Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Faculty

Scientific/Education Planning Committee

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD; Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Stephen Haskins, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Hari Kalagara, MD; Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
William Manson, MD; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA

Faculty

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD; Stanford University, School of Medicine, Los Altos, CA
Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Nibras Bughrara, MD; Albany Medical College, Delmar, NY
Melissa Byrne, DO, MPH; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Johanna Blair de Haan, MD; University of Texas at Houston McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX
Nadia Hernandez, MD; University of Texas at Houston McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX
Hari Kalagara, MD; Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Sree Kolli, MD, EDRA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
William Manson, MD; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
Jemiel Nejim, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Oliver Panzer, MD; Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
Bridget Pulos, MD; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Rakesh Sondekoppam Vijayashankar, MD; University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

Associate Faculty

Sivasenthil Arumugam, MD; Woodland Anesthesiology Associates/ University of Connecticut, Avon, CT  
Elird Bojaxhi, MD; Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
Cynthia Khoo, MD, PhD; Stanford Hospital, Stanford, CA
Iyabo Muse, MD; Westchester Medical Center/NYMC, Valhalla, NY
Jennifer Potter, MD; Aspen Anesthesia, Inc., Glennwood Springs, CO
Maria Sheikh, MD, MPH; Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York, NY
Michael Singleton, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 

eLearning Curriculum Authors 

Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD; USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
Jan Boublik, MD, PhD; Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Stephen Haskins, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Lars Knudsen, MD, PhD; USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
William Manson, MD; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC; Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Erik Sloth, MD, PhD; USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark


Dr. Sivasenthil Arumugam

Sivasenthil Arumugam, MD, MBBS, FASA, is in private practice with Woodland Anesthesiology Associates in Hartford, CT. He is also an associate clinical professor at the University of Connecticut and residency site director at the St. Francis Hospital & Medical center.  Dr. Arumugam is an examiner at the American Board of Anesthesiology. He continues to serve in various positions and currently the President of CT state society of Anesthesiologists. Special interests include regional anesthesia, point of care ultrasound, perioperative medicine, teaching and clinical research.


Dr. Elird Bojaxhi

Elird Bojaxhi, MD, FASA, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. He is passionate about regional anesthesia and completed his regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He also serves as the associate fellowship director in regional anesthesia at Mayo Clinic Florida. Dr. Bojaxhi has a special interest in neuroanesthesia, which includes regional anesthesia techniques for “awake” craniotomies, “awake” spine surgery, and management of acute on chronic pain for major spine surgery. His interest in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) primarily focuses on gastric ultrasonography and perioperative echocardiography.


Boublik_Jan

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University. He graduated medical school and received a PhD in bioengineering from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany, including two years as a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and he completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), functional outcomes after surgery, innovative technologies and techniques in anesthesia. He was a founding member of the ASRA Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.


Dr. Yuiry Bronshteyn

Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD, is an anesthesiologist and intensivist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He uses POCUS clinically, mainly for crisis management in the ICU/OR. Dr. Bronshteyn teaches POCUS locally at Duke, regionally in the Southeast, and nationally/internationally for several medical societies. He also chairs the ASA's Ad Hoc Committee on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.


Dr. Nibras Bughrara

Nibras Bughrara, MD, is assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, surgery, and internal medicine. He completed his critical care medicine fellowship and advanced perioperative echocardiography training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Currently he is the division chief of anesthesia critical care and the founder and director of the Critical Care Echocardiography Program at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY. Dr. Bughrara is the principal investigator (PI) of an ongoing multicenter study on blending focused transthoracic echocardiography learning in existing anesthesiology residency training programs and the PI of a multicenter study on performing focused echocardiographic evaluation in life support for in-hospital cardiac arrest patients. 


Dr. Melissa Byrne

Melissa Byrne, DO, MPH, is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. After residency in anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, she worked in private practice in Virginia before returning back to her home in Michigan to complete a fellowship in Regional and Ambulatory Anesthesia. Her interests include resident education and Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She has recently been named assistant director for POCUS where she is active in curriculum development.


Dr. Johanna Blair de Hann

J. Blair de Haan, MD, became an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the UT Health Science Center in Houston following completion of her fellowship training. Her focus is on regional anesthesia, acute pain medicine, and solid organ transplantation including liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants. She is highly involved in the educational division of her department, as an assistant program director for the anesthesiology residency program, and program director of the regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine fellowship at UT Houston.


Haskins_Stephen

Stephen Haskins, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During his fellowship, Dr. Haskins developed an interest in Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), specifically focused cardiac ultrasound, lung ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, and gastric ultrasound. Dr. Haskins is the co-founder and chair of the ASRA Perioperative POCUS Special Interest Group (SIG). He is also lead author for POCUS for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Review Series in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine (RAPM). 


