
    1983-1984

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Professional Experience


  • 2014-Present: Assistant Research Professor of Radiology
    Weill Cornell Medicine
  • 2011-Present: Director, Division of Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging
    Institute of Ultrasound Imaging, Chongqing Medical University
  • 1995-2015: Consultant in Ultrasound Services
    United Medical, Inc.
  • 1990-2014: Ultrasound Technologist
    New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • 1989-1995: Visiting Assistant Professor of Radiology
    Cornell Medical College
  • 1989: Visiting Fellow of Radiology
    University of Michigan
  • 1989: Visiting Fellow of Radiology
    Ultrasound Institute of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • 1984-1989: Attending Physician of Ultrasound
    Changchun 208 Hospital

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Certifications and Licenses


  • RDMS (Abdomen, OB/GYN) (1990-present)
  • RDCS (Adult Echocardiography) (1996-present)
  • RVT (Vascular Ultrasound) (1991-present)

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Reviewer, Kidney International (2016)
  • Reviewer, European Journal of Ultrasound (2016)
  • Reviewer, European Radiology (2014)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (2013)
  • Chapter Reviewer, Interventional Ultrasonography (2012)
  • Chapter Reviewer, Thyroid Cancer from emergent biotechnologies to clinical practice guidelines (2011)
  • Book Reviewer, Teaching manual of Color Duplex Stenography: a workbook on color duplex ultrasound and echocardiography (2010)
  • Book Reviewer, Diagnostic and surgical imaging anatomy (2009)
  • Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Medical Imaging Technology (2006)
  • Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Interventional Imaging and Therapy (2006)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Ultrasound in Clinical Medicine (2006)
  • Editorial Board, Clinical Imaging (2004)
  • Book Reviewer, Ultrasonography of the Abdomen: 700 Questions and Answers (1988)

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Professional Societies and Affiliations


  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
    Fellow (2014-present)
    Member (2001-2014)
  • Chinese Ultrasound Doctors Association
    Fellow (2014-present)
  • Chinese Association of Ultrasound in Medicine
    Fellow (1996-present)
  • Chinese Association of Medical Imaging Technology
    Fellow (1996-present)

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Honors and Awards


  • Outstanding Reviewer
    Clinical Imaging
    2010-2015
  • Ultrasound Research in Oncology
    National Scientific Committee in Oncology
    1988
  • Top 100 Ultrasound Physicians
    Chinese Association of Medical Imaging Technology
    1987

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Publications and Presentations


Publications

 

Presentations

  • “Ultrasound strain elastography in assessment of chronic post-stroke spasticity of the biceps brachii muscles”
    IEEE-Ultrasound
    2017
  • “Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging in Assessment of Skeletomuscular Disorders”
    Chinese Ultrasound Doctors Association
    2016
  • “Ultrasound strain ratio in assessment of muscle stiffness in Parkinson’s disease: A preliminary observation”
    AIUM
    2016
  • “Quantitative ultrasound imaging in chronic kidney disease”
    Institute of Weill Cornell Medicine
    2016
  • “Ultrasound strain relaxation time ratio in assessment of cortical inflammation/edema in renal allograft”
    IEEE Ultrasound (Taipei)
    2015
  • “Spleen ultrasound shear wave elastography in monitoring transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt function”
    IEEE Ultrasound (Taipei)
    2015
  • “Ultrasound elasticity imaging: Clinical applications. The second international ultrasound conference for molecular imaging. Chongqing, China, April 25, 2014
  • “Ultrasound elasticity imaging: Towards standardization”
    Annual conference of Chinese ultrasound doctors association
    2014
  • “Corticomedullary strain ratio: a quantitative marker in assessment of renal allograft cortical fibrosis”
    AIUM convention
    2014
  • “Ultrasound Strain Zero-crossing Elasticity Measurement in Determing Renal Allograft Fibrosis and Inflammation/edema”
    AIUM convention
    2014
  • “Color Doppler sonography in lupus nephritis”
    MedImmune
    2013
  • “Corticomedullary strain ratio: a quantitative marker in assessment of renal allograft cortical fibrosis”
    ITEC (London)
    2013
  • “Corticomedullary strain ratio: a quantitative marker in assessment of renal allograft cortical fibrosis”
    IEEE ultrasound (Prague)
    2013
  • “What’s new in renal sonography?”
    The First forum of international Dalian conference for Medical Imaging
    2013
  • “Advances in extracranial arterial sonography”
    Cangzhou ultrasound conference
    2013
  • “Renal transplant ultrasound elasticity imaging”
    WFUMB
    2013
  • “Ultrasound elasticity imaging”
    Annual conference of Chinese Ultrasound doctors association
    2013
  • “Ultrasound elasticity imaging in the liver diseases”
    International Conference of Medical Imaging for infectious Diseases
    2012
  • “Stiffness of the spleen on ARFI before and after TIPS placement”
    IEEE Ultrasound
    2012
  • “Doppler parameters in monitoring renal cortical fibrosis”
    National Conference of Ultrasound Doctors Association
    2012
  • “Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging”
    First International Forum of Ultrasound Molecular Imaging
    2012
  • “Stiffness of the spleen on ARFI before and after TIPS placement”
    IEEE Ultrasound
    2012
  • “Doppler parameters in monitoring renal cortical fibrosis”
    National Conference of Ultrasound Doctors Association
    2012
  • “Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging”
    First International Forum of Ultrasound Molecular Imaging
    2012
  • “Intrarenal Doppler parameters in renal transplant dysfunction: correlations with histopathological changes”
    WFUMB
    2011
  • “Sonographic pitfalls and technical errors in renovascular hypertension”
    Conference of Jilin ultrasound association
    2011
  • “Emergency vascular sonography of the extremities”
    6th International Forum for Medical Imaging Technology
    2010
  • “Arterial Imaging of the Lower Extremities”
    Chinese bioengineering ultrasoundAssociation
    2009
  • “Emergency Vascular sonography of the extremity”
    Annual conference of Chinese Ultrasound Association
    2009
  • “How to improve the accuracy of US guided thyroid nodule FNA biopsy”
    Internationalconference of interventional radiology in oncology
    2009
  • “Sonography of the thyroid carcinoma”
    Chinese Association in Medical Imaging Technology, conference of small parts ultrasound
    2009
  • “Renovasular hypertension in color duplex sonography”
    Chinese Medical imaging association, conference of abdominal ultrasound
    2008
  • “Pre-operative localization of abnormal parathyroid glands”
    Annual conference of Chinese Ultrasound Association
    2008
  • “Carotid ultrasound”
    Chinese Association in Medical Imaging Technology, Conference of Vascular ultrasound
    2007
  • “Ultrasound in pancreas transplantation”
    The second Tiantan International  Conference of Ultrasound in Medicine
    2006

