Dr. Elissa Kennedy-Smith is an Emergency Physician who works at Sandringham Hospital Emergency Department and The Royal Women’s Hospital in their Early Pregnancy Assessment Service.
Elissa has an avid interest in all Emergency applications of Point of Care Ultrasound, completing her CCPU in AAA, E-FAST and 1st trimester in 2012, and then going on to attain her Diploma of Diagnostic Ultrasound (Emergency) in October 2017.
She enjoys teaching, especially Focused Ultrasound in the ED, has been an instructor on many courses, and is currently the Ultrasound Lead for Emergency Medicine at Alfred Health, as well as being a Committee member for EMUGs Victoria.
Elissa also strongly believes in Focused Ultrasound being an essential part of Emergency training, and is currently the Chair of the Emergency Department Ultrasound Committee for ACEM, which is striving to progress this.
Other areas of interest include women’s health (in particular the use of Focussed Ultrasound in the ED in early pregnancy and other gynaecological presentations), and paediatrics.