Dr. Nilam Soni, MD, MS, FHM, FACP
Dr. Nilam Soni is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Hospital Procedure Service; Co-director, Longitudinal Medical School Ultrasound Curriculum; Director, Critical Care Ultrasound Education, VHA SimLEARN; Assistant Director, Point-of-care Ultrasound Training Programs, Division of General & Hospital Medicine/Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, South Texas Veterans Health Care System, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. **Dr. Soni’s complete CV can be viewed by clicking the LINK.
Dr. Nilam Soni has been interested in point-of-care ultrasound applications since medical school and learned how to perform point-of-care ultrasound exams and integrate the findings into patient care. He has been teaching point-of-care ultrasound to healthcare professionals for over a decade. By collaborating with hospitalists, critical care, and emergency medicine physicians, he has developed training curricula to teach point-of-care ultrasound to diverse groups of healthcare professionals including nurses, advanced practice providers, and physicians. He continues to lead educational programs in point-of-care ultrasound locally, nationally, and internationally.
He is the lead editor of the book, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, which was awarded the 2015 British Medical Association’s President’s Choice Award and has been translated into Chinese and Spanish. His current work includes evaluating the impact of integrating point-of-care ultrasound in clinical care and formulating guidelines for the use of point-of-care ultrasound to guide bedside procedures. Dr. Soni was awarded a Quality Improvement Partnered Evaluation grant to evaluate the implementation of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ National point-of-care ultrasound training program. More bio information on Dr. Soni may be found at the UTHCS website.