Our Team

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Michael Macias

Course Director

Michael Macias is the founder of Bread & Butter Ultrasound. He is an ultrasound fellowship trained Emergency Medicine Physician based in San Diego, California working in both the community and academic environment. Michael serves as the Global Ultrasound Director for the California based group Emergent Medical Associates. He is the creator of EMcurious, The NUEM Blog, UCSD Ultrasound, and The POCUS Atlas. He has a strong interest in digital education, design, tech, and bedside echo.

Twitter: @emedcurious


Matt Riscinti


Matt Riscinti is an Emergency Medicine Physician and Ultrasound Fellow at Denver Health in Colorado. He has special interests in Deep Learning in Ultrasound, Teleguidance, and technologic innovations in Ultrasound Education. He is Co-founder of The POCUS Atlas, The Evidence Atlas and recently shared the ACEP Innovation in Ultrasound Education Award.

Twitter: @thepocusatlas


Sukh Singh


Sukh Singh is an Emergency Medicine Physician at UC San Diego Health. He is ultrasound fellowship trained, and works with the Ultrasound Division in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He serves as the Director of Point of Care Ultrasound at El Centro Regional Medical Center. Sukh also teaches point of care ultrasound for UCSD School of Medicine and has a strong interest in international work involving point of care training.


Dasia Esener


Dr. Dasia Esener, MD is the fellowship director of the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. She did residency and emergency ultrasound fellowship at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University in Springfield, Massachusetts. She later moved to San Diego where she started an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Kaiser Permanente. Dasia lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, 2 children and too many dogs.

Twitter: @SonoBoss


Amir Aminlari


Amir Aminlari is an Emergency Medicine Physician at UC San Diego Health. He is the ultrasound fellowship director at UCSD. He lives with his family in Encinitas, CA where he has been enjoying the cool vibes of the surfing community but has thus far lacked the courage to actually surf.

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Anthony Medak


Anthony Medak is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. His career interests include POC US, Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, and all facets of medical education. He has been recognized with awards for his excellence in teaching on numerous occasions by the Emergency Medicine residents as well as the medical students at UC San Diego. He also serves as Co-Director of the Ultrasound Curriculum for the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Twitter: @MedakSD


Chris Fox


Dr. Fox is Professor and current Chair of Emergency Medicine at UCI. He also serves as the Director of Ultrasound in Medical Education at the UCI School of Medicine. He has published extensively on point-of-care ultrasound and is the editor of several textbooks. He has been invited to lecture more than 450 times in 49 states and 13 countries, including a TEDx UCI talk titled, “The Point of Care Revolution; Ultrasound." He is dedicated to promulgating the use of POC ultrasound through ongoing research, teaching, leadership and clinical expertise.

Twitter: @jchristianfox


Eric Abrams


Dr. Eric Abrams is emergency ultrasound faculty and staff physician at Kaiser Permanente San Diego. He completed his ultrasound fellowship in 2017 at New York Presbyterian - Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. He has special interest in bedside echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and critical care ultrasound.

Twitter: @eabramsMD


Gabe Rose


Gabe Rose, DO is a recent transplant out of NYC, Gabe is an emergency physician and assistant ultrasound fellowship director at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. He completed his ultrasound fellowship in 2014 at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. Gabe has been a course director and instructor of point-of-care ultrasound in both South Africa and Mozambique. He loves traveling and getting outside, and he looks forward to improving his surfing game while starting his new life out here in San Diego


Bryan Dalla Betta


Bryan Dalla Betta, DO completed his fellowship in Emergency Ultrasound at Kaiser Permanente San Diego in 2018. He is currently an attending physician in Emergency Medicine at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego CA. His interests include ultrasound guided resuscitation in sepsis, ultrasound guided nerve blocks, and ultrasound education.


Asia Takeuchi


Dr. Takeuchi was born in Hong Kong and has moved all over the world before settling in Southern California. She received her MD from USC and completed an Emergency Medicine Residency and Ultrasound Fellowship at UCSD. She currently maintains an Associate Professorship with the UCSD Dept. of Emergency Medicine, operates as a co-director for the UCSD School of Medicine Ultrasound Curriculum, and works the majority of her clinical shifts at Sharp Memorial Hospital ER (where she is also the Ultrasound Director). When not in the hospital, she spends time with her husband and rambunctious young daughter renovating their historic San Diego home.


Colleen Campbell


Colleen Campbell MD RDMS is originally from Seattle. She graduated from University of Washington Medical School, and served as chief resident in EM at SUNY Brooklyn, Kings County Hospital. She started with Emergency Ultrasound at UCSD in 1999. She currently serves as the Director of the Ultrasound Division in Emergency Medicine and helped create the residency training program at UCSD along with Anthony Medak MD. She has a strong interest in international ultrasound teaching and medical student ultrasound education. Her favorite procedure is ultrasound guided subclavian CVC placement!


Cameron Smyres


Cameron Smyres is an Emergency Medicine physician at the University of California, San Diego, and he recently completed both his residency and ultrasound fellowship there. He has a special interest in global health, specifically in point of care ultrasound education and implementation in developing areas.