The dermatologic ultrasound web site

Summary CV

Ximena Wortsman MD, FAIUM
Radiologist fully dedicated and actively working in Research on Dermatologic Ultrasound
Fellow member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (FAIUM), a recognition that is given to individuals who have substantially contributed in a most distinguished fashion to the field of ultrasound.

Phone: +56222446058


Subspecialty: Dermatologic Ultrasound 
Medical Director at  Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues (IDIEP-
Adjunct Professor, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Adjunct Professor, Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Ranked Top 1 worldwide in number of publications and citations in dermatologic ultrasound. Check Microsoft Academics Top Authors Dermatologic Ultrasound

According to Expertscape Website Rank, the expertise of Dr. Wortsman ranks in the Top 0.037% of 32,730 published authors worldwide on Color Doppler Ultrasonography and in the Top 0.053% of 41,270 published authors worldwide on Duplex Doppler Ultrasonography. Check the following links: Expertscape Color Doppler Ultrasonography and Expertscape Duplex Doppler Ultrasonography

Author of 197 publications including 2 books ( "Atlas of Dermatologic Ultrasound" and " Dermatologic Ultrasound with Clinical and Histologic Correlations"), 47 chapters of books, 1 editorial and 147 papers in peer-reviewed journals. More than 300 lectures and oral scientific presentations and over 100 posters and electronic presentations.

Citations: 4032
h-index: 35
i10-index: 86

Pubmed: 125 papers

h-index Scopus: 28

h-index - Web of Science: 27

Reviewer Profile in Publons 

Editorial Board Member in :

Our Dermatology OnLine, among others.

Luminary Speaker for Dermatologic Ultrasound at AIUM 2017

Magna Cum Lauda Award RSNA( Radiological Society of North America) Annual Meeting 2012

Honorary Member of the Spanish Society of Ultrasound (SEECO)

Member of multiple Scientific Societies such as RSNA, AIUM, ESR, ISBS, SERAM, among others

Reviewer for multiple high impact journals such as JAAD, BJD, JAMA Dermatology, JEADV, AODR,JUM, Clinical Rheumatology , EPOS-Radiology, among others.

Founder of the international educational web site on skin ultrasound


Doctor of Medicine,                University of Chile, 1989

F.M.G.E.M.S.          Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates,    USA, 1990

Specialist in Radiology                   University of Chile 1994

Training Fellow Musculoskeletal Ultrasound     Henry Ford Hospital , Detroit ,

USA, 1997

Academic Degree

Adjunct Assistant Professor , Department of Dermatology,

Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile,  2010

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology,  Faculty of Medicine, 

Current posts:


Medical Director in Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of  the  Skin and Soft     

Tissues   (IDIEP-

Radiologist, Dermatologic Ultrasound

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Department of Radiology, Clinica Servet


-Management , Business & Organization for Health Institutions,  Faculty of

 Economy, Universidad de  Chile, Santiago,  2002 ( 1 year course, DEGIS)  

Previous Clinical Posts

-Chief of the Department of Radiology 1998- 2005 Hospital del Profesor, Santiago, Chile

-Staff Radiologist   1994-2005 Hospital del Profesor, Santiago, Chile    

-Staff Radiologist 1994-1996 Hospital San Juan de Dios, Santiago, Chile

Other employments

In addition to my main appointment I have held the following paid medical and related jobs

Consultant sonographer for scientific studies in the national offices ( Santiago, Chile) for

 the companies : Loreal ( Vichy, La Roche Posay and Inneov Divisions) and Galderma.

-Speaker bureau and Ultraderm Team Abbvie 

-Consultant for the company Novartis, Basel, Switzerland

Committees and Editorials

-Editorial Board Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology International (JAADi)

-Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

-Scientific Board of Skin Research and Technology

-International Scientific Committee of Actas Dermosifiliograficas

-Associate Editor Frontiers in Medicine , Dermatology

-Editorial Board, Advances in Medicine: Radiology Journal ( 2015-2019)

-Editorial  Board ISRN Radiology Journal (2015-2019)

-Academic Editor for Radiology, Research and Practice Journal ( 2015-2019)

-Editorial Board Journal Our Dermatology OnLine

-Editorial Board, Biomed Research International Journal- Radiology (2015-2017)

-Editorial Scientific Board , World Congress of the International Society for

Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin  (ISBS) 2012

Teaching and Scientific Work:

Experience of teaching ultrasound at all levels from undergraduate  to specialist.

Presence as faculty in more than 100 ultrasound workshops, including RSNA

(Radiological Society of North America) and MUSOC (Musculoskeletal

Ultrasound Society) workshops, in international and national meetings.

Faculty RSNA  ( Radiological Society of North America) annual meeting

years :2005,2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,201,2013, 2016.

