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Elizabeth Ayers Gibson
Elizabeth Ayers Gibson

Elizabeth Ayers Gibson ’98 (medical sonography) has achieved the status of advanced practice sonographer with the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. This designation requires at least five years of clinical experience, publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal, 15 hours of continuing medical education credit every three years, and additional qualifications.

Gibson is a sonographer at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, where she was named one of the outstanding employees of 2003. She is the first at Virginia Mason to receive the advanced sonographer designation.

“This holds a special significance for me because I have been profoundly deaf since birth, and faced and overcame greater challenges than the average sonographer,” says Gibson.