Nikolai Schnittke, M.D. Ph.D


Dr. Nikolai Schnittke is a graduate of the Tufts University MSTP program where his research focused on neuronal regeneration of the olfactory epithelial system after injury. This interest in acute injury led him to training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin where he discovered the power point-of-care ultrasound as a rapid diagnostic assay to assess patients with acute pathology.

He is particularly interested in ways that ultrasound can be brought outside of the typical hospital environment such as to the prehospital and global health setting. A common barrier in many of these settings is the lack of trained personnel to obtain and interpret ultrasound images at an expert level. In 2020, Nikolai joined the Center for Regenerative Medicine to focus on machine learning approaches to ultrasound training and image interpretation. The goal is to bring ultrasound directly to the bedside, so that it can be accessible to all patients who need it in real time to make time-sensitive treatment and management decisions.

When not covered in ultrasound gel or waving his hands to show how to move an ultrasound probe, Nikolai enjoys wandering the mountains and coast of the Pacific Northwest with his family and friends.

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Nikolai Schnittke