The Team

Michael Macias MD

Amateur shutterbug, mediocre cook & ultrasound junkie. I am a graduate of The Ultrasound Leadership Academy, the creator of EMcurious, and The NUEM blog, with a strong interest in asynchronous education and online content strategy. Contact me via

Twitter: @emedcurious

Matthew Riscinti MD

Emergency Medicine Resident at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. I believe in free open access education, the POCUS revolution, and application of POCUS internationally and in austere settings. Outside of the department, my time is spent rock climbing, snowboarding and traveling throughout the United States with my camera in hand. Contact me via

Carissa Solari MS4
I am a 4th year Medical Student at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY, going into Emergency Medicine. I have come to respect the enormous utility of US in the ED and hope to learn a great deal while working on this project over the upcoming years. Outside of academics I spend my free time rock climbing or traveling (to a rock climbing destination.) Feel free to contact me at

Matt Dawson MD, RDMS, RDCS

A horticulturalist/permaculturist who also is the co-creator of The Ultrasound Podcast (over 2 million online views), The Ultrasound Leadership Academy, co-author of Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound, and creator of One Minute Ultrasound app and other educational stuffs.  Hit him up at anytime.

Twitter: @ultrasoundpod


I am a rural Generalist working in the tropical, remote northwest of Australia. I work in ED, Anaesthesia and Critical care. I am essentially a self-taught ultrasonographer with a passion for education and knowledge translation. I have been a Professor with the ULA since its inception and especially enjoy discussing the utility of ultrasound in resource-poor environments. When I am not working or scanning I enjoy traveling the world with my wife and 3 boys.          Twitter: @broomedocs

Jacob Avila MD

I am the Co-Ultrasound Director and Co-Ultrasound Fellowship Director at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. I am also involved in several other ultrasound related ventures including, Ultrasound GEL, and am a member of the Ultrasound Podcast team.

I love all things ultrasound, but my main interests include ultrasound-guided IV placement and pulmonary ultrasound.

Twitter: @ultrasoundMD