Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS ACCREDITED - CLINICAL ULTRASOUND
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 provide fellows with all the skills necessary to become leaders in Clinical Ultrasound and function in the role of Emergency Ultrasound Director in either a community or academic setting. 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 8 ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty in the Stanford Emergency Department, as well as a physician dual trained in pediatrics and emergency ultrasound.
We currently have four GE Venue, four Mindray TE7, and two Philips ClearVue machines housed in the new Emergency Department which opened in October 2019.
We also have four Sonosite EDGE I and II ultrasound systems which are housed in the Pediatric Emergency Department; one of these machines has dedicated pediatric linear, echo, and abdominal probes.
Ten Butterfly units with associated i-pads are available for clinical use, and three additional portable V-Scans can be used during scanning shifts for educational purposes.
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.
EM Ultrasound Fellowship Alumni
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, Washington
- 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, Hawaii
- Dave Francis, MD
Hospital Ultrasound Director, Rocky Mountain Emergency Physicians, Idaho
- Brie Zaia, MD
Ultrasound Director, Kaiser Permanente Regional and San Francisco, CA
- Steve Crandall, MD
Ultrasound Director, Community Physician, Corvallis Emergency Physicians, Oregon
- 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 Arizona
- Cathy Oliver, MD
Medical Director, The Queen's Medical Center, Hawaii
- Sarah Williams, MD
Faculty Career Development Mentor
Prior Residency Director, Prior Ultrasound Director
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
- 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
- Quality Assurance
- Image management
- Credentialing, billing, reimbursement
- Equipment maintenance
- 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.
- 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.
Click HERE to apply (external submission site).
Applications are considered complete when applicants have uploaded:
- Cover Letter
- 2-3 letters of recommendation