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Emergency Ultrasound

Fellow’s Spotlight: A look at EUS Fellows’ Projects

By Kristin Dwyer, MD, MPH
Ultrasound Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

TimGleesonTim Gleeson, MD
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellow
University of Massachusetts, Worchester MA

Prior to training, Tim worked for the Peace Corps and was living in Africa. At UMass, Tim has a special interest in the critical care and global health aspects of Emergency Medicine. As a fellow, Tim continues to contribute abroad, and he has traveled to Tanzania where he spent one month doing education/exchange with EM residents and with medical students at Muhimbili National Hospital. In addition to his global health work, Tim has been conducting research investigating the inter-rater reliability of carotid flow time measurement as a potential tool for assessing fluid responsiveness. Tim has also served as the associate director for the MACEP Ultrasound Course which occurs this November, in Massachusetts.

Sally Graglia, MDSally Graglia, MD
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellow
Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA

Sally recently returned from a month long trip to Uganda, where she was working with Trish Henwood's non-profit organization PURE (Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Environments). During her time in Uganda, Sally spent time hosting education conferences where she focused on lecturing on a wide variety of ultrasound applications. In addition, she performed one-on-one training with residents from a range of specialties including Anesthesia, General Surgery and OB/GYN. In addition she did hands-on training for midwives and mid-level providers in Emergency Medicine. Sally is also working on a research project aiming to prospectively validate a bedside prediction rule for Acute Cholecystitis.

Alex Brevil, MD
Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellow
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Alex is currently in his first of two years as an ultrasound fellow in Boston at Brigham and Women’s hospital. In addition to obtaining a master’s degree his fellowship project involves the development of an ultrasound training, QA and credentialing project in Haiti. In Mirebalais, Haiti, the first ever class of emergency physicians are currently about to complete their training and graduate. While the residents have received ultrasound training throughout residency, his goal is to standardize the training curriculum, and to come up with a certification/ credentialing process to ensure a level of proficiency in ultrasound prior to graduation. As part of the process, Alex plans to establish guidelines, similar to those put out by ACEP, regarding a minimum number of ultrasound scans which need to be performed and reviewed by EUS trained physicians, prior to graduation and credentialing.

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