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.

Western 

Australia

Meet Team

Western Australia

Co-Chairs​​

Dr Tennika Jacobs
Dr Han Lu
​Dr Salah Al-Shawi 

Committee Members

Dr Andrew Toffoli
Dr Ashes Mukherjee
Dr Michael Bogseth
Dr Vicki-Lee Jefferson

DR TENNIKA JACOBS

MBBS (FACEM) FACEM RANZCOG CWH ASUM CCPU


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS light-bulb moment happened when I was a SHO in Obstetrics A case of PV bleeding in a confirmed intra-uterine 2nd trimester pregnancy. POCUS ultrasound by the FACEM in ED confirming intra-abdominal free fluid (Final diagnosis of splenic artery aneurysm rupture at laparotomy/Cat 1 LUSCS). Good outcome for patient and baby due to early diagnosis and early definitive disposition

Training & Education

Undergraduate medical degree at UWA, followed by internship in Perth, WA Resident years including almost joining O+G training in QLD before seeing the light and returning to WA to complete by ACEM advanced training in multiple amazing departments (Bunbury, PMH, FSH, Midland). Currently full-time FACEM at SJOG Midland ED


Why EMUGs?

Introduced to EMUGs by my mentor - Andrew Toffoli (Toff)

 

When I grow up...

A Vet​

Bucket List
Heli-Skiing

Training & Education

Undergraduate medical degree at UWA, followed by internship in Perth, WA Resident years including almost joining O+G training in QLD before seeing the light and returning to WA to complete by ACEM advanced training in multiple amazing departments (Bunbury, PMH, FSH, Midland). Currently full-time FACEM at SJOG Midland ED


Why EMUGs?

Introduced to EMUGs by my mentor - Andrew Toffoli (Toff)

 

When I grow up...

A Vet​

Bucket List
Heli-Skiing

DR TENNIKA JACOBS

MBBS (FACEM) FACEM RANZCOG CWH ASUM CCPU


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

POCUS light-bulb moment happened when I was a SHO in Obstetrics A case of PV bleeding in a confirmed intra-uterine 2nd trimester pregnancy. POCUS ultrasound by the FACEM in ED confirming intra-abdominal free fluid (Final diagnosis of splenic artery aneurysm rupture at laparotomy/Cat 1 LUSCS). Good outcome for patient and baby due to early diagnosis and early definitive disposition

DR HAN LU

MB Bch BAO


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I feel ultrasound is like the modern stethoscope. It's becoming a key part of medicine. Particularly working at SCGH ED and learning POCUS from some of the best, has encouraged me to get behind the probe and integrate ultrasound into my clinical practice.

Training & Education

I was born in China. Then moved to Belfast in Northern Ireland where I completed my Medical Undergraduate Degree. Currently I am enrolled in ED training with ACEM.


Why EMUGs?

Just couldn't turn down the chance to work with some of these amazing POCUS focused gurus.

 

When I grow up...

An animator / artist

Bucket List

Go to space

Training & Education

I was born in China. Then moved to Belfast in Northern Ireland where I completed my Medical Undergraduate Degree. Currently I am enrolled in ED training with ACEM.


Why EMUGs?

Just couldn't turn down the chance to work with some of these amazing POCUS focused gurus.

 

When I grow up...

An animator / artist

Bucket List

Go to space

DR HAN LU

MB Bch BAO


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

I feel ultrasound is like the modern stethoscope. It's becoming a key part of medicine. Particularly working at SCGH ED and learning POCUS from some of the best, has encouraged me to get behind the probe and integrate ultrasound into my clinical practice.

DR ANDREW TOFFOLI

MBBS (Hons) MMedSci FACEM CCPU


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

It's hard not to see the value of POCUS with the amazing support and mentors available in WA. I started my POCUS journey in SEED sessions over 10 years ago and have remained a staunch SEED and POCUS advocate ever since. A year long fellowship under Dr Adrian Goudie in 2011 cemented my ongoing interest. I continue to utilise POCUS during every shift to help make procedures safer and more effective and to make time urgent diagnoses.

Training & Education

Born, bred and trained in WA, with an 18 month sojourn in Ireland


Why EMUGs?

I am attracted to the idea of promoting POCUS to the ED masses, ideally by providing an interesting and interactive environment. Plus, you can't say "No" to Gaynor!

When I grow up...

An astronaut, then a professional sportsman - then reality set in!

Training & Education

Born, bred and trained in WA, with an 18 month sojourn in Ireland


Why EMUGs?

I am attracted to the idea of promoting POCUS to the ED masses, ideally by providing an interesting and interactive environment. Plus, you can't say "No" to Gaynor!

When I grow up...

An astronaut, then a professional sportsman - then reality set in!

DR ANDREW TOFFOLI

MBBS (Hons) MMedSci FACEM CCPU


​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

It's hard not to see the value of POCUS with the amazing support and mentors available in WA. I started my POCUS journey in SEED sessions over 10 years ago and have remained a staunch SEED and POCUS advocate ever since. A year long fellowship under Dr Adrian Goudie in 2011 cemented my ongoing interest. I continue to utilise POCUS during every shift to help make procedures safer and more effective and to make time urgent diagnoses.

DR ASHES MUKHERJEE

MBBS, FRCS, FRCEM, FACEM, CFEU, CCPU

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

My first aortic dissection followed by a sub-massive PE in 2005 changed my focus on POCUS.

Training & Education

Undergraduate in India, Postgraduate EM training in UK.

When I grow up...

Commercial airline Pilot

Bucket List

Twirl a pen

Training & Education

Undergraduate in India, Postgraduate EM training in UK.

When I grow up...

