One Brooklyn Health/Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

At nearly 100K annual ED visits, Brookdale Hospital holds the designations of level II adult trauma center, PCI-capable STEMI center, thrombectomy capable stroke center, and AIDS center. We have an ACGME accredited three-year EM residency program which our ultrasound fellow will have ample opportunities for intricate involvement in teaching.

Recently we have merged as the One Brooklyn Health system to include two local community hospitals, Interfaith Medical Center and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, which see a combined total of nearly 80K annual ED visits. As our ultrasound fellow, you will have the opportunity to gain experience working clinically at up to all three sites.

Year Fellowship Started:

2021

Ultrasound Program Status

Division of Emergency Ultrasound functions within the One Brooklyn Health System Department of Emergency Medicine.

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

2 ultrasound fellowship trained faculty. All non-fellowship trained EM Attendings have been credentialed in performing and billing for ultrasounds.

Notable Faculty

EJ Grewal - OBHS Ultrasound Director and Chair of Clinical Ultrasound Committee for One Brooklyn Health. Dr. Grewal founded the Brookdale Ultrasound Division. He is a former Maimonides resident with EUS training at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes/Roosevelt. He implemented a middleware free ultrasound workflow utilizing Epic EMR for the OBHS system.

Matthew Kessel - Former chief resident and EUS fellow at Brooklyn Methodist; Founded EUS Fellowship at Brookdale.

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

2022-2023 Special Educational Opportunities:
1. Implementation and expansion of novel Brookdale EUS workflow across entire hospital system with on-the-ground training + experience with billing, documentation, QA, hardware programming
2. Training and credentialing expansion across Kingsbrook Jewish + Interfaith Medical Center

Incoming fellows receive bespoke training during fellowship in:
1. Image Acquisition (Basic & Advanced)
2. Image Interpretation (Basic & Advanced)
3. Education - Medical students, Residents, and Attendings.
3. Midlevel Management + Nursing Teaching Directives
4. Quality Assurance
5. Ultrasound Billing Requirements
5. Attending Physician Credentialing Requirements
6. Division Administration + Operations
7. US Workflow
8. Biomed + Hardware/Software Skills
8. Research

Do you bill for ultrasounds?

Yes

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

No

Other Information

At Brookdale we have 2 new Mindray TE7 machines, 2 Sonosite Edge machines, Multiple Butterfly hand-held devices, and a wireless workflow with archival of images in PACS and use a novel workflow based entirely within Epic EMR with no middleware.

At Interfaith Medical Center we have a new Mindray TE7 and a Sonosite and a single Sonosite at Kingsbrook Jewish with plans to purchase another machine.

Of note, we are not accepting non-EM residency trained applications. Applicants must be licensed to work in the US at the time of fellowship. We do offer opportunities for VISA sponsorship.