The Zedu Crew

Suean

Suean – yes…that is the correct spelling – is our ‘POCUS Provedore’, the visionary force behind Zedu.

Having started out life as a gymnastics coach, Suean’s focus has always been on getting the best out of people. But now – rather than asking gymnasts to point their toes – she’s applying her decades of knowledge and asking clinicians to point (or rock, or slide, or sweep) their probes.

Suean’s fascination with the impact that small changes can make to outcomes – whether it be in image acquisition or language – has seen her pursue higher education qualifications, making sure Zedu is always at the cutting edge. Her hunger for knowledge is infectious, and you’ll find her asking questions of everything in the quest to improve ultrasound teaching. This, combined with a pragmatic approach to getting results, is why she’s so highly sought after as an international speaker and tutor at major ultrasound conferences. For her dedication and contribution “in a most distinguished fashion to the field of ultrasound” Suean was recently awarded Fellowship of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

In her desire to deliver world best education Suean doesn’t do downtime – but when she isn’t teaching or travelling she is guilty of enjoying reality TV, social media, testing new recipes on the family and has set herself the goal of broadening her knowledge of gin and bourbon.

Secret power – precognition

Mike

Mike, known professionally as Mike, is our ‘Director of Details’.

He built his career early on in the economics and regulation of pipes and wires industries, but the appeal of helping people more directly drew him into the world of ultrasound. He has never looked back.

His ability to keep things on track is legendary – and as a bit of a jack of all trades he can turn his hand at everything from IT problems to talking maternity wear with our pregnant patient models. Just be prepared for a bad dad joke or two…and do not upset his clear desk policy…

Mike’s also our resident social media ninja, making sure our social channels always have the latest and greatest ground breaking ultrasound news.

When he’s not keeping us all in line at the Zedu HQ, you’ll find him enjoying family life which may or may not include Lego, Back to the Future and a BBQ.

Secret power – flying

Daniela

With her reputation as a fantastic scanner and an academic record to envy, if you’re looking for no-nonsense advice about scanning clinically then Daniela is someone you want to meet.

Finding people of Daniela’s calibre is hard, but we did and we’re holding on to her. Her direct, efficient and practical approach is valued by all who meet her. But don’t be fooled; behind that cool calm exterior is a wicked sense of humour that makes working with her a highly entertaining experience. This combination – possibly honed in her youth when working at Coles – means that you’ll get the best in ultrasound education packaged up so that your imaging will be practical and precise – but you’ll also have a laugh at the same time. Plus – if you need coffee – Daniela’s the expert to consult (secretly, we think coffee consumption is the reason her lectures are short…..).

When she’s not at Zedu putting you through your paces, Daniela loves nothing more than chilling out with a good Italian meal while planning European travel, walking, reading, barracking for the Vixens and winding down to the music of Simply Red.

Secret power – invisibility

Jenny

Even on the dimmest of days, Jenny is our ray of sunshine who takes it on herself to keep everyone at the Zedu HQ healthy and happy.

A supremely qualified, experienced and respected ultrasound educator, Jenny has the uncanny ability to make the complex deceptively simple. Nothing’s too much trouble for her – if you’re struggling, she’ll be there with you every step of the way until you get the results you’re after. We have a suspicion that her first job at Mr Whippy may have given her the ability to keep everyone happy.

When she isn’t driving learners on our scan floor, Jenny’s driving on the par 4, singing Crowded House tunes, cheering for the Vixens or planning the next holiday with her man-in-a-million.

Secret power – teleportation or flying

Karen

When you first meet Karen at our learning HQ one word comes to mind – taskmaster.

With one eye on you, another on the screen and another on the keyboard (yes – that’s three) Karen’s ability to create order from chaos is legendary. Drawing on her ninja-like ultrasound and education skills she’ll keep you focused, watch your back to keep you out of trouble, and strike with precision guidance when you need it. If she knows you can do better, be prepared for a good dose of tough love; she’ll hound you to keep you on your toes, but be prepared to laugh out loud as she peppers you with true blue Aussie aphorisms. After all, you can take the girl out of the country…

While she’s loved ultrasound from day one, Karen shares many other passions. If you can’t find her here you can bet she’s on the move – either walking the world’s best tracks while teasing us on Insta, walking her dogs or (at the other extreme) driving cars fast to the sound of Def Leppard or Pink.

Secret power – ninja queen

Viv

Have you ever encountered someone that brings calm to chaos, exuding tranquillity even on the toughest of days? If you have then you’ve probably met Viv – Zedu’s Zen master.