Commercial airline Pilot

Bucket List

Twirl a pen

DR ASHES MUKHERJEE

MBBS, FRCS, FRCEM, FACEM, CFEU, CCPU

Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

My first aortic dissection followed by a sub-massive PE in 2005 changed my focus on POCUS.

DR MICHAEL BOGSETH

MD

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

As a 4th year medical student I was sent to evaluate a young lady with lower abdominal pain. She appeared uncomfortable and was tachycardic and guarding in her lower abdomen. The department was busy and my senior was unavailable at the moment. I had about a year of intermittent ultrasound exposure and decided to bring the ultrasound to the bedside to have a look before the consultant did. I saw free fluid and what appeared to be an interstitial ectopic pregnancy. The consultant and gynecologic specialist took a look and were concerned as well. She was brought to theatre and had her interstitial ectopic removed. I was sold on POCUS, and have had many more stories like this one since. I cannot put the probe down now.

Why EMUGs?

Gaynor Prince turned me on to it, and was immediately excited to participate. I was involved in ultrasound interest groups in the past but nothing this well organised and national. Very excited to help spread the POCUS bug amongst ED physicians.

Training & Education

I acquired a Bachelor in Science from University of California, Riverside then my medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I finished my Emergency Medicine training in 2017 at Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and currently undergoing training for my Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

When I grow up...

It is not my family profession, but being a doctor always made sense to me. I perform well in sciences and enjoy helping people, cliche I know. I enjoy thinking on my feet and working in teams, which put me onto emergency medicine. Ultrasound at the bedside in undifferentiated and critically ill patients is the new standard of care. So here I am, and American trained Emergency Medicine physician in Australia gaining invaluable training in diagnostic ultrasound from amazing mentors in Perth, WA.

 

Bucket List

I want to ride my bike across a country. Not sure which one or when I will do it.

Training & Education

I acquired a Bachelor in Science from University of California, Riverside then my medical degree from David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I finished my Emergency Medicine training in 2017 at Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine. I am a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and currently undergoing training for my Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.

When I grow up...

It is not my family profession, but being a doctor always made sense to me. I perform well in sciences and enjoy helping people, cliche I know. I enjoy thinking on my feet and working in teams, which put me onto emergency medicine. Ultrasound at the bedside in undifferentiated and critically ill patients is the new standard of care. So here I am, and American trained Emergency Medicine physician in Australia gaining invaluable training in diagnostic ultrasound from amazing mentors in Perth, WA.

 

Bucket List

I want to ride my bike across a country. Not sure which one or when I will do it.

DR MICHAEL BOGSETH

MD

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

As a 4th year medical student I was sent to evaluate a young lady with lower abdominal pain. She appeared uncomfortable and was tachycardic and guarding in her lower abdomen. The department was busy and my senior was unavailable at the moment. I had about a year of intermittent ultrasound exposure and decided to bring the ultrasound to the bedside to have a look before the consultant did. I saw free fluid and what appeared to be an interstitial ectopic pregnancy. The consultant and gynecologic specialist took a look and were concerned as well. She was brought to theatre and had her interstitial ectopic removed. I was sold on POCUS, and have had many more stories like this one since. I cannot put the probe down now.

Why EMUGs?

Gaynor Prince turned me on to it, and was immediately excited to participate. I was involved in ultrasound interest groups in the past but nothing this well organised and national. Very excited to help spread the POCUS bug amongst ED physicians.

DR SALAH AL-SHAWI

M.B.Ch.B FACEM CCPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Introduced to Point of Care Ultrasound while working in Malaysia at the UKMMC, where every ED trainee had to do eFAST, AAA, and Basic ECHO, since then it just made more sense to see pathologies rather listen and feel. I was fortunate to do an ultrasound special skill rotation in Royal Perth Hospital directly supervised by an amazing, enthusiastic team. I am very passionate to keep working with the ED community and to make POCUS part of every patient assessment in the ED.

Why EMUGs?

All the wonderful people involved in EMUGs. Also, you can't say no to Tennika.

When I grow up...

Racing Cars

 

Bucket List

Be at the Santiago Bernabeu!

Why EMUGs?

All the wonderful people involved in EMUGs. Also, you can't say no to Tennika.

When I grow up...

Racing Cars

 

Bucket List

Be at the Santiago Bernabeu!

DR SALAH AL-SHAWI

M.B.Ch.B FACEM CCPU

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Introduced to Point of Care Ultrasound while working in Malaysia at the UKMMC, where every ED trainee had to do eFAST, AAA, and Basic ECHO, since then it just made more sense to see pathologies rather listen and feel. I was fortunate to do an ultrasound special skill rotation in Royal Perth Hospital directly supervised by an amazing, enthusiastic team. I am very passionate to keep working with the ED community and to make POCUS part of every patient assessment in the ED.

DR VICKI-LEE JEFFERSON

MBBS Cert EM(ACEM)

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Find it fascinating that so many clinical questions can be answered by POCUS I use it several times a shift in many different applications

Training and Education.

Currently doing an ultrasound post graduate certificate at CQU

Why EMUGs?
I was just learning POCUS and wanted to be a part of a group with like minded enthusiasts

When I grow up...

Journalist travelling the world

 

Bucket List

Go dog sledding in Alaska

Training and Education.

Currently doing an ultrasound post graduate certificate at CQU

Why EMUGs?
I was just learning POCUS and wanted to be a part of a group with like minded enthusiasts

When I grow up...

Journalist travelling the world

 

Bucket List

Go dog sledding in Alaska

DR VICKI-LEE JEFFERSON

MBBS Cert EM(ACEM)

​​Why I'm LOCUS for POCUS

Find it fascinating that so many clinical questions can be answered by POCUS I use it several times a shift in many different applications