Full Reviewer profile in Publons

Reviewer for  the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, British 

Journal  of Dermatology, Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, Journal of Ultrasound in

Medicine, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology, Rheumatology, 

Journal Clinical Rheumatology, Arthritis Research &Therapy, International 

Journal of Dermatology, The Journal of Dermatology, The Journal of Rheumatology, Clinical 

Rheumatology, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, ECR ( European 

Congress of Radiology- EPOS), Archives of Dermatological Research, 

BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, Letters in Drug Design & Discovery,

Pediatrics &Therapeutics, North American Journal of Medical Sciences,

Expert Review of Dermatology,Journal of Radiology Case Reports, 

Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Actas Dermo-Sifiliogr√°ficas, 

Medicine,  Chilean Journal of Dermatology (Revista Chilena Dermatologia), Chungara 

Chilean Journal of  Anthropology (Chungara Revista de Antropologia Chilena).


 Experience in the development of new imaging applications  such as skin and

nail ultrasound. These innovative areas have been presented within a

continuous line of work that includes publications in prestigious journals and

presentations in international meetings (among them: conferences in USA,

Israel , France, Czech Republic, Mexico, UK,Spain, Brazil, Korea and

Argentina)  as well as in national meetings.

Publications and presentations

Author of 197 publications, including, 2 books, 47 chapters of books, 1 editorial and 147

papers. In addition, more than 300 lectures  and presentations, over 100 posters and 

electronic scientific presentations.

Awards , Honors and Recognitions

-Luminary Speaker for Dermatologic Ultrasound at AIUM 2017

-Fellow Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) since  2016.

-Senior Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) since 2014

-3rd place and honorary mention at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

 (AIUM) Annual Convention 2013

-Magna Cum Laude Award , Scientific Educational Exhibit at the  annual meeting of the

Radiological Society of North America ( RSNA ) 2012

-Distinguished Reviewer 2011, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine ( official journal of the

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine).

-Honorary Mention, AIUM (American Institute of Ultrasound) annual meeting, New York,


-Best Scientific Work 2012  in the Review Category, Chilean Journal of Dermatology

-First Award Scientific Presentation, CILAD, II Encuentro Residentes, La Coru?a,

 Spain, October, 2009 (presented by Dr. Gabriela Strauch)

-Best Scientific work 2008,   Chileal Journal of Dermatology

-Best Scientific work 2007, Chilean  Journal of Dermatology

-Best Scientific work 2003, Chilean Radiology meeting


Societies Membership

European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) since 2019

American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) since 2017

Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education( SUSME) since 2016

Sociedad Espa√Īola de Ultrasonido (SEECO) since 2016, honorary member

International Society for Biophysics and Imaging of the Skin ( ISBS) since 2010

Spanish Society of Medical Radiology (SERAM) since 2010

Chilean Society of Dermatology since 2008 ( Honorary collaborative member)

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) since 2008 

European Society of Radiology (ESR) since 2008

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) since 2004

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) since 1998

Chilean Society of Radiology since 1995

Colegio  Medico de Chile since 1990

Scientific Assignments

Visiting Professor

Department of Dermatology, Hospital Universitario Severo Ochoa, Madrid, Spain, June, 2013

Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark, November, 2012

Department of Radiology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, August, 2007

Electives ( International only)

Visiting Fellow, Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit

USA 1999, 2003

Department of Dermatology, at Linkoping  University Hospital, Sweden, 2001

Department of Dermatology at Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, and Roskilde

Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001


Members Area

Click on the pictures to review the books!!!


-More than 100,000 visitors from more than 150 countries and from the 5 continents

-Link to the  Skin Ultrasound School at:

-323 members from 55 countries

-Over 120 skin ultrasound images are available for educational purposes, more than 60 of them in the OFM (only for members) section

-More than 135 references about skin ultrasound ( Dr W`s publications, highlight of the week, and other references sections in the web site)

-Library for members


The past 20 years have marked an interesting road in the development of the field of ultrasound.  I have included skin and nail ultrasound work for the last 15 years.

An explosive growth has been seen due to the need for non-invasive studies of the skin and nails.  Physicians and patients demand anatomical studies that match clinical signs for optimal medical and  surgical planning as well as excellent cosmetic results.

In this web site, you will find images, references and links that may help you  understand and/ or develop this exciting new tool at your own work place.

My best wishes to you and your team

Ximena Wortsman MD, FAIUM

Chair of the Dermatologic Interest Group and Fellow Member at AIUM ( American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine)

Department of Imaging, IDIEP-Institute for Diagnostic Imaging and Research of the Skin and Soft Tissues

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology

Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Pontifical Catholic University



Lo Fontecilla 201, of 734,

Las Condes, Santiago, Chile