After graduating Brown University with a degree in Sociology, Racial Ethnic Studies, Resa attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She spent one year at the NIH in MD, as a Howard Hughes Research Scholar. Resa is a graduate and former chief resident of the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program in Boston, MA. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine. She graduated in the first emergency ultrasound fellowship class at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, NY. She had been Fellowship Director and Chief of the Emergency Ultrasound Division since 2003. Resa is the director of the Point-of-Care Ultrasound Division and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She has numerous peer reviewed publications and chapters related to point-of-ultrasound education, medical education, global health, simulation, pediatrics and national policy. Resa has led point-of-care ultrasound education courses regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her international locations have included Madagascar, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Rwanda, Singapore, Ireland and Italy. Her undergraduate medical education experiences include Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is a medical educator and leader who has mentored trainees at all levels. She was the first President of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, a founding member of WINFOCUS (, co-founder of SonoGames, and the immediate past Chair of the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians. She serves on the board of PURE ( Initiative and on the American Board of Emergency Medicine Clinical Ultrasonography Task Force, the Society for Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships and the Brown Medical Alumni Association. Resa was an invited speaker for TEDMED2014 in Washington DC.