Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

JDMS Editor-in-Chief

Phillip Bendick

Dr. Phillip Bendick has served as Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography since January 1, 2012.

Phil received his BS and MS from MIT and his PhD from Stanford University. He has authored or co‐authored over 150 papers in peer reviewed journals and 17 book chapters, and has given over 300 presentations at regional, national and international meetings and symposia. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL, now IAC-Vascular Testing). He also has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Board of Directors of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRC-DMS) and the Board of Directors of the Committee on Accreditation for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography (CoA-ACS).

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Editor Responsibilities

The JDMS Editor manages the editorial content of JDMS to meet quality and content objectives, including compliance with applicable state, federal and international laws. They supervise the overall identity, marketing, and publication process of JDMS and recommend changes to JDMS policies in keeping with industry best practices. In addition, the JDMS Editor oversees the JDMS Section Editors, JDMS Editorial Board, and JDMS Reviewers in soliciting, submitting, reviewing, and rendering decisions on manuscripts for publication. 


The JDMS Editor-In-Chief should:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or higher;
  • Hold a current credential from an SDMS-recognized national sonography credentialing organization;
  • Have a record of scholarship in the sonography field;
  • Have experience in reviewing or authoring articles for publication and in mentoring others through the process;
  • Have a network of colleagues in research and sonography clinical practice;
  • Have reliable internet access and ample technology skills to facilitate use of the JDMS publication system;
  • Have a strong command of the English language, including grammar and syntax;
  • Ideally have experience in sonography education or continuing medical education;
  • Be a member of the SDMS throughout tenure as Editor-In-Chief.
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