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Dr. Matt Dawson is Director of Point of Care Ultrasound at the University of Kentucky. He is the co-creator of Ultrasound Podcast, Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Volumes 1 and 2 digital textbooks, One Minute Ultrasound smartphone app, Sonocloud.org, and other random ventures. He has received numerous awards, including the CORD Innovations in Medical Education Award, ACEP Award for Contribution to EMUS, AEUS Ultrasound Education Award, UKEM Instructor of the Year Award, UK Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, and 2014 ACEP Junior National Faculty Award.
Dr. Dawson has a broad interest in point of care ultrasound and is excited to discuss any topics of your choosing.
Dr. Mike Mallin is Director of Education and Ultrasound Director in the Emergency Department at the University of Utah. He is the co-creator of Ultrasound Podcast, Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound Volumes 1 and 2 digital textbooks, One Minute Ultrasound smartphone app, Sonocloud.org, and other random ventures. Dr. Mallin has received numerous awards, including the ACEP Award for Contribution to EMUS, the AEUS Ultrasound Education Award, and the University of Utah Faculty Teacher of the Year Award.
Dr. Mallin is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but his real passion is bedside echo, whether it’s basic, advanced, or even TEE.
Dr. Mike Stone is an emergency physician (and recovering academician) at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. He is the creator of the ACEP online ultrasound exam, a co-creator of Sonocloud, and an Ultrasound Podcast team member. Dr. Stone was the 2012 chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section. He has received numerous awards, including the 2009 CORD National Faculty Teaching Award, the 2010 SAEM Ultrasound Achievement Award, and multiple teacher of the year awards from SUNY Downstate, Highland Hospital, and the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency.
Dr. Stone is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but he has a special passion for point of care nerve blocks and regional anesthesia.
Dr. Laleh Gharahbaghian is Emergency Ultrasound Director at Stanford University. She was born in Iran, came to the USA at age 3, finished medical school and residency in EM at UCI, and completed an ultrasound fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Gharahbaghian is an incredible educator, whether live or online. She is the creator and driving force behind Sonospot.com.
Dr. Gharahbaghian has vast experience in directing ultrasound programs and all of the administrative aspects that go along with it, such as billing and credentialing. She is happy to discuss any topic, but her area of special interest is pediatric and adult trauma.
Dr. Casey Parker is Director of Clinical Training at Broome Hospital and Associate Professor at the Rural Clinical School of the University of Western Australia. He is trained as a general practicioner and has reached ultrasound mastery mainly through self-teaching. He is the author of the Broome Docs blog and podcast.
Dr. Parker works in remote hospitals covering emergency medicine, trauma, anesthesia, obstetrics, critical care, pediatrics, and any other issues that come his way. Dr. Parker has special interests in obstetric, trauma, and remote bedside ultrasound.
Dr. Rob Arntfield is Director of Critical Care Ultrasound at Western University. As a clinician-educator, he is a course director for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) critical care ultrasonography program and teaches and lectures on point of care ultrasound throughout North America. He completed a point of care ultrasound fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York where, in his capacity as an attending physician, he received the Attending of the Year Award by the Mount Sinai emergency medicine residents. In addition to being a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, Dr. Arntfield is an adult echocardiography diplomate with the National Board of Echocardiography.
Dr. Arntfield can discuss any ultrasound topic, but his special interests include resuscitative ultrasound, critical care ultrasound and applications of TEE in critical illness and cardiac arrest.
VICKI NOBLE, MD
Dr. Vicki Noble is Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. She is a former chair of the ACEP Ultrasound Section and has lectured for over five years for the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS). Dr. Noble is co-author of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound textbook. Her research interests include lung ultrasound and technology solutions for ultrasound interpretation as a means to broaden access to the diagnostic capabilities of sonography.
With nearly a decade of experience leading the ultrasound program at MGH, Dr. Noble can give you advice on ultrasound management, research, starting a training program, and how to get involved in international training efforts. She is happy to discuss any topic, but she is especially interested in lung ultrasound.
Dr. Andy Sloas is Assistant Professor of Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University. He is the creator and host of the PEM ED Podcast. Dr. Sloas is pediatric EM fellowship trained and RDMS certified. He was awarded the University of Texas Department of EM Outstanding Clinical Educator Award in 2013.
