Course Presenters

The RSNA Medical 3D Printing in Practice course is your opportunity to connect and collaborate with expert physicians, technologists and engineers in the field. Learn more about the course faculty and make plans to join us in Chicago from April 22 to 24.

Amy Alexander, MS

Amy Alexander is the unit head of biomechanical development and applied computational engineering within Mayo Clinic’s division of engineering (DOE). She bridges the additive manufacturing capabilities of the DOE with clinical practice through collaboration with the anatomic modeling unit in the Department of Radiology. Amy currently chairs the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Medical Additive Manufacturing Technical Advisory Team and is a member of the Association for the Study of Medical Education Medical AM Advisory Committee in addition to a long-standing member of the RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group (SIG). Amy is a frequent co-author of medical 3D printing peer-reviewed papers and a long-term reviewer for 3D Printing in Medicine. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and certificates in additive manufacturing from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mark Alson, MD

Mark Alson, MD, works in private practice in Fresno, California. He completed his residency at Stanford University and a cross sectional imaging fellowship at the University of California San Francisco General Hospital. He has been in practice since 1996, specializing in women's imaging. Dr. Alson has been a Medicare contractor advisory committee representative in California since 2004 and has served as the president of the California Radiological Society and on the American College of Radiology (ACR) Council Steering Committee. He currently serves on the ACR Economics and Government Relations Commission and has been part of the ACR CPT team since 2008, where he currently serves as the ACR CPT advisor. He worked closely with the RSNA 3D Printing SIG to develop the current Category III CPT codes for reporting anatomical models and guides and serves on the RSNA/ACR 3D Printing Registry Committee.

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Joel Anderson, PhD

Dr. Joel Anderson is a Biomedical Engineer at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He has worked for over the past 10 years as a scientific reviewer of medical devices in the Dental and ENT Devices Division. He also serves as the dental liaison to the working group for additive manufacturing at FDA. Dr. Anderson holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL), Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Bachelor of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering with Minor degree in Bioengineering from Clemson University (Clemson, SC).

Shafkat Anwar, MD

Shafkat Anwar, MD, is a pediatric cardiologist at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). He specializes in non-invasive cardiac imaging, including echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Dr. Anwar completed his residency in pediatrics at the Children's National Medical Center, followed by a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health.  He completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in cardiac imaging at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 

At UCSF, Dr. Anwar is the director of the pediatric heart center's cardiac MRI and 3D+ programs. He founded two hospital-based 3D printing centers, the first at Washington University in St. Louis and the second at UCSF's Center for Advanced 3D+ Technologies, where he is currently a co-director. Dr. Anwar is involved in several national and international collaborations related to 3D modeling and 3D printing and is a founding member and chair of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance's Advanced 3D+ Visualization Special Interest Group. 

Elsa M. Arribas, MD

Elsa M. Arribas, MD, is a professor of diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the department of breast imaging and is the director of the division of diagnostic imaging’s anatomic 3D printing and visualization program. Dr. Arribas’s work in 3D printing has been featured in award winning exhibits at the RSNA annual meeting and the Association of University Radiologists annual meeting. She is also a lead author (breast imaging) of the RSNA SIG’s white paper guidelines for medical 3D printing. Dr. Arribas is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico Medical School and completed her residency and fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

David Ballard, MD

David Ballard, MD, is an assistant professor of radiology in the abdominal imaging section and director of the Mallinckrodt 3D Printing Lab at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Ballard earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University. He completed a radiology residency and an abdominal imaging fellowship at Mallinckrodt, where he was chief resident and completed a T32 research fellowship in the TOP-TIER program. David was the 2017 RSNA Olmsted Editorial Fellow and currently serves as an associate editor for RadioGraphics and 3D Printing in Medicine. With more than 100 publications, his research interests include clinical and translational applications of 3D printing, along with broad interests in abdominal and genitourinary CT and MRI. Dr. Ballard is co-author on three RSNA 3D Printing SIG appropriateness publications and is lead author on its 3D printing abdominal appropriateness article. He is also co-lead of the RSNA 3D SIG Appropriateness Subcommittee and contributed to the SIG-ACR CPT Category III code application. @DavidBallardMD

David Byun, MD

David Byun, MD, is currently the chief resident in the Department of Radiation Oncology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. His research interests lie in developing clinically impactful solutions at the intersection of emerging 3D printing, mixed reality technologies and radiation treatment delivery. Dr. Byun's research efforts have led to the initiation of several institutional studies with the generous support of research grants from the Radiation Oncology Institute, American College of Radiation Oncology and NYU Clinical and Translational Science Institute.  

