About Us

Course Director

J. Scott Bomann, DO, RDMS, RDCS, FACEP, FACEM

Emergency Medicine Specialist
Director of Emergency Ultrasound 
Wellington Regional Hospital

Scott is an Emergency Medicine Specialist holding Fellowships in both the American and Australasian Emergency Medicine Colleges. He completed his Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine where he worked as Faculty until taking over as the Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Wellington Regional Hospital in 2011. Scott is a qualified sonographer and echocardiographer with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). He is a past Chair of the ACEM Ultrasound Sub-Committee and has numerous publications in the area of Emergency Ultrasound. Dr. Bomann is an experienced ultrasound educator and has lectured at various local, regional, and international conferences on the topic.


Faculty


Jill Muirhead, DCR, DMU, CAT


Jill has been a professional Sonographer for 34 years.

Her qualifications include:
  • Diploma of the College of Radiographers
  • Diploma in Medical Ultrasound, Australasian Society for Ultrasound & Medicine
  • American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Qualifications in Abdomen, OB/GYN & Echocardiography
  • Certificate in Adult Teaching, Dunedin College of Education
  • Postgraduate Diploma Paper, Survey and Qualitative Research, University of Otago
  • Postgraduate Diploma Paper, Education in Clinical Practice, Unitec NZ
  • Postgraduate Paper, Research in General Practice, Otago University

Her experience includes: Ultrasound education and program development, examining for ultrasound qualifications, and research in ultrasound. 


Wendy Finnie, RDCS, NZCS, ASCT 

Wendy has been a professional Cardiac Sonographer for 28 years. 

Her qualifications include: 

  • Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer in Cardiac and Paediatric Specialities, New Zealand Certificate in Science
  • Associate of the Society of Cardiopulmonary Technology and Postgraduate Paper in Research Methods in General Practice, Otago University

Her experience includes:
  • Manager at Heartwatch Diagnostic Services
  • Cardiac Technician at Dunedin Public Hospital
  • Charge Cardiac Technician at Dunedin Public Hospital
  • Short Term Locum Echocardiography Technician at Wellington Hospital
  • Quality Assurance Manager of Echocardiography at Southland Hospital

Additional Teaching Experience:
  • Echocardiography Tuition for Rural Doctors at Otago University
  • Echocardiography Tuition at Southland Hospital
  • Echocardiography and General Cardiac Tuition at Dunedin Public Hospital to Cardiac Registrars and Cardiac Technicians

    More to be announced....


    Past Faculty 


    Christopher L. Moore MD, RDMS, RDCS

    Associate Professor and Director of Emergency Ultrasound
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Yale University School of Medicine (USA)

    Chris completed an emergency ultrasound fellowship in 2002 and has been the Emergency Ultrasound Director of the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine for the last 12 years and the Yale Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director for the last 11 years. He is internationally recognized in emergency ultrasound, having lectured on four continents with over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the area. He is conducting federally funded research by the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality in the use ultrasound to reduce unnecessary irradiation of patients with suspected kidney stones. He has chaired the Ultrasound Interest Group in the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and served on the Board of Governors with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. He is a recipient of the SAEM Lifetime Ultrasound Achievement Award and the American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award. He is currently the Research Officer in the SAEM Academy of Emergency Ultrasound


    Reinier van Tonder, MBChB, RDMS

    Emergency Medicine Specialist
    Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center (USA)

    Reinier completed his Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine and currently practices Emergency Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center in California. He provides ultrasound teaching to Emergency Medicine consultants, Nursing staff and visiting students. He has a passion for teaching and has lectured and taught at various regional, national, and international emergency ultrasound courses and conferences.

    Gregory Press, MD, RDMS, FACEM


    Emergency Medicine Specialist
    Director of Emergency Ultrasound
    Hutt Valley Hospital

    Greg holds Fellowships in both the American and Australasian Emergency Medicine Colleges. Prior to his arrival in New Zealand, Greg was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School where he held the following roles: Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Director of Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Co-Director of Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Press has conducted or participated in several large clinical trials and has dedicated much of his career to the education of Emergency Medicine Trainees and Emergency Ultrasound Fellows. He is the recipient of several academic awards including the Dean's Teaching Excellence award from 2005-2010. Dr. Press was among the first wave of emergency physicians in America to complete a formal ultrasound fellowship, doing so at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. He is also a registered with ARDMS as a qualified sonographer. 



    Darell Sutijono, MD, RDMS

    Attending Physician, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
    Clinical Instructor (Affiliated), Division of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

    Dr. Sutijono completed his Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine, and currently is an attending physician at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center in Santa Clara, California, and a Clinical Instructor (Affiliated) at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Sutijono is also a qualified sonographer with ARDMS. As an academic emergency physician, he provides ultrasound teaching to both attendings and Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine residents through didactics and at the bedside. He has multiple publications in the area of emergency ultrasound. He has also lectured and taught at various regional, national, and international emergency ultrasound courses and conferences.


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