Keith Mauney & Associates (KMA) Ultrasound Training Institutes
Keith Mauney - Founder
To this day he has always had a passion for learning. But even as a lifelong student of people and science, healthcare called to him as a surprise. Leaving traditional college studies he entered nursing in 1972 for the twofold challenge it offered, taking first steps on a path that has led to tens of thousands of medical professionals worldwide.
If you work in ultrasound he has already had a hand in shaping your career.
From school he joined acute coronary care at a time and place where the concept was new and cutting-edge, working with some of the finest minds in the Carolinas at the most advanced facility in the South. Soon he was recruited to join the Team whose legacy it already was to invent the heart-lung bypass machine. Echocardiography was A-mode, Doppler was a dream and Dr. Feigenbaum’s venerable text was just published in its first edition.
In a few years, he was recruited to open what would become the nation’s second stroke interdiction clinic, using the first-ever engineered ultrasound system to image the carotid artery. Joining with research engineers from Bell Laboratories, he became immersed in vascular imaging years before medicine widely discovered it. Several years later he was drawn to Dallas, Texas and U.T. Southwestern Medical School. He joined the Surgery Faculty and opened the Clinical Vascular Laboratory, bringing the first vascular ultrasound imaging technology to the school to conduct research into stroke and peripheral vascular disease.