The World Leading
Scientific Network
for Ultrasound

Mission & Vision

The World Interactive Network Focused On Critical UltraSound (WINFOCUS) is the world leader scientific network committed to develop Point-of-Care Ultrasound practice, research, education, technology, and networking, addressing the needs of patients, institutions, services, and communities living in out-of-hospital and in-hospital critical scenarios.

Our Goals
  • To identify critical scenarios where ultrasound, when implemented and incorporated into point-of-care, represents a critical added value to improve management, performance and outcomes.
  • To identify ultrasound “point-of-care” applications within extra-hospital and in-hospital scenarios, consistent with prevention, triage, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of the critical patient.
  • To identify the technical, clinical, organizational, and social competencies necessary for effective incorporation and diffusion of “point-of-care” ultrasound into critical scenarios, the methodology, technology, and instrumentation necessary for its implementation, and the feasibility, sustainability, and accuracy of the identified technologies.
  • To evaluate and compare the experiences of different investigators through networking actions.
  • To develop research projects and conferences;
    To promote quality assured training programs, incorporating them, where appropriate, into school and university curricula.

Our Worldwide Network

Board of Directors

Dr. Arif Hussain
Arif Hussain, MD

Winfocus President

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
King Saud University for Health Sciences

  • Head of Cardiac Critical Care King Abdulaziz Medical City
Carmela Graci MD, PHD

Winfocus President-elect

Milan, Italy
Winfocus Milan ITC Director

  • Ao Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital, Milan (Italy)
Richard A. Hoppmann, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Winfocus Past-President

South Carolina, United States of America

University of South Carolina School of Medicine

  • Professor of Medicine and Director of the Ultrasound Institute of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Dorothea H. Krebs Endowed Chair of Ultrasound Education
Tomás Villén Villegas, MD

General Secretary

Madrid, Spain
Francisco de Vitoria University

  • Associate Professor.
  • Director of Point of Care Ultrasound Curriculum.
  • Chair of Ultrasound Section of Spanish Society of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Ramon Nogué
Ramón Nogué, MD

Winfocus Treasurer

Lleida, Spain
Professor of Medicine at University of Lleida

  • President at WINFOCUS Iberia
  • Director of Postgraduate training in Clinical Ultrasound
Dr. Miguel Montorfano
Miguel Montorfano

Winfocus Past President

Rosario, Argentina
Hospital de Emergencias “Dr. Clemente Alvarez”

  • Chair Ultrasound & Vascular Doppler Department.
Giovanni Volpicelli

Winfocus Board Member

Torino, Italy
San Luigi Gonzaga University Hospital
Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Emergency Physician
Dr. Adi Osman, MD

Malaysia & Indonesia Coordinator

Ipoh ,Perak , Malaysia
Hospital Raja Permaisuri Bainun
Department of Trauma & Emergency Medicine

  • Senior Consultant Emergency Physician & ED Critical Care
Gabriele Via, MD, EDIC

Winfocus Board Member

Lugano, Switzerland
Cardiac Anesthesia and Intensive Care
Cardiocentro Ticino

  • Intensivist, Anesthesiologist
  • Director, WINFOCUS Cardiac Ultrasound Training Program
Diego Martin Barca

Winfocus Board Member

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Profesor at Argentine Biology and Medicine Ultrasound Society (SAUMB)

  • Director of the Emergency Ultrasound SAUMB Program
  • SAUMB Board Member