Dr. Sloas has vast experience with bedside ultrasound in the community and academic settings in both adults and children. He is interested in critical care and bedside echo, especially when it comes to their application in pediatric patients.
Dr. Jean-Francois Lanctôt is Professor of Medicine at McGill and Sherbrooke universities in Montreal, Québec, Canada. He is the co-founder of the EGLS course for which he received the CME Innovation Award from the College of Physicians of Quebec, and he is a co-creator of the iOS application Shock Echo. Dr. Lanctôt participated in establishing credentialing guidelines for advanced ultrasound in emergency medicine for the Association of Emergency Physicians of Quebec.
While his main areas of interest include resuscitation and critical care ultrasound, Dr. Lanctôt firmly believes in the concept of whole body ultrasound and will be happy to discuss any topic.
Dr. Maxime Valois is Director of Point-of-Care Ultrasound at Charles-LeMoyne Hospital in Montréal, Québec, Canada. He has been implicated in point-of-care training with the Canadian Emergency Ultrasound Society (CEUS) and is a co-creator of the Echo-Guided Life Support (EGLS) course and Shock Echo iOS application. Dr. Valois has received the CME Innovation Award from Québec’s Collège des médecins and the Innovation Award from the Department of Emergency and Family Medicine at Montréal University.
Dr. Valois is happy to discuss any subject, but his main area of interest is critical care ultrasound.
MARK GOODMAN, MD
Dr. Mark Goodman is Director of Emergency Ultrasound for the St. Charles hospitals in Redmond and Prineville, Oregon. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine with an emphasis on MSK ultrasound and ultrasound-guided MSK procedures. Dr. Goodman has been a CastleFest instructor since 2012, has taught ultrasound in rural Nepal, and he is the go-to guy for all MSK ultrasound questions.
Dr. Goodman’s main area of expertise is MSK ultrasound, including muscles, bones, and joint injections.
JUSTIN COOK, MD
Dr. Justin Cook is Director of Education and Co-Director of ED Ultrasound at Northwest Acute Care Specialists, an EM group staffing the six hospitals of Legacy Health Systems in the Portland, OR area. He trained in emergency medicine at Highland Hospital, and then migrated north into pseudo-community practice with occasional Highland dabbling. Dr. Cook is an active faculty member with the Critical Points course and plays drums with Radical Revolution.
Dr. Cook is happy to discuss any topic, but his areas of special interest are airway management and critical care.
Dr. Jesper Danielson is a Swedish radiologist and has been Director of Capio S:t Görans hospital ultrasound-unit since 2006. He received his specialization in radiology in 1999 and has concentrated on diagnostic abdominal ultrasound since 2002. Dr. Danielson has been teaching bedside ultrasound to non-radiologists, such as EM and critical care, since 2009. He is a co-founder of SonoSweden, a program dedicated to teaching diagnostic ultrasound in Sweden and Europe, and co-founder of the FIRST ULTRASOUND FELLOWSHIP in Sweden. He is also a co-founder and organizer of SonoSthlm. His main area of expertise is abdominal ultrasound, having significant experience with ultrasound contrast.
Dr. Danielson is happy to discuss anything ultrasound, but has the most experience with abdominal imaging. He most recently taught Matt and Mike how to find a normal appendix and diagnose terminal ileitis while all three were wearing kimonos in Sweden. He’s also an avid birdwatcher with 3000 species on the world list, so if you see him in the branch of a tree outside your house, don’t be alarmed.
Dr. Christofer Muhr is a Swedish internist with special interest in acute and critical care ultrasound. He is head of the emergency ultrasound programme at Capio S:t Görans Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 2008, Dr. Muhr has been administering courses on bedside ultrasound to all interested specialties in Sweden, as well as abroad. He teaches regularly at the AAEM, EUSEM and ICEM conferences, and he is on the board of the ultrasound section of EUSEM (European Society for Emergency Medicine). Dr. Muhr is a co-founder of SonoSweden, a program dedicated to teaching diagnostic ultrasound in Sweden and Europe. He is a co-founder of the FIRST ULTRASOUND FELLOWSHIP in Sweden. He is also a co-founder and organizer of SonoSthlm, the best non-castle ultrasound course there is so far.
Dr. Muhr’s main areas of expertise are cardiac, lung and vascular ultrasound with special interest in shock and focused echo protocols. Dr. Muhr is happy to discuss anything ultrasound, facial hair, kung fu, course organization and more.
