Dr. Lisbet Hanson recognized for international women's health outreach work

Story Date: Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:33:00 EST

Lisbet Hanson, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency ’86), Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was one of 16 physicians worldwide to be appointed by the International Society of Ultrasound in OBGYN (ISUOG) to their new ambassador program in recognition of her ongoing outreach work furthering ISUOG’s mission to improve education in key regions around the globe.

Dr. Hanson has volunteered to serve as a team leader or member of nine ISUOG outreach trips to Haiti, Somaliland and Ghana. Through ISUOG outreach she has directly trained more than 100 physicians, nurses, nurse midwives and medical students since 2008 to perform a comprehensive OBGYN ultrasound.

“My passion in medicine has always been women’s health,” Dr. Hanson says. “My dreams for comprehensive women’s health care knows no boundaries: not medical specialty, not age, not geography and not socio-economic standing. It matters not whether it is the here in Virginia or the most challenged fifth world countries, the needs are universal, and women’s health is where I have chosen to spend my energy.”

ISUOG was founded in 1991, has over 9,000 members in 126 countries and is dedicated to ensuring that every woman has access to competent ultrasound so that obstetric and gynecologic conditions may be diagnosed.

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