EduCast 4 | POCUS With a Global Focus

Jan 2021
  • Ways in which POCUS program development is advancing health globally
  • Point-of-care ultrasound as a solution in low-resource settings
  • Personal stories of POCUS use in the field around the globe


Renee Dversdal, MD, FACP

Director, Point of Care Ultrasound @ OHSU & Chief Medical Officer @ Vave Health

Dr. Renee Dversdal, MD, FACP, CHSE is a clinical and teaching hospitalist at Oregon Health & Science University. Her ultrasound obsession started during her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and has continued to grow since returning to OHSU in 2012. As the Director of OHSU’s Point of Care Ultrasound, she works in ultrasound education across the medical education spectrum from MD/NP/PA students to residents/fellows & faculty from OHSU & abroad. As of July 2016, she also co-directs the General Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship, which is the first of its kind on the West Coast. She is active nationally as a Board Member for the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education, and a member of the American College of Physicians Clinical Skills Committee. Renee serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Vave Health.


Grace Wanjiku, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinician Educator at Brown University

Sally Graglia, MD, MHP

Professor of Emergency Medicine & Radiology at UCSF

Mena Ramos, MD

Medical Doctor at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center & Health Centers & Co-Founder of the Global Ultrasound Institute