Our Regional Co-Chair drive and oversee EMUGs activity in their region in collaboration with the Operations Team.

Co-Chairs

New Zealand 

Meet Team

New Zealand

Co-Chairs

Dr Gabby King
​Dr Dan Anderson

Committee Members

Dr Alastair Maclean​

Dr Chris Zollo

Dr Mark Rewi

Dr Mick Killeen

Dr Nicola Rodgers

Dr Phil Young

Dr Claire Heslop

Dr Gaynor Prince

Dr Sierra Beck

Dr David Haunschmidt

Dr Amanda Collins

DR CRIS ZOLLO

MBBS, Bsc, MRCS(Ed), FACEM, DDU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Time is limited in ED: the Ultrasound scan is an extension of my clinical examination and gives me more information to make treatment decisions with. It's also satisfying to get the 'slam dunk' diagnosis that can't be refused!

Why EMUGs?

Always happy to chat to fellow US enthusiasts about how great we are ;0

 

When I grow up...

I used to dress up as Wonder women when I was 3​

Bucket List

I'd love to see the Aurora borealis

Why EMUGs?

Always happy to chat to fellow US enthusiasts about how great we are ;0

 

When I grow up...

I used to dress up as Wonder women when I was 3​

Bucket List

I'd love to see the Aurora borealis

DR CRIS ZOLLO

MBBS, Bsc, MRCS(Ed), FACEM, DDU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Time is limited in ED: the Ultrasound scan is an extension of my clinical examination and gives me more information to make treatment decisions with. It's also satisfying to get the 'slam dunk' diagnosis that can't be refused!

DR DAN ANDERSON

MBChB, FACEM, PGCertCPU, CCPU, PGDipMedEd (Dist), Honorary Lecturer (Auckland)

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS is a game changer - i’m passionate about using ultrasound to improve patient care and train the next generation of enthusiasts.

Training & Education

In a past life i was an advanced trainee in Radiology - but I saw the “light" and came back to Emergency Medicine. I’ve also recently stood down as the Director of EM Training and Education to take up a departmental ultrasound role.

Why EMUGs?

It’s great to catch up with the EMUGs group - they're a very social and supportive community that can help you improve your skills wherever you may be in your journey of learning to scan.  

 

When I grow up...

All Black.

Bucket List

Disneyland adventure with the kids.

Why EMUGs?

It’s great to catch up with the EMUGs group - they're a very social and supportive community that can help you improve your skills wherever you may be in your journey of learning to scan.  

 

When I grow up...

All Black.

Bucket List

Disneyland adventure with the kids.

DR DAN ANDERSON

MBChB, FACEM, PGCertCPU, CCPU, PGDipMedEd (Dist), Honorary Lecturer (Auckland)

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS is a game changer - i’m passionate about using ultrasound to improve patient care and train the next generation of enthusiasts.

Training & Education

In a past life i was an advanced trainee in Radiology - but I saw the “light" and came back to Emergency Medicine. I’ve also recently stood down as the Director of EM Training and Education to take up a departmental ultrasound role.

The hands on driving force that achieve EMUGs mission in their region.

Committee

DR ALASTAIR MACLEAN

MB ChB, FACEM, FRCEM, Pg Cert CPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have been trying to use USS in ED since a registrar in 2008 when I was first in a department with a portable ultrasound machine. The ability to rapidly alter the trajectory of care with a test I didn't have to beg for was immediately apparent. By being part of EMUGs keeps me honest about my skills (there are far better practitioners than I) and allows me to learn from those same people. There is not a shift (some of my juniors might say hour) I am not trying to benefit my patient's care with sonic beams of loveliness.

Training & Education

Medical school in Aberdeen, Specialist training in Bristol UK, POCUS in University of Otago.

Why EMUGs?

I heard about it but could never attend the meetings. Since the Whatsapp group formed it has been easier to meet up and keep up to date with fellow enthusiasts. 

When I grow up...

I think when I was 5 I was very keen to be 6!

Bucket List

The Coast to coast challenge. Each year I fantasise, look at a training plan and put it off till the following year....

