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MD, MBA, FACEP, FAIUM
Dr. Blaivas completed an emergency medicine residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center, followed by an emergency ultrasound fellowship at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago (University of Illinois). He is currently an affiliate professor of medicine at the University of South Carolina, School of Medicine. Clinically, Dr. Blaivas works St Francis Hospital Emergency Department in Columbus, Georgia. Dr. Blaivas is a pioneer of point-of-care ultrasound. Along with his research interests Dr. Blaivas is a founding member of the World Interactive Network For Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and Society of Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), having served as president of both. Dr. Blaivas has been the emergency ultrasound section chair for ACEP, SAEM and AIUM and third Vice President of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine. Dr. Blaivas is active in building educational and policy-making relationships between societies in a variety of medical specialties throughout the world. Dr. Blaivas works with specialty societies to help craft ultrasound educational and performance standards and guidelines. Dr. Blaivas has served on the board of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) and continues to work point of care ultrasound education and research around the world. Most recently, Dr. Blaivas has helped create and directs, the American College of Physicians (ACP) pre-congress ultrasound course which is helping to expand ultrasound use by internal medicine physicians. He has also been active in medical device and software development. He has completed multiple courses in programming and developing Artificial Intelligence/Deep Learning applications in image recognition.