PoCUS provides important information about many abdominal conditions rapidly and noninvasively; but how this information is used is contingent on the likely diagnosis/diagnoses, pre-test probabilities, and the availability and timeframe of abdominal CT.
Using case records and examples from their practice in Boston, Doctors Liteplo, Shokoohi and Al Jalbout will discuss how ultrasound is integrated into their evaluation of the acute abdomen with and without ready access to abdominal CT.
Please be ready to join and participate!
Andrew Liteplo, MD
Andrew Liteplo is the Chief, Division of Emergency Ultrasound at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He went to medical school at NYU, trained in emergency medicine at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY and completed an Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in 2006.
Dr Liteplo has been a faculty member at MGH since that time and served as the founding director of the MGH Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship since 2006. Dr Liteplo has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has been an active member of SAEM, ACEP, AIUM, SCUF and WINFOCUS. He is the Past-President of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of SAEM. He is the creator of SonoGames (TM), the SAEMMIES (AEUS Research Awards) and the SCUF Annual Meeting.
His primary research interests include lung and critical care ultrasound, ultrasound in medical education and the use of ultrasound in global health and with telemedicine.
Hamid Shokoohi, MD, MPH, FACEP
Hamid Shokoohi is the Fellowship Director at the Harvard Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency and fellowship at the George Washington University in Washington DC in 2007 and he is currently practicing at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Dr. Shokoohi is a nationally and internationally renowned leader in clinical ultrasound education and research. He has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in high-ranking journals. He has authored more than 140 peer-reviewed publications and presented at many national and international scientific meetings.
His research involves GI ultrasound, ultrasound use in shock and carotid flow time and ultrasound-guided procedures. He is the recipient of the 2013 and 2019 National SAEM-Academy of Emergency Ultrasound “Award for Academic Excellence”, and 2021 Teaching Excellence Award.
One of Dr. Shokoohi’s most notable contributions is the successful leadership in training many international fellows and residents. He has established several educational programs around the world and participated in medical education in underdeveloped countries.
Nour Al Jalbout, MD
Nour Al Jalbout is an American Board-certified Emergency Physician who completed her residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 2019 where she served as the Chief Resident for the academic year of 2017-2018. Shortly after graduating, she joined the faculty at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon where she practiced for 2 years witnessing the Beirut Port Explosion, multiple riots and one of most severe economic collapses in history, working with tight resources and under a fragile healthcare infrastructure.
In 2021, she joined the ultrasound program at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a clinical fellow of the Harvard Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship. She is actively involved in multiple research projects focusing on ultrasound in medical education, critical resuscitation and advanced echocardiography including transesophageal echocardiography use in the emergency department.
Bruno M Pereira, MD, MSc, PhD
Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Prof. Bruno M Pereira, MD, MSc, PhD is a full professor of Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at the University of Vassouras, Brazil. He has been involved in medical training, education in surgery/ critical care/ emergency medicine for the past 20 years.
Dr. Pereira is an internationally recognized leader in his field and is the author of over 165 peer-reviewed publications. His areas of research include Trauma Surgery, Emergency Medicine, POCUS, Intra-Abdominal Hypertension (IAH), Medical Training and Education.
He is currently Director of the General Surgery Residency Program at Campinas Holly House and Director of the Acute Care Surgery Program at the Brazilian College of Surgeons and is the Past-President of the World Society of Abdominal Compartment Syndrome. Among his notable contributions is the publication of the Intra-Abdominal Hypertension (IAH) protocol for the use of bedside ultrasound in this condition.
Adrian VK Wong, BSc (Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA, EDIC, FFCM
Dr Wong has been a consultant in anaesthesia & intensive care since 2015, currently at King’s College Hospital in London. Within the field of ultrasound, his focus has been on training, accreditation, assessment of organ perfusion, and right heart imaging. His research includes clinical governance, safety, medical education, and professional well-being.
He is a member of the Intensive Care Society FUSIC Committee; he sits on the ESICM Executive Committee and is an examiner for the European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine. He is on the executive committee of the International Fluid Academy and is the chair of the Social Media and Digital Content Committee of ESICM.
Francis Lee, MD, MBBS (Singapore), FRCSEd (A&E), FAMS
Prof Francis Lee is a senior consultant emergency physician at the Acute & Emergency Care Centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Singapore. He is a clinical associate professor in the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University and Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore.
He is the President for the Alexandra Academy for Clinical and Emergency Ultrasound and formerly one of the board presidents in the inception of WINFOCUS. He is an avid practitioner and teacher for POCUS in Asia. His main POCUS interests are in thoracic ultrasound & air artefacts, gastrointestinal ultrasound and procedural ultrasound
He serves in these committees:
He was awarded the National Day Award – the Commendation Medal for fighting SARS (2003) and the Minister for Health Award for the Yogyakarta Earthquake Humanitarian Mission (2006).