Educator of the Month

At @jeff_sono, we have the pleasure of hosting an Educator of the Month program. Doctors and professionals from other programs and backgrounds visit us to provide insightful guest lectures and demonstrations.

2018 - 2019 Educators


Chef Shola Olunloyo

Shola Olunloyo is a distinguished member of the Philadelphia restaurant community. He is a well-accomplished research chef, who has successfully integrated ultrasound into culinary applications. He now runs an independent culinary test kitchen in Philadelphia: a partnership with multiple equipment manufacturers exploring the role of technology in cuisine. His innovative work can be found at


Molly Muffler, MD

Dr. Mulflur completed her residency in Emergency Medicine and Fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at Temple University. She is currently an emergency physician and the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and Director for Emergency Ultrasound Education for Jefferson Health Northeast in Philadelphia, PA.


Rachel Liu, BAO, MBBCh

Dr. Liu is the Fellowship Director for the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, and the Director of Clinical Ultrasound Education for Yale School of Medicine. She is past President of AEUS (SAEM) after serving on its executive committee for four years, and is the current Chair for the ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section.

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Jennifer Marin, MD

Dr. Jennifer Marin is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is the Director of Emergency Ultrasound and the Medical Director for Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.


Patricia C. Henwood, MD

Dr. Henwood is the Associate Chief of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound and Director of Global Ultrasound Programs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She is the President and Co-Founder of Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments (PURE). Dr. Henwood’s research focuses on the role of ultrasounds in global health and humanitarian settings.

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Anthony J. Dean, MD

Anthony J. Dean is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Radiology and the immediate past Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a founding member of the WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound) with a special interest int he potential for clinician performed ultrasonography to enhance the efficacy of healthcare in resource-poor settings. Dr. Dean recently completed a 1 year sabbatical in Guatemala funded by the Fulbright program.


Jason Nomura, MD

Dr. Nomura completed an Ultrasound Fellowship at Christiana Care after completing a combined emergency medicine. internal medicine residency. He is currently the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Director and Medical Director for point of Care Ultrasound at Chrstiana Care.


Haney Mallemat, MD

Dr. Mallemat is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. He is an Associate Professor and works in both the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit at Cooper Medical School at Rowan University in Camden, NJ


David F. Gaieski, MD

David F. Gaieski, MD, is a professor of Emergency medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is Vice Chair for Resuscitation Services and Director of Emergency Critical Care. His clinical and research expertise focuses on critical care topics including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and protocolized care for sepsis.

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David Amponsah, MD

Dr. Amponsah is an emergency physician and Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Program Director at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He is was one of the first to integrate POC U/S into UME and the physical diagnosis


Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD

Dr. Gharahbaghian  is an emergency physician and Emergency Medicine Medical Director at Stanford University Hospital in Detorit, Michigan.  She founded SonoSpot and most recently SonoDoc Game


Danielle Royer, Ph. D

Dr. Royer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and Director of Human Body Block, the 1st year anatomy course at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She co-leads the integration of ultrasound in anatomy for medical students, and also teaches ultrasound to graduate students in the Modern Human Anatomy master’s program.

2017 - 2018 Educators

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Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD, MPH, EdD(c)

Dimitrios Papanagnou is the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Emergency Medicine; the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University; and the Director for the In Situ Simulation Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Geoff Hayden, MD

Geoff Hayden, MD, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently co-director of the Design Thinking curriculum in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College.


Nova Panebianco, MD

Nova Panebianco, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently Interim Director of Emergency Ultrasound. She is a renowned ultrasound educator; who lectures both nationally and internationally. She recently received The Special Dean’s Award at the University of Pennsylvania for initiating an innovative 4-year vertical ultrasound curriculum for students at the Pearlman School of Medicine.

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Rob Pugliese, PharmD, BCPS & Bon Ku, MD, MPP

Bon and Rob are Co-directors of JeffDesign at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College. They are passionate about the intersection of health and design.

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Frances Mae West, MD, MS, FACP

Mae West MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the SKMC of TJUH, and the Associate Fellowship Director for the Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. She also serves as the pulmonologist for the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center. She is working to design an ultrasound curriculum for both internal medicine and critical care fellows at TJUH.


Aaron Chen, MD

Dr. Chen is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and Director of Emergency Ultrasound at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Besides point-of-care ultrasound, he has published on soft tissue infections, in particular community-associated MRSA.


Wilma Chan, MD/EdM, FACEP

Dr. Chan is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the inaugural Director of Ultrasound Education at the Perelman School of Medicine.


Simon Carly, MD, FRCEM

Simon Carly is a Professor of Emergency Medicine in Manchester, England. He is interested in how resuscitation works (or doesn’t) in the ED. He has academic interests in technology enhanced medical education, and is very active in the #FOAMed world. He runs the internationally acclaimed St.Emlyn’s blog and podcast.


Thomas Costantino, MD

Dr. Costantino, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Temple University School of Medicine is currently the Fellowship Director and Chief of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound.

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Josefin Elzén, MD

Dr. Josefin Elzén is a Consultant Physician in Anesthesia and Critical Care at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm.


Lev N. Nazarian, MD

Dr. Nazarian is a TJUH and SKMC Professor of Radiology and Vice Chair for Education. He serves as the editor-in-chief of JUM (Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine) and is on the Executive Committee of the AIUM - a multidisciplinary ultrasound organization. He holds special interest in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

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Eric Carvin, BA

Eric Carvin directs social strategy at The Associated Press. Eric oversees AP’s use of social media to uncover breaking news, father user-generated content, connect with readers and share powerful content. He also guides AP’s journalists as they use social platforms in their pursuit of news.