Dr. Nadia Hernandez
Nadia Hernandez, MD, completed her anesthesiology residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York, NY, followed by fellowship training in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine. She moved back home to Texas where she serves as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at the University of Texas (UT) at Houston McGovern School of Medicine. After one year, Dr. Hernandez revamped the regional anesthesiology fellowship and was promoted to director of regional anesthesiology at UT Houston as well as program chair of the Regional Anesthesia and Perioperative Ultrasound Fellowship. She is one of the co-founding members of the ASRA Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.

Dr. Hari Kalagara

Hari Kalagara, MD, is passionate about regional anesthesia and has completed a regional anesthesia fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. He has attained European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia (EDRA) by the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy and was awarded the ASRA Resident/Fellow of the Year Award in 2017. Dr. Kalagara served as Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Kalagara holds certifications in perioperative echocardiography and critical care echocardiography by the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE). Dr. Kalagara is currently working as an assistant professor in Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at the Mayo Clinic with special interest in regional anesthesia and POCUS. He is currently the Chair of ASRA POCUS Courses.


Dr. Cynthia Khoo

Cynthia Khoo, MD, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor in the department of anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine at Stanford hospital in Palo Alto, CA. She graduated from medical school and completed a PhD in pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania. Her residency and regional anesthesia fellowship training were completed at Stanford. Dr. Khoo is the director of the regional resident rotation and co-director of the division of global health equity. Her research focus is on education and improving access to regional anesthesia in low resource settings.


Dr. Sree Kolli

Sree Kolli, MD, EDRA, is a regional anesthesiologist and point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) enthusiast. Dr. Kolli trained at the Cleveland Clinic for his anesthesia residency and fellowship in acute pain and regional anesthesia. He completed training in the United Kingdom and attained European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia from the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy in 2011. Dr. Kolli is the organizer and primary activity director for the Cleveland Clinic's Cadaver Regional Anesthesia & PoCUS Workshops and the Chronic Pain Ultrasound Workshops at the Pain Management Symposium. He is currently the associate program director for the regional anesthesia fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic.


Dr. William Manson
William Manson, MD, is an anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He originally trained in emergency medicine and completed a fellowship in emergency ultrasound. Following ultrasound training, he became the associate director and then director of emergency ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Then, he undertook training in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland in Dallas, followed by a regional anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Manson’s research focus is perioperative point-of-care ultrasound.

Dr. Jemiel Nejim

Jemiel Nejim, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in critical care medicine. He trained entirely on the west coast, and, upon completion of his training at the University of California San Francisco, he attended in the operating rooms there. Being a California explant, Dr. Nejim exudes calm even when faced with challenging situations. Dr. Nejim's main interests include echocardiography and the use of ultrasound in acute situations.


Dr. Iyabo Muse

Iyabo Muse, MD, FASA, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology in the division of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at Westchester Medical Center/NYMC and serves as the assistant residency director for PGY-1 residents. After completing residency at Montefiore Medical Center, she completed a fellowship in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Dr. Muse’s clinical focus is primarily on orthopedic procedures, the use of peripheral nerve blocks, and multimodal pain strategies for perioperative pain management.


Dr. Oliver Panzer

Oliver Panzer, MD, completed his critical care fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).  After that, Dr. Panzer joined the faculty in the divisions of regional anesthesia and critical care in 2006.  Early on he was fascinated by the impact of perioperative ultrasound on their clinical practice.  He created and led perioperative ultrasound workshops and lectures for multiple classes of residents and critical care fellows at CUMC.  Dr. Panzer became the director of perioperative ultrasonography in the Department in 2010, and he lead the departmental perioperative ultrasound curriculum committee.   He has taught courses nationally at the ASA meetings since 2010, the PGA meetings in New York since 2014 and the FATE course since 2016.


Dr. Jennifer Potter

Jennifer Potter, MD, is an anesthesiologist at Aspen Valley Hospital in Aspen, Colorado.  After finishing undergrad and medical school at Duke University, she completed residency training at the University of Utah and Stanford University. She then completed a regional anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Virginia and practiced for UVA for 5 years before moving to Colorado.  Dr. Potter is a Testamur in the National Board of Echocardiography Examination of Special Competence in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTEeXAM).


Dr. Bridget Pulos

Bridget Pulos, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She graduated from Tufts University in Medford, MA, and completed medical school, anesthesiology residency, and regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Her interests include resident education, ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia, and the impact of regional anesthesia on perioperative outcomes. Dr. Pulos is also the Program Director for the RAAPM Fellowship at Mayo Rochester. 


Dr. Maria Sheikh

Maria Sheikh, MD, MPH, lives and works in New York City after building her career at institutions around the country. Her academic interests include heart disease in pregnancy, physician wellness, and point-of-care ultrasound.


Dr. Michael Singleton

Michael Singleton, MD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.   After finishing medical school at Indiana University, he completed residency at the University of Utah where he developed an interest in both regional anesthesia and the use of echocardiography in the perioperative period.  He continued to develop his interests in the different applications of ultrasound as a fellow in regional anesthesiology at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, before starting at Vanderbilt.



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