Editor-in-Chief, Stephen Haskins, MD, is a regional anesthesiologist as well as the co-founder and co-Chair of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia 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.
Dr. Haskins 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, specifically cardiac, lung, abdominal, and gastric ultrasound.
Orode Badakhsh, MD, is 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 on patients with complex cardiopulmonary conditions. He also serves as the director of peri-anesthesia echocardiography and director of the adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology fellowship. Dr. Badakhsh is a founding member and currently serves on the ASA Editorial Board on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.
In advancing perioperative echocardiography at his home institution, Dr. Badakhsh designed and implemented a transesophageal echocardiography training module with a proven track record of preparing residents for both the advanced and basic perioperative transesophageal echocardiography exams. He is a national leader in point-of-care ultrasound, having taught at multiple regional and national workshops. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Badakhsh subsequently completed both his anesthesia residency and fellowship in adult cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the University of California Davis Medical Center, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography.
Jan Boublik, MD, PhD, 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 the Chair of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia Perioperative POCUS Special Interest Group.
Dr. Boublik 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.
Yuriy Bronshteyn, MD, FASE, 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. He is the current editor-in-chief of the ASA's Editorial Board on Point-of-Care Ultrasound.
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.
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 a cardiac anesthesiologist in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of New Mexico.
Originally from Russia, Dr. Deriy 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, 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.
McKenzie Hollon, MD, FASE, is an anesthesiologist with a clinical practice based at Grady Memorial Hospital, a level 1 trauma center and safety-net hospital in downtown Atlanta. She is 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.
After completing her anesthesiology residency and adult cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Hollon joined the Emory faculty as an assistant professor and earned board certification from both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the National Board of Echocardiography in Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. Following 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.
William Manson, MD, 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.
Dr. Manson 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 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 his regional anesthesiology fellowship at the University of Virginia and subsequently became faculty at UVA.
Oliver Panzer, MD, has lead the POCUS initiative in his department at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) since 2007 and has 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 CUMC Department of Anesthesiology and leads the Department of Critical Care and Perioperative Ultrasound curriculum.
Dr. Panzer joined the faculty in the Divisions of Regional Anesthesia and Critical Care after his critical care fellowship at CUMC. 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 a professor of anesthesia at the University of Toronto and director of the clinical regional anesthesia program at the Toronto Western Hospital. She is executive editor of the journal Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Perlas’ research focuses on the development and validation of perioperative applications of ultrasound imaging, both for diagnostic (gastric ultrasound) and interventional (regional anesthesia) uses. For her research, she has received support from national and international peer-reviewed grants and has produced over 70 peer-reviewed original articles.
Josh Zimmerman, MD, FASE, is 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.
Dr. Zimmerman attended Indiana University for medical school, and completed both his residency and a perioperative echocardiography fellowship at the University of Utah.
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.
Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD
Ex officio member Committee on Practice Parameters
Hong Wang, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA
Ex-officio member and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM liaison)
Dr. Wang is Professor of Anesthesiology at West Virginia University
Lars Knudsen, PhD
POCUS International Scientific Advisor
Dr. Knudsen is Consultant Anesthesiologists at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark and HEMS physician at the air ambulance service of Denmark. He is a Scandinavian pioneer within the field of point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) in anesthesia and emergency care focusing on ultrasound guided management of the airway, respiration, circulation and vascular access. He has served as a faculty member on several ultrasound courses in Europe and US. He is the co-developer of the Essential Emergency Ultrasonography concept and co-founder of usabcd.org.