Ultrasound Committee

EMRA Ultrasound

Ultrasound Leaders

Chair

Ben Karfunkle, MD

UT Health Science Center Houston
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Chair-Elect

Akash Desai, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York
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Vice Chair

Jon Pickos

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vice Chair

Courtney Cassella, MD

University of Pennsylvania - Ultrasound

Vice Chair

Jacob Freudenberger

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Staff Liaison

Mindy Valcarcel

Associate Editor
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Vice Speaker of the Council

Tracy Marko, MD, PhD, MS

Health Partners Institute, Regions Hospital
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Chair

Ben Karfunkle, MD

UT Health Science Center Houston
Contact Ben

Chair-Elect

Akash Desai, MD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine - New York
Contact Akash

Vice Chair

Jon Pickos

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Vice Chair

Courtney Cassella, MD

University of Pennsylvania - Ultrasound

Vice Chair

Jacob Freudenberger

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Staff Liaison

Mindy Valcarcel

Associate Editor
Contact Mindy

Vice Speaker of the Council

Tracy Marko, MD, PhD, MS

Health Partners Institute, Regions Hospital
Contact Tracy

We know that ultrasound is an integral part of your practice and that you deserve the training and resources that will enable you to utilize this powerful tool throughout your career. We also know that you face any number of challenges when it comes to ultrasound, from access to the equipment and training to skeptical faculty and work flow integration. We're here to help.

We will be advocating on behalf of you, EM residents, to make sure you have access to the best possible technology and training. We'll be providing you with valuable information about high-yield exams and novel applications of ultrasound to make you more efficient and we'll dig around for the best resources, digital and otherwise, to save you the time and frustration. This page will also keep you connected to the goings-on in world the EM Ultrasound, whether you're looking for resources and mentorship or considering fellowship.

Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

Topic:  Ultrasound Fellowships

Jennifer Carnell, MD, FACEP
Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Baylor

Christine Butts, MD
Director of Emergency Ultrasound at LSU

Trent She, MD
Emergency Ultrasound Fellow at Mount Sinai St. Luke's

Turandot Saul, MD, FACEP
Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Mount Sinai St. Luke's

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Ultrasound Fellowships

July 1, 2019
In this episode, Dr. Miguel Reyes interviews Dr. Maxwell Thompson on the ins and outs of ultrasound fellowship.

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ACEP Ultrasound Section

As a resident, you get joint memberships in both EMRA and ACEP - so make sure you're aware and informed of what the ACEP Ultrasound Section is doing!

When you set up your EMRA/ACEP membership, you get (2) section memberships for free - one to YPS, and one of your choice. Why not make that choice Ultrasound?

Additional ACEP section fees are half off - only $20

Learn More

EMRA Fellowship Guide

Chapter 28  Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship

Ultrasound is a rapidly progressing and widely-accepted medical imaging modality that has revolutionized the field of medicine. It has become a popular diagnostic modality and the essence of emergency medicine. This fellowship specifically targets those who are interested in becoming experts in utilizing this modality.

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Ultrasound Articles

Ultrasound Articles on EM Resident

Ultrasound Fellowships

Find Ultrasound Fellowships at the Society of Clinical Ultrasound Fellowships (SCUF)

Ultrasound Fellowship

Match Advice from ALiEM
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the

Ultrasound for the Win! 18M with dysphagia #US4TW

Kelly Goodsell, MD
ALiEM 8/26/2019
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where bedside ultrasound changed the
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the

Techniques for Ultrasound-Guided IV Placement

Kimon Ioannides, MD
ALiEM 9/19/2019
Imagine a busy evening shift interrupted by the news that the unstable dialysis patient still has no access. Begrudgingly, you drag the ultrasound into the patient’s room. Buried beneath a layer of

Ultrasound For The Win! – 57F with Chest Pain and Dyspnea #US4TW

John MacIsaac, BSc. Hons, MD Candidate (2019)
ALiEM 8/27/2018
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win!” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this case series, we focus on a real clinical case where point-of-care ultrasound changed the
Welcome back to EMIGcast.   In this episode we sit down with Dr. Megan Mickley, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at OHSU and the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound program, to

Ultrasound For The Win: 22M with Scrotal Pain #US4TW

Jeffrey Shih, MD
ALiEM 2/12/2015
Welcome to another ultrasound-based case, part of the “Ultrasound For The Win” (#US4TW) Case Series. In this peer-reviewed case series, we focus on real clinical cases where bedside ultrasound

PV Card: FAST Ultrasound

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM 9/12/2014
Keeping in line with the recent ultrasound posts this month, Dr. Mike Stone’s star team is releasing a series of Paucis Verbis cards on the basics of bedside ultrasonography. Here is the first in the

Trick of the Trade: Save the Ultrasound Probe Cable

Leoh N. León II, MD
ALiEM 10/4/2019
You need to perform an ultrasound on your patient. You walk up to the ultrasound and upon grabbing the machine, you notice it’s stuck! You look down and realize the ultrasound probe cable (

PV Card: Focused Lung Ultrasound

Scott Kobner
ALiEM 2/4/2015
Bedside pulmonary ultrasonography is becoming increasingly popular in the Emergency Department. You can you use it to assess for pneumothoraces, pleural effusion, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, and