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Learning and Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Anesthesiology

September 2, 2019

“To listen to breathing, people used to put their ear to the chest and their ear on the heart listen to the heart as well. Now we have the stethoscope….ultrasound is a step beyond the stethoscope. We aren’t just listening; we are looking now.”- Dr. Hong Wang

Listen as Dr. Hong Wang discusses how she learned point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and uses it in her practice of anesthesiology.

Hong Wang, MD, PhD, FASE, FASA

Dr. Wang attended the Peking University School of Medicine in Beijing, China. She received her PhD from the Department of Physiology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Wang completed her anesthesiology residency and was chief resident at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 2000. She is board certified with the American Board of Anesthesiology and Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiograph (TEE).

At West Virginia University, Dr. Wang serves the Department of Anesthesiology as Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations, which oversees the Department’s clinical activities, coordinates the daily operative suite schedule. She is a cardiac anesthesia team member that provides and directs anesthesia to patients undergoing open-heart procedures in conjunction with cardiothoracic surgeons.

Dr. Wang is the director of Department’s point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) program. She has established the POCUS training for the anesthesia residents and participated in the West Virginia University medical student ultrasound training. She has passed the inaugural board exam, Examination of Special Competence in Critical Care Echocardiography (CCEeXAM), administered by the National Board of Echocardiography in conjunction with nine other partnering organizations.

Dr. Wang is currently the President of the Chinese American Society of Anesthesiology (CASA). She is also a member of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Certification Academy™ Committee.

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