Faculty

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Echocardiography is a well-established skill set within the anesthesia profession with expanding use in the perioperative setting through Basic Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echocardiography (FATE) training. All ASRA course faculty are experts in their field, with several also having either testamur status or certification via the National Board of Echocardiography. 

Scientific/Educational Planning Committee

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Stephen Haskins, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Faculty

Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Los Altos, CA
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
Sean Garvin, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
James Green, MBBS; University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Stephen Haskins, MD, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Nadia Hernandez, MD; University of Texas at Houston McGovern School of Medicine, Houston, TX
William Manson, MD; University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
Clemens Ortner, MD; Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
David Ramsingh, MD; Loma Linda University Medical Center, Anaheim, CA
Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark

Associate Faculty

Kyle Ahn, MD; University of California, Irvine, CA
Marianne Chen, MD; Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Stephanie Cheng, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Sree Kolli, MD, EDRA; Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Promil Kukreja, MD, PhD; The University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL
Bradley Lee, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY
Sydney Rose, MD; Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR
Tejinder Singh Soi, MD; Indiana University School of Medicine, Zionsville, IN
Douglas Wetmore, MD; Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

eLearning Curriculum Authors

Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
Lars Knudsen, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, USabcd, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Risskov, Denmark


Kyle Ahn, MD, is an associate professor of anesthesiology and vice-chair for academic affairs at the University of California Irvine (UCI). He completed his residency at University of Connecticut and his regional anesthesiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist and a fellow of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Ahn serves as instructor for simulation and MOCA at UCI Medical Education Simulation Center. Special interests include regional anesthesia, perioperative ultrasound, and medical education. [top of page]


Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Stanford University in California. He graduated from medical school and received a PhD in bioengineering from Medizinische Hochschule in Hannover, Germany. He was a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and completed his residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. His research interests include PoCUS, functional outcomes after surgery, innovative technologies, and techniques in anesthesia. He currently serves on the ASRA Membership Committee and chairs ASRA's Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound Special Interest Group.[top of page]


Nibras Bughrara, MD, is an 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. [top of page]


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 to Michigan to complete a fellowship in regional and ambulatory anesthesia. Her interests include resident education and point-of-care ultrasound. She was recently named assistant director for PoCUS, and she is active in curriculum development. [top of page]


Marianne Chen, MD, is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University department of anesthesiology, pain, and perioperative medicine. She completed her anesthesia residency and critical care fellowship at Stanford before joining the faculty. She serves as associate program director for the residency program and co-directs the perioperative point of care ultrasound curriculum for the residents. Her research interests include medical education and outcomes after liver transplantation.   [top of page]


Stephanie Cheng, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at Cornell University Medical School at NYU School of Medicine, her residency at Yale/New Haven Hospital, and her regional anesthesiology and acute pain fellowship at HSS. She is a FATE instructor and an advocate for ultrasound-guided diagnosis. [top of page]


Johanna Blair de Haan, MD,  received her medical degree and completed her residency training in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSC) where she was chief resident for a year. She completed an additional fellowship training in regional anesthesiology, acute pain medicine, and perioperative ultrasound at the same institution. Now, she is an assistant program director for anesthesiology residency at UTHSC-Houston, as well as program director of the regional anesthesiology fellowship program.[top of page]


Sean Garvin, MD, is board certified in anesthesiology, critical care medicine and perioperative TEE who after completing residency at Weill Cornell Medical College, went on to complete fellowships in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesia at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Garvin currently serves as the medical director of the orthopedic special care unit at the Hospital for Special Surgery and has been involved in numerous perioperative cardiac ultrasound research projects and educational conferences. [top of page]


James Stewart Green, MBBS, FRCA, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, AB, Canada. Dr. Green completed medical school and postgraduate training in anesthesia at Newcastle-u-Tyne and Glasgow in the United Kingdom before receiving his fellowship training in regional anesthesia under the guidance of Dr. Ban Tsui at the University of Alberta. Dr. Green is currently practicing as a clinical anesthetist at the University of Alberta Hospital, with specialist clinical interests in regional anesthesia and neuroanesthesia. Research interests include anesthesia and cancer survival, regional anesthesia, and ultrasound of the head and neck. [top of page]


