Dr Andrew (Andy) Walden, BOX Courses, Consultant, Ultrasound Professional (FUSIC, FAMUS)

Dr Andrew Walden is a Consultant in Acute and Intensive Care Medicine and has been interested in the role of POCUS since 2008. He helped develop Focused Ultrasound in Intensive Care (FUSIC) competencies and chaired the Focused Acute Medicine Ultrasound (FAMUS) committee from 2016 to 2018. He has published widely on the use of lung ultrasound in a range of settings including resource poor countries. He believes strongly that POCUS greatly improves the care and flow of patients and is a champion of a multidisciplinary approach.

Mark is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care Outreach and started his POCUS journey in 2017. He became a FICE mentor in 2019 and has supported many doctors and nurses with learning and developing their skills.

Lorenzo Cristoni is a Consultant in Acute Medicine at Frimley Park Hospital.

He is an enthusiast FICE, CUSIC and FAMUS mentor with a 20 years’ experience in point of care ultrasound and a particular commitment in promoting POCUS as the 5th pillar of the clinical examination in all the courses where he teaches.

He is an expert in abdominal US, with a particular interest in ultrasound of the intestine, and in the integrated heart-lung-IVC sonographic approach to the acutely unwell patient.

Dr Joe Nunan is a specialty doctor at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He has helped develop POCUS within acute medicine since becoming the Ultrasound Fellow in 2020. Passionate about teaching, Joe has worked for Dr Walden in promoting POCUS since then. 

Dr Nunan teaches on all of our courses.

Jim Watchorn is a Renal and ICM registrar. TTE BSE accredited since 2015, following FICE accreditation 2013. PhD in perfusion monitoring in critical illness, including TTE research and renal contrast ultrasound. FUSIC heart, lung and abdomen mentor and assessor. Dr Watchorn teaches on FUSIC Heart courses.

Hattie is a senior Physiotherapist on the acute medical unit at the Royal Berkshire hospital. She started using lung ultrasound in 2020 and since then has supported multiple physiotherapists in the RBH to develop their skills in lung ultrasound. Hattie teaches lung ultrasound.

Dr Carl Waldmann MA MB BChir FRCA FFICM EDIC

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care

Past Dean FICM. Dr Waldmann teaches on Percutaneous Tracheostomy.

Ingrid da Silva

Ingrid da Silva is a Senior Sonographer at the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, an Associate Professor at the University of West London and a Thames Valley Imaging Academy Educator. She is very passionate about ultrasound and its contemporary advances more specifically the development of new techniques and applications.  Ingrid is part of the AIM POCUS Academy faculty team helping to deliver FAMUS courses in Abdomen and DVT ultrasound.

Ram Matsa

Dr Ram Matsa is a consultant in Acute Internal and Intensive Care Medicine in North Staffordshire and a Lecturer at Keele University. He has been an active member of the FAMUS committee and is currently setting up a POCUS training program for medical students. 

Justine Loh

Dr Justine Loh is a consultant in Emergency Medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine in Reading and actively involved in POCUS teaching there. She was previously an Academic Clinical Fellow completing a research project at the Department of Clinical Engineering at Oxford University on the genesis of lung ultrasound artefacts. 

Eugene Tabiowo

Dr Eugene Tabiowo is a consultant in Acute Medicine in Wales and has previously completed a PgCert in Medical Ultrasound on POCUS in Teesside and accreditation in BSE TTE. He has been involved with the FAMUS committee since its inception and has been instrumental in developing teaching resources. 

Nick Smallwood

Dr Nick Smallwood is a consultant in Acute Medicine in Basingstoke and the chair of the FAMUS committee. He has taught widely on many courses and continues to be an advocate for POCUS with initiatives spanning as far as Singapore. 

Sarah Heaton trained in radiography in Preston and Manchester followed by training in Ultrasound in Leeds qualifying in 1993. Gaining experience in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, Queen Mary’s Roehampton and Woking Nuffield, Sarah moved to RBFT in 1995 where she set up the sonographer led ultrasound service. She now trains and supervises ultrasound students and Doctors and even has experience scanning race horses!

Jodie Smythe

Jodie Smythe is an ICU and Anaesthetics Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. She completed the Oxford echocardiography fellowship and gained BSE level 2 accreditation in April 2016. She is on the ACCE BSE examining committee and is involved in both the written and practical exams for the BSE.