About Us

The Gottesfeld-Hohler Memorial Foundation (GOHO) began in 1984 to promote research and education in OB/GYN ultrasound. The Foundation welcomes practicing physicians and sonographers, offering education seminars geared toward everyday practice of obstetric and gynecologic ultrasound.

For more than 30 years, the GOHO annual CME conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida has featured leading experts in ultrasound, offering clinical discussions in a small classroom setting. There is ample opportunity for direct conversation with the faculty.

More recently, GOHO instituted a free conference for second-year maternal fetal medicine fellows to learn OB/GYN ultrasound from the world’s experts. There are only 120 MFM fellow graduates per year in the U.S. The GOHO conference brings the future of the profession all together in the same place at the same time — 98 percent of fellows attend this conference.

GOHO offers a free, case presentation webinar series to MFM fellows, bolstering the education received at the conference.

We also run a free training course in the basics of ultrasound for any incoming first-year OB/GYN resident from an accredited program in the United States or Canada. That course takes place virtually.

The faculty volunteer their time to teach these educational offerings. No one is paid.


The Foundation is named in memory of Kenneth Gottesfeld, M.D. and Charles Hohler, M.D., two pioneers in OB/GYN ultrasound who were prolific teachers in their too-short careers.

Over the years the GOHO Memorial Foundation has

Conducted a think tank on the future of OB/GYN ultrasound, setting the agenda for research
Distributed seed grants for young investigators in OB/GYN ultrasound
Supported the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM) first-year fellow retreat program
Supported the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

The Foundation is supported through monies raised at continuing medical education (CME) programs. All faculty at our courses work as volunteers.


President — Lawrence D. Platt, M.D., Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology,  UCLA. Director, Center for Fetal Medicine & Women’s Ultrasound, Los Angeles, CA

Vice President — John C. Hobbins, M.D., Distinguished Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Treasurer — Joshua A. Copel, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, and Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

Board Members

Alfred Z. Abuhamad, M.D., Professor and Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School. Interim dean at EVMS

Jim Binns, Esq., Phoenix, Arizona

Bryann Bromley, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School

Joanne Stone, M.D., Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine Mount Sinai Health System, Professor and Chair, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai