Michael Blaivas, MD, MBA, FAIUM, FACEP
Board Certification   
Emergency Medicine
Current Professional Affiliation
Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina Medical School
Department of Emergency Medicine
St. Francis Hospital
Columbus, Georgia
6 years at this location
Participation in AIUM Committee Work
AIUM Executive Committee 2011-2013
AIUM Ultrasound Practice Forum, 4 years
AIUM national meeting abstract reviewer 2003 to 2009
Scientific Poster Session Chair 2009 Annual Convention
AIUM Annual Convention Committee 2007-2010
AIUM Graduate education Committee 2007-2010
AIUM Nominating Committee 2008-2010
Elective Offices
Secretary of Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Section. 2 years
Vice Chair of Emergency & Critical Care Ultrasound Section. 2 years
Chair, Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Community of practice, 2 years
AIUM Executive Committee 2011-2013
Fellow since 2008
Contributions as a Faculty Member at AIUM Meetings
- March 2002 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ocular ultrasound of the injured eye. Nashville, Tennessee
- June 2003 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ocular ultrasound. Montreal, Canada
- March 2006 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ultrasound in pre-hospital settings. Washington DC,
- April 2006 Ultrasound Practice Forum: Lecture on emergency ultrasound. Washington DC.
- March 2007 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ultrasound in the evaluation of venous thromboembolism in the critical care setting. New York, New York.
- March 2007 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ultrasound guided regional anesthesia techniques. New York, New York.
- March 2008 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ultrasound evaluation for thromboembolic disease in the dyspneic patient. San Diego, CA
- March 2008 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on ultrasound guided regional anesthesia. San Diego, CA.
- March 2008 AIUM Annual Convention: Moderator for Procedural Ultrasound in the Critically Ill and Injured Patient: Hands on Course. San Diego, CA.
- April 2009 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on Point of Care Ultrasound Market for the Ultrasound Present and Future: Emerging Markets and New Technologies Pre-Congress Course. New York, New York.
- April 2009 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on Comparisons and Contrast between point of care ultrasound applications in the Emergency Department and ICU for the Critical Care Ultrasound: Current Applications and Future Challenges Pre-Congress Course. New York, New York.
- April 2009 AIUM Annual Convention: Moderator for Critical Care Ultrasound: Current Applications and Future Challenges Pre-Congress Course. New York, New York.
- April 2009 AIUM Annual Convention: Moderator for Sonographic Evaluation of Dyspnea Categorical Course. New York, New York.
- April 2009 AIUM Annual Convention: Lecture on Ultrasound Evaluation of Venous Thromboembolic Disease as a Cause for Dyspnea. Sonographic Evaluation of Dyspnea Categorical Course. New York, New York.
- April 2009 AIUM Annual Convention: Moderator for Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Scientific Oral Research Presentation. New York, New York.
- March 24, 2010 Course Chair. Evaluation of the Acutely Decompensating Patient. Full Day Pre-Congress Course. AIUM Annual
Convention. San Diego, California.
- March 25, 2010 Co-Moderator. Hands-on Joint Vascular Access Course. AIUM Annual Convention. San Diego, California.
- March 26, 2010 Moderator: Scientific Session Presentations on Clinical Sonography: Emergency 1. AIUM Annual Convention. San Diego, California.
- March 26, 2010 Invited lecture on Emergency Ultrasound-Guided Procedures. As part of: Ultrasound-Guided Procedures in the Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit Categorical Course. AIUM Annual Convention. San Diego, California.
- March 27, 2010 Moderator: Scientific Session Presentations on Clinical Sonography: Emergency 2. AIUM Annual Convention. San Diego, California.
- April 16, 2011 Hands on Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access course. Course Co-Chair. AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
- April 16, 2011 Emergency and Point-of-Care Ultrasound presentation to Resident and Medical Student course. AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
- April 17, 2011 Invited lecture on point-of-care ultrasound use for extremity pathology in the emergency department. AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
- March 30, 2012 Pre-Congress Course Chair. Teach the Teacher. AIUM Annual Convention. Phoenix Arizona.
