Alexa Chandler, M.S., CSCS,*D, is a doctoral student studying Exercise Science at the University of South Carolina. She earned her bachelor’s degree with honors in Exercise Science from Ithaca College in 2016 and her master’s degree in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from Rutgers University in 2019. While at Rutgers, her research focused on the use of ultrasound to assess body composition in elite ballet dancers. She is currently using ultrasound to assess changes in muscle and tendon thickness following a resistance-training program with and without blood flow restriction. Her interests include exercise physiology, sports nutrition, and sports science.
Alexander Talaska works as a radiologist in Vienna, focusing on musculoskeletal sonography in diagnostics and therapeutic interventions as well as emergency medicine. He loves the complexity of anatomical knowledge combined with dynamic scanning in MSK, solving a problem efficiently and integrating sonography in patients needs and best outcome in diagnostics. One of his favorites is peripheral nerve imaging. Already in the second year during his studies of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna (MUVI) he deeply got in touch with sonography. First teaching as a sono tutor from student to student, in between organizing the students initiative Sono4You on the same time while building up a team of enthusiastic students tutors in sonography besides his studies. In his radiology residency at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy at the MUVI he combined his broadly trained sonoanatomy skills with a huge variety of pathologies and MRI skills, especially in musculoskeletal imaging. Since 2012, Alex has contributed regularly to several teaching and educational events to medical specialists, residents, sonographers and medical students. He also focuses on comparable documentation techniques and structured reporting in sonography, interdisciplinary discussions and usage of sonography with consequence. At the moment Alex works in one of the biggest trauma and rehabilitation centers in Vienna, accompanied by sports medicine. He still enjoys teaching and passes on knowledge whenever he can.
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Mr. Suresh Sudula, MCSP Consultant Physiotherapist in MSK Ultrasound | MSK Medicine Medway Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | Kent Musculoskeletal Clinic | LifePlus Stem Cells | Harley Street Specialist Hospital
Mr. Sudula has specialized in Musculoskeletal Medicine for the last 20 years. He has a Diploma in Orthopedic Medicine and Injection Therapy and a Postgraduate Certificate in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from Canterbury Christ Church University. His specialist interest is advanced ultrasound guided musculoskeletal interventions, including Orthobiologics and ultrasound guided spinal injections. Mr. Sudula is the first physiotherapist from the UK to obtain a visiting fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Radiology department. He is also an honorary lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, teaching a MS Ultrasound PG Cert program and teaches on national and international MSK US courses and musculoskeletal society conferences. Mr. Sudula worked in collaboration with SonoSkills, as a course director/developer for an online e-learning MSK ultrasound-guided injection masterclass and is Consultant Physiotherapist in Diagnostic and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound at the Medway Maritime Hospital. Mr. Sudula is a program director for MSK Ultrasound and MSK Medicine and the founder and director of Kent Musculoskeletal Clinic; a private clinic offering highly specialized ultrasound guided injection services. More recently Mr. Sudula has been appointed as a Head of Education at LifePlus Stem Cells, first Stem Cell service in the UK to provide clinicians with quantifiable, quality assured autologous and allogenic stem cells to be prescribed as a medicine for a wide range of medical conditions including orthopedic, manufactured under HTA and MHRA Licenses.
Beshoy Ghaly, MD, is an ABPTS Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Electrophysiology. He is also Registered in Musculoskeletal Sonography (RMSK) by the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA) and holds the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Musculoskeletal Certificate (POCUS). He has performed and interpreted thousands of diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound studies in both physical therapy and medicine practice settings, including the highly specialized orthopedic surgery field. He is an APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor, and has presented in professional conferences and published multiple journal articles related to the field. He serves the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management as an elected Nominating Committee Member and an appointed Nominating Committee Chair of the Neuromusculoskeletal Ultrasonography Special Interest Group (NMSKUSSIG). He serves as an item writer for the Clinical Electrophysiology Board Exam through the ABPTS Specialization Academy of Content Experts. He is an active member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine & the American Physical Therapy Association. On a personal note, he is inspired by the incredible success & life stories of Elon Musk, Martin Luther King Jr, Helen Keller & Mahatma Gandhi.
Josh Davis, MD, is an emergency medicine physician in Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Davis received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is also a certified personal trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine.
Dr. Nicole Yedlinsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. She received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She completed Family Medicine
Residency at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC, and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at VCU-Fairfax Family Practice, Fairfax, VA.
She practices family medicine, obstetrics, and sports medicine, and utilizes POCUS daily. She is registered in musculoskeletal ultrasonography (RMSK). Dr. Yedlinsky has established POCUS training for the family medicine residents, teaches MSK ultrasound to the sports medicine fellows, and is
developing curriculum for medical student ultrasound training.
Greg Fritz was in a compulsory post pregnancy ultrasound when he saw his son’s forming bones inutero. He asked himself “Why don’t we use this to look at bones and muscles on my patients?” This started his passion/obsession for POCUS MSK. Greg was one of 3 Physical Therapists in the nation to pass the pioneer RMSK certification in 2012. Greg lectures at the university of Washington and is on the training faculty for interventional POC orthobiologics.