Mar 17, 2021
Zoom: Dr. Kristen DeStigter, Imaging the World
Bringing Ultrasound & Radiology to the Developing World

Dr. DeStigter is a colleague a collaborator with Essex Rotary member Steve Schmida. Steve has invited her to tell her impactful effort to improve health care imaging in Africa.

Kristen 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.