Larry Istrail, MD, is a hospitalist physician, entrepreneur, and author of The POCUS Manifesto. He has been covered by NPR and the Washington Post for various medical startups he has founded. He is the creator of the online POCUS educational site POCUSMedEd.com, and is certified in point-of-care ultrasound by the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of CHEST Physicians.
Amy Roberts, PhD, MS, PA-C, graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Science and earned her Physician Assistant certificate in 2010. She then went on to earn a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in December 2014 from Pace University and a PhD in Leadership from University of the Cumberlands in 2021. Amy has been working with the Hofstra Physician Assistant Program since 2012 and has been working in primary care since she graduated. Prior to becoming a PA Amy worked in radiology for more than 10 years. She continues to work in primary care with the goal of making a positive impact on the healthcare field.
Christine Zammit, MS, PA-C, has been a practicing PA for 20 years. For the past 8 years, she has held a full-time faculty appointment at the Hofstra University PA Program. In addition to her role in academia, she maintains an active clinical practice in the pediatric intensive care unit at an inner-city hospital.
Heesun Choi, DO, is an emergency medicine physician at the Department of Emergency Medicine Kingman Regional Medical Center where she serves as the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and the Director of EM Ultrasound Clerkship. Dr Choi is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor in the emergency medicine department at Medicine Midwestern University’s Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM), an adjunct faculty instructor of ultrasound education at Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine, and an assistant clinical professor in the University of California Irvine (UCI) Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine.
James A. DellaValle, MD, is a graduate of the Drexel University School of Medicine. He is a board-certified in emergency and family medicine, focusing on those in rural areas and under-served populations. Dr. DellaValle served as medical advisor and member of the Board of Trustees of Hands Together, a non-governmental organization (NGO) working with the poorest of the poor in Haiti, for 15 years. He has been awarded a fellowship by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is also certified by ARDMS in abdominal, cardiac, and vascular ultrasound. Dr. DellaValle continues to be involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Presently, he serves as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at The Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and as the Chair of the APCA POCUS Certification Assessment Committee.
Carrie Hayes, MHS, PA-C, RDMS, RVT, is an Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant for Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California and has over fifteen years of experience as a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer and Vascular Technologist.
Additionally, she currently serves as the Clinical director for RAD-AID International, a radiology non-profit organization whose mission is to improve and optimize access to medical imaging and radiology in low resource regions of the world.
<p/ align=’justify’>Dr. Thomas Kelly, CRNA is an advanced practice nurse who holds certification as a Nurse Anesthetist and holds a doctorate in Nursing Practice. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1978 and has pursued his education to the highest level, serving as an Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia Science and Assistant Director of Nurse Anesthesia in Thomas Jefferson University’s Master’s program. Dr. Kelly now serves as a senior member of the NeuroScience Intervention team. This team has members on call 24 hours a day ready to intervene in acute neurologic stroke attacks, and at times, able to markedly reduce the resultant brain injury caused by thrombotic stroke.
Dr. Victor Rao is a radiologist and POCUS pioneer who first introduced POCUS to future medical professionals at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine (USCSOM). Here, he developed the POCUS curriculum, and the POCUS learning and eLearning content geared towards medical and physician assistant students. Dr. Rao went on to present POCUS to the Arusha Lutheran Medical Center in Tanzania and the University of Santo Thomas in Manila, Philippines. His passions are ultrasound and point-of-care ultrasound.
<p/ align=”justify”>Richard Markell, DVM, MRCVS, MBA, is a veterinarian, key opinion leader, business and science entrepreneur, and an experienced consultant in the veterinary clinical practice, pharmaceutical, educational, and medical equipment sectors. He has been in his elite equine veterinary practice for 31 years. He has traveled all over the globe as a former veterinarian for the United States Equestrian Team and for international horses and clients. He is currently the Director of the Veterinary Program at Butterfly Network – a disruptive and revolutionary new whole-body ultrasound device. Dr. Markell is a graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Sand Diego Rady School of Management. He lives in Encinitas (San Diego), California, with his wife and two dogs… a good one and a naughty one! He has a son attending the California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.
“To listen to breathing, people used to put their ear to the chest and their ear on the heart listen to the heart as well. Now we have the stethoscope….ultrasound is a step beyond the stethoscope. We aren’t just listening; we are looking now.”- Dr. Hong Wang
Listen as Dr. Hong Wang discusses how she learned Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and uses it in her practice of Anesthesiology.
Hong Wang, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA.Dr. Wang attended the Peking University School of Medicine in Beijing, China. She received her PhD from the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Wang completed her Anesthesiology residency and was Chief Resident at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan in 2000. She is board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology and Advanced Perioperative TEE. Dr. Wang serves the Department as Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, which oversees the Department’s clinical activities, coordinates the daily operative suite schedule. She is a cardiac anesthesia team member that provides and directs anesthesia to patients undergoing open-heart procedures in conjunction with cardiothoracic surgeons. Dr. Wang is the director of Department’s Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). She has established the POCUS training for the anesthesia residents and participated in the WVU medical student ultrasound training. She has passed the inaugural board exam, Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM), administered by the National Board of Echocardiography in conjunction with nine other partnering organizations. Dr. Wang is currently the President of The Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology (CASA).