Perioperative Ultrasound

This program is intended to provide trainees with academic and clinical educational opportunities using perioperative multimodal/multifunctional ultrasound technology to optimize anesthetic management.

This includes training in cardiac echocardiography (both transesophageal and transthoracic), multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), vascular access and fundamental regional techniques. Following the training, fellows will have an advanced understanding of the underlying principles of ultrasound physics and the functioning of ultrasound probes and machines. They will also have experience applying this technology to provide comprehensive patient care.

Incorporating three Calgary hospitals training sites, fellows will experience a wide array of surgical cases and opportunities to perform ultrasound-enhanced anesthetic techniques under the guidance of many of our attendings with ultrasound expertise. The program follows a competency-based format, allowing the fellow to master the basics of each ultrasound skill while dedicating additional clinical or academic time to areas of interest.

One fellowship position is offered per year, typically starting each July. Alternative start dates can be considered.

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Fellowship Supervisor

Dr. Alex Gregory

Dr. Alexander Gregory

Email: alex.gregory@ahs.ca

Dr. Alexander Gregory, MD, is a cardiac anesthesiologist and assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta.
 
After completing both medical school and residency training at the University of Calgary, he received fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and transesophageal echocardiography at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to his current clinical practice, Dr. Gregory is involved in both clinical research and medical education. His principal research interests focus on aortic disease and interventions, particularly the use of speckle tracking echocardiography to determine aortic biomechanics.