Valentina studied medicine and specialised in Italy, completing her postgraduate training in intensive care and anaesthesia. During her training in Italy, she received extensive experience and training in the use of ultrasound, which she then furthered with teaching roles in Italy. Ultrasound has since become a keen interest and passion of hers. She gained entry to the specialist register in the UK in 2018 and has been teaching with Bromley Emergency Courses since February 2020. This role gives her a great sense of satisfaction and allows her keen interest and knowledge to be passed on to better the outcome of patients and improve other care providers’ treatments and confidence. She lives in Sussex with her partner and enjoys traveling, reading, swimming, cooking, caring for her dogs, and planning adventures!
Africa in 2009 and was enthralled when he diagnosed a cardiac tamponade in his first patient. Matt firmly believes in the concept of ultrasound being the new stethoscope and is the co-lead for ultrasound in his department. He has additional qualifications including a PgCert in Medical Ultrasound and is undertaking the BSE Level 1 in Echocardiography. When not covered in ultrasound jelly, Matt can be found covered in sweat after a home gym workout or attempting/failing to recreate another dish from MasterChef!