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

Co-Chairs

Tasmania

Meet Team

Tasmania

Co-Chairs
Dr Brian Doyle

​Dr Rohan Church

Dr Aung Htay

Dr Ahmed Hassan

Dr Lucy Reed

Dr Angela Peduru Arachchige

DR BRIAN DOYLE

MD FACEM FACEP CCPU GradCertClinResMeth

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I first saw POCUS used in cardiac arrest in the mid 90's and saw how it was integrated in guiding resuscitative efforts. Later, working in more austere environments, saw how POCUS could be used in many applications to improve and expedite patient care. Developing my own skills and advocating for POCUS became a fait accompli. I have found the irony is some of the most austere ED's in Australia tend to be the access blocked tertiary centres!

Training & Education

Went to university and medical school in the USA. Completed specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia in 1999. FACEM recognition in 2005. Did some post graduate education at Monash in Clinical Research Methods.

Why EMUGs?
I thought it was a great opportunity for networking, collaboration and hanging out with like minded individuals.
 

When I grow up...

Not sure... I think I wanted to be happy and certianly not bored in life. Emergency Medicine seemed to be natural fit as I love interracting with interesting people and I have a short attention span

Bucket List

I still have a long bucket list but have come to realise that becoming a jiu jitsu master and sommelier is probably not going to happen.

Why EMUGs?
I thought it was a great opportunity for networking, collaboration and hanging out with like minded individuals.
 

When I grow up...

Not sure... I think I wanted to be happy and certianly not bored in life. Emergency Medicine seemed to be natural fit as I love interracting with interesting people and I have a short attention span

Bucket List

I still have a long bucket list but have come to realise that becoming a jiu jitsu master and sommelier is probably not going to happen.

DR BRIAN DOYLE

MD FACEM FACEP CCPU GradCertClinResMeth

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I first saw POCUS used in cardiac arrest in the mid 90's and saw how it was integrated in guiding resuscitative efforts. Later, working in more austere environments, saw how POCUS could be used in many applications to improve and expedite patient care. Developing my own skills and advocating for POCUS became a fait accompli. I have found the irony is some of the most austere ED's in Australia tend to be the access blocked tertiary centres!

Training & Education

Went to university and medical school in the USA. Completed specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia in 1999. FACEM recognition in 2005. Did some post graduate education at Monash in Clinical Research Methods.

DR ROHAN CHURCH

MBBS, DCH, GCClinTeach

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

As a junior registrar starting out on in-charge night shifts in a regional hospital, POCUS rapidly became my best friend (at work). 
On one of my first ever nights as a registrar, I was handed over a young bloke who just “has got a bad case of the man flu”. With great enthusiasm but very little knowledge, I thought I’d just check out his heart and lungs using POCUS. Turns out a pericardial tamponnade is a pretty good reason to be feeling a bit unwell.

Training & Education
Graduated from University if Tasmania 2012. Currently ACEM Advanced Trainee.
 

Why EMUGs?

It’s hard to say no to Brian Doyle.
 

When I grow up...

Should have stuck to my career as a rockstar. No, really - my band, The Early Birds, were chart-toppers in the making.
 

Bucket List

Topped the charts.

Training & Education
Graduated from University if Tasmania 2012. Currently ACEM Advanced Trainee.
 

Why EMUGs?

It’s hard to say no to Brian Doyle.
 

When I grow up...

Should have stuck to my career as a rockstar. No, really - my band, The Early Birds, were chart-toppers in the making.
 

Bucket List

Topped the charts.

DR ROHAN CHURCH

MBBS, DCH, GCClinTeach

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

As a junior registrar starting out on in-charge night shifts in a regional hospital, POCUS rapidly became my best friend (at work). 
On one of my first ever nights as a registrar, I was handed over a young bloke who just “has got a bad case of the man flu”. With great enthusiasm but very little knowledge, I thought I’d just check out his heart and lungs using POCUS. Turns out a pericardial tamponnade is a pretty good reason to be feeling a bit unwell.

DR AUNG HTAY

MBBS

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

 It changes the practice and decision making for disposition 

Training & Education

Trained in Myanmar and practised in Jamaica before migrating to Tasmania. 

Why EMUGs?

I knew of EMUGS via Dr Brian Doyle and also attended EMUGS Tasmania IV access workshop/meeting in November 2019
 

When I grow up...

I wanted to be a pilot/engineer when I was very young and then wanted to be a Surgeon when attending med school until rotation as a registrar in ED where I found myself the field I would like to be doing for the rest of my career.
 

Bucket List

Driving a race car in a race track with full gear

Why EMUGs?

I knew of EMUGS via Dr Brian Doyle and also attended EMUGS Tasmania IV access workshop/meeting in November 2019
 

When I grow up...

I wanted to be a pilot/engineer when I was very young and then wanted to be a Surgeon when attending med school until rotation as a registrar in ED where I found myself the field I would like to be doing for the rest of my career.
 

Bucket List

Driving a race car in a race track with full gear

DR AUNG HTAY

MBBS

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

 It changes the practice and decision making for disposition 

Training & Education

Trained in Myanmar and practised in Jamaica before migrating to Tasmania. 