Her uncanny ability to talk you through the complexities of ultrasound is grounded in her years of ultrasound and education experience. We also suspect her youth spent in the surf and working at a video rental store (what’s that??) comes into play. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed by detail or frustrated in yourself, Viv will guide you through the learning process to ease the stress and help you realise your full potential. Before you know it, you’ll have mastered the seemingly impossible and wonder why it appeared so hard at the start. And like Mr Miyagi in the Karate Kid, Viv will take pride in seeing you succeed.

Like any good Zen master, when she isn’t helping others find inner ultrasound peace, Viv enjoys making cocktails, golf, surf beaches, travelling and supporting the Tigers – she’s even calm then…

Secret power – time travel

Zedu - Anzelle Triegaardt

Anzelle

Her name means ‘bringer of peace and joy’, and this is what you will experience when Anzelle takes you under her wings.

This sense of calm comes from a depth of knowledge that her international experience has brought. Anzelle has travelled far and wide – from Durban to Istanbul, Dubai to Moscow– leading ultrasound training and education programs for clinicians from every medical field. The ease with which she can make the complex simple (in more than one language) means you’ll learn fast, and when you do she’ll set even more challenges.

When she’s not sprinkling her gems of wisdom through the Zedu learning HQ, Anzelle is a woman of contrasts. She loves hiking and being in the peace of nature with her family as well as the idyll of serene Australian beaches, but is equally energised by the samba of Brazil, the excitement of FIFA world cup soccer and the harmonies of R&B music! If you ask nicely she may even play you a few tunes herself!

Secret power – Wonder Woman leaps

Jacqui Terry - Sedu Imagineer

Jacqui

Have you ever wondered what an earth you are looking at when trying to interpret your ultrasound? As our chief imagineer, Jacqui will help you see what you’ve never seen before to guide you to your image interpretation destination.

Jacqui’s calm, creative approach to teaching – backed by her grounding in public and private sectors – means you’re in safe hands. Plus, with a penchant for playing imaginary games with her two little ones, she’s the perfect match to anyone looking for a scanning challenge. But rest assured – she won’t be too hard on you!

We’ve also come to realise that her years on the Woolworths checkouts have prepared her well for the rigours of educating health professionals – look out if you hear the code phrase “Bucket and mop to bay one”.

When she’s not inspiring you at the learning HQ, Jacqui can be found keeping fit, barracking for the Demons and looking forward to a little Japanese cuisine. She has her heart set on getting back to New York and Paris, and ultimately seeing the northern lights; we hope one day we can help her get there. There must be a need for ultrasound up there right?

Secret power – teleportation

Grace

The glue that holds the Zedu crew together, Grace (aka Racey) is our quiet hero, making sure your time with us is optimised for learning.

Grace brings an international flavour to our HQ, combining Portuguese passion with South African efficiency. That’s why she’s ace at events management – making sure patients are matched with programs, and catering matched with your dietary requirements. Plus her talents for the graphic arts are well tested by us. And that’s why things would turn to (Portuguese) custard if she wasn’t here. The demands on her are many, but she makes it look effortless like the proverbial gliding swan.

If Grace isn’t here or answering the phones she likes nothing more than a Portuguese meal accompanied by Andrea Bocelli, or playing with her little one, and dreams one day of holidaying in the snow.

Secret power – healing

Dee

If you want to learn properly, you can’t do it on an empty stomach. That’s where Dee comes in as our ‘Conductor of cuisine’.

Like any conductor, Dee makes sure food delivery is timed with metrical rhythm, making sure you’re kept alert and energised for a full day of Zedu learning. And as our resident Italian, one thing is guaranteed – your stomach’ll be as full as your head. Nothing’s too much trouble for her when it comes to looking after you – she’s our Nan with a plan!

Be careful though – she’s a Tiger’s supporter – and loves nothing more than talking footy, shopping for bargains and planning her next exotic getaway.

Our Clinical Crew

Meet our fantastic clinical experts – all hand picked for their passion for ultrasound. You’ll get to work with one or more of these amazing people when you come and visit:

Anthony Wald - Echocardiographer with ZeduAnthony Wald
Echocardiography educator

Dr Warren Adie - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Warren Adie
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Lindsay Bridgford - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Lindsay Bridgford
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Jun Keat Chan - Anaesthetist with ZeduDr. Jun Keat (JK) Chan
Consultant anaesthetist

Dr Peter Cheng - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Peter Cheng
Consultant emergency physician

Dr James Ferrie - Podiatrist with ZeduDr. James Ferrie
Consultant podiatrist

Dr Suguna Ganesan - Obstetrician with ZeduDr. Suguna Ganesan
Consultant obstetrician gynaecologist & sonologist

