Team ABACCUS

Senior Members

Dr. Brian Buchanan MD FRCPC

Dr. Brian Buchanan is a intensivist, internist, and transport/flight physician who is active in wide range of critical care/point-of-care ultrasound applications. He practices primarily at the University of Alberta Hospital in the General Systems Intensive Care Unit. He has completed fellowship training in critical care ultrasound including trans-thoracic/esophageal echocardiography, vascular, lung and trauma ultrasound. Brian has co-directed and instructed in various national and international critical care ultrasound courses and authored multiple chapters in critical care echocardiography. Dr. Buchanan is an adult echocardiography diplomate with the National Board of Echocardiography. His clinical and research interests include medical education, curriculum development, critical care ultrasonography and quality assurance.

Dr. Aws Alherbish MD FRCPC

Dr. Aws Alherbish is an intensivist, cardiologist and echocardiographer with an experienced background in resuscitative echocardiography and a wide range of critical care ultrasound applications. He practices at both the University of Alberta hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton. He is currently the Cardiac Care Unit Co-Director at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. His main interests are in cardiac critical care, cardiac and non-cardiac ultrasound applications for the critically ill and advanced echocardiography.

Dr. Christopher Fung MD FRCPC

Dr. Christopher Fung is a subspecialty trained body radiologist with Medical Imaging Consultants and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta. His clinical practice focuses on diagnostic sonography and interventional ultrasound, as well as body MRI, with specific interest in pancreatic and urologic imaging. He completed his fellowship training in Cross Sectional Imaging at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Fung is the Assistant Program Director for the Radiology Residency Program at the University of Alberta and is responsible for the medical student clerkship electives in Radiology. Dr. Fung's research interests include healthcare economics, quality assurance, and clinical guideline assessment.


Junior Members

Dr. Jean Deschamps MD FRCPC

Dr. Jean Deschamps is a general internist currently completing critical care training at the University of Alberta. He has completed advanced training in trans-thoracic/ trans-esophageal echocardiography, with a specific focus on right ventricular dysfunction in which he has co-authored various publications. His clinical and research interests include pulmonary hypertension and right ventricular dysfunction, critical care cardiac and non-cardiac ultrasonography, and medical education in those fields.