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Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Program Description

The program aims to develop strong skills in the broad application of bedside diagnostic ultrasound for the non-cardiac anesthesiologist.  

Our program will focus primarily on the foundations of sonographic diagnosis within an I-AIM framework :

  • Indication 
  • Acquisition 
  • Interpretation 
  • Medical decision-making

Fellows will acquire skills in the following areas and build a portfolio of studies towards obtaining the ASA Certificate of completion in PoCUS:

Ultrasound physics and knobology Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE): 5 basic views  

  • Assess ventricular systolic function ,narrow the differential diagnosis of shock, fluid response
  • Lung and gastric ultrasound  
  • Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST and e-FAST) 
  • Assessment of Optic Nerve Sheath diameter (for ICP assessment)
  • Diaphragmatic excursion and airway ultrasound  

Program Lead(s)/Academic Program Team(s)


Dr. Anahi Perlas                                                      Dr. Simone Schiavo           



Dr. Michael Dinsmore                                                Dr. Mika Hamilton                                    Dr. Ian Randall


Dr. Mandeep Singh                                                 Dr. Laura Giron                                        Dr. Karla Pungsornruk


Dr. Sabri Soussi                                                     Dr. Arun Prasad