Editor-in-Chief, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Alberto Goffi, MD, is a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital–Unity Health Toronto and assistant professor in the University of Toronto Department of Medicine and Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM). He is the co-lead of the IDCCM critical care ultrasound curriculum and co-lead of the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship.
After graduating from the University of Torino (Italy) and completing his internal medicine/emergency medicine training in the same city, Dr. Goffi 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.
Clemens M. Ortner, MD, MS, DESA, is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Stanford School of Medicine. He also serves in the department as co-director in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
Dr. Ortner has authored over 20 original research articles, is invited as a guest speaker at national and international meetings on a regular basis, and serves as instructor and course director at POCUS courses in the US and overseas. European-trained in anesthesiology, intensive care, and cardiothoracic anesthesiology, Dr. Ortner completed a fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology at the University of Washington with a research interest in applications of POCUS in obstetric anesthesiology and critical care.
Davinder Ramsingh, MD, is Vice President of Clinical and Medical Affairs for the Critical Care Division at Edwards Lifesciences. He is also an adjunct professor at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Ramsingh graduated from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed his anesthesiology residency at Loma Linda University where he was chief resident, and completed a cardiac anesthesiology fellowship at UCLA. At the University of California at Irvine, he served as director of cardiac anesthesiology and perioperative ultrasound. He also previously served as the Loma Linda University director of clinical research and perioperative ultrasound.
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 director of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship program from 2007–2018.