Why EMUGs?

I heard about it but could never attend the meetings. Since the Whatsapp group formed it has been easier to meet up and keep up to date with fellow enthusiasts. 

When I grow up...

I think when I was 5 I was very keen to be 6!

Bucket List

The Coast to coast challenge. Each year I fantasise, look at a training plan and put it off till the following year....

DR ALASTAIR MACLEAN

MB ChB, FACEM, FRCEM, Pg Cert CPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have been trying to use USS in ED since a registrar in 2008 when I was first in a department with a portable ultrasound machine. The ability to rapidly alter the trajectory of care with a test I didn't have to beg for was immediately apparent. By being part of EMUGs keeps me honest about my skills (there are far better practitioners than I) and allows me to learn from those same people. There is not a shift (some of my juniors might say hour) I am not trying to benefit my patient's care with sonic beams of loveliness.

Training & Education

Medical school in Aberdeen, Specialist training in Bristol UK, POCUS in University of Otago.

DR MARK REWI

FACEM, MBCHB(Auckland), PGC CPU(Otago), CCPU, PGC ClinED(Canterbury), ACLS instructor.  

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have been a strong advocate for improving credentialing, equipment acquisition/maintenance, imaging management and education in point of care ultrasound. I would like clinicians to have better access to point of care training to meet high standards of quality and consistency.

DR MARK REWI

FACEM, MBCHB(Auckland), PGC CPU(Otago), CCPU, PGC ClinED(Canterbury), ACLS instructor.  
 

I have been a strong advocate for improving credentialing, equipment acquisition/maintenance, imaging management and education in point of care ultrasound. I would like clinicians to have better access to point of care training to meet high standards of quality and consistency.

DR MICK KILLEEN

FACEM

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have realised that POCUS is the most accurate diagnostic tool that I have at the bedside. It I also an essential tool to assist many procedures. The Light bulb moment is the first time you pick up the probe and realise that you can actually see into your patients body and suddenly there is no more guess work anymore. I use POCUS on the majority of my patients , in some form or other. I believe it is now essential as a diagnostic tool and therapeutic guide . Arguably you cannot practice Emergency medicine anymore without POCUS skills.

Training & Education

Irish graduate , FACEM training in NZ

Why EMUGs?

Inspired to join in and build the momentum by enthusiastic colleagues at MMH ED


When I grow up...

Professional Sportsman

Bucket List

Surf more epic breaks

Why EMUGs?

Inspired to join in and build the momentum by enthusiastic colleagues at MMH ED


When I grow up...

Professional Sportsman

Bucket List

Surf more epic breaks

DR MICK KILLEEN

FACEM

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have realised that POCUS is the most accurate diagnostic tool that I have at the bedside. It I also an essential tool to assist many procedures. The Light bulb moment is the first time you pick up the probe and realise that you can actually see into your patients body and suddenly there is no more guess work anymore. I use POCUS on the majority of my patients , in some form or other. I believe it is now essential as a diagnostic tool and therapeutic guide . Arguably you cannot practice Emergency medicine anymore without POCUS skills.

Training & Education

Irish graduate , FACEM training in NZ

DR GABBY KING

MBBS, FACEM, Post Grad Cert CPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS has so much potential benefit for our patients. Using it to see what is going on inside our patients helps improve our diagnosis and treatment decisions. Seeing the enthusiasm for POCUS in our trainees as they realise this benefit is what drives me to keep improving access to training in POCUS.

Training & Education

New Zealand

Why EMUGs?

Getting together with like minded colleagues to discuss POCUS. I use the tips and tricks I learn from everyone to continue to improve the way we are doing POCUS and how we are providing training.

When I grow up...

Professional Sportsman

Bucket List

Work in a developing country... using POCUS!

Why EMUGs?

Getting together with like minded colleagues to discuss POCUS. I use the tips and tricks I learn from everyone to continue to improve the way we are doing POCUS and how we are providing training.

When I grow up...

Professional Sportsman

Bucket List

Work in a developing country... using POCUS!

