The Sonosite Institute wouldn’t exist without our dedicated point-of-care ultrasound partners, who develop compelling educational content on point-of-care ultrasound.

Assistant Attending Anesthesiologist

Department of Anesthesiology
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

John Hipskind Headshot
Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Kaweah Health Emergency Medicine

John Hipskind is a board-certified emergency physician in Visalia, CA.  He is active nationally within the POCUS community.  He currently is assistant medical director of emergency ultrasound at Kaweah Health.  He also is Kaweah Health’s EUFAC accredited emergency ultrasound fellowship director and its ACEP CUAP accredited graduate medical education ultrasound director.

John did his EM residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago in 1995 prior to the widespread use of POCUS.  He became an early adapter using radiology leftovers, listened to US based podcasts as they became available, completed his POCUS fellowship through the Ultrasound Leadership Academy and is now Advanced Emergency Medicine Focus Practice Designated through ABEM.

Assisted with the development and review of the following content: Webinar: Beyond POCUS Archiving: Why is it So Important?

Director, Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Chief of Medicine

Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Kent Hospital
Warwick, Rhode Island

Associate Professor

Pulmonary and Critical Care
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, Wisconsin

Chair, ACEP Pain Management Section

Medical Director of EM Pain Management
St. Joseph's Healthcare System
Paterson and Wayne, New Jersey

Dr. Louw is a co-founder and treating physician at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre, the biggest comprehensive pain clinic in Canada. Dr. Louw is triple certified in GP Anaesthesia, ER medicine and Pain Medicine with multiple research interests in these fields. He serves as Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Dept. of Family and is a Past President of the Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer of EntheoTech, a bioscience company.

Assisted with the development and review of the following content: Webinar: Ultrasound-guided Peripheral Nerve Hydrodissection

Rheumatology, Osteoporosis, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

President, Wisconsin Rheumatology Association
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Rheumatology Medical College of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Assisted with the development and review of the following course(s): HandKneeShoulder, and Wrist