Hennepin County Medical Center

Program Description

Type of Program

County Hospital-based Emergency Medicine Residency.
Well established program with excellent reputation for training academic faculty.
High volume, high acuity ED (110,000 visits/year).

Year Fellowship Started:


Ultrasound Program Status

We perform a high volume of TEE exams in our ED (>500 in the last 3 years).
We run a busy regional anesthesia service and place 300-400 continuous regional anesthesia catheters per year.
Our Emergency Ultrasound Program is long-standing and very well supported (we got our 1st machine in 1985!!)
Ultrasound is fully integrated into our clinical practice and all of our faculty use it for clinical decision-making.
All of our faculty bill for their ultrasound services.
We have 30 ultrasound machines (8 mounted units as well as a variety high-end cart-based systems), all with full wireless connectivity.
We have a full-time RDMS ultrasound technologist to assist the physicians with resident, medical student and fellow education.

Number of Ultrasound Faculty:

All of our faculty (37) are proficient at emergency ultrasound and credentialed to perform a full range of POCUS exams - including TEE and transvaginal.
Ultrasound is part of their daily practice, and we all bill for our ultrasound exams.

Notable Faculty

Rob Reardon, MD
Andy Laudenbach, MD (associate fellowship director)
Joe Novik, MD (associate fellowship director)
Dave Plummer, MD (first published on POCUS in 1989)
Andie Rowland-Fisher, MD
Scott Joing, MD

Ultrasound Fellowship Education

Hennepin is an ideal environment for physicians seeking a future academic career. You will learn to be an outstanding clinician and teacher as well as an excellent sonographer.
You will have a faculty appointment and be treated as such.
You will have access to 30 outstanding mentors and have the freedom to work on dozens of academic projects.

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Other Information

Ultrasound has been used in the Emergency Department at Hennepin County Medical Center since 1985!!
Several of our faculty have been using point-of-care ultrasound for nearly 30 years.