Andy Christensen, BS

Andy Christensen, BS, has focused his career on developing and expanding the medical applications of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.  From 2000 to 2014 he was the founder and president of Medical Modeling Inc., a medical device focused 3D-printing service bureau based in Golden, Colorado. Medical Modeling was sold to 3D Systems in 2014 and Andy left to pursue other interests in 2015.  Currently, Andy holds the position of adjunct professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Cincinnati and serves in several other roles focused in and around medicine and 3D printing.  Andy is an associate editor for 3D Printing in Medicine, published by BioMed Central. Andy also currently serves as chair of the RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group. 

Alexis Dang, MD

Alexis Dang, MD, is a board certified, licensed orthopedic sports surgeon. He is an HS clinical associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he started the Orthopaedic Rapid Intelligent Fabrication (ORIF) program at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and is a founding member of the UCSF Center for Applied 3D+ Technologies. Dr. Dang is also a capstone mentor and member of the selection committee for the UCSF/UC Berkeley Masters in Translational Medicine program.  He is the co-founder of PrinterPrezz, a “medi-facturing” company with the only scale titanium direct metal laser sintering production facility in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Summer J. Decker, PhD

Summer J. Decker, PhD, is the director of the 3D clinical applications division in the Department of Radiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She is an associate professor for the Morsani College of medicine and also serves as the vice chair of research and innovation for the Department of Radiology. She utilizes 3D modeling and printing to create patient specific models to assist in surgical planning, simulation and education. Dr. Decker earned her doctorate of philosophy in medicine specializing in pathology and cell biology and imaging from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in 2010. Dr. Decker’s research focuses on the clinical applications of 3D modeling and printing, quantitative analysis of medical imaging and forensic applications of medical imaging. She and her team currently have a grant from the National Institute of Justice on disaster victim identification using medical imaging. She holds numerous patents on medical devices developed in her lab and her forensic and 3D work resulted in a nomination as a semi-finalist for Aunt Minnie’s Most Influential Radiology Researcher Award for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Dr. Decker and her team also designed and developed a 3D printed nasopharyngeal swab for COVID-19 diagnostics to address the national crisis in testing due to a global supply chain shortage. This work resulted in a multisite clinical trial and millions of the USF Health/Northwell Health designed swabs being used in over 56 countries. Additionally, she has won several humanitarian awards, including the Arthur P. Gold Foundation 2021 Champions of Healthcare Award, as well as the FormLabs Impact Award for her impact on humanity and health care through 3D technology.

Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD

Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD, is a specialist in the use of advanced imaging techniques to provide the best care for patients with congenital heart disease. She completed pediatric cardiology training at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Farooqi also completed an advanced imaging fellowship at Kravis Children's Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and focuses her research on the use of 3D printed and digital cardiac models to improve care for patients with congenital heart disease. She was granted the Glorney Raisbeck Fellowship Award by the New York Academy of Medicine to identify the optimal cardiac MRI sequences in creating 3D models. Prior to joining Columbia, Dr. Farooqi was a full-time faculty member at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School for two years, where she led the pediatric cardiology service for the University Hospital in Newark.

Laura Gilmour, MS

Laura Gilmour has worked with additive manufacturing in the medical device space since 2009. She has held a variety of roles, including global medical business development manager at Electro Optical Systems, research and development engineer at several medical device manufacturers and a pre-market reviewer at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). During her time at the FDA, Laura was a founding member of the organization's additive manufacturing working group. Using this vast experience, she helps medical device organizations implement additive manufacturing into their businesses.

