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 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 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.


 

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.