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

Co-Chairs

Committee

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

South Australia

Meet Team

South Australia

Co-Chairs

Dr Cindy Soon
Dr Mustafa Haidermota

Committee Members

Dr Alistair Murray - Senior Advisor

Dr Sean Tay

Dr Daniel Harris

Dr Ina Schapiro

Dr Jenna Chiu

Dr Davinder Gill

Dr Dayton Walker

DR MUSTAFA HAIDERMOTA

MBBS, FACEM, MRCS (Eng), CCPU

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS
POCUS is a great skill that has so much potential to improve patient care. It's the superhero of the resus room.

 

Training & Education
Completed medical degree in London, and then worked in Wales. Moved to Singapore and then onto Australia to train in Emergency Medicine

Why EMUGs?
I wanted to spread the word about POCUS. EMUGs is a great way to get more people involved.

 

When I grow up...
Superhero - but I settled on ED with POCUS up my sleeve.
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Bucket List
Take the trans-siberian railway

DR MUSTAFA HAIDERMOTA

MBBS, FACEM, MRCS (Eng), CCPU

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS
POCUS is a great skill that has so much potential to improve patient care. It's the superhero of the resus room.

 

Training & Education
Completed medical degree in London, and then worked in Wales. Moved to Singapore and then onto Australia to train in Emergency Medicine

Why EMUGs?
I wanted to spread the word about POCUS. EMUGs is a great way to get more people involved.

 

When I grow up...
Superhero - but I settled on ED with POCUS up my sleeve.
​​

Bucket List
Take the trans-siberian railway

DR CINDY SOON

MD, FRACP, FAAP

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS has made my patient care more thorough, safe and efficient. To me, it is a standard of care and everyone should be able to provide their patient this service. Hopefully we would see more POCUS enthusiasts in the coming years!

Training & Education
I did all my medical and sub-specialty training (Gen Peds, Peds Emergency) in the United States. I also completed a one year POCUS fellowship in Denver prior to moving to Australia in 2016.

Why EMUGs?
My first exposure to EMUGs was when I was invited to speak at an EMUGs meeting in NSW. I have always respected the group's vision and direction and am glad that we finally have a chapter in SA.

When I grow up...
I have always wanted to be a doctor (yes boring). For a short while I wanted to be a pilot but I quickly found out that I am too blind and short to be one!
​​

Bucket List

Shark cage diving!!

Why EMUGs?
My first exposure to EMUGs was when I was invited to speak at an EMUGs meeting in NSW. I have always respected the group's vision and direction and am glad that we finally have a chapter in SA.

When I grow up...
I have always wanted to be a doctor (yes boring). For a short while I wanted to be a pilot but I quickly found out that I am too blind and short to be one!
​​

Bucket List

Shark cage diving!!

DR CINDY SOON

MD, FRACP, FAAP

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS has made my patient care more thorough, safe and efficient. To me, it is a standard of care and everyone should be able to provide their patient this service. Hopefully we would see more POCUS enthusiasts in the coming years!

Training & Education
I did all my medical and sub-specialty training (Gen Peds, Peds Emergency) in the United States. I also completed a one year POCUS fellowship in Denver prior to moving to Australia in 2016.

DR ALISTAIR MURRAY 

MB BCh FRCSEd(A&E) FRCEM FACEM DDU(emergency) PGdipCU DipIMC CCPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have always felt that ultrasound enhanced my care of patients by increasing the accuracy of my assessments. It could be happily resuscitating shocked heart failure patients with litres of fluid where others might fear to tread (and preventing premature palliation), delivery of safe analgesia to elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities, definitively diagnosing saddle PE in resus when patients are too sick to take to CT - the lists go on and on. I have spent years learning and it is still worth learning more...

 

Training & Education

Complete Emergency Fellowship training in Ireland. Moved to Australia 2008

Why EMUGs?

intro via Brian O'Connell

When I grow up...
I mostly wanted to be a vet. Sometimes it feels like I might have achieved that.