- March 30, 2012 Invited lecture on Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Basic Science Medical Education AIUM Annual Convention. Phoenix Arizona.
- April 1, 2012 Moderator, Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Research Presentation part 2. AIUM Annual Convention. Phoenix Arizona.
- April 1, 2012 Invited Luminary Speaker. Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Research. AIUM Annual Convention. Phoenix Arizona.
- April 1, 2012 Moderator. Designing and Implementing Point-of-Care Ultrasound Research From Basic to Advanced: What Areas Are Key to Study? AIUM Annual Convention. Phoenix Arizona.
- April 1, 2012 Invited Speaker: Point-of-Care Ultrasound Research Strategies. AIUM Annual Convention. Phoenix Arizona.
- August 3-5, 2012 Course Director. AIUM-ACEP Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Course. Las Vegas, NV.
- April 6, 2013 The role of specialty and ultrasound organizations in medical student ultrasound education worldwide. Ultrasound in Medical Education Pre-congress course. AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
- April 6, 2013 Emergency Ultrasound. Resident and Medical Student Ultrasound Pre-congress course. AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
- April 9, 2013 Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound Applications in Resuscitation. New Horizons in Critical Care Ultrasound AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
- April 10, 2013 Point of Care Ultrasound in Resuscitation of the hypotensive patient. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in the Management of the Hypotensive Patient Course. AIUM Annual Convention. New York, New York.
Primary Area(s) of Ultrasound Experience
Ultrasound in Medical Education
Trauma Ultrasound
Vascular Access Ultrasound
Lung Ultrasound
Venous Ultrasound
Ocular Ultrasound
Procedural Ultrasound
Pelvic Ultrasound
Cardiac Ultrasound
Renal Ultrasound
Biliary Ultrasound
Publications
Clinical Ultrasound
-185 peer reviewed manuscripts
-15 chapters
-4 Textbooks
-5 multimedia educational resources
-157 abstracts
Basic science of ultrasound
-5 peer reviewed manuscripts
-9 abstracts
Affiliations and Positions with Other Professional Societies
-University of South Carolina
-President, Society for Ultrasound in Medical Educaiton
-Board Member, Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education
-Past Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians Ultrasound Section
-Past Chair, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Interest Group
--President: WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound)
--Society of Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound Taskforce Member
--Society of Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound Practice Guideline Member
What are your Goals for the AIUM?
AIUM stands at the crossroads between a multitude of ultrasound practitioners representing basics science, traditional imaging professional and a variety of clinicians. It has a unique ability to bring together people who may otherwise not interact, share ideas and learn from each other. In addition AIUM has unique experience and diversity which can be great assets to legislators and regulators as they wrestle with health care agendas now and in the future.
My goals for AIUM would include:
• Increased involvement by clinical specialties that are adopting ultrasound.
• Facilitating new clinical member education and integration into the ultrasound community where they have almost unending learning opportunities.
• Advocate for standardization and quality approach to ultrasound education and training outside of traditional imaging providers.
• Help facilitate AIUM communication and interaction with other societies that would benefit from the experience and guidance AIUM can offer as they undertake ultrasound integration into their specialty and clinical practice patterns.
• Strive for a united front composed of multiple specialties and societies in advocating increased ultrasound use in the United States as part of a comprehensive solution to cost containment in medical imaging and overuse of ionizing radiation imaging modalities.
• Improved communication and interaction among the members of AIUM of vastly different backgrounds
• Advocate for a central role by AIUM in ultrasound education at all levels of medical training in order to increase appropriate use and awareness of the benefits of ultrasound technology
• Advocate for the role of AIUM as an umbrella organization to unite other societies and organizations with ultrasound interest in working together toward the common goal of improved patient care through the use of ultrasound.