Who we are

Dr. Jessica Schmidt is the Global Health Director for the Emergency Department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She completed residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, ultrasound fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center, and MD/MPH from Johns Hopkins. She has scanned patients in Guatemala, Peru, Rwanda and Uganda. Her current project, Ultrasound Uganda, brings point of care ultrasound to pediatric patients in Eastern Uganda.

Dr. Andrea Rivas Dreyfuss is the Ultrasound Global Health Director at Highland Hospital, and serves as ACEP Ambassador to Peru. Her international work is focused throughout Latin America, where she created the first emergency medicine ultrasound fellowship in her native country of Peru. She received her MD from Stanford School of Medicine, an MPH from the University of California at Berkeley and did her residency and fellowship at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.

Dr. David Martin is the Associate Global Health Ultrasound Director and faculty for the Emergency Department at Highland Hospital and serves as the ACEP Deputy Ambassador to Peru and Mexico. His scholarly and international work focus on ultrasound education in Latin America where he recently helped establish the first point-of-care ultrasound fellowship in Lima, Peru. Dr. Martin graduated from Columbia University and completed his residency and ultrasound fellowship at Highland Hospital. He is the co-founder of Ondas de Latinoamérica, an organization focused on providing point of care ultrasound education in Latin America

Dr. Leigha Winters is an Emergency Department physician at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in Sacramento, California. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency program followed by a Global Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of California at Davis. During her medical training, she has worked and taught in India, Ecuador, Argentina, Uganda and The Gambia. She currently serves as the Co-Director of Ultrasound for Global Emergency Care, a non-profit organization that runs an emergency medicine training program for non-physician clinicians in Uganda. 

Dr. Christine McBeth is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of California, Davis Medical Center. She completed her residency and fellowship in Global Health and Ultrasound at UC Davis. She also received a Master of Science in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has worked in ultrasound education for programs in Uganda, Nepal, Belize, Honduras, Vietnam and Laos and has active research in pediatric ultrasound findings in beriberi.

Dr. Michael Schick is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis Medical Center.  He completed his Emergency training at Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia and fellowship training at UC Davis.  He currently serves as the Director of International Ultrasound at UC Davis and the Co-Director of Ultrasound for Global Emergency Care.  He is the Editor-in-Chief for the online text “Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings: A case based, open access text”.  

Dr. Ilan Kolkowitz is a current Global Health Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he completed residency in 2020. He worked with the Ultrasound Uganda project as well as ultrasound in Cusco, Peru.

Dr. Daniel Summers is a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Population Health at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, OH. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer from Guatemala (RPCV), he completed his MPH studying Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases with a focus in Global Health at the Yale School of Public Health. His primary graduate research included vector-borne diseases, statistical modeling, and ArcGIS applications. He graduated medical school from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. During residency, he rotated through the Emergency Department in Reykjavik, Iceland and traveled abroad for hurricane relief in the Bahamas. He completed a Global Health Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin where research interests included global infectious disease and ultrasound teaching.

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