Bucket List
Ride a motorcycle over 200mph. Brew the perfect beer.

Training & Education

Complete Emergency Fellowship training in Ireland. Moved to Australia 2008

Why EMUGs?

intro via Brian O'Connell

When I grow up...
I mostly wanted to be a vet. Sometimes it feels like I might have achieved that.


Bucket List
Ride a motorcycle over 200mph. Brew the perfect beer.

DR ALISTAIR MURRAY 

MB BCh FRCSEd(A&E) FRCEM FACEM DDU(emergency) PGdipCU DipIMC CCPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I have always felt that ultrasound enhanced my care of patients by increasing the accuracy of my assessments. It could be happily resuscitating shocked heart failure patients with litres of fluid where others might fear to tread (and preventing premature palliation), delivery of safe analgesia to elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities, definitively diagnosing saddle PE in resus when patients are too sick to take to CT - the lists go on and on. I have spent years learning and it is still worth learning more...

DR DANIEL HARRIS

MBBS, FACEM, CCPU, GCClinUS


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I love the idea of being able to put the probe on a patient and find answers


Training & Education

Graduated from Adelaide Uni, spent 10+ years as a resident while playing professional cricket for South Australia and as many T20 teams as I could. Emergency training in Adelaide and completed in 2018.

Why EMUGs?

A chance to learn and get better.

When I grow up...

I wanted to be an Aussie rules footballer or Australian cricketer.

Why EMUGs?

A chance to learn and get better.

When I grow up...

I wanted to be an Aussie rules footballer or Australian cricketer.

DR DANIEL HARRIS

MBBS, FACEM, CCPU, GCClinUS


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I love the idea of being able to put the probe on a patient and find answers


Training & Education

Graduated from Adelaide Uni, spent 10+ years as a resident while playing professional cricket for South Australia and as many T20 teams as I could. Emergency training in Adelaide and completed in 2018.

DR SEAN TAY

MB BCh, BAO

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Improving patient care and a keen interest in medical technology

Training & Education

EM Advanced Trainee, currently completing 5 CCPU modules

Why EMUGs?

I was asked to join the SA branch when it was set up as I was the current LMH ED US special skills term trainee at the time.

When I grow up...

Marine biologist initially, then maybe a secondary school science teacher. Settled on doctor eventually!
 

Bucket List

Sky dive (not tandem)

Why EMUGs?

I was asked to join the SA branch when it was set up as I was the current LMH ED US special skills term trainee at the time.

When I grow up...

Marine biologist initially, then maybe a secondary school science teacher. Settled on doctor eventually!
 

Bucket List

Sky dive (not tandem)

DR SEAN TAY

MB BCh, BAO

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Improving patient care and a keen interest in medical technology

Training & Education

EM Advanced Trainee, currently completing 5 CCPU modules

DR JENNA CHIU

MBBS

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I feel that POCUS can completely transform the way ED physicians assess patients. Having the independent skills to perform POCUS can greatly improve patient care without delay. Would love to help incorporate POCUS training for all ACEM trainees.

Training & Education

Completed medical degree at Adelaide Uni. Currently an ACEM advanced trainee.

Why EMUGs?

Encouragement from FACEMs to become involved and the opportunity to work with other SA POCUS enthusiasts!

When I grow up...

Air hostess - until I realised I was too short and there were better ways to fulfil my travel dreams

Why EMUGs?

Encouragement from FACEMs to become involved and the opportunity to work with other SA POCUS enthusiasts!

When I grow up...

Air hostess - until I realised I was too short and there were better ways to fulfil my travel dreams

DR JENNA CHIU

MBBS

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I feel that POCUS can completely transform the way ED physicians assess patients. Having the independent skills to perform POCUS can greatly improve patient care without delay. Would love to help incorporate POCUS training for all ACEM trainees.

Training & Education

Completed medical degree at Adelaide Uni. Currently an ACEM advanced trainee.