EduCast 7 | POCUS in Primary Care

Apr, 2021

Our April #EduCast features three fantastic primary care physicians discussing the benefits of POCUS use in the clinic.  Watch the panel discuss their experiences using POCUS to:

  • Improve access to care
  • Enhance the quality of care
  • Positively impact both patient & provider satisfaction


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.


Dr. Janice Boughton, MD, FACP, RDMS

Physician, Internal Medicine, CHAS Health

Dr. Martha M. Rodriguez, MD, PCMH

President/CEO at MMRHealthcare

Dr. Matt Chan, MD

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, School of Medicine, OHSU