Editor-in-Chief, Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD, FASE
Dr. Bronshteyn is an intensivist and anesthesiologist at Duke University Health System and the Durham VA. He has completed multiple national training programs in diagnostic ultrasound and is board certified (Diplomate status) in Critical Care Echocardiography and Advanced Transesophageal Echocardiography. At Duke, Dr. Bronshteyn conducts point-of-care ultrasound training for multiple groups of trainees within the hospital. Outside of Duke, Dr. Bronshteyn has given multiple national talks and published several peer-reviewed papers on the topic of point-of-care ultrasound. Dr. Bronshteyn is the immediate past chair of the ASA's Ad Hoc Committee on Point-of-Care Ultrasound and the current Editor-in-Chief of the ASA's Editorial Board on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.
Josh Zimmerman, MD, FASE, attended Indiana University for medical school. He completed residency and a Perioperative Echocardiography Fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Zimmerman currently serves as the Vice Chair of Perioperative Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah, where he directs the preoperative clinics and perioperative echocardiography service. He also works at the George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center, where he co-directs the echocardiography lab.
Orode Badakhsh, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and subsequently completed both his anesthesia residency and fellowship in Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology from the University of California Davis Medical Center. Dr. Badakhsh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of California Davis Medical Center and provides anesthesia to a variety of patients scheduled for surgical procedures with a special emphasis in caring for patients with complex cardiopulmonary conditions. He also currently serves as the Director of Peri-anesthesia Echocardiography and Director of the Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Fellowship. In advancing perioperative echocardiography at his home institution, Dr. Badakhsh designed and implemented a transesophageal echocardiography training (TEE) module with a proven track-record of preparing residents for both the Advanced and Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTE) exams. He is a national leader in point-of-care ultrasound, having taught at multiple regional and national workshops. Furthermore, Dr. Badakhsh is a founding member and currently serves on the ASA Editorial Board on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.
Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, attended Medizinische Hochschule Hannover in Hannover, Germany and earned a PhD in Bioengineering. He completed research fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University prior to his residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Boublik currently works at Stanford University where he serves as the Director for Clinical Practice in the Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Medicine. In addition to his editorial board membership, he is also currently the chair of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) Perioperative POCUS Special Interest Group.
Bradley Coker, MD, is an associate professor in cardiac anesthesiology and cardiac critical care at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and has been on staff since 2014. His practice focuses on point of care ultrasound, cardiac critical care, and cardiac anesthesiology. An inaugural member of the ASA POCUS Editoral Board, Dr. Coker is also the Co-committee Chair for the SCA ECHO Week POCUS Hands-on Workshop.
Dr. Coker attended UAB for residency training and both cardiac anesthesiology and critical care fellowships. He also participated in an away rotation at the University of Utah for transthoracic echocardiography.
Lev Deriy, MD, is originally from Russia and attended Novosibirsk State Medical University in Novosibirsk, Russia for medical school. He completed residency training in anesthesiology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Dr. Deriy currently works as a cardiac anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
David Hardman, MD, is a professor of anesthesiology and vice chair for professional affairs in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His clinical expertise is in the field of regional anesthesia and pain medicine, along with anesthesia for liver transplantation and major vascular surgery. Dr. Hardman is a member of the University of North Carolina Medical School POCUS Curriculum Committee and has organized and taught at multiple POCUS workshops on a regional and national level. He serves as the North Carolina Alternate Director to the ASA.
Dr. Hardman completed his residency and fellowship training at Duke University, where he served as residency program director and faculty prior to his current position. He is a past president of the North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists.
Stephen Haskins, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist trained at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Haskins developed an interest in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), specifically cardiac, lung, abdominal, and gastric ultrasound. Dr. Haskins is the co-founder and co-chair of the of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) Perioperative POCUS Special Interest Group. He helped to create the ASRA Introduction to Perioperative POCUS course. He is the lead author for the POCUS Regional Anesthesiologist and Pain Specialist review series in the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine journal, where he is also an Associate Editor.
