Jacobi Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

NYC Health+Hospitals | Jacobi is one of 11 acute care hospitals in New York City's public hospital system and is the largest public hospital facility in the Bronx. It serves as a major academic affiliate and teaching site of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Established in 1975, the Emergency Medicine residency program is the first in New York and one of the oldest in the country. The hospital supports residency-training programs in all specialties and subspecialties. Jacobi, as an urban trauma center and municipal hospital, provides fellows with a distinctive county hospital experience. It is a 911-receiving hospital and an ACS Designated Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. It is the only Burn Unit in the Bronx and the second largest in New York City. It also serves as the Regional Hyperbaric Center and Regional Snakebite Center for the Tri-state area.

The Adult Emergency Department delivers care to approximately 75,000 patients each year. The Pediatric Emergency Department manages nearly 40,000 patients annually, is supervised by Pediatric and Emergency Medicine faculty, and supports a fellowship training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The Adult Emergency Department houses 32 beds all fully equipped for critical care in addition to three dedicated resuscitation suites, one orthopedic room, and one asthma room. The Urgent Care / Fast Track Area consists of 13 additional rooms that are contiguous with the main ED. The Pediatric Emergency Department area includes 9 Pediatric regular patient care spaces, 2 resuscitation suites, and a spacious pediatric asthma area.

The Emergency Department at Jacobi has full departmental status within the medical center and all of the faculty have appointments at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Emergency Ultrasound within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Accredited by the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Accreditation Council (EUFAC) in May, 2021

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:


Notable Faculty

-Trevor Dixon MD RDMS, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, Jacobi. Founder of JAHJAH Foundation
-Michael Halperin MD MPH FPD-AEMUS, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director, Jacobi. Creator of everydayultrasound.com
-Michelle Montenegro MD, US Faculty, Director of Emergency Ultrasound, North Central Bronx Hospital
-Nicole Leonard, MD, US Faculty, Jacobi
-Jill Corbo MD, US Faculty, Jacobi
-Alicia Knowles MD, US Faculty (affiliate)
-Jyoti Elavankul MD, US Faculty (affiliate)
-Jessica Wang MD, US Faculty, Jacobi

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Fellows will complete a year-long curriculum based on ACEP recommendations to achieve mastery in point-of-care ultrasound. The focus is on hands-on scanning in the active clinical environment, but the program includes a robust simulation experience and proctored scanning with other clinical departments.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

No currently, soon to transition to billing.

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


Other Information

Global Health Opportunities via a collaboration between the JAHJAH jahjahfoundation.org (founded by Dr. Dixon, Director of Emergency Ultrasound at Jacobi Medical Center) and Kingston Public Hospital Accidents and Emergencies Department. Annual Global Health POCUS two day lecture series and workshop in Jamaica.