University of Nebraska

Program Description

Type of Program

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center staff two emergency departments in the Omaha Metro.

Nebraska Medicine is a two hospital system with the primary location being an academic tertiary/quaternary care facility with designation as a cancer, stroke, transplant and level 1 trauma center. Our second location is a community hospital. Combined the emergency departments have 95,000 visits annually.

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Year Fellowship Started:

2019

Ultrasound Program Status

Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

All faculty hold privileges to perform abdominal aorta ultrasound, E-FAST and ultrasound guided procedures.

Majority of faculty hold privileges in cardiac ultrasound and at least one other application with an average of privileges for six different examinations over all faculty at our main campus.



Notable Faculty

Jared T Marx MD:
Professor
Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director
COM POCUS Coil Co-Director
Emergency Department Ultrasound Director
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2010
Fellowship: Palmetto Health Richland, Columbia, SC 2011

Dalton Nelsen MD
Assistant Professor
Residency Ultrasound Liaison
Residency: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2019
Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2020

Cody Bonk MD
Assistant Professor
COM POCUS Coil Co-Director
Residency: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 2020
Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 2021

Martin Tremwel MD
Fellow 2021-22
Residency: Unity Health Emergency Medicine, Searcy, AR

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Nebraska Medicine benefits from a diverse faculty. In addition to our ultrasound fellowship trained staff, our department boasts fellowship trained physicians in:

Sports Medicine
EMS (3)
Medical Education (fellowship)
Health Policy
Critical Care (3)

The diversity of faculty expertise will enhance the education of the ultrasound fellow.

The fellow will be able to take advantage of this great opportunity of being part of a young program that will be growing substantially over the next years. The benefit of being part of growing program cannot be overstated. It is an invaluable experience that will prepare our fellow to lead locally and regionally in their future career whether it be in community or academic practice.

First and foremost, the fellow will develop advanced clinical ultrasound skills, well beyond the basic skills. They will have the opportunity to learn the nuances of emergency ultrasound that will prepare them for daily use in their clinical practice.

In addition to the acquisition of advanced skills, the fellow will then hone the teaching skills necessary to lead ultrasound within any emergency department, whether community-based or academic. This will be accomplished through active involvement in simulation, medical student education, resident education, bedside teaching, continued staff development and interdepartmental relationships.

Throughout the year, the fellow will participate in the development and administration of the ultrasound program, including unique opportunities to innovate in ultrasound education (fresh tissue models, advanced simulation, virtual reality, and augmented virtual reality). Through these experiences, our fellow will be prepared to tackle the administrative and educational challenges that exist within any ultrasound program, new or old.

Our program benefits from experiences of both a major academic medical center (volume 60K) and a community site (volume 35K).

In 2018 we taught a week-long course in Lima, Peru; In 2019 we taught in Changsha, China. International activities were suspend in 2020 due to COVID but will resume as soon as possible.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

Do you require follow up imaging for patients who get ultrasounds?

No confirmatory studies are required for clinical studies.

Other Information

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