Dr. Mena Ramos is co-founder of Global Ultrasound Institute (GUSI) and has taught point of care ultrasound to attending and resident physicians since finishing her residency in family medicine at the UCSF Contra Costa Family Medicine Residency in 2015. As a UCSF Contra Costa Global Health fellow, she taught POCUS for family medicine faculty in Malawi and developed cardiac ultrasound curriculum for clinical officers. She is currently working as an attending physician at the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center emergency department.
As a POCUS advocate for family physicians and primary healthcare providers, Dr. Ramos co-wrote the POCUS guidelines for the American Association of Family Practice and was founding secretary of the AAFP POCUS Member Interest Group. She has taught hundreds of residents and physicians at multiple national conferences including AIUM, ACP, AAFP, WIM and STFM. Dr. Ramos’ passion for teaching and POCUS have come together to create a POCUS experience that is engaging and accessible for providers around the world.