Harvard EUS Fellowship at Mass General Brigham

Program Description

Type of Program

The Harvard Emergency Ultrasound (HEUS) Fellowship program at Mass General Brigham arose from the merger of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Emergency Ultrasound Fellowships in 2021. The two fellowships have always had a tremendous history of collaboration, and this partnership was formalized when the two fellowships merged in 2021.

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) was established in 1811 and is the 3rd oldest general hospital in the U.S. It was ranked #2 in the 2019 U.S. News and World Report list of America’s Best Hospitals. It is the largest and oldest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and has the largest hospital-based research program in the U.S. Resources and opportunities are endless—you will be empowered to accomplish whatever it is you want to achieve! https://www.massgeneral.org/

Emergency Department Highlights
• >100,000 visits/year
• 25% admission rate
• Level 1 Trauma Center
• Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center
• Level 1 Burn Center
• Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber
• Tertiary referral center
• 42 bed ED Observation Units

Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), is a major Harvard-affiliated teaching hospital. BWH is a Level I Trauma and Burn Center. The Department of Emergency Medicine cares for >60,000 ED patients per year, and the 55 bed ED includes two separate 10 bed ED Observation Units. BWH is an equal opportunity employer.

MGH and BWH share a joint four year ACGME accredited residency program, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (HAEMR).

Year Fellowship Started:

MGH Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship: 2007
BWH Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship: 2010
Harvard Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at Mass General Brigham: 2021

Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Ultrasound
Department of Emergency Medicine


Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

Fellowship trained US faculty:
9 at MGH
6 at BWH

Notable Faculty

Hamid Shokoohi, MD,MPH- MGH - Program Director
Lauren Selame, MD- BWH - Assistant Program Director
Nour Al Jalbout, MD - Assistant Program Director
Andrew Liteplo, MD- MGH - Division Chief at MGH
Andrew Goldsmith, MD,MBA- Division Chief at BWH
Drake Coffey, MD
Nicole Duggan, MD
Onyinyechi Eke, MD
Chanel Fischetti, MD
Calvin Huang, MD,MPH
Sig Kharasch, MD
Adaira Landry, MD, EdM
Elke Platz MD, MS, RDMS
Denie Bernie, RDMS
Minna Kohler, MD
Irene Ma, MD, PhD
Kathleen McFadden, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The partnership of MGH and BWH leads to a vibrant intellectual environment for fellows, residents, and international scholars. US Fellows receive excellent training in performing US exams and gain an outstanding foundation in US clinical integration. On top, the program offers unparalleled opportunities for research and scholarship, fostering the academic passions of all fellows. The program uniquely prepares academically oriented fellows to become leaders in ultrasound investigation, clinical care, and ultrasound education.

The educational component of the Ultrasound Fellowship involves both a large amount of learning and teaching ultrasound.
Learning Highlights
•Weekly sessions with director
- Lecture series covering all aspects of clinical ultrasound
- In-depth analysis of standard applications and advanced applications, with a focus on the evidence behind what we do
- Journal club, review of recent literature
- Research updates
- Image and video processing
- Scan review
• Scan shifts with faculty
• Opportunities with sonographers hospital-wide including echo lab, radiology, cardiothoracic OR (TEE), regional anesthesia rotation with anesthesia (nerve blocks), musculoskeletal ultrasound with rheumatology, transvaginal OB scanning rotation.
• Independent scanning
• Completion and review of a minimum of 1000 scans
• International opportunities

Teaching Highlights
• Resident rotation—PGY-1 rotators for 4 week blocks
• Develop and give core lecture series to HAEMR residents
• Teaching to other services (surgery, ICU)
• Outside courses to community hospitals
• Harvard CME courses
• Faculty credentialing process
• International courses
• Medical student elective
• Future possibilities
- Rotation for visiting residents
- International rotations--MGH Center for Global Health & Disaster Response, through Thomas Burke, MGH
- Simulation labs--Institute for Medical Simulation, through James Gordon, MGH, or STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Brigham and Women's

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Other Information

"The Inaugural Stellar Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Program- 2020"!
Awarded by the Society of Clinical Ultrasound -SCUF

This Annual National Award recognizes a high impact Clinical Ultrasound fellowship program that contributes to fellowship education or scholarship by generating a lot of research, providing outstanding training to their fellow(s), or contributing as a group to the Clinical Ultrasound community.