We are excited to announce that Amjad Musleh, MD, has been appointed the Critical Care Ultrasound Co-Director for the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Division at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Musleh will work closely with Dr. Jan Kasal, associate professor of critical care medicine and critical care ultrasound co-director, to develop and sustain our comprehensive point-of-care Critical Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) program within the division and across the medical campus. Dr. Musleh completed his medical training and emergency medicine residency at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. He then completed an emergency medical services (EMS) fellowship before completing our 2-year anesthesiology track Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Since graduating in 2019, he has demonstrated his commitment to the department and the school of medicine with his tireless efforts in education, clinical care, and administration.
Dr. Musleh is a gifted educator and is highly regarded by his colleagues. He has exhibited an active interest and specialization for teaching to multiple learner groups, from medical students to residents and fellows in training as well as Advanced Practice Practitioners and faculty. He prioritizes bedside teaching during ICU rounds or while managing patients in the Emergency Department. Dr. Musleh has received numerous teaching awards including a prestigious recognition from the Washington University Emergency Medicine Residency Golden Stethoscope Award for Excellence in Clinical Bedside Teaching, and the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Didactic Teaching. Because of his excellence in education and mentorship, he was selected as a Gateway Curriculum Coach for medical students.
In clinical care, Dr. Musleh is inspirational in his broad knowledge of critical care medicine and ability to implement PoCUS into patient care management. He has advanced training in PoCUS and has demonstrated the ability to teach and translate this knowledge to others. He has been an instructor at our critical care ultrasound workshops for many years and has provided didactic education during our multidisciplinary critical care lecture series on echocardiography topics. Prior to fellowship, he gained extensive experience in comprehensive emergency ultrasound with sonographic knowledge of multiple organ systems including cardiopulmonary, hepatobiliary, renal, genitourinary, vascular, ocular, musculoskeletal/soft tissue, obstetric and gynecologic disease processes.
Dr. Musleh currently serves as the co-medical director of the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Acute Care Team, the medical director of Jefferson College Paramedic Program, and the medical director of the Des Peres Department of Public Safety.
We are so grateful that Dr. Musleh has accepted this important role to continue advancing critical care ultrasonography within our division and in our critical care medicine training programs.