Laura is a member of the ASME Medical AM/3DP Advisory Group, the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative Medical Working Group and Women in 3D Printing. She holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Todd Goldstein, PhD

Todd Goldstein, MD, is the director of Northwell Health's department of 3D design and innovation. The department focuses on utilizing 3D technologies both in the clinic and in the laboratory. Dr. Goldstein's lab focuses on anatomical models, patient specific treatments and tissue engineering. Most recently, his team developed and deployed multiple devices for the COVID-19 pandemic response. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein developed amphibious prosthetic legs for both civilians and wounded warriors.

Nooshin Kiarashi, PhD

Nooshin Kiarashi, PhD, is a lead scientific reviewer and digital health engineer in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at the FDA. She also serves on the center’s additive manufacturing working group. Dr. Kiarashi is a graduate of the Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories at Duke University, where she worked on realizing virtual clinical trials in breast imaging and developed the first additively manufactured breast phantoms based on human images.

Shayne Anthony Kondor, MS

Shayne Anthony Kondor is a specialist in 3D medical modeling and functional prototype development. He trained as an aerospace engineer and transitioned to biomedical technology during the advent of 3D printing (additive manufacturing) technology—more than two decades ago.

As an early adopter of 3D printing, he saw the value of applying the technology to patient specific device design and manufacturing applications, particularly in dentistry, prosthetics and orthotics. During the mid-2000s, he developed and taught a lab credit course in 3D digital modeling and 3D printing for prosthetics and orthotics at Georgia Tech and established a nascent medical 3D printing capability in the Colleges of Engineering and Science.

In 2008, as chief engineer, Shayne established a 3D printing lab at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. This lab merged with a parallel army lab and became the 3D Medical Applications Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where it is recognized as one of the leading medical 3D printing labs in the world. During his time at the 3D Medical Applications Center, Shayne developed patient specific surgical aids for craniofacial reconstruction and developed custom 3D printed medical instruments.

In 2013, Shayne was tasked by the chief of naval operations to establish the first 3D printing lab on a U.S Navy warship. Currently, Shayne is working to expand the new 3D Printing lab in the Radiology Department at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Shuai Leng, PhD

Shuai Leng, PhD, is a professor of medical physics and section head of CT physics Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic. Dr. Leng is also the associate director of the medical physics residency program and medical physics certificate program at Mayo Clinic. He is a fellow of American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) and investigates the imaging techniques and clinical applications of CT in diagnosis and image-guided therapy. His research areas include image reconstruction, image quality assessment, radiation dosimetry, dose reduction and dual- and multi-energy CT. He has led the development of these techniques and deployment in clinical practice. Dr. Leng is also researching new imaging techniques, such as cardiac CT, photon-counting-detector CT, dynamic (4D) CT and phase-contrast CT to expand the application of X-ray and CT imaging. He investigates 3D printing technology, particularly in quality assurance and medical imaging applications, and has been actively involved in professional societies such as AAPM, RSNA, the DICOM Standard Committee and the International Electrotechnical Commission. He has served on multiple committees and task groups as either a chair or member. Dr. Leng has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, 220 abstracts and proceedings and has given more than 30 invited talks.

Jonathan M. Morris, MD

Jonathan M. Morris, MD, is a consultant in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic.  He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine, completed an internship at Washington Hospital Center, a research fellowship at National Institutes of Health and radiology and neuroradiology fellowships at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Morris is a board-certified radiologist, CAQ neuroradiologist, medical director of the 3D Printing Anatomic Modeling Lab and medical director of the Center for Biomedical and Scientific Visualization, division of Experiential Learning at Mayo Clinic. His expertise is in the use of point-of-care 3D printing and additive manufacturing for pre-operative planning and custom surgical guides.  Additionally, Dr. Morris is focused on the development and deployment of extended realities, such as virtual reality and augmented reality in medical education, intraoperative guidance and medical capital equipment training.  Clinically, he focuses on minimally invasive thermal ablation of tumors in the neuroaxis. 

Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD

Robert S. Pugliese, PharmD, is director of innovation design at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, where he co-founded the Health Design Lab, a creative space built with the purpose of merging together design-studio ethos with science-oriented discipline to foster innovation in health care. As someone who enjoys empowering future health care providers to be change makers, Dr. Pugliese leads programs that train students to be health design thinkers and innovators. Dr. Pugliese has a doctorate in pharmacy and has spent more than ten years practicing and teaching in emergency medicine. He believes that including both the patient and provider voice is vital to health care design and he brings each of these perspectives to his work through his experience as a clinician and through his own journey coping with insulin-dependent diabetes. Robert has presented on the intersection of health care and design at national venues such as South by Southwest and Stanford Medicine X. In 2019, Dr. Pugliese was selected as a “40 under 40” Philadelphia Business Journal honoree. Throughout the pandemic, Dr. Pugliese has used his unique experience to lead public health efforts in response to community needs for testing and vaccination. In his spare time, Dr. Pugliese produces a weekly podcast and enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. 

Edward P. Quigley III, MD, PhD

Edward P. Quigley III, MD, PhD, is a professor of clinical neuroradiology and practices at the University of Utah Medical Center. Dr. Quigley is director of the Advanced Novel Visualization and Imaging Laboratory in Radiology and Imaging Sciences. He has interests in 3D printing and visualization, AR, MRI, VR applications for clinical care, simulation and research.

Sarah Rimini, BS

Sarah Rimini, BS, is an MRI technologist, instructor of radiology for the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and the program director of Radiology’s 3D Lab and MRI Virtual Operations Center for the Geisinger Health System. In her role, Sarah leads elite groups of MRI and CT technologists in the processing of on-screen medical reconstructions and remote MRI scanning across the Geisinger system. Additionally, she segments, designs and 3D prints patient-specific medical models to aid in pre-surgical planning, patient and learner education, surgical simulation and surgical aid tools/guides. Sarah has a bachelor’s degree in medical imaging and is currently enrolled in Pennsylvania State University’s Master of Engineering program in additive manufacturing and design. She is the vice chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering’s (SME) medical advisory board and an active member and contributor to RSNA’s 3D Printing Special Interest Group and SME’s 3D printing medical work group.

Beth Ripley, MD, PhD

Beth Ripley MD, PhD, is the deputy chief for the office of health care innovation and learning for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), is an assistant professor of radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and leads the VHA Advanced Manufacturing Network—whose aim is to provide patient-specific health care solutions to all 9 million veterans with 3D printing services. Dr. Ripley served as the chair of the VHA 3D Printing Advisory Committee from 2017–2021 and was the recipient of the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Science and the Environment for her work with 3D Printing at the VHA. Dr. Ripley also specializes in translating medical imaging into virtual and 3D-printed models with the goal of changing the way doctors and patients understand and treat disease. She collaborates across multiple disciplines and has a passion for innovation and human-centered design.

Justin Ryan, PhD

Justin Ryan, PhD, is the director of the Helen and Will Webster 3D Innovations (3DI) Lab at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Dr. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in digital art and animation before pursuing a master’s degree and doctorate in biomedical engineering from Arizona State University. He received his MBA from National University in 2021. Dr. Ryan established the Cardiac 3D Print Lab at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in 2012 before joining Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego in 2018 to establish the 3DI Lab, a multi-disciplinary lab that supports all departments of the pediatric institution and leverages 3D printing and immersive technologies such as virtual, augmented, and mixed reality for pre-operative support, education and research.

Dr. Ryan is a co-chair of DICOM Working Group 17, a group focused on updating medical image file standards for use in 3D technologies. Dr. Ryan is also active in RSNA’s 3D Printing SIG, where he focuses efforts on quality assurance guidelines and appropriate use guidelines as they pertain to medical 3D printing.

Lumarie Santiago, MD

Lumarie Santiago, MD, is a professor of diagnostic radiology in the department of breast imaging at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC) and is interested in novel and personalized imaging, including contrast-enhanced ultrasound and 3D printing. Dr. Santiago helped establish the Medical 3D Printing and Advanced Visualization Laboratory at MDACC and led a prospective trial evaluating the impact of 3D printed breast models in the decisional conflict of patients with breast cancer. Currently, she serves as the secretary of the RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group.

Victoria Sears, MS

Victoria Sears is a biomedical engineer within Mayo Clinic’s Anatomic Modeling Unit (AMU) in the department of radiology. She develops innovative and unique medical solutions to clinical challenges utilizing additive manufacturing capabilities. As part of the clinical care team, she collaborates with physicians, radiologists and technicians to create accurate 3D printed anatomic models and patient-specific osteotomy guides. Victoria leads AMU’s virtual planning of cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgeries. Apart from her current role, she has supported and contributed to the medical additive manufacturing community for the past five years, helping with educational documents, professional conferences and peer-reviewed papers. Victoria holds a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering and a master’s degree in bioengineering from the University of Michigan, where she worked to develop bio inks for 3D printing.

