Petra Duran-Gehring M.D., graduated from medical school at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, and completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. She achieved certification through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and founded the emergency ultrasound program for the department of emergency Medicine at UFCOMJ. She is a nationally recognized leader in emergency ultrasound education and research, including serving as co-director of the ACEP Ultrasound Management Course, and director for the SEMPA Ultrasound Course. She has lectured throughout the country, and has received numerous teaching awards. When not teaching ultrasound, she loves spending time with her husband and three young sons.