Micheal Blaivas

Micheal Blaivas

Dr. Michael Blaivas, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAIUM

Dr. Blaivas completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, followed by an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago (University of Illinois).

He has held faculty positions in multiple universities and is currently a professor of medicine (affiliate) at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine.

Dr. Blaivas is a pioneer of point-of-care ultrasound having published over 230 peer reviewed articles on point-of- care ultrasound, multiple book chapters and is the editor of 6 medical textbooks.

His research interests over the years have spanned from resuscitation, lung ultrasound, out of hospital and space applications of ultrasound through ocular ultrasound, ultrasound guided procedures such as vascular access and regional nerve blocks as well as bench research.

Dr. Blaivas has been active in multiple medical societies and is a founding member of the World Interactive Network For Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), having served as president of both.

Dr. Blaivas was the founder and first editor of The Ultrasound Journal for WINFOCUS and now serves as deputy editor of the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and JACEP Open Journal. Dr. Blaivas has been the emergency ultrasound section chair for ACEP, SAEM and AIUM. He has recently finished two terms as American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) third Vice President.

Dr. Blaivas is active in building educational and policy-making relationships between societies in a variety of medical specialties throughout the world. Dr. Blaivas has worked with specialty societies such as the AIUM and Society of Critical Care Medicine to help craft ultrasound educational and performance standards and guidelines.

He has served on the board of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) and continues to work on point of care ultrasound education and research around the world. Most recently, Dr. Blaivas has created and directed, the American College of Physicians (ACP) pre-congress ultrasound course which is helping to expand ultrasound use by internal medicine physicians.

He has also been active in medical device and software development, working with multiple companies over a twenty year period. Dr. Blaivas has completed multiple courses in programming and developing Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning applications in image recognition.

He has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles on Deep Learning applications in POCUS and continues to work on an increasing number of collaborative AI research studies with colleagues around the world.

For four years, Dr. Blaivas served as Chief Medical Officer of EchoNous Inc, an AI and Hand Carried Ultrasound company based in Redmond Washington and is not the Chief Medical Officer for Ava Ag, a mobile sensor, AI and mobile app company based in Switzerland.

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