Adnan Sheikh, MD

Adnan Sheikh, MD, is an associate professor of radiology and is vice chair of innovation and technology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Sheikh is also the 3D printing medical director in the department of medical imaging at the Ottawa Hospital and is the associate editor of 3D Printing in Medicine. In addition, Dr. Sheikh is the director of advanced musculoskeletal interventions and is the section head and fellowship director of emergency radiology at the Ottawa Hospital.

Dr. Sheikh’s clinical interests are personalized patient-specific 3D printing, marrow imaging, functional musculoskeletal imaging, bone and soft tissue tumor imaging, musculoskeletal intervention and emergency/trauma imaging. Dr. Sheikh is actively involved in multimodality imaging-based multidisciplinary research projects in collaboration with researchers from the division of orthopedic surgery and the department of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Sheikh is also the radiology lead for The Marrow Study on astronauts at the International Space Agency, sponsored by the Canada Space Agency and NASA.

Nicole Wake, PhD

Nicole Wake, PhD, is the regional director of medical and scientific affairs for the Ohio Valley Region at GE Healthcare. In this role, Dr. Wake focuses on elevating health care innovation and research with key opinion leaders and collaborators across Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Prior to her role at GE Healthcare, Dr. Wake was the director of the 3D Imaging Lab at Montefiore Medical Center and an assistant professor of radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wake is also an adjunct instructor of radiology at NYU Langone Health. 

Dr. Wake’s research is focused on creating 3D images from radiological imaging data. Specifically, her research couples MRI data with a range of 3D printing, augmented reality and virtual reality technologies to create individualized, anatomically precise models for pre-operative planning. Dr. Wake uses these models to guide patient management and is investigating the added value of 3D modeling in personalized medical care.  Currently, she is the vice chair for the RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group. Dr. Wake is actively involved in the North American reimbursement efforts for 3D printing in hospitals and is the author of numerous high-impact publications evaluating 3D printing in medicine. She is the editor of the book 3D Printing for the Radiologist and is an associate editor for the journal 3D Printing in Medicine.

Kenneth C. Wang, MD, PhD

Kenneth C. Wang, MD, PhD, is the MRI section chief at the Baltimore VA and is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Maryland. He is a member of the RSNA Radiology Informatics Committee, where he serves as the chair of the RadLex subcommittee and the liaison to the 3D Printing Special Interest Group. Dr. Wang earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his radiology residency and musculoskeletal fellowship at Johns Hopkins and an informatics fellowship at the University of Maryland.

PETER C. LIACOURAS, PhD

Dr. Peter Liacouras is the Director of Services for the 3D Medical Applications Center (3D MAC) at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.  3D MAC is an additive manufacturing (3D Printing) facility within the Department of Radiology, which focuses on digital support and fabrication of 3D medical models for our Armed Forces and Veterans. 
 
Since 2006, Dr. Liacouras has applied additive manufacturing techniques, such as vat photopolymerization, material jetting, binder jetting, and powder bed fusion, to medical applications and implant designs.  He routinely designs and supervises the creation of custom implants, surgical guides, and personalized prosthetic attachments for the Department of Defense.  At 3D MAC, he supports 3D image capturing and scanning, as well as actively participating in numerous research projects.  As the Director of Services, Dr. Liacouras has successfully expanded the center’s capabilities, increased efficiency, improved quality control, lowered hospital costs, improved training and education of 3D digital applications, and increased accessibility of the center’s resources to all DOD and VA medical facilities.   
 
Dr. Liacouras holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Mathematics from James Madison University and a Master of Science, as well as a Doctor of Philosophy, in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.  He holds two appointments as an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He is a member and active participant in many professional organizations, to include:  Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) and their 3D Printing Special Interest Group, and the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) where he has been recognized with the Distinguished Innovator Operators Award (DINO) in additive manufacturing.  He lives in North Potomac, MD with his beautiful wife and three sons. 

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