Kathryn E. Zale, MS, BA, RDMS, RVT

Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ Vascular Sonography Instructor
Health Sciences Faculty


I am a part-time instructor within the Diagnostic Medical and Vascular Sonography programs here at PA College. I am passionate about sonography and its instruction! I enjoy getting to know my students and watching them grow their skills throughout the program(s).

Active within the profession, I have published journal articles and textbook chapters, as well as had the opportunity to speak at national meetings, provide peer-reviews for the professional journal, and be involved with the creation of the national pediatric sonography registry examination. I have also had research experience in this field.

I also currently work per diem at Chester County Hospital's maternal fetal medicine department, and have previously worked in radiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)
  • - Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB)
  • - Abdomen (AB)
  • - Pediatric Sonography (PS)
  • Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)


  • DMS-223 Ob/Gyn Sonography I
  • DMS-224 Ultrasound Clinical I
  • DMS-226 Ob/Gyn Sonography II
  • DMS-228 Ultrasound Clinical II
  • DMS-232 Ultrasound Clinical III
  • VAS-113 Vascular Sonography Lab I
  • VAS-224 Vascular Sonography Clinical I
  • VAS-225 Vascular Sonography Lab II
  • VAS-228 Vascular Sonography Clin II
  • VAS-229 Vascular Sonography Lab III
  • VAS-231 Vascular Sonography Review
  • VAS-232 Vascular Sonography Clin III


  • Master of Science, The Ohio State University, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts, Miami University (Ohio), 2004

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (SDMS)
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS)
  • Reviewer, Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS)
  • Item writer, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS)

Career Highlights

  • July 2021 – Nominated for college-wide Stoudt Excellence in Teaching Award, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • August 2020 – Nominated and finalist for college-wide Stoudt Excellence in Teaching Award, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • July 2016 – 2015 Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award winner for superior writing and contributions to the JDMS for publication on myofascial trigger points in the ankle/foot
  • April 2016 – Appointed as a JDMS (Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography) board member
  • Sept 2014 - National SDMS Sonographer Poster Competition 2nd place, “A mixed-method holistic approach to evaluating myofascial trigger points (MTrPs) & ankle/foot pain utilizing a hand-held ultrasound machine,” Louisville, KY
  • May 2014 - Outstanding Graduate Student Award Recipient, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • May 2013 – M. Rosita Schiller Award, School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • June 2010 - School of Allied Medical Professions Award of Merit, School of Allied Medical Professions, The Ohio State University
  • October 2009 - National SDMS Student Poster Competition Winner, “Utilizing Ultrasound to detect Arteriole Blood Flow in the Nerve and Muscle of a Subject,” Nashville, TN
  • April 2010 - OSU Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, 2nd place winner within the Category of Health Professions-Clinical, Columbus, OH
Kathryn Zale

Contact Information

850 Greenfield Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601 US

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