McKenzie Hollon, MD, FASE, completed anesthesiology residency and adult cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the Emory faculty as an assistant professor and also earned board certification from both the American Board of Anesthesiology and of the National Board of Echocardiography (NBE) in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Dr. Hollon’s clinical practice is based at Grady Memorial Hospital, a level 1 trauma center and safety-net hospital in downtown Atlanta. Working in a high-volume and high-acuity clinical setting at the time of rapidly advancing bedside ultrasound technology, she quickly recognized the potential value in expanding her echocardiographic and ultrasound skills and completed additional echocardiography training through a visiting fellowship at the University of Utah Department of Anesthesiology. She then became a testamur of the NBE’s Exam of Special Competence in Adult Echocardiography as well as a testamur of the NBE’s Critical Care Echocardiography Exam. Dr. Hollon established a perioperative echocardiography service at Grady Memorial Hospital, providing TTE, TEE, and focused cardiac ultrasound to perioperative patients and contributing to the education of all levels of learners. She has also become involved in national societies with the mission of advancing the rapidly growing field of point-of-care ultrasound within anesthesia, including roles in ASA and the American Society of Echocardiography. Dr. Hollon’s academic interests include studying the growing role of POCUS and echocardiography in anesthesia and advancing the education of our current and future clinicians.
William Manson, MD, attended Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He initially trained in emergency medicine and completed a fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at Yale. Then, he served as Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Emory, starting Emory’s Emergency Ultrasound fellowship. After nine years in emergency medicine, he completed an anesthesiology residency at UT Southwestern/Parkland, serving as chief resident in his final year. He completed regional anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Virginia and subsequently became faculty at UVA. He is one of the course co-directors for the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine course on point-of-care ultrasound. He currently serves on the ASA’s Editorial Board on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.
Oliver Panzer, MD, joined the faculty in the Divisions of Regional Anesthesia and Critical Careafter his critical care fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Early on, he was drawn to the huge potential of ultrasound in the perioperative setting. He started to use it in regional anesthesia, fascinated by the precision blocks that could be performed with it. Simultaneously, the diagnostic abilities of the increasingly miniaturized ultrasound technology changed his ability to manage the critically ill perioperatively and in the critical care setting. He has lead the POCUS initiative in his department since 2007 and developed perioperative ultrasound workshops and lectures for multiple classes of residents, critical care fellows, faculty, and advanced care practitioners at CUMC, nationally and internationally. Since 2010, he has been the Director of Perioperative Ultrasonography in the Department of Anesthesiology at CUMC and leads the Departmental of Critical Care and Perioperative Ultrasound Curriculum. He has trained many fellows and faculty in other departments at CUMC. Dr. Panzer is particularly interested in using POCUS in cardiac arrest situations and the evaluation of the right heart in LVAD patients, as well as the assessment of volume responsiveness. His goal is to promote the safe and accurate use of POCUS in the field of anesthesiology and critical care to improve patient care and outcomes.
Anahi Perlas, MD, FRCPC, is Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Toronto and Director of the Clinical Regional Anesthesia Program at the Toronto Western Hospital. Her research focuses on the development and validation of perioperative applications of ultrasound imaging, both for diagnostic (gastric ultrasound) and interventional (regional anesthesia) uses. Her research has received support from national and international peer-reviewed grants and she has produced over 70 peer-reviewed original articles.Dr. Perlas is Executive Editor of the journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Scientific Pulmonary Advisor
Alberto Goffi, MD, is a Staff Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital – Unity Health Toronto and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). After graduating from the University of Torino (Italy) and completing his internal medicine/emergency medicine training in the same city, he moved to Toronto in 2010 for a fellowship in adult critical care medicine. His clinical and academic interests include neurocritical care and point-of-care ultrasound in acute care medicine, with a focus on the clinical utility of ultrasound in critical care medicine and optimal teaching strategies for its competency achievement. He is the co-lead of the IDCCM Critical Care Ultrasound Curriculum and the co-lead of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration Adult Critical Care Medicine fellowship.
John C. Klick, MD, FCCP, FASE, FCCM
ASA Committee on Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Klick is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, VT. In addition to his clinical roles as a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist, he serves as the director of perioperative ultrasound for the University of Vermont Department of Anesthesiology.
Dolores B. Njoku, MD
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Liaison (AIUM)
ASA Committee on Surgical & Procedural Anesthesia
Dr. Njoku is an associate professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine, pathology, and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is the principal investigator of her own lab since 2009. She is co-editor in chief of ASA Self-Study and director of the only meeting-based Maintenance of Certification of Anesthesiology simulation program recognized by the ASA Simulation Education Network. She serves as secretary and councilor of the Association of University Anesthesiologists and is a member of the ASA Committee of Surgical and Procedural Anesthesia where she has served as the American Society of Anesthesiology liaison to the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine since 2010.
Dr. Njoku served as councilor for the Association of Academic Subspecialty Program Directors from 2012-2016 and served as director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship program from 2007–2018.