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


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. [top of page]


Sree Kolli, MD, EDRA, is a regional anesthesiologist and PoCUS enthusiast, trained at the Cleveland Clinic in anesthesia residency and fellowship in acute pain and regional anesthesia. He completed training the in the UK and attained European Diploma in Regional Anesthesia from ESRA in 2011. Dr. Kolli is the organizer and the primary activity director for the Cleveland Clinic's Cadaver Regional Anesthesia & PoCUS Workshops and the Chronic Pain Ultrasound Workshops at Pain Management Symposium. He is currently the associate program director for the regional anesthesia fellowship program at the Cleveland Clinic. [top of page]


Promil Kukreja, MD, PhD, has been faculty at a prestigious academic institute for the last 10 years, and regional fellowship director for last 7 years. He is also core trauma and OB faculty. He instantly became interested to learn PoCUS when he first heard about it as he loves to enhance his US skills in practical applications.  After the PoCUS course he attended last year, he felt that he learned a different and unique skill which is very useful on everyday basis. [top of page]


Bradley Lee, MD, is an anesthesiologist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. He completed residency at University of California, San Francisco, followed by fellowship training in regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine at Hospital for Special Surgery. [top of page]


William Manson, MD, is an anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. 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.  Then, he undertook training in anesthesiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, followed by a regional anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Manson’s research focus  is perioperative point-of-care ultrasound. [top of page]


Clemens Ortner, MD, is a clinical assistant professor at the department of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Ortner is fellowship trained in obstetric and cardiothoracic anesthesiology. He is running the training curriculum in point-of-care ultrasound for anesthesia residents in the department and fellows in the division of obstetric anesthesiology. Dr. Ortner has published several articles and book chapters and is lecturing at national and international meetings on the topic of obstetric critical care and point-of-care ultrasound.  [top of page]


Davinder Ramsingh, MD, received his M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Loma Linda University where he served as chief resident. He completed a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at UCLA and then joined the faculty at the University of California at Irvine where he served as director of cardiac anesthesiology and director of perioperative ultrasound. In 2010, Dr. Ramsingh developed an innovative teaching program for anesthesiologists to apply a whole-body point-of-care ultrasound examination termed FORESIGHT (Focused periOperative Risk Evaluation Sonography Involving Gastro-abdominal, Hemodynamic, and Trans-thoracic ultrasound).  In 2016, he joined Loma Linda University as the director of clinical research and perioperative ultrasound.  His research interests include the use of ultrasound and hemodynamic technologies to improve patient care across a variety of care settings.   He has co-directed national sessions and has published many articles on the topic of perioperative point of care ultrasound and hemodynamic monitoring.  He is the lead editor for an upcoming book entitled “Perioperative Point of Care Ultrasound’. [top of page]


Sydney Rose, MD, is an assistant professor, and associate chief of quality and safety for the department of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College, and also completed her anesthesiology residency at Cornell. Dr. Rose completed both a regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine fellowship as well as chronic pain fellowship at OHSU before joining the department as faculty.  Her research interests include perioperative medicine, artificial intelligence, and innovative technologies in anesthesia. She is a POCUS instructor and an advocate for ultrasound-guided diagnosis. [top of page]


Erik Sloth, MD, PhD, is a professor of point-of-care ultrasound.  He has authored 150 papers, mainly on hemodynamics and focused TTE.  Dr. Sloth developed the FATE-protocol (Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echo) almost 30 years ago, recognizing him as the founder of point-of-care cardiac-pulmonary ultrasound.  He has developed a unique learning concept, based on pre-course eLearning and systematic and comprehensive hands-on training.  His innovative idea, that all critical care physicians should learn FATE, is becoming reality. [top of page]


Tejinder Singh Soi, MD, is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He currently the director of POCUS education for anesthesiology residency at Indiana University. [top of page]


Douglas Wetmore, MD, is an assistant attending anesthesiologist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Dr. Wetmore completed his residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai followed by a fellowship in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at HSS. During his fellowship, Dr. Wetmore developed an interest in perioperative point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) and has since been involved in teaching PoCUS in the perioperative setting and at multiple educational conferences (Basic FATE, Advanced FATE, FEEL). [top of page]