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Research and Studies


  • Principal Investigator; “Quantitative ultrasound imaging to assess treatment effect for individuals with post-stroke upper limb spasticity” (2016-present)
  • Principal Investigator; “Quantitative ultrasound imaging in kidney disease” (2015-present)
  • Co-Principal Investigator; “Ultrasound elasticity imaging in assessment of muscular mechanical property and function in patients with neurological disorders;” Capital Medical University (2013-present)
  • Co-Investigator; “Repository of Novel Analytes Leading to Autoimmune, Inflammatory and Diabetic Nephropathies” (2013-present)
  • Co-Investigator; “Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis / The ATTRACT Trial” (2012-present)
  • Co-Investigator; “Evaluation of Subclinical Renal Allograft Damage” (2008-present)
  • Co-Principal Investigator; “Shear wave velocity measurements in the abdominal organs;” Chongqing Medical University (2011-2016)
  • Co-Investigator; “Flow Turbulence or Twinkling Artifact? A Primary Observation on Intrarenal Color Doppler Sonography” (2009-2016)
  • Co-Investigator; “Renal Transplant Ultrasound Strain” (2012-2015)
  • Co-Investigator; “2011 Factors affecting the appearance of color Doppler twinkling in renal calculi” (2011-2013)
  • Co-Investigator; “Doppler angle correction in measuring intrarenal blood flow velocity in Lupus Nephritis” (2010-2012)
  • Co-Investigator; “Mirror artifact on color Doppler imaging” (2010-2011)
  • Co-Investigator; “Emergency ultrasonography” (2010-2011)
  • Co-Investigator; “Correlation of serum creatinine and peak systolic velocity of the intrarenal artery: a hemodynamic indicator of the transplanted kidney” (2008-2010)
  • Co-Investigator; “Renal Vascular Hypertension on Color Duplex Sonography” (2008-2009)
  • Co-Principal Investigator; “Renovascular hypertension and Color Doppler Sonography;” Peking Union Medical College and Chinese National Natural Science (2006-2009)
  • Co-Investigator; “Intrarenal Color Duplex Ultrasonography: A Window to Vascular Complications of Renal Transplants” (2006-2007)
  • Co-Investigator; “Color Duplex Sonography in Severe Transplant Renal Artery Stenosis: A Comparison of End-to-End and End-to-Side Arterial Anastomoses” (2006)
  • Co-Principal Investigator; “Transcranial color Doppler sonography in assessment of vertebral artery stenosis;” Department of Science and Education (2004-2006)

Grants

  • Research support by loaning ultrasound scanner; Siemens Medical Solutions (2015-2018)
  • Principal Investigator; NIH/NCATS grant (2016-2017)
  • CTSC-NIH Grant (2015-2016)

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Biographical Information


 

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