Dr. Ghislaine Douflé
Dr. Ghislaine Douflé completed her Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine residency in 2011 in Paris, France. She subsequently enrolled in the Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship Program of the Toronto General Hospital. In 2013, she joined the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Medicine of the University of Toronto and is currently appointed as Education Lead of the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. Dr Douflé is fully certified for transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and is a supervisor for the EDEC (European Diploma of Echocardiography). Her main interest is in medical education and echocardiography with a special focus on extracorporeal life support (ECLS). She is in charge of the advanced critical care echocardiography curriculum and fellowship of the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Medicine of the University of Toronto.
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Dr. Laura Dragoi
Dr. Laura Dragoi completed Medical School and her residency in Internal Medicine in Hamburg, Germany. She continued her clinical training in Critical Care at the University of Toronto with a focus on echocardiography in critical care and obtained a Master in Health Science degree in Bioethics from the University of Toronto. She is currently a senior fellow with the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care at the University of Toronto. Her main clinical and research interests include ethical aspects of intensive care and echocardiography in the ICU. She is a diplomate in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography (NBE) and is currently pursuing the European Diploma in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography (EDEC).
Dr. Diana Morales Castro
Dr. Diana Morales Castro completed her medical degree in 2011 with Universidad of Costa Rica, and her specialty in Anesthesia and Recovery in 2015 at the same institution. In 2018, she completed a fellowship in Adult Critical Care with the University of Toronto. In 2019, she obtained a Masters´ Degree in Perioperative Medicine from the University College of London (United Kingdom). In 2020, she returned to Toronto and completed a fellowship in Critical Care Echocardiography. She is certified in Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography and Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (NBE). She is a mentor for the European Diploma of Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography (EDEC). Since January 2020, she has been one of the instructors of the Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography course of the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care from the University of Toronto. She is currently a research and clinical fellow at the University Health Network and Sinai Health System, and a student of the Master Teacher Program from the Medicine Department. She is also enrolled in a Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on echocardiography for patients supported with ECMO, transplanted patients, and more recently patients with COVID-19.
Dr. Ricardo Teijeiro Paradis
Dr. Ricardo Teijeiro Paradis completed his training in Internal Medicine (Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2011-2015), Critical Care Medicine (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, 2015-2017) and Cardiopulmonary Physiology (Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez, 2017-2018) before joining the Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM) as a Critical Care Medicine fellow in 2018. During his fellowship, he completed his echocardiography training in the Advanced Critical Care Echocardiography program at Toronto General Hospital. He currently holds a Testamur certificate for the Critical Care Echocardiography Examination from the National Board of Echocardiography and is awaiting his full certification. His main research interests include liberation from extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), lung transplantation, and pulmonary hypertension.