Kim Michael, MA, RT(R), RDMS, RVT, FSDMS

Program Director, Professor, and Anderson Distinguished Professor

Department of Clinical, Diagnostic, & Therapeutic Sciences
Division of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

University of Nebraska Medical Center
984545 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4545

Academic Appointments
Professor, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, 2021
Associate Director, Interprofessional Academy of Educators, 2015
Joseph & Darlene Anderson Distinguished Professor, UNMC, 2014
Associate Professor, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, 2012
Assistant Professor, College of Allied Health Professions, UNMC, 2006-2012
Instructor, College of Allied Health Professions, 2001-2006
Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, UNMC, 1998

FSDMS, Fellow, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2017
MA, Health Studies, University of Nebraska  at Omaha, 2006
BS, Radiation Science Technology, UNMC, 1991
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer: Abdomen, OB/GYN, Neurosonography, 1991; Breast, 2003; Pediatric, 2015
Registered Vascular Technologist, 1994
Registered Radiographer, 1990

Publications (last 5 years)

Custer T, Wampler K, Lambing L, Sayles H, Michael K. Lecture, Online, Flipped, and Blended: A Mixed-Methods Study on Ultrasound Student Outcomes and Perceptions. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. June 2022. doi:10.1177/87564793221106781

Custer T, Madery R, Vasquez L, Lyden E, Michael K. The Impact of Case-Based e-Learning Pedagogy on Critical Thinking in Imaging Science Students: A Multi-institutional Study. Radiologic Science & Education. 2021; 26(1): 13-21.

Custer T, Sayles H, Michael K. Assessing the Educational Climate: Transgender Content in Medical Imaging Curricula. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2020; doi:

Michael K, Anderson S, Bagley J, Ellingson S, Sayles H, White R & Custer T. Introducing Mindful Pause Practice in Sonography Education: A strategy to improve classroom presence. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. 2020; doi:

Wampler K, Bartenhagen L, Sayles H, Michael K. (2019). Lightly Embalmed Cadavers in Sonography Education: A Novel Approach to Improving Students’ Perceived Competence in Renal Biopsy Procedures. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Michael K, Rienzo C, Whitten T. Sonography Education: Incidental Findings in Scan Lab Models. (2019). Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Michael K, Lyden E, Custer T. Open-Book Examinations (OBEs) in an Ultrasound Physics Course: A Good Idea or a Bad Experiment? Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2018.

Smith CJ, Matthias T, Beam E, Wampler K, Pounds L, Nickol D, Carlson K, Michael K. Building a bigger tent in point-of-care ultrasound education: a mixed-methods evaluation of interprofessional, near-peer teaching of internal medicine residents by sonography students. BMC Medical Education 18:321, 2018. Open Access:

Becker BJ, Rutt K, Huntley A, Sayles H, Michael K. Student and Faculty Perceptions of Live Synchronous Distance Education for Allied Health Students Following Program Expansion to a Rural Campus. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2018 Oct 15;16(4), Article 9.

Michael K, Xuan T, Keller S, Sayles H, Custer T. Radiography Student Participation in Professional Organizations. Radiologic Technology. September/October 2017. Volume 89, Number 1.

Wampler K, Harwager B, Michael K. Abdominal Wall Endometriomas at Cesarean Section Scars: A Case Series. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Aug 2, 2017. DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2017.78082 online open access

Hanson C, Custer T, Schmidt C, Hartman T, Lyden E, List S, Wampler K, Michael K. Following the Growth of Sarah’s Baby: An IPE Activity of Medical Nutrition and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Students. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice 2017(7):17-20 doi: 10.1016/j.xjep.2017.02.002.

Michael K, Coffin C, Sudbeck R, Sayles H, Webster T. Current Employment Practices and Future Preferences for Multicredentialed Technologists in Nebraska. Radiology Management Sept/Oct:31-37, 2016.

Michael K, Keller S, Tran X, Sayles H, Custer T. Student Participation in Professional Organizations: A Synopsis of Data Collected From CAAHEP-Accredited Sonography Programs. J Diag Med Sonography, online, Aug 2016.

Custer T, Michael K. The Utilization of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table in the Education of Imaging Science Students, J Tomogr Simul 2015, 1:1

Michael KK, Wampler K, Underwood J, Hansen C. Ovarian Dysgerminoma: A Case Study. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, 2015, Vol. 31(5) 327–330.  online abstract

Wampler K, Bluedorn E, Michael K. Sonographic Evaluation of Fournier’s Gangrene. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Feb 2015.

Michael K, Wampler K, Shostrom VK, Boals M, Anderson JC. A Retrospective Analysis of Abdominal Competency Scores to Improve Clinical Education in a Sonography Program. Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Apr 2014.

Michael K, Parks K, Miller E. "Page Kidney: Hypertension Secondary to Extra-Renal Compression." Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Vol. 29 January/February 2013: 26-29. first published on August 24, 2012 as doi:10.1177/8756479312457593.

Primary Teaching Responsibilities
MITS 401S/601S Ultrasound Physics I
MITS 407S/607S Advanced Obstetrical Ultrasound
MITS 414S Introduction to Sonography
MITS 419S/619S Professional Projects I
MITS 421S/621S Professional Projects II
MITS 424S/624S Breast Sonography
MITS 432S/632S Gastrointestinal Ultrasound
MITS 451S/651S Ultrasound Physics II

Active Grant Support

SDMS Board of Directors, 2013-present
SDMS Foundation Board of Directors, 2013-Present
Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Editorial Board, 2016 to present
SDMS Membership Awards and Recognition Committee, 2015-2017
SDMS CME Reviewer, Image Library, Annual Conference Proposals, 2015-2017
SDMS Educator Institute Task Force, 2015-2017

Wellbeing Coordinating Council 2017-present
Assessment Committee, 2016-present
iEXCEL Education and Clinical Outcomes Committee, 2016-present
Educational Development Institute Committee, 2016-present
Advisory Council, Interprofessional Academy of Educators, 2015-present
Executive Committee, Interprofessional Academy of Educators, 2015-present

Promotion and Tenure Committee, 2012-present
Research Development and Management Committee, 2010- present
Chair, Rewards and Recognition Committee, 2007-present