About WINFOCUS ITU San José – Costa Rica

The International Training Unit (ITU) of Costa Rica embarked on its journey with WINFOCUS courses in 2015, marking a significant milestone in developing bedside ultrasound within the country.

This accomplishment has been made possible by the collaborative efforts of doctors hailing from diverse medical specialties, who have diligently worked towards integrating ultrasound as a routine practice in patient care.

The ITU operates in close collaboration with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Costa Rica, thereby demonstrating the level of commitment to national-level training initiatives within the country.

Its influence has also extended beyond national boundaries, as it actively engages in training doctors from Central America. Initially focusing on training prominent physicians within each respective country, the ITU subsequently empowers these doctors to develop and conduct courses in their nations.

The ITU collaborates closely with doctors from countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Educating numerous doctors from Costa Rica and Central America, expanding the reach of this indispensable tool in medicine. The ITU´S efforts have helped position WINFOCUS as a valuable asset in the training and professional development of many doctors.

Who we are

Marco Umana Ramirez (2) (1)
Dr. Marco Vinicio Umaña Ramírez

Specialist in Emergency Medicine
Director Winfocus Costa Rica

General Subdirector
Calderón Guardia Hospital Costa Rica

Alejandro Moya Alvarez (1) (1) (1)
Dr. Alejandro Moya Alvarez

Specialist in Emergency Medicine
Director Winfocus Costa Rica

Calderón Guardia Hospital Costa Rica

Gabriel Carvajal Valdi (1) (1) (1)
Dr. Gabriel Carvajal Valdi

Specialist in Paliative and Pain Medicine

Costa Rican National Pain and Cancer Center 

Jacobo Pardo Jara (1) (1) (1)
Dr. Jacobo Pardo Jara

Specialist in Emergency Medicine

Heredia Hospital Costa Rica

Leonardo Chacón Prado (1) (1)
Dr. Leonardo Chacón Prado

Specialist in Critical Care Medicine
President of Costa Rican Critical Care Medicine Asociation

Calderón Guardia Hospital Costa Rica

Karol Villalobos Garita (1) (1) (1)
Dra. Karol Villalobos Garita

Specialist in Paliative and Pain Medicine

México Hospital Costa Rica

Erika Brautigam Ruiz (1) (1) (1)
Dra. Erika Brautigam Ruiz

General Medicine

Costa Rican National Gastric Center Cartago 

Adriana Yock Corrales (1) (1) (1)
Dra. Adriana Yock Corrales

Pediatric and Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Costa Rican National Children Hospital

Stanley Grant Villegas (1) (1) (1)
Dr. Stanley Grant Villegas

Internal Medicine

Calderón Guardia Hospital Costa Rica

Recent Courses

USLS-BL1P | Ultrasound Life Support Basic Level
11th and 12th, November 2023
San José. Costa Rica.
Course Director: Dr. Marco Umaña
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Courses Completed (2022-2023)


Certificates Issued (2022-2023)


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