Introduction to Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound


Scientific/Education Planning Committee



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 currently chairs ASRA’s Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.

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 PoCUS, specifically focused cardiac ultrasound, lung ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound and gastric ultrasound. Dr. Haskins is the co-founder and co-chair of ASRA Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Special Interest Group. He is also lead author for PoCUS for the Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist Review Series in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. 

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 organizes and serves as primary activity director for the cadaveric regional anesthesia ultrasound workshops held at Cleveland Clinic. He is convinced of the benefits of regional anesthesia for pain relief for various surgical procedures and always tries to incorporate regional anesthesia for patient care. Dr. Kalagara is currently working as assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham with special interest in regional anesthesia.


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.
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