The Stanford Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a two-year program with an option for obtaining an associated Master’s degree (MPH, MS, etc) or additional specialized training tailored to each fellow's career goals (biodesign, global health, etc.).
The goal of the program is to produce future academic leaders. The fellowship offers an opportunity to study under recognized leaders in the field, utilize state-of-art equipment and access experts from around the world.
There are currently 9 ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty in the Stanford Emergency Department, as well as a physician dual trained in pediatrics and emergency ultrasound.
We currently have 3 Sonosite PX, 4 GE Venue, 4 Mindray TE7, and 2 Philips ClearVue machines housed in our adult Emergency Department which opened in October 2019. We also have a Sonosite PX, a GE Venue, and a Mindray TE7 in our Pediatric Emergency Department which just completed renovations during the summer of 2022. We also currently have 10 Butterfly units which are available for clinical use; one of those is permanently housed in the ED with an i-pad and the others are available to check out.
In our simulation center we have access to additional ultrasound machines, simulation mannequins, SonoSim, and a Vimedix Cardiac Ultrasound simulator which allows both TTE and TEE simulation.
We collaborate closely with our Trauma Surgery service, which uses ultrasound routinely, and our Radiology Department. Both have provided phenomenal high-end didactic education and partnered with us on research projects.
Our Cardiology Echo Lab is highly supportive of our fellowships and ultrasound research, with opportunities for advanced echo and critical care US education in their echo lab and with the critical care fellows.
Faculty-proctored and self-directed scanning shifts
Minimum 1000 ultrasound examinations
Weekly journal clubs and faculty-directed didactics
An up-to-date literature review curriculum
Simulation, including TEE simulation
Optional rotations with the echo lab, cardiology, or radiology are available.
All Emergency Medicine fellows (Ultrasound, EMS, Administration, etc.) meet twice a month for a career development curriculum and will review their career development plans regularly with their respective fellowship directors.
Teaching is a fundamental component of the fellowship. Fellows provide ultrasound education for the following:
High School students (annual Emergency Medicine workshop)
Medical Students (monthly US course didactics, regular workshops, annual Ultrafest conference, medical student ultrasound elective)
Residents (intern orientation and core curriculum, US rotation & elective, bedside education)
Attendings (faculty development)
Other teaching opportunities: local, regional, national and international conferences; collaboration with Global Health or Wilderness Medicine
Credentialing, billing, reimbursement
Complete an original quality improvement project
Complete an original research project.
Fellows combine clinical shifts in an academic teaching hospital with didactics.
Fellows are required to work 8 shifts per month (approximately 15 hours per week) as Attending Physician in the emergency department (ED) at Stanford University Hospital, with an academic appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Clinician Educator Line at Stanford University.
While attending in the ED, fellows supervise residents and medical students.
Clinical time is spent at Stanford University Hospital which is a world-renowned medical center. It is a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric trauma center with aero-medical transport. The diverse and high acuity patient population provides an excellent opportunity to continue to master clinical skills.
All fellows must be ABEM board certified/eligible.
Kenton Anderson, MD profile | email Clinical Associate Professor Director, Emergency Ultrasound Research
Meet Ultrasound & Global EM Fellow Patrick Lanter, MD
The reason I am pursuing an ultrasound and global emergency medicine fellowship is so that I can help to develop sustainable ultrasound training programs in low-resource hospital settings.
Currently, I am working with emergency medicine physicians at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) in Kigali, Rwanda to build a training program for the EM residency program there. The CHUK EM program is the only 4-year emergency medicine program in Rwanda and is responsible for training specialists in emergency medicine that serve throughout the country.
I am working with physicians at CHUK to develop a sustainable point-of-care ultrasound curriculum both through in-person boot camp sessions at the beginning of the academic year as well as longitudinal training through virtual scanning shifts, conference lectures, and developing a Quality Assurance program to provide directed feedback to residents on their ultrasound studies.
I'm also working directly with residents who have shown an interest in becoming ultrasound experts and training these future experts to take over teaching and quality assurance responsibilities as their careers progress beyond residency. Through my work, I hope to help emergency medicine physicians at CHUK and throughout Rwanda expand the use of point-of-care ultrasound to better serve their patients. Ultimately, we hope this work will provide a template for developing sustainable training programs in the future.
My other research interests include utilizing ultrasound for screening patients to predict the operative success of cataract surgery through the Cure Blindness initiative, using teleguidance and remote Quality Assurance to credential physicians in rural emergency departments in basic point-of-care ultrasound modalities and developing ultrasound competency milestones for medical students.
I chose Stanford because the two-year nature allowed me to not only learn ultrasound well but use what I learned in a more meaningful way by working with the global health group. I would not have been able to do this project in a one-year program. The resources and mentorship at Stanford are incredible and if you can think of a project there are people in this department to help guide you to make it happen. I like it so much that I decided to stick around and do a second fellowship.
Patrick Lanter, MD
MPH Candidate UC Berkeley
Academic area of focus: Global Emergency Medicine
Ashley Hall, MD
Academic area of focus: Information Technology
Timothy Batchelor, MD
Academic area of focus: Emergency Medical Services
Monica Saxena, MD, JD
Academic area of focus: Social Emergency Medicine
Social Emergency Medicine Faculty
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Ting Tan, MD
Academic area of focus: Biodesign and Innovation
Emergency Ultrasound Core Faculty
St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, CA
Jamshid Mistry, DO
Co-Director of Clinical Ultrasound
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
Siobhan Smith, MD
Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, CA
Yanika Wolfe, MD
Critical Care Medicine Fellow
Cooper Medical School, Camden, NJ
Vidit Bhargava, MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellow
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Kathryn Pade, MD
Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Research Director
UC San Diego / Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA
Ryan Horton, MD
University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School, Austin, TX
Drew Jones, MD
University of Central Florida/HCA Ocala Regional, Ocala, FL
Rwo-Wen (Chloe) Huang, MD
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, CA
Michelle Hunter-Behrend, MD
Ultrasound Educator, Tacoma Emergency Care Physicians, WA
Alice Chao, MD
Ultrasound Faculty, Associate Physician, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, CA
Mansour Jammal, MD
Ultrasound Educator, Community Physician, Partners in Health, Los Angeles, CA
Josh Ennis, MD
Ultrasound Director, Community Physician, Humboldt Critical Access Hospital, CA
Viveta Lobo, MD
Ultrasound and Fellowship Director, Stanford University Emergency Department, CA
Zoe Howard, MD
Ultrasound Director, The Queen's Medical Center, HI
Dave Francis, MD
Hospital Ultrasound Director, Rocky Mountain Emergency Physicians, ID
Brie Zaia, MD
Ultrasound Director, Kaiser Permanente Regional and San Francisco, CA
Steve Crandall, MD
Ultrasound Director, Community Physician, Corvallis Emergency Physicians, OR
Laleh Gharahbaghian, MD
Medical Director, Prior Ultrasound and Fellowship Director, Stanford University Emergency Department, CA
Teresa Wu, MD
Director of Simulation and Ultrasound, University of AZ
Cathy Oliver, MD
Medical Director, The Queen's Medical Center, HI
Sarah Williams, MD
Faculty Career Development Mentor
Prior Residency Director, Prior Ultrasound Director
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
Board-eligible or board-certified emergency medicine physician from 4 year ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs or 3 year ACGME EM programs with minimum 1 year post-graduate experience
Alternatively, applicants may also be board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine after completion of an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship.