EduCast 5 | Research in the World of POCUS

Feb, 2021

Hear our expert panel discuss:

  • Ways in which POCUS studies have helped advance our understanding of Covid-19.
  • Benefits of POCUS in a research setting
  • Personal stories of POCUS application in clinical research


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.


Vivieta Lobo, MD, FACP

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Andre Kumar, MD, MEd

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine at Stanford Hospital and Clinics

Benjamin Galen, MD, FACP

Associate Professor, Hospital Medicine and Director of Ultrasound and Procedure training at Montefiore Medical Center