Visiting Physician Ultrasound Program

Emergency Medicine Ultrasound


A customized course covering all basic applications in Point-of-Care Ultrasound, with options to cover more advanced applications based on skill level and comfort. The course is a mixture of lectures and hands-on teaching with ultrasound fellowship trained faculty on standardized patients, phantom models, and top-of-the-line simulation trainers in our state-of-the-art Li Ka Shing Simulation Center. There are laptop-based simulators and online didactics for additional learning as well as high-yield quality-assurance image review sessions where faculty discuss all studies performed in the Stanford Emergency Department.


2 to 8 weeks Applicants: Attending or post-graduate level physician in any medical specialty; international applications accepted


$5,000 for 2 weeks and $10,000 for 4 weeks.


Stanford School of Medicine/Stanford Health Care, 900 Welch Rd, Suite 350, Palo Alto CA 94304


Upon Completion for Course, participants will be able to:

1) Demonstrate the ability to properly operate an ultrasound machine and make adjustments to obtain optimal image quality.

2) Acquire ultrasound images in point-of-care evaluation of Cardiac Echo, IVC, Lung, abdominal aorta, renal, gallbladder, trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal pelvis, bladder volume, deep venous thrombosis, soft tissues.

3) Acquire ultrasound images used to determine injuries in the Extended - Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma exam.

4) Use ultrasound to facilitate the intravascular placement of peripheral and central IV catheters

5) Optional: To perform more advanced US guided procedures such as paracentesis, thoracentesis, pericardiocentesis, arthrocentesis, Lumbar Puncture, Foreign body removal, Incision and Drain of Abscesses, Peri-tonsilar abscess, Peripheral Nerve Blocks


If interested, please contact Dr. Viveta Lobo:

All applicants will be reviewed, and subject to background, credential, letter of support from department chair, and immunization checks prior to final approval. All applicants will be required to complete online health modules, HIPAA, and other training modules prior to their start date. In general, please apply 4-5 months prior to your desired start date. Payment must be received 1 month prior to start date.


Cancellations received in writing 24 hours before the first day of the course will be refunded, less a $250 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Viveta Lobo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Visiting Physician Ultrasound Program
Email: Viveta Lobo