Michael Veltman is a specialist cardiothoracic anaesthetist with an interest in peri-operative and diagnostic echocardiography. After completing his fellowship in echocardiography at Westmead Hospital he continued his interest in diagnostic echocardiography as a staff specialist both at Westmead and subsequently with appointment at Royal Perth Hospital in Anaesthesia. He is a contributor to the Westmead Echocardiography Training Manual, and also to Royse et al “Pocket Guide to Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography”. Prof. Veltman has been teaching for the Ultrasound Education Group for more than 10 years. In his free time, Prof. Veltman enjoys cycling.
John Faris is a specialist anaesthetist who spent the first 20 years’ of his medical career in aviation medicine before the anaesthesia training program in Auckland, New Zealand. He moved to Perth for a years’ post fellowship experience, but stayed for 13 years working at Royal Perth, Sir Charles Gairdner and Joondalup Hospitals. He was appointed to the Steering Committee of the Ultrasound Education Group at the University of Melbourne in late 2004 and was one the main developers of the HEART scan and has been a strong contributor to the Certificate, Diploma and Masters’ series offered by the University. He has published a number of papers on the use of cardiac ultrasound in perioperative medicine. Outside work, he has interests in bush walking, cycling and barbershop singing.
As one of the hybrid of modern Intensive Care Medicine, Dr Yang had been trained in both Intensive Care Medicine and Cardiology. She is highly qualified locally and internationally in both Transthoracic and Transoesophageal Echocardiography. She is one of the leading clinician in ultrasound-guided procedures in Australia. Dr. Yang is actively involved in multiple university programs of ultrasound teaching and simulation. Her academic interests lie in complex haemodynamic management in critically ill patient using echocardiography and heart lung interaction. Dr. Yang doesn’t have much time off, but she loves spending time with her dog.
Dr Gregory Comadira graduated from medical school in 1982 and has worked as a rural GP, specialist in emergency Medicine and Intensive care medicine. He holds dual fellowships in Emergency Medicine and Intensive Care medicine. Greg works as a senior specialist in Intensive care at the gold coast university hospital. He chairs the GCUH end of life committee and is the deputy chair of the GCUH research ethics committee. Greg is the Chair of the Queensland State wide trauma network. He has a keen interest in issues surrounding the medico-legal and ethical tensions that exist in the real clinical world. He has presented nationally and internationally in relation to this area as pertains to organ donation. On his spare time, Greg plays golf and he is also interested in permaculture and self-sufficiency.
Kavi has a special interest in ultrasound and echocardiography in critical care, and in teaching. She is currently completing a PhD at the University of Melbourne on the role of ultrasound and echocardiography in critical care. Kavi is an instructor for iHeartScan Melbourne University. Kavi is also the course director and instructor for BASIC and Beyond BASIC Mechanical Ventilation courses at Peninsula Health and is an instructor for Intensive Care for Emergency Medicine course offered through the College of Emergency Medicine, Hong Kong, as well as being and one of the authors of the manual for this course.