POCUS Core Faculty

Director Anna Maw, MD, MS

Anna MawAssociate 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 Chapte

Dr. Maw is an academic hospitalist with expertise in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM), and Implementation Science. 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, receiving a Career Development Award in Implemenation Science Methods funded by the National Institutes of Health. Her research focuses on optimizing health outcomes in hospitalized patients through the high-fidelity implemenation of POCUS into health systems. Because training is such an important aspect of POCUS Implemenation, she continues to teach POCUS to learners at all career stages in local and national venues. 

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 clinicians 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 

COL face'21Assistant Professor of Medicine
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. She started her career at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, where she completed her internal medicine residency and chief year. With her interest in POCUS she pursued additional training by completing the American College of Chest Physician and Society of Hospital Medicine POCUS certificate program. She created and directed the point of care ultrasound and bedside procedure curriculum for the Internal Medicine residency program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. She joined the University Colorado Division of Hospital Medicine in August 2019 and is the Assistant Program Director of the clinical scholar's program, and core faculty for the internal medicine procedure service. Along with her interest in teaching point of care ultrasound, she is interested on the impact POCUS in patient outcomes.

Associate Director Michelle Fleshner, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, POCUS Faculty Development 
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Assistant Director, Internal Medicine Residency POCUS Elective
Assistant Director, Clinical Scholars Program 
Division of Hospital Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Fleshner is an Academic Hospitalist and Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center. She completed her Internal Medicine Residency training and a Chief Resident year at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), where she created and directed a residency-wide POCUS curriculum. She was part of the global health track at UPMC, where she spent a total of 5 months working in Malawi, using and teaching POCUS on a daily basis, coming up with innovative ways to create POCUS portfolios and obtain quality assurance from abroad. She joined the faculty at University of Colorado in August 2020 and is the Assistant Director of the residency pocus elective, the Assistant Program Director of the clinical scholars program, and core faculty of the procedure team. She is particularly interested in the intersection of diagnostic POCUS and clinical reasoning at the bedside as well as the procedural use of POCUS.   

Ultrasound-guided Procedures Core Faculty

Henry R Kramer, MD

Henry Kramer pocusAssistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Bedside Procedure Service
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 the Director 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.

 

 

Contact Us

Program Administrator
Melisha Begerman
POCUSDHM@cuanschutz.edu