A big boost for the Alfred ICU echocardiography service.

After 2 years of hard work,  a primary exam and a final exam consisting of a case book, written and oral components, 3 ICU consultants and 2 ICU trainees have qualified for a Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Critical Care) from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)

They were:
Deirdre Murphy, Deputy Director and Head of Cardiothoracic ICU, who already had a Post Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography and leads our echocardiography service,
Tim Leong, Deputy Director and Head of Quality Improvement who also held a Post Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography. 
and Vinodh Nanjayya 

The ICU trainees were Aidan Burrell and Matt Brain.
Matt Brain is now an ICU consultant in Launceston but still has links with our department for teaching and research purposes and has recently been granted an Adjunct Research Fellow position with Monash University School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine.

 The team also includes: 

Asim Shah, who holds a Masters in echocardiography from The Imperial College,London
Lisen Hockings and Steve McGloughlin, who both hold Post Graduate Diplomas in Echocardiography, 
Steve Philpot who holds a Post Graduate Diplomas in Clinical Ultrasound. 

Miles Beeny is currently studying for a Diploma in Echocardiography with the University of Queensland, and three of our trainees, Josh Ihle, Richard Lin and Angus Carter have commenced the Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Critical Care) under our team's supervision.

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