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 metropolitan area.

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 90,000+ visits annually.

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

Department of Emergency Medicine -
Fellowship accreditation through EUFAC
Department accreditation through CUAP

Graduates from our program will be eligible to sit for ABEM's AEMUS focused practice designation (FPD) if they are ABEM board-certified. (Recent EM resident graduates who ABEM are board-eligible may also sit for the exam once they are ABEM board-certified.)

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

All EM 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. On average, our faculty hold privileges in six different clinical ultrasound examinations.

Notable Faculty

Advanced Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director
Emergency Department Ultrasound Director

Dalton Nelsen MD
Assistant Professor
EM Residency Ultrasound Liaison
Assistant Residency Program Director

Assistant Professor
COM POCUS Coil Director

Jesse Roettger, BS, RDCS, RVT

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

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

Sports Medicine (Fellowship)
EMS (4) (Fellowship)
Medical Education (Fellowship)
Critical Care (3)
Health Policy

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

First and foremost, the fellow will develop advanced clinical ultrasound 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. 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, and academic or community.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?


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

No confirmatory studies are required for clinical studies.

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