DR AHMED HASSAN

MBBS, Arab Diploma of Disaster Medicine, Egyptian Board Of emergency Medicine.

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Having such a skill of POCUS definitely will change my practice & care of patients. It will facilitate identifying dangerous findings, picking one of the wide differentials for same presentation, easier & less complicated procedures.

Training & Education

Currently advanced ACEM trainee through Specialist pathway. Got Egyptian Board of EM 2011. Worked at HMC, Qatar as an EM Specialist for about 6 years.

Why EMUGs?

As long as being interested in POCUS, I decided to join EMUGs when I got an email from DEM director highlighting the presence of such group in Tasmania.

When I grow up...

I was dreaming to join the army as an engineer. Changed my dreams while in high scholl to be a dentist then it ended by joining School of Medicine.

Bucket List

Car Racing.

Why EMUGs?

As long as being interested in POCUS, I decided to join EMUGs when I got an email from DEM director highlighting the presence of such group in Tasmania.

When I grow up...

I was dreaming to join the army as an engineer. Changed my dreams while in high scholl to be a dentist then it ended by joining School of Medicine.

Bucket List

Car Racing.

DR AHMED HASSAN

MBBS, Arab Diploma of Disaster Medicine, Egyptian Board Of emergency Medicine.

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Having such a skill of POCUS definitely will change my practice & care of patients. It will facilitate identifying dangerous findings, picking one of the wide differentials for same presentation, easier & less complicated procedures.

Training & Education

Currently advanced ACEM trainee through Specialist pathway. Got Egyptian Board of EM 2011. Worked at HMC, Qatar as an EM Specialist for about 6 years.

DR LUCY REED

FACEM, Director of Emergency Medicine, Launceston General Hospital, Tasmanian Health Service

Training & Education

Lucy trained in UK when clinician performed ultrasound was in its infancy. The ultrasound machine was locked in the directors office and its use closely guarded. Moving to New Zealand in 2008 and Lucy realised she would have to pick up her game rapidly or the registrars would be ahead. With 2 small children it was hard to study but she completed her CCPU through Otago University in 2010 and developed a skill which is invaluable in the workplace.

Now in Tasmania, working full time and director of the ED, she looks forward to her clinical shifts with the ultrasound at her side.

DR LUCY REED

FACEM, Director of Emergency Medicine, Launceston General Hospital, Tasmanian Health Service

Training & Education

Lucy trained in UK when clinician performed ultrasound was in its infancy. The ultrasound machine was locked in the directors office and its use closely guarded. Moving to New Zealand in 2008 and Lucy realised she would have to pick up her game rapidly or the registrars would be ahead. With 2 small children it was hard to study but she completed her CCPU through Otago University in 2010 and developed a skill which is invaluable in the workplace.

Now in Tasmania, working full time and director of the ED, she looks forward to her clinical shifts with the ultrasound at her side.

DR ANGELA PEDURU ARACHCHIGE

MD, FRACGP

Training & Education

MD (Ukraine), after graduation migrated to Sri Lanka and started my internship there. After completing internship was posted to a war zone to work in remote hospital covering surgical and gyn & obs. Later on joined UN and became a medical consultant for UNDP and UNICEF in Northern Sri Lanka. in 2001 migrated to Australia and became a GP. Completed FRACGP and for the past few years worked in Mersey Hospital ED as CMO on a weekly basis.

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I would like to learn and improve my US skills to be able to use it in GP and ED for all sorts of purposes. It is becoming an essential skill for primary care doctors to have and learning US is fun.

Why EMUGs?

I am looking for opportunity to be involved in the EMUG to learn and to have advice and help from experienced colleagues and possibly finding new ways and means of using US in my daily practice

When I grow up...

I always wanted to be a doctor since I remember myself. At about age of 8 I wanted to become a surgeon and at about 15 I realised that I was not interested in anything else but medicine and health

Bucket List

I would like to go diving in Palau and PNG and swim in my bikinis with penguins in Antarctica

Why EMUGs?

I am looking for opportunity to be involved in the EMUG to learn and to have advice and help from experienced colleagues and possibly finding new ways and means of using US in my daily practice

When I grow up...

I always wanted to be a doctor since I remember myself. At about age of 8 I wanted to become a surgeon and at about 15 I realised that I was not interested in anything else but medicine and health

Bucket List

I would like to go diving in Palau and PNG and swim in my bikinis with penguins in Antarctica

DR ANGELA PEDURU ARACHCHIGE

MD, FRACGP

​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I would like to learn and improve my US skills to be able to use it in GP and ED for all sorts of purposes. It is becoming an essential skill for primary care doctors to have and learning US is fun

Training & Education

MD (Ukraine), after graduation migrated to Sri Lanka and started my internship there. After completing internship was posted to a war zone to work in remote hospital covering surgical and gyn & obs. Later on joined UN and became a medical consultant for UNDP and UNICEF in Northern Sri Lanka. in 2001 migrated to Australia and became a GP. Completed FRACGP and for the past few years worked in Mersey Hospital ED as CMO on a weekly basis.