Kylie Baker is an Emergency Physician at Ipswich General Hospital, who has learnt, researched and taught bedside ultrasound since 2001, with the close support and mentorship of the Ipswich Hospital sonography department. She was initially trained at the Australian Institute of Ultrasound, where she is now a part-time tutor.
Her research into lung ultrasound in heart failure commenced in 2010 with a generous grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation. This pilot study has progressed to a multicentre trial, again sponsored by EMF. Her current interests lie in teaching point of care ultrasound as a decision-enhancing tool for acutely unwell patients.