Emergency physician, intensivist, and Mount Sinai Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship graduate Dr. Robert Arntfield is making news at his new home, London Health Sciences Center (LHSC) in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Arntfield and his department have set up a hardware and software infrastructure for bedside ultrasound which allows for electronic data storage and retrieval, robust QA, teaching and research.

LHSC’s website has this to say:

Dr. Rob Arntfield, an ED physician and intensivist at LHSC, recently completed a year-long fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, learning and integrating cutting edge point-of-care ultrasound applications into the care of the critically ill patient. Since his return to LHSC, Arntfield has been working with Dr. Drew Thompson, also an LHSC ED physician, to develop new quality assurance training standards to enhance residents’ knowledge and use of this important patient care technology

Check out the website!

The Faces of WCUME

The first World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education has come to a close.  The event was a great success, with excellent plenary sessions in the morning, hands-on teaching in the afternoon and southern hospitality in the evening.  It was nice to see so many familiar faces, and although we couldn’t capture everyone, we had to record a few for posterity.

Check out the slideshow or click through from the gallery below to download any of these from my flickr account.

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Until next time…

Phil, Bret, Jim, Rob and Ee.

Critical Care Ultrasound

The largest known ultrasound course ever held took place this past weekend in Baltimore, MD. The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) program called Ultrasonography: Fundamentals in Critical Care Ultrasound drew over 200 participants with 35 faculty. Despite its large size, through the use parallel image interpretation workshops at the same time as the practical scanning sessions, participants were afforded a 3:1 ratio of attendees to instructors.
Sinai’s own ultrasound fellow, Dr. Robert Arntfield served as faculty at this course. Dr. Arntfield is dually board certified in critical care and emergency medicine and has particular interest in critical care ultrasound.

Course co-director Pierre Kory (right) and Rob Arntfield at the ACCP's Critical Care Ultrasound Course in Baltimore.

2010-11 Fellow

The Mount Sinai Division of Emergency Ultrasound is pleased to welcome their fellow for the 2010-2011 academic year. Dr. Rob Arntfield joins Sinai from London, Ontario, Canada where he was an attending emergency physician at The University of Western Ontario.

Rob has also completed a two-year critical care medicine fellowship in addition to his EM training. Rob sees a particular role for bedside ultrasound in further uniting these two specialties. He brings advanced training in focused transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography to Sinai.

He has a strong background in ultrasound education internationally and has served as advisor and instructor with ICCU Imaging, Inc.  Among other academic pursuits this year, Rob is excited to examine possible role for transesophageal echocardiography in the ED. Beyond ultrasound, Rob has particular interests in ED-based critical care, sepsis and organ donation after cardiac death.

Rob has brought his family from the North and is grateful for the hospitality shown by his new ED colleagues and support staff at Sinai.