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About Dr. Asad

Dr Imran Asad is a Paediatric emergency physician and Point of care ultrasound fellow at the hospital for sick children. Imran completed his paediatric residency and paediatric emergency medicine training in UK. Imran gained special interest in healthcare management and also completed executive MBA in healthcare Management from Plymouth University in UK. While working as PEM physician in UK, he developed passion for Point of care ultrasound which persuaded him to come to Sickkids where he initially completed Paediatric emergency medicine fellowship before joining Point of care ultrasound program.

Imran’s research interest lies in integration of point of care ultrasound in clinical practice specifically in low resource settings and has been actively organizing educational talks and POCUS workshops to improve global child health. Imran is currently working with another faculty on research project of teaching point of care lung ultrasound to novice users for diagnosis of pneumonia in low resource settings.

In free time, Imran loves to spend time with his family and his 2 little boys and also enjoys travel to explore new places.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Fellow, Paediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

  • Fellowship, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

  • Executive MBA (Healthcare Management), Plymouth University, United Kingdom

  • Paediatric Residency & Fellowship (FRCPCH), London School of Paediatrics, London, United Kingdom 

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Garcia AM, Asad I, Tessaro MO, et al. A Multi-institutional Case Series With Review of Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Diagnose Malrotation and Midgut Volvulus in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Jan 29, doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001737. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30702647.

Asad I, Lee MS. Point-of-care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2019 Jan 22;3(1):81-82.

Asad I, Lee MS, Banihani R, et al. Coarctation of the aorta in adolescence: Significance of detailed cardiac examination in paediatric hypertension. (Accepted article in Paediatric Emergency care Journal)