New York Presbyterian - Columbia University

Program Description

Type of Program

The Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship at New York Presbyterian Columbia University is a 3-year EUFAC accredited fellowship designed to cultivate highly-trained leaders in the field of point-of-care (POCUS) ultrasound. Our fellowship is based at the New York Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) with a newly renovated Emergency Department in a state-of-the-art facility. Our core mission is to provide a strong clinical foundation in basic and cutting-edge point-of-care emergency ultrasound. The breadth of our pathology in the adult clinical sites provides comprehensive hands-on scanning experience that is augmented by the partnership with our pediatric emergency ultrasound colleagues who pioneered one of the countryís first pediatric-specific point-of-care ultrasound fellowship.

We seek to create an equitable, diverse, and inclusive community in the Department of EM at Columbia. We particularly want to create space to identify yourself if you are a member of any under-represented or historically excluded groups or have experienced other hardships. If you are interested in speaking with others within our diverse community, we would be happy to facilitate a connection.

We welcome applications from graduates, or soon to be graduates, of ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs with board-eligibility or board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Emergency Ultrasound within the Department of Emergency Medicine

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:


Notable Faculty

Penelope Lema, MD FACEP: Director, Emergency Ultrasound Division
Lorraine Ng, MD: Assistant Director, Emergency Ultrasound Division and Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound
Di Coneybeare, MD MHPE: Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
Joni Rabiner, MD: Director, Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship
David Kessler, MD: Director of US Research
Nick Avitabile, DO: Director of Residency Ultrasound
Devjani Das, MD FACEP: Director of Medical Student Ultrasound
Laurie Malia, DO
Jimmy Truong, DO
Tom Kennedy, MD
Miles Gordon, MD
Mark Grbic, MD
Dan Vryhof, MD
Siri Chamarti, MD
Munaza Rizvi, MD
Betty Chang, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

The curriculum corresponds with the guidelines for ultrasound fellowship developed by the Ultrasound Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians for the core applications including the performance of a minimum of 1,200 exams, along with directed reading and experience in ultrasound teaching and administration. Additionally, Columbia University has collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to provide fellows exposure to niche and subspecialty applications of ultrasound. We provide opportunities for any fellow to explore their advancement in ultrasound administration, education, and research scholarship. Our curriculum will lay foundation for our fellows to become successful in any endeavor with the opportunity to focus on a particular area of interest. In addition to completion of the ultrasound fellowship, fellows will have the opportunity to pursue a 2 year Masterís degree in education or business.

Do you bill for ultrasounds?


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

No. Credentialed faculty do not require follow up studies.

Other Information

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