Category Archives: team

Daria Szkwarko

Daria Szkwarko, DO, MPH is an assistant professor in the department of Family Medicine at Brown University. She did her FM residency at Brown and completed a preventive medicine fellowship and Masters in Public Health at the University of Massachusetts. She is the family medicine lead for the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH)…

Nelson Fundi

Nelson Fundi is a Medical Doctor specializing in provision of Primary Care. Currently he is finalizing his residency in Family Medicine at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a passion for POCUS having received training as part of the residency, attended workshops led by leading faculty from Contra Costa and completed an…

David Stromberg

Dr. Stromberg completed medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM) in 2010 and residency training at Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program in 2013. He is currently Core Faculty with the UNM Family Medicine Residency, Inpatient Education Director for the Family Medicine Residency and Director of the Feedback Initiative for the UNM…

Matthew Fentress

Matthew Fentress, MD, DTM&H is Assistant Professor at University of California, Davis in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Global Health Program Director. He completed a DTM&H at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a Global Health Leadership Fellowship with Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency and Massachusetts General Hospital /…

Nicholas LeFevre

Dr. Nicholas LeFevre is a family physician and faculty at the John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency and the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas.  He completed a point of care ultrasound fellowship through the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and now directs the POCUS curriculum for JPS, the largest family medicine residency…

Jason Yost

Dr. Jason Yost currently splits his time between the new family medicine residency program in Eureka and a small community ER in Arcata without specialty coverage. Point of care ultrasound is an integral component of Dr. Yost’s daily practice and he uses it in approximately 20-30% of his outpatient encounters (same for ED). In the…

Ne (Melissa) Ferguson

Dr. Ferguson earned her medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and completed residency at the Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency Program in Martinez, CA as one of the chief residents. Subsequently Dr. Ferguson completed a Faculty Development Fellowship through the University of California at San Francisco and is currently one of…

Kara Toles

Kara Toles, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine (EM) at The University of California, Davis School of Medicine and Director of Equity and Inclusion in the Department of EM. She is passionate about emergency medicine, POCUS, clinical education, and health equity. She honed her ultrasound skills in residency just across the bay…

Jason Reinking

Dr. Jason Reinking is the medical director for the TRUST clinic in Oakland, CA, a center for health care for the homeless brick and mortar clinic and street medicine programs. He graduated medical school at Loyola Chicago and encountered POCUS at Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency, honing its skills in its emergency room followed by…

Jeff Pierce

Dr. Jeff Pierce is a family doctor who splits his time between teaching obstetrics at the UCSF Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency and teaching inpatient adult medicine at the Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. After completing his residency in 2007, Jeff spent an amazing year working with the Baylor Pediatric AIDS Corps in the southern African…