ADRIAN GOUDIE, MD
Dr. Adrian Goudie is an emergency physician at Fremantle Hospital and King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women, in Western Australia. He has worked in Australia, South Africa and England, where he began training in ultrasound and echocardiography. Dr. Goudie is regularly involved in ultrasound training and education for critical care doctors both locally and internationally. He is an examiner for the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Emergency), the current president of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, chair of the Ultrasound Subcommittee of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and he is a councillor and education committee member for the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology.
Dr. Goudie is happy to discuss any topic of emergency ultrasound, particularly abdominal and early pregnancy ultrasound.
JUSTIN BOWRA, MD
Dr. Justin Bowra is an emergency physician and resident emergency ultrasound tragic at Sydney Adventist (‘the San’) and Royal North Shore Hospitals. He has been performing bedside US since 1999. He is the lead author of Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy (2nd ed), the immediate past chair of the CCPU Board of the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine, and is the ACEM representative on the ultrasound interest group of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine. Hobbies include writing spectacularly unsuccessful film scripts and children’s books and being bossed around by his small yet opinionated daughter. Come & work for him as an US fellow at the San, he’s a top bloke and definitely did not write this bio.
Dr. Bowra is happy to discuss any topic of emergency ultrasound, but especially loves lung, nerve blocks and critical care ultrasound.
PATRICK OCKERSE, MD
Dr. Patrick Ockerse is Assistant Ultrasound Director and Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director at the University of Utah where he also completed his emergency medicine residency and ultrasound fellowship. Dr. Ockerse has also completed the ACEP teaching fellowship and is interested in using technology to advance ultrasound education.
Dr. Ockerse is happy to discuss a wide range of topics, such as hip hop and emergency ultrasound. His areas of interest and expertise include abdominal/bowel ultrasound, resuscitation ultrasound and ultrasound education, in particular.
Dr. Ben Smith is Emergency Ultrasound Director at the University of Tennessee where he received the UTEM outstanding teacher award in 2008 and 2011. He is the creator of ultrasoundoftheweek.com where he posts weekly interesting ultrasound cases and teaching pearls. He has created several tools to aid ultrasound directors: a script that de-identifies ultrasound clips and an online M.mode.ify tool that can be used to create an M-Mode image from any clip. Dr. Smith has completed the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and his interests include landscape photography, digital image manipulation and computer coding.
Dr Smith is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but especially loves critical care and echocardiography.
DAVID MACKENZIE, MD
Dr. David Mackenzie is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University and practices emergency medicine at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. He completed an ultrasound fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to teaching locally and nationally, he has extensive experience developing ultrasound programs and training for global health projects.
Dr. Mackenzie is happy to discuss any topic, but has particular interests in volume status assessment, lung ultrasound, and ultrasound use in resource-limited settings.
Dr. Geoff Hayden is Director of Clinical Ultrasound at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He manages the website emergencyultrasoundteaching.com and was a contributor to the Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound digital textbook. Dr. Hayden has received awards such as the MUSC Emergency Medicine Golden Apple Teaching Award and the “Open Mic” competition through the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Hayden spends half his clinical time in the adult ED, half in the pediatric ED. While happy to discuss any aspect of point-of-care ultrasound, his area of particular interest is pediatric ultrasound. He is also excited to discuss the nuts and bolts of managing a clinical ultrasound program, and, as a certified professional coder, the sordid details of ultrasound billing and coding.
Dr. Hein Lamprecht is currently working as a senior emergency medicine physician in Cape Town, South Africa. He is the Emergency Ultrasound programme and fellowship director for both Cape Town and Stellenbosch Universities. Dr. Lamprecht is the current chair for the Subcommittee for Emergency Ultrasound of the College for Emergency Medicine of South Africa. He is also the chair for the African Ultrasound Committee who consist of the national leads of participating countries. He also serves on the executive committee of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound Special Interest Group since its inception in 2009.
Dr. Lamprecht is a complete ultrasound zealot, scanning all patients, staff, animals or anything else he can lay his hands on. He is happy to discuss any topic, but his special interests include cardiac, lung, shock, infectious diseases scanning and curriculum development in resource limited settings. Fortunately, there is continuous flood of pathology in Cape Town to keep him occupied. For a glimpse you should watch this video. He strictly lives by the philosophy of Ubuntu.
Dr. Andrew Herring is an attending emergency physician at Highland Hospital—Alameda Health System and clinical instructor at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Herring trained in emergency medicine at Highland Hospital and completed an ultrasound fellowship there as well. He teaches nationally on integrating ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and interventional pain procedures into a practical approach to emergency pain management. Dr. Herring has described several novel approaches to common ED conditions using ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia. He is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s advisory panel on acute pain medicine with an interest in bringing the highest quality multi-modal pain management to the emergency department. Dr. Herring developed and maintains Highlandultrasound.com.
Dr. Herring is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but he has a particular interest in ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia and interventional pain procedures. Additionally, he has a special interest in bringing ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia to resource limited settings and has a background of work in Latin America.
Dr. Nelson is Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He coauthored the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound and Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated (Cambridge University Press). He created the educational website, www.SinaiEM.us. He chairs the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Emergency and Critical Care community of practice, chairs Mount Sinai Hospital’s Point of Care Ultrasound Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical UltraSound.
Harvard Medical School and Mount Sinai have granted him awards for teaching, and he was named Attending of the Year by the Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine residents. He is a Master Educator level member of the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education. The American College of Emergency Physicians awarded him their National Faculty Teaching Award in 2013, and in 2014 he received the Emergency Ultrasound Education Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
He is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but is especially interested in thoracic ultrasound, program administration, and procedure guidance.
Dr Canh Le Nygaard is currently the leader of the Norwegian Society for Ultrasound in General Practice. He was part of the inaugural class of the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and has since collaborated with Drs. Matt Dawson and Mike Mallin on various projects, including SonoNorway and SonoScandinavia ultrasound courses in Norway and Sweden. He spends time taking care of patients in his practice as a family physician. In addition to staging ultrasound courses for medical students and fellow GPs, he is involved in several projects and studies with the University of Oslo and Akershus University Hospital on the challenges of point of care ultrasound education in a primary care setting. He believes point of care ultrasound is a revolutionary tool in the hands of a primary care doctor.
Dr. Nygaard uses point of care ultrasound broadly in his family medicine practice, but has special interest in MSK ultrasound and injections.
Dr. John Bailitz is the Emergency Ultrasound and Collaborative Research Director for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. John also teaches several ultrasound courses at Rush Medical School. Beyond Chicago, John serves as the ACEP US Section chair, ACEP Online Education Chair, and SMACC Organizing Committee. Over the last decade he has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and research from his residents, ACEP, and the American College of Surgeons. Believing that education is a basic human right, John is actively working to incorporate FOAM into traditional medical education through the site www.ace4cus.com created with the help of Matt Dawson, Mike Mallin, Mike Stone and many other legendary educators.
John is happy to discuss any CUS topic, especially CUS education.
Dr. Jimmy Fair is an emergency physician and emergency ultrasound faculty member at the University of Utah. Dr. Fair also directs a multidisciplinary transesophageal echocardiography team for cardiac arrest. He completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound with a special focus in echocardiography and is one of the few emergency physicians to have completed the National Board of Echocardiography’s advanced exam. Dr. Fair is the co-creator of the Echoholics Anonymous podcast and website, a project exploring advanced concepts in point of care ultrasonography and point of care beer.
While happy to discuss any point of care ultrasound application, Jimmy’s special interests are echocardiography and critical care applications of ultrasound.
PETER WEIMERSHEIMER, MD
Peter Weimersheimer is an emergency physician and the Division Chief of Emergency Medicine the University of Vermont Medical Center. He is the founder and Director of the UVM Emergency Ultrasound Program, Course Director of a 4th year medical student elective in point of care ultrasound, and is the Course Director for UVM regional ultrasound training programs. Peter is also the Regional Director of Clinical Ultrasound for 5 regional hospitals and is developing a regional ultrasound QA and credentialing program for community EPs in northern Vermont/New York State. He has over 20 years of experience at clinical ultrasound and is one of the inaugural ULA fellows.
His interests include thoracic ultrasound, ultrasound administration, and ultrasound in resource limited settings. However, he unfortunately is happy to give his biased input on any topic.
Dr. Jacob Avila is Co-Ultrasound Director and Co-Ultrasound Fellowship Director at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. He recently finished an ultrasound fellowship under the tutelage of Dr. Matt Dawson. Dr. Avila probably has too many ventures he is involved with, including 5minsono.com (an instructional website and podcast he developed), ultrasoundoftheweek.com, Ultrasound GEL (a podcast that discusses relevant ultrasound literature), and he is a member of the Ultrasound Podcast team.
Dr. Avila loves all things ultrasound, but his main interests include ultrasound-guided IV placement and pulmonary ultrasound.
Dr. Kevin Bergman is Co-Director of the Ultrasound and Global Health programs at the UCSF Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency and he is an attending at the emergency department at the Contra Costa county hospital. Dr. Bergman is a ULA graduate and is passionate about teaching ultrasound to the next generation of physicians and integrating POCUS into family medicine. He is an official consultant to the International Consensus Conference on Ultrasound in Medical Education, is the Vice Chair of the American Association of Family Practice (AAFP) Ultrasound Member Interest Group, and is helping write the POCUS guidelines for the AAFP. He won teaching awards both as a fellow and as an attending, and has taught ultrasound at WINFOCUS, AIUM/SUSME, AAFP, and Society for Teachers in Family Medicine national meetings. He also co-founded World Altering Medicine, a non-profit organization that provides medical and surgical care to rural patients in Malawi, where he has returned annually since his first visit in 2002.
Kevin has a broad interest in ultrasound and is happy to discuss any topic. His particular interests are in ultrasound for full-spectrum family physicians and ultrasound in resource-limited settings.
Heidi Kimberly, MD
Dr. Heidi Kimberly is an emergency physician and Ultrasound Director in the Division of Emergency Ultrasound at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. She graduated from the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine residency and completed an ultrasound fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has lectured and taught hands on ultrasound courses at numerous national meetings.
Dr. Kimberly speaks passable Spanish and is happy to talk about classical music, bike commuting, or anything ultrasound related with a special interest in ultrasound education and competency assessment.
Zareth Irwin, MD
Zareth Irwin completed his emergency ultrasound fellowship training under Chris Fox at UC Irvine in 2008. He is the ultrasound co-director for Northwest Acute Care Specialists, which staffs six emergency departments in Portland, Oregon. While working in community medicine, he has been active in point of care ultrasound education for over a decade and continues to teach point of care ultrasound to users at all levels from medical students to attending physicians in a variety specialties.
Zareth is a 50% guy… He knows 50% as much ultrasound as Mike Stone, has 50% of the good looks of Mike Mallin, has 50% of the charisma of Chris Fox, has 50% of the vocabulary of Justin Cook, and drinks 50% less bourbon than Matt Dawson. His greatest passion in the use of point of care ultrasound is immediately recognizing life threatening conditions and procedural guidance for treatment of these conditions.
Wilma Chan, MD
Dr. Wilma Chan is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and faculty in the Division of Emergency Ultrasound at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is the inaugural Director of Undergraduate Ultrasound Education at the Perelman School of Medicine and loves cultivating young fresh minds. She completed her residency at University of Chicago and her ultrasound fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Wilma has a Master’s of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the program of Technology, Innovation and Education.
Dr. Chan is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but she has a special passion for medical education and ways to utilize existing technologies for learners of all levels.
Dr. Trish Henwood is Co-Founder and Director of Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments (PURE), a non-profit organization focused on ultrasound education and research in the developing world. She works as an emergency physician in the Division of Emergency Ultrasound within the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She focuses on emergency ultrasound education with an international research focus on the role of ultrasound in global health and humanitarian settings. Dr. Henwood is the co-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians Global Health Ultrasound Subcommittee.
Dr. Henwood is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but has a special interest in ultrasound applications and training program design in resource-limited settings and infectious diseases.
Mikaela Chilstrom, MD
Dr. Mikaela Chilstrom is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and faculty in the Division of Emergency Ultrasound at Emory University. She completed an ultrasound fellowship at SUNY Downstate, and has served as the Emory Ultrasound Fellowship Director and the LAC+USC Director of Medical Student Ultrasound Education. She has lectured and taught hands-on ultrasound courses at dozens of regional and national meetings, and delights in teaching ultrasound to learners of all ages; including medical students, residents, ultrasound fellows, senior EM faculty, and her 4-year old daughter.
Dr. Chilstrom is happy to discuss any ultrasound topic, but she gets really excited about musculoskeletal ultrasound (and anything else that they say you are not supposed to use ultrasound for).