Dr Kristina Rebecca Cranfield





Consultant in Emergency Medicine, NHS Lothian.

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Lead, NHS Lothian.

Rebecca graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2003, following education in Sheffield and Brighton, and electives in Japan and Australia. Initially, she began training in surgery on the Edinburgh Basic Surgical Training rotation, but after working in Johannesburg and King's College Hospital, London, her main interest became the initial management of the trauma patient. She joined the SE Scotland Emergency Medicine Training Programme in 2006 and is currently trainee representative for the Scottish Trauma Audit Group. 

In 2012, she was awarded the Robin Mitchell Medic One travel fellowship and spent just under 3 months in Shock Trauma, at the University of Maryland Medical Centre, Baltimore. Her time spent in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit and Radiology, heightened her enthusiasm and determination to improve trauma care in the UK, and also to explore and extend the role of ultrasound in the Emergency Department.
In 2015, she became the Emergency Medicine regional ultrasound lead for NHS Lothian and has rapidly developed further enthusiasm for Point Of Care UltraSound in Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Critical Care. Her excitement for all things POCUS and FOAMEd may be found at @EmergencyMedDr on Twitter. 

Having trained and worked in 10 different Emergency Departments internationally, she is passionate about learning from other departments across the world, and equally to impart Edinburgh's excellence on visiting doctors and trainees.

Outside the bright lights and fast pace of the Emergency Department, she can usually be found chasing other kinds of excitement, often involving mountains and her beloved pair of K2 skis, soon to pop her little person on a pair of her own little skis. She is currently undertaking the Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and has been the doctor for the coldest race on earth, the Yukon Arctic Ultra-marathon.

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