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
Photo Dr. Deepak Govil
Dr. Deepak Govil

WINFOCUS Delhi ITO Director

Gurgaon, India
Institute of Critical Care & Aneasthesia Medanta

  • Director – Critical Care Medicine
Dr. Luca Neri
Dr. Luca Neri

Winfocus Board Member

Dammam, Saudi Arabia 
King Fahad Specialist Hospital

  • EM Consultant
  • Digital Health Consultant
Dra. Laura Hurtado
Dra. Laura Hurtado

Argentina Coordinator

Buenos Aires, Argentina

UNCPBA (Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires) School of Medicine  Professor

  • Ultrasound Instructor  : Hospital Municipal “Dr. Hector Cura” -Olavarría – Argentina
  • Ultrasound Instructor : Hospital Municipal “Dr. Angel Pintos” Azul -Argentina
Dr. Anthony J Dean
Anthony J. Dean, MD

Winfocus Board Member

Philadelphia , United States of America
Department of Emergency Medicine

  • Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and of Emergency Medicine in Radiology
  • Board of Directors PURE (Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments)
Dr. Pablo Bravo
Pablo Bravo Figueroa, MD

Winfocus Board Member

Santiago de Chile , Chile
Pediatric Intensive Care Physician

  • Director Program Ultrasound Education in Pediatric Intensive Care Fellows
  • Past President  Chilean Society of Pediatric Intensive Care
  • Hospital San Juan de Dios. Universidad de Chile
Gregor Prosen

Winfocus Board Member

Maribor, Slovenia
University Clinical Centre
Emergency department

  • Consultant in EM
Vicky Noble
Vicky Noble, MD

Winfocus Board Member

Cleveland, United States of America
Cleveland Medical Centre

  • Department of Emergency Medicine University Hospitals
  • Case Western Reserves University
Dr. Elmo Pereira
Elmo Pereira, MD

Winfocus Río de Janeiro Coordinator

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Hospital Copa Star

  • Attending Physician, ICU
Dr. José Pazeli
José Muniz Pazeli Jr.

Winfocus Board Member

Barbacena – Minas Gerais. Brazil
Professor of Internal Medicine on Barbacena Medical School

  • Nephrologist and Intensivist
  • Coordinator of the Intensive Care Unit on Santa Casa Hospital
Dr. Juan Antonio Calderón

Winfocus Board Member

Monterrey, Nuevo León. México
Hospital General de Zona # 4 – Intensive Care Unit Specialist

  • Director of the Mexican Critical and Emergency Ultrasound Academy (AMUSCU)