Richard A. Hoppmann, M.D. is the Dorothea H. Krebs Endowed Chair of Ultrasound Education, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Ultrasound Institute, and Past Dean of University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, SC. He received his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, completed an Internal Medicine residency at East Carolina University, and completed a fellowship in Rheumatology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Hoppmann is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.