POCUS Core Faculty

Director Anna Maw, MD, MS

Anna MawAssistant Professor of Medicine
Director Point of Care Ultrasound Training Programs and Research
Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital
Director Society of Hospital Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound Certificate of Completion Course, Denver Chapter 

Dr. Maw is an academic hospitalist with expertise in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM). She began her career as a clinical educator at  New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center where she completed residency.  Early in her career she pursued additional training in POCUS and EBM, completing the American College of Chest Physician POCUS certificate program and a Master of Science in Biostatistics. She founded and directed the Weill Cornell Point of Care Ultrasound Internal Medicine Program from 2012-2016, teaching POCUS to medical residents and faculty. Upon arriving at the University of Colorado, she transitioned her academic focus to health services research, though she continues to teach POCUS to faculty on a national level through SHM's annual pre-course. Locally, she teaches POCUS to faculty, medical students and trainees from multiple specialties. Her research focuses on optimizing health outcomes in hospitalized patients using POCUS. 

Dr Maw has used POCUS in her daily care of patients for several years and is passionate about offering high quality POCUS training to other providers as well as creating the evidence to define and support its appropriate use. She is excited to be working with other talented POCUS faculty to offer a broad array of flexible training options to busy clinicians

Associate Director Carolina Ortiz-Lopez MD 

Ortiz-Lopez Carolina pocusAssistant Professor of Medicine
Director of POCUS Faculty Development
Director of POCUS Operations
Assistant Director Hospital Medicine Clinical Scholars Program Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado 

Dr. Ortiz-Lopez is an Academic Hospitalist and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. After completing her residency and chief year in Internal Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, she built and directed the POCUS curriculum for the residency program. Along with her cardiologist husband, she designed a simulation course to train internal medicine residents in bedside procedures. She also directed the internal medicine bedside procedure service for the University Medical Center of El Paso. She joined the University Colorado Division of Hospital Medicine in August 2019 and is one of the core faculty for the internal medicine procedure service at University Colorado Hospital. Along with her interest in point of care ultrasound, she is interested in studying the impact POCUS on patient outcomes.



Amiran Baduashvili, MD

Baduashvili Amiran pocusAssociate Professor of Medicine
Director POCUS Resident Education, University of Colorado Hospital 
Director Hospital Medicine Clinical Scholars Program
Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado

Dr. Baduashvili is an academic hospitalist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado, Denver (UCD). He completed the residency training at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medicine, and stayed on as a faculty from 2014 to 2019. During this time, he developed Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Clinical Decision Making (CDM) curriculums for the medical school, internal medicine residency, and hospital medicine fellowship programs. He has completed the Society‚Ä® of Hospital Medicine (SHM) POCUS certificate of completion program and has led POCUS resident teaching for several years. He served as an Associate Program Director of Weill Cornell internal medicine residency program. He serves as a tutor at McMaster’s annual Evidence Based Clinical Practice workshop. In August 2019, he joined the UCD. He developed a new two-week POCUS plus CDM elective for internal medicine residents at UCD. He accepted a position as a Program Director for Hospital Medicine fellowship, a new junior faculty development program aimed at providing POCUS, EBM, CDM, clinical teaching, and other necessary skills to junior faculty interested in pursuing careers as academic hospitalists. Dr. Baduashvili is excited to join the efforts to bring POCUS and clinical decision-making expertise to more providers. 

Ultrasound-guided Procedures Core Faculty

Henry R Kramer MD

Henry Kramer pocusAssistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado 

Dr. Kramer is an academic hospitalist at University of Colorado Hospital-Anschutz and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He worked for several years as an academic hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and as an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he taught ultrasound guided procedures to medical students, residents, and faculty. He joined the faculty of University of Colorado in November 2018 and is one of the core faculty for the medicine procedure service. Among other professional endeavors, he is interested in procedural education, the use of ultrasound for clinical decision making and procedural guidance, and multidisciplinary approaches to managing complicated pleural effusions.


William Manning MD 

ManningWilliam pocusAssistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado

Dr. Manning is an academic hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver. After completing his Med-Peds residency at the University of Colorado in 2018, he joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center and the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He spends a portion of his time on the medicine procedure service as a core faculty member, where he teaches procedural skills to internal medicine residents. He is also actively involved in the creation of a point-of-care ultrasound curriculum for pediatric hospitalists at Children’s Hospital Colorado.


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