Hayley O. Bartkus, MS-HPEd., BSDMS, RDMS (AB, OB/GYN)

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director

Hayley O. Bartkus joined The Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging Faculty in 2023 as Director of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Hayley’s sonography story began at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she graduated first-generation cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 2017. Hayley credits her passion for ultrasound education to her faculty at RIT, having gone on to earn a Master of Science in Health Professions Education from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine in 2022. Passionate about pulse-waves and patient-centered care, Hayley is committed to advancing the field of diagnostic medical sonography with a mission to improve patient outcomes through her advocacy and work as an educator, sonographer, and host of her podcast 256 Shades of Gray.

Hayley began her professional career in the radiology department at Albany Medical Center in 2017. In 2018, Hayley returned to her home city of Philadelphia where she continued in the general and pediatric specialties before transitioning to high-risk obstetric sonography at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. During her time at UPenn, Hayley participated in cutting-edge clinical research including uterine transplantation and medical device trials for pelvic floor wellness and aligned resident and advanced practice provider ultrasound education. Honored as AS Software’s 2023 Sonography Impact Community Advocate Award recipient, Hayley continues to pursue her mission of advocacy for equitable, evidence-based, patient-centered medical care with an emphasis on the importance and value of sonographers and high-quality ultrasonic imaging.