Dr Jonathan Henry - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Jonathan Henry
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Andrew Hilton - Critical care physician with ZeduDr. Andrew Hilton
Consultant critical care physician

Dr Marta Kot - Critical care physician with ZeduDr. Marta Kot
Consultant intensivist

Dr Lisa Lin - Anaesthetist with ZeduDr. Lisa Lin
Consultant anaesthetist

Dr Kezia Mansfield - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Kezia Mansfield
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Sanneil Mathias - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Sanneil Mathias
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Julie Miller - Endocrine surgeon with ZeduDr. Julie Miller
Consultant endocrine surgeon

Chris Mitchell - sonographer educator with ZeduChris Mitchell
Ultrasound educator

Dr Adam O"Brien - Emergency & paediatric physician with ZeduDr. Adam O’Brien
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Diarmuid O'Malley - Endocrine and breast surgeon with ZeduDr. Diarmuid O’Malley
Consultant breast & endocrine surgeon

Dr Peter Papdopoulos - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Peter Papadopoulos
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Luke Philips - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Luke Phillips
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Pourya Pouryahya - Emergency physician with ZeduA/Prof Pourya Pouryahya
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Liz Prentice - Anaesthetists with ZeduDr. Elizabeth Prentice
Consultant anaesthetist

Dr Sarah Rickman - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Sarah Rickman
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Alice Robinson - Obstetrician with ZeduDr. Alice Robinson
Consultant gynaecologist & obstetrician

Dr Sathi Seevanayagam - Anaesthetist with ZeduDr. Sathi Seevanayagam
Consultant anaesthetist

Dr Michael Sewell - General practitioner with ZeduDr. Michael Sewell
Consultant general practitioner

Dr Jack SPencer - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Jack Spencer
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Susan Thomas - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Susan Thomas
Consultant emergency general practitioner

Dr Allan Whitehead - Emergency physician with ZeduDr. Allan Whitehead
Consultant emergency physician

Dr Nicole Woodrow - Obstetrician with ZeduDr. Nicole Woodrow
Consultant gynaecologist & obstetrician

Dr Yang Yang - Critical care physicianwith ZeduDr. Yang Yang
Consultant critical care physician

Dr Mark Zammit - Anaesthetist with ZeduDr. Mark Zammit
Consultant anaesthetist

Contributing Faculty

Our online and blended courses have been developed with the support of the following faculty:

Dr Michael Blaivas (MD, MBS, FACEP, FAIUM) – Affiliate Professor of Medicine University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Founder and Past President, Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education; Past Vice President, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine; Founder and Past President, WINFOCUS; Deputy Editor, Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine; Deputy Editor, JACEP Open Journal; Founder and Inaugural Editor-in-Chief, The Ultrasound Journal; Past Board Member, WFUMB; Past Chair, ACEP Ultrasound Section; Department of Emergency medicine, St. Francis Hospital, Columbus

Jason H. Boitnott (BSN, RN) – ICU Nurse – cofounder EMSPOCUS

Dr Creagh Boulger (MD, FACP, FAIUM) – Assistant Professor – Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre

Dr Brian Doyle (FACEM, CCPU) – Emergency Physician & Clinical Lead Emergency Ultrasound – Royal Hobart Hospital

Dr Jonathan Henry (MBChB, FACEM, CCPU, PGDipClinUS) – Emergency Physician – Bass Coast Health

Dr Michael Torres Lizardi (MD) – Internal Medicine – Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Dr Lauren R McCafferty (MD) – Emergency Physician – University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University Ohio

Dr Gregory Mints (MD) – Internal Medicine – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University; Assistant Director Hospital Medicine POCUS Fellowship, WCMC; Assistant Attending Physician – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr Casey Parker (MBBS, DCH, FRACGP, GradDip Rural Anaesth) – General Practitioner – DMO (District Med Officer) Broome Hospital; Clinical Teacher Rural Clinical School of UWA / Notre Dame

Dr Luke Phillips (FACEM, MBBS, BSc (BioMed), CCPU) – Emergency Physician, Alfred Health

Dr Kevin Piro (MD) – Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Director of Internal Medicine Ultrasound Education, Oregon Health and Science University

Dr Gregor Prosen (MD, FEBEM, PhD) – Emergency Physician – University Clinical Centre Maribor Slovenia, EUSEM Chair – Education Committee

Dr Allan Whitehead (FACEM, CCPU) – Emergency Physician – Wonthaggi Base Hospital, Bass Coast Health

Dr Tanping Wong (MD) – Internal Medicine – Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University; Director Hospital Medicine POCUS Fellowship, WCMC; Assistant Attending Physician – NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital