Nilam J. SoniMD, MS, FHM, FACP
Dr. Soni is a professor of medicine and academic hospitalist at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. He is trained in internal medicine and is an internationally recognized leader in point-of-care ultrasonography. Dr. Soni has collaborated with a broad range of healthcare professionals to develop training curricula in point-of-care ultrasound for different specialties, and he is well known for teaching point-of-care ultrasound nationally and internationally.
He currently leads the development of a national point-of-care ultrasound training program for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the director of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Program with the VA’s Simulation Learning Education and Research Network (SimLEARN). His current scholarly work includes evaluating the impact of incorporating point-of-care ultrasound use into clinical care, and in 2016, he was awarded a VA Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (QUERI) grant to evaluate the implementation of point-of-care ultrasound use in the VA healthcare system.
He is also the visionary and chief editor of the book, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, that was awarded the 2015 British Medical Association’s President’s Choice Award. Over 15,000 copies of the first edition were distributed worldwide in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Korean, and the second edition was released in 2019. He has led the establishment of a point-of-care ultrasound certificate training program offered by the Society of Hospital Medicine and American College of Chest Physicians since 2016, and he continues to be actively involved in point-of-care ultrasound activities in both organizations.