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The innovative PEM POCUS Program at SickKids launched in 2011.  The goal was to improve the care of injured and ill children through the use of point-of-care ultrasound technology at home in Toronto and worldwide.

Meet our PEM POCUS Program team:

Charisse Kwan - Program & Fellowship Director, Staff Physician
Michelle S Lee - Interim Program & Fellowship Director, Staff Physician
Mark Tessaro -  Faculty, Staff Physician
Lianne Mclean - Faculty, Staff Physician
Gregory Harvey - Faculty, Staff Physician

Maya Capua - Fellow
Inbal Kestenbom - Fellow
Maude Poitras - Fellow

Kelly Sobie - Program Administrator

Marie-Pier Desjardins (2012-2013)  - Physician Lead, POCUS, CHU-Sainte Justine Hospital, Montreal, QC
Tanya Solano (2012-2013)- Physician Lead, POCUS, McMaster Children's Hospital, Hamilton, ON
Ron Berant (2013-2014) - Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Schneider Children's Medical Center, Israel
Marcela Preto (2013-2014) -Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kirstin Weerdenburg (2013-2014)  - The Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound, Research and Quality Assurance, IWK Health Centre, Hospital in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sarah Jones (2014-2015) - Fellow
Mara Hosang (2014-2015) - Physician, Kingston, Jamaica
Jade Seguin (2015-2016) - Physician, Emergency Medicine, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal, QC
Faisal Al-Sani (2016-2017) - Physician, Saskatoon Health Region, Saskatoon, SK
Kate Fathi (2016-2017) - Physician, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON
Nir David Friedman (2017-2018) - Physician, The Edmond & Lily Safra Children's Hospital, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
Magali Gauthey (2017-2018) - Physician, Hopital de la Tour, Meyrin/Geneva, Switzerland
Imran Asad (2018-2019) - Physician, Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital, Dubai, Arab Emirates
Daryl Graham (2018-2019) - Fellow
Laura Umbrello (2018-2019) -Fellow

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