Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship

The Stanford Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship is a one-year program with an optional second year for obtaining an associated Master’s degree (MPH, MS, etc…). 

The goal of the program is to provide fellows with all the skills necessary to 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.

Expert Faculty

There are currently 10 ultrasound fellowship-trained faculty in the Stanford Emergency Department, as well as a physician dual trained in pediatrics and emergency ultrasound. 

State-of-art Equipment

In the ED, we have eight top-of-the-line Sonosite EDGE ultrasound systems, which are loaded with multiple transducers, clip storage, and multiple software packages.  We also have hand-held Vscan systems for US scan shifts and teaching the EM residents, faculty, and rotating housestaff, students.

Our dedicated pediatric US machine is equipped with pediatric transducers allows for rapid imaging of complex pediatric patients.

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.

Inter-departmental Collaboration

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

  • Siobhan Smith, MD
    Ultrasound Educator
    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
    Ultrasound Educator
    Tahoe Emergency Physicians, Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Drew Jones, MD
    Ultrasound Educator
    EmCare, Orlando, FL
  • Rwo-Wen (Chloe) Huang, MD
    Ultrasound Faculty
    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
    Residency Director, Ultrasound Director Emeritus, Stanford University Emergency Department


Contact Us

Viveta Lobo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Program
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Email: Viveta Lobo

Kenton Anderson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Emergency Ultrasound Research
Co-Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Email: Kenton Anderson

Youyou Duanmu, MD
Assistant Director, Ultrasound Research
Email: YouYou Duanmu

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