DR GABBY KING

MBBS, FACEM, Post Grad Cert CPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS has so much potential benefit for our patients. Using it to see what is going on inside our patients helps improve our diagnosis and treatment decisions. Seeing the enthusiasm for POCUS in our trainees as they realise this benefit is what drives me to keep improving access to training in POCUS.

Training & Education

New Zealand

DR NICOLA RODGERS

BM BCh, MRes

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I'm early in my Emergency Medicine and POCUS training so still learning all the ways it can enhance my clinical examination and procedural skills in the ED

Training & Education

Medical school in Oxford, Foundation training in London then came out to New Zealand in 2017 for EM training.

Why EMUGs?

A friendly SMO encouraged me to attend the workshop and clinical meetings where I met some lovely and inspiring people.

When I grow up...

Police officer or a spy

Bucket List

SCUBA dive master course, sky dive, whisky tasting in Scotland

Why EMUGs?

A friendly SMO encouraged me to attend the workshop and clinical meetings where I met some lovely and inspiring people.

When I grow up...

Police officer or a spy

Bucket List

SCUBA dive master course, sky dive, whisky tasting in Scotland

DR NICOLA RODGERS

BM BCh, MRes

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I'm early in my Emergency Medicine and POCUS training so still learning all the ways it can enhance my clinical examination and procedural skills in the ED

Training & Education

Medical school in Oxford, Foundation training in London then came out to New Zealand in 2017 for EM training

DR PHIL YOUNG

MBChB FACEM CCPU Otago CPU PGcert Clin Teaching ACLS and ACME instructor.

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

A 20-year journey into POCUS and ECHO has made me passionate about getting all emergency physicians gaining some accreditation in POCUS. Interests in Clinical Leadership, Paediatrics, Medical Education, Resuscitation and Simulation.

DR PHIL YOUNG

MBChB FACEM CCPU Otago CPU PGcert Clin Teaching ACLS and ACME instructor.
 

A 20-year journey into POCUS and ECHO has made me passionate about getting all emergency physicians gaining some accreditation in POCUS. Interests in Clinical Leadership, Paediatrics, Medical Education, Resuscitation and Simulation.

DR CLAIRE HESLOP

MD, PhD, FRCPC, MedEdCert

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS makes my job easier, more fun, and a lot more slippery.

Training & Education

Canadian ER physician with ultrasound fellowship completed at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario

Why EMUGs?

Wannabe Kiwi seeks POCUS keeners for long term education shenanigans. Seemed like the right group to join..!

When I grow up...

Was keen to be a racing jockey. Unrealistic for a kid who was 5'9" at age 9...

Why EMUGs?

Wannabe Kiwi seeks POCUS keeners for long term education shenanigans. Seemed like the right group to join..!

When I grow up...

Was keen to be a racing jockey. Unrealistic for a kid who was 5'9" at age 9...

DR CLAIRE HESLOP

MD, PhD, FRCPC, MedEdCert

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS makes my job easier, more fun, and a lot more slippery.

Training & Education

Canadian ER physician with ultrasound fellowship completed at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto, Ontario

DR GAYNOR PRINCE

FACEM DDU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I was senior reg on a night shift at Waikato hospital (busy!) and there was a 72 year old with “renal colic”. The nurse asked me to come and see him because he wasn’t well with a blood pressure of 70/50. I thought...yikes! AAA! Needs theatre. I popped an ultrasound probe on, confirmed the AAA and he was in theatre within an hour. He was discharged 9 days later. POCUS = better patient care!

Training & Education

Undergraduate training in South Africa , FACEM training in New Zealand , DDU training in Perth, Western Australia.

Why EMUGs?

Brian O'Connell...charismatic alright!

When I grow up...

Yip...the last one...always wanted to be a doctor. And I am one of the lucky ones coz I love it! Most days anyway ;)

​​Bucket List

Circumnavigate Greenland kite skiing. And kiting across Antarctica.

Why EMUGs?

Brian O'Connell...charismatic alright!

When I grow up...

Yip...the last one...always wanted to be a doctor. And I am one of the lucky ones coz I love it! Most days anyway ;)

​​Bucket List

DR GAYNOR PRINCE

FACEM DDU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I was senior reg on a night shift at Waikato hospital (busy!) and there was a 72 year old with “renal colic”. The nurse asked me to come and see him because he wasn’t well with a blood pressure of 70/50. I thought...yikes! AAA! Needs theatre. I popped an ultrasound probe on, confirmed the AAA and he was in theatre within an hour. He was discharged 9 days later. POCUS = better patient care!

Training & Education

Undergraduate training in South Africa , FACEM training in New Zealand , DDU training in Perth, Western Australia.

DR SIERRA BECK

FACEM

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Ultrasound is the perfect excuse to spend more time at the bedside with patients. Its my favorite tool for patient education.

Training & Education
Trained in Emergency Medicine/Ultrasound Fellowship in US now working for the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital ED.


Why EMUGs?
Great to have a chance to learn and share notes with some awesome ultrasound champions.


When I grow up...
Purveyor of carnivorous plants.

DR SIERRA BECK

FACEM


Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Ultrasound is the perfect excuse to spend more time at the bedside with patients. Its my favorite tool for patient education.

Training & Education
Trained in Emergency Medicine/Ultrasound Fellowship in US now working for the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital ED.


Why EMUGs?
Great to have a chance to learn and share notes with some awesome ultrasound champions.


When I grow up...
Purveyor of carnivorous plants.

DR SIERRA BECK

FACEM


Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Ultrasound is the perfect excuse to spend more time at the bedside with patients. Its my favorite tool for patient education.

Training & Education
Trained in Emergency Medicine/Ultrasound Fellowship in US now working for the University of Otago and Dunedin Hospital ED.

Why EMUGs?
Great to have a chance to learn and share notes with some awesome ultrasound champions.


When I grow up...
Purveyor of carnivorous plants.

Dr David Haunschmidt

MBChB PGCertCPU 

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

It makes me a better physician. POCUS has such great utility in improving patient care, decision making, and outcomes, when used within the right context. Surely, it won't be long before we are teaching it in all medical schools! ​​

 

Training & Education

Medical School in Edinburgh. Emergency medicine training in Glasgow to New Zealand. PGCertCPU and Diploma in Child Health from Otago. 

Why EMUGs?

A fantastic community of ultrasound enthusiasts and educators in Australasia?! The question is why didn't I join sooner?!

When I grow up...

007 (though not Roger Moore's version)

​​Bucket List

Always so many more trail-running, ultra, triathlon, and multisport events all over the world I need to do. 

Why EMUGs?

A fantastic community of ultrasound enthusiasts and educators in Australasia?! The question is why didn't I join sooner?!

When I grow up...

007 (though not Roger Moore's version)

​​Bucket List

Always so many more trail-running, ultra, triathlon, and multisport events all over the world I need to do. 
 

Dr David Haunschmidt

MBChB PGCertCPU

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

It makes me a better physician. POCUS has such great utility in improving patient care, decision making, and outcomes, when used within the right context. Surely, it won't be long before we are teaching it in all medical schools! ​​

 

Training & Education

Medical School in Edinburgh. Emergency medicine training in Glasgow to New Zealand. PGCertCPU and Diploma in Child Health from Otago. 

Dr Amanda Collins

MBChB, PGDipMedEd, DCH

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Ultrasound is an incredible tool, and the indications for its use are increasing. I am enthusiastic about robust education, training and quality in our evolving practice. 

 

Training & Education

After attending University in Edinburgh, I moved to Glasgow, working in ED as a Clinical Teaching Fellow after Foundation Training. I travelled to NZ, commenced emergency training, and didn't look back!

​Bucket List

Learn to fly!

​Bucket List

Learn to fly!

Dr Amanda Collins

MBChB, PGDipMedEd, DCH

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Ultrasound is an incredible tool, and the indications for its use are increasing. I am enthusiastic about robust education, training and quality in our evolving practice. 

 

Training & Education

After attending University in Edinburgh, I moved to Glasgow, working in ED as a Clinical Teaching Fellow after Foundation Training. I travelled to NZ, commenced emergency training, and didn't look back!