Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Monthly Lecture Series

The Ultrasound Student Interest Group (USIG) at DGSOM is hosting a monthly speaker series to educate medical students about the many clinical applications of point-of-care ultrasound. Learn about unique and fascinating patient cases across medical settings and organ systems, given by leading UCLA physicians and ultrasound experts!

While the live POCUS lectures will only be available for current DGSOM students to join, the video recordings of the monthly POCUS series will be posted online for public viewing here. We hope to create a space for medical students and healthcare professionals to learn about the various diagnostic applications of ultrasound from physicians of different specialties. 

POCUS Lectures 2021-2022: 

Date: 1/13/2022 at 12pm 

  • Dr. Kiemele-Giss completed residency in Emergency Medicine at LAC-USC Medical Center and is currently an ultrasound fellow at UCLA. She will share about the basics of the Indigenous Health / Indian Health Service and discuss how point of care ultrasound (POCUS) can be beneficial within low resource areas.

POCUS Monthly Lectures 2020-2021: 

October Topic: Echocardiogram

Date: 10/16/2020 at 12pm 

  • Dr. Jackie Shibata is the Associate Director of Emergency Sonography and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her medical school training at Rush Medical College, followed by a five year combined residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at SUNY Downstate, where she served as chief resident. She then completed a POCUS fellowship at Harbor-UCLA EM, where she trained a wide variety of clinicians including hospitalists, EM physicians, and pediatricians. She also obtained an MS in Implementation Science at the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA. 
  •  Dr. Shibata will present cases involving cardiac physiology and pathology (https://youtu.be/T1S5SFLXphA)
  • Dr. Igor Barjaktarevic is the Director of Bedside ultrasound of the Department of Medicine and the Medical Director of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Program at UCLA. His clinical and research interest is focused on the development of ultrasound-based technologies in intensive care settings and, in particular, fluid responsiveness in shock.
  • Dr. Barjaktarevic will present cases involving cardiac fluid retention (https://youtu.be/1t8jUNF2ar4)

November Topic: Renal 

Date: 11/6/2020 at 12 pm

  • Dr. Kareem Agunbiade completed his medical school training at the University of Chicago, followed by Emergency Medicine residency training at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He is currently an ultrasound fellow in Emergency Medicine at UCLA Reagan/Olive View. 
  • Dr. Agunbiade will present cases involving renal ultrasound + link to patient education and STEM outreach (https://youtu.be/xPgCbboZw_Q)

December Topic: Respiratory 

Date: 12/4/2020 at 12 pm 

  • Dr. Nida Qadir joined the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UCLA as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2017. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the New York University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. After completing her training, she joined the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, where she served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Neurology, as well as Associate Director of the Surgical ICU until she joined the UCLA faculty. Her areas of professional interest include critical care outcomes-based research, clinical informatics, ultrasonography in the ICU, and simulation in medical education. She serves as faculty for the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Critical Care Ultrasonography course, as well as the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Adult ECMO training course. 
  • She will be presenting cases involving thoracic ultrasound and it's relevant COVID applications (https://youtu.be/R2-ZdYAvQXE)

January Topic: FASH  

Date: 1/8/2021 at 12 pm 

  • Dr. Kahn is a hospitalist physician who provides inpatient care at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Kahn is the director of bedside ultrasound for the internal medicine residency and the associate director of the Global Health Pathway for the internal medicine residency.
  • We are pleased to have Dr. Daniel Kahn join us to discuss the use of POCUS in HIV/tuberculosis using the FASH exam (https://youtu.be/CuBOSu0P4-Q).

February Topic: Ultrasound in Endocrinology  

Date: 2/5/2021 at 12 pm 

  • Dr. Michael W. Yeh established the UCLA Endocrine Surgery Program in 2006. Under his leadership, the program has gained national and international recognition for clinical excellence in the management of complex endocrine diseases. Dr. Yeh is an expert in minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, thyroid cancer, and adrenal tumors, including pheochromocytoma and adrenocortical carcinoma. He has published more than 100 scholarly articles and book chapters on these topics.
  • We are pleased to have Dr. Michael W. Yeh join us to discuss the use of POCUS in Endocrinology and thyroid tumors (https://youtu.be/wM_r08iPBvI).

March Topic: Ultrasound in Reproductive Health

Date: 3/12/2021 at 12 pm 

  • Dr. Ilina Pluym is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her medical degree at New York University, Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Brown University and her Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at UCLA. Her clinical and research interests include high-risk pregnancies, prenatal diagnosis, 3D ultrasound and artificial intelligence and maternal mental health. Dr. Pluym is the medical student clerkship site director for OBGYN at Ronald Reagan and is heavily involved in resident and fellow education. 
  • We are pleased to have Dr. Pluym join us to discuss the use of POCUS in reproductive health. (https://youtu.